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First Gaming PC build (Compatible parts?)

Just wanna make sure all my parts are compatible and I have everything I need.


Processor:Intel Core i5-3570k http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

Video Card: EVGA Ge force GTX 670 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131824

Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

RAM: G. SKill Ripjaw 8 GB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 1 TB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

Monitor: Asus 23" http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059

SSD Crucial M4 64 GB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441

Keyboard and mouse don't really matter. My main question is, as this is my first build, will this set up run most games at high-ultra settings. Are all these components compatible?
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    Spending that much on a case is a bit redundant for that type of build. You could drop that to the HAF 922 - save $50, and upgrade your CPU to the i5-3570K and your motherboard to a low end Z77, if you're using a 670, you don't want it watered down if you can help it. You could also drop the SSD for now and upgrade your motherboard to the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H for a bit more horsepower.
  2. Updated. I really wanna keep that SSD though. I'm the kind of guy that gets extremely frustrated at 5-10 second load times xD
  3. Maedroas said:
    Updated. I really wanna keep that SSD though. I'm the kind of guy that gets extremely frustrated at 5-10 second load times xD


    That looks much better than the initial build, but you still won't need 16GB of RAM for a pure gaming rig.
  4. Ok. I'm assuming you're a pro gamer. Haha. You should drop 16GB to 8GB. And that case is a bit expensive as cases go. I would go with the Elite 311 or one from the Elite 400 series. I like that mobo. Stay with ASUS. If you don't want to spend as much go to a Gigabyte.
  5. Will an Elite 311 still provide a lot of cooling for my rig? I want to keep it cool as well as have quiet fans.
  6. Best answer selected by Maedroas.
  7. in your revised build I would get a large SSD (like 128GB), so you can put your favorite games on it. a 64GB won't allow this, you'll just be booting windows. Having just purchased an SSD thats 60GB I have 2 Games and windows on it :(

    If you find another high quality PSU thats less money and even 650W, shave some money there. 750W is overkill for non-SLI
  8. The Corsair TX750 c0sts $115 whereas the XFX which gets the exact same 9.5 performance rating from jonnyguru is only $95 after $25 MIR....te 850 watter is only $105 after $25 MIR.


    The Crucial M4 128 GB is a tier 5 SSD, putting it 2 tiers behond 120 GB second-gen SandForce SSDs with Toggle NAND
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-benchmark-review,3237-6.html

    In addition the 64 GB size, unless you are astute at windows management tasks, will have it full in a matter of months with common files, emails, etc.

    I'm concerned about the 1 year warranty on the Barracudas

    For the same price, you could have the fastest 670 ..... only card ever to get a 10.0 from techpower up
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670_Direct_Cu_II/33.html
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121638

    They've finally added USB 3 to the 922 but IMO, it's still a bit "long in the tooth" not up to newer cases like the 500R
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139010
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