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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

Video Card: EVGA Ge force GTX 670

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z77

Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W

RAM: G. SKill Ripjaw 8 GB

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922

Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 1 TB

Monitor: Asus 23"

SSD Crucial M4 64 GB

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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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

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

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