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First Gaming PC build (Compatible parts?)

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July 19, 2012 11:50:23 PM

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=N82E1681...

Video Card: EVGA Ge force GTX 670 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

RAM: G. SKill Ripjaw 8 GB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 1 TB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Monitor: Asus 23" http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

SSD Crucial M4 64 GB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

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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July 20, 2012 12:06:02 AM

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.
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July 20, 2012 12:40:38 AM

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
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July 20, 2012 12:53:01 AM

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.
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July 20, 2012 1:04:27 AM

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.
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July 20, 2012 1:29:59 AM

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.
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July 20, 2012 1:23:16 PM

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July 20, 2012 1:31:01 PM

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
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July 20, 2012 1:44:45 PM

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-revie...

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...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

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=N82E1681...
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