Hi. I'm almost ready to buy my components. First, though, I'd like to quickly check that they'd all fit into the case I've chosen, the USB3 version of the Coolermaster RC-692. Does anyone see any problems? Thanks much!
Anyway, here are the components:
* Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
* CPU: Intel i5-3570
* Video Card: 3GB Gigabyte Radeon 7950
* Memory: G Skill Ares 1600 8GB
* Storage: SATA3 2TB WD Green
* SSD: Samsung 830 Series 128GB
* Power: Antec HCG-520
* Disc Drive: LG Blu-Ray Combo
* Monitor: 24” 2ms Asus VS248H (of course, though, that wouldn't go in the case)
Dude, that case is a mid-tower. Of course everything is going to fit in it.
Also, if you aren't getting the "k" version of the processor and a cooler, than you can't overclock. If you aren't overclocking, then don't get a z77 motherboard. Get the cheaper h77 chipset - exact thing sans overclocking and xfire.
Oh, and I wouldn't buy a "Green" hard drive - they only run at 5400RPM, which does feel noticeably slower.
depends, what model, what rpm, and where it's made (they recently switched to china for some models with resulting difficulties) . WD black is always a good choice, if expensive, same with spinpoint and f1 (can't remember the brands). Any 7200 will be bettter (any you won't have worry about install WD Green spindown/spinup firmware updates).