Is my build compatible? and Questions

Hello, I'm a noob when it comes to computers in general so I'm just wondering whether my build will be compatible.
Motherboard: AsRock z77 - extreme4
CPU: intel i5 3570
GPU: Gigabyte 2G GTX 670
RAM: 8G 1600 G.skill sniper
SSD: samsung 830 series 128gb
HDD: WD Green 1tb
Case: Antec 902v3
PSU: Corsair HX750

Also, can the gtx 670 run dual monitors? (one monitor for gaming and the other for forums/guides/facebook) The two monitors im planning to use is the 23" LG E2351VR. How much drop in performance will this cause for the GTX 670? The games i will mostly be playing are BF3 and GW2.

Any suggestions are welcome
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  1. Those parts are all compatible and of course the 670 will run 2 monitors and you should not really see any performance drop if you are only using one to game on.
  2. possibly an upgrade to a 3570k if you can afford it. it leaves opyions for overclocking, and the k series tend to live longer
  3. Looks like an awesome build. 2 quick things.

    Are there any plans to OC in the future?

    What are you using for a CPU cooler?

    I ask because you may run into clearence issues on the memory with some coolers. If there are plans to OC you'll want to grab the 3570K.
  4. If you want to overclock, you need a 3570k and an aftermarket heatsink for the CPU. The Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO is the standard one to get on a budget.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    Dont get a Green drive, they are slow by design and the energy savings are negligible. Get a proper 7200RPM drive like the WD Caviar Black or Seagate Barracuda. Often a proper drive is cheaper as well, though I have no idea why.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

    A GTX670 can easily run dual monitors. For multi-monitor gaming you need 3+, so the other screen will just sit at the desktop or go black (depending on the game). There should be no performance drop.
  5. AaronC8319 said:
    Looks like an awesome build. 2 quick things.

    Are there any plans to OC in the future?

    What are you using for a CPU cooler?

    I ask because you may run into clearence issues on the memory with some coolers. If there are plans to OC you'll want to grab the 3570K.

    In the foreseeable future I don't intend on overclocking.
    and as CPU cooling goes, i was hoping the stock fan will suffice, but if i need to get an aftermarket heatsink, im going to purchase the Coolermaster Universal Hyper 212 EVO (what manofchalk suggested)

    Anonymous said:
    Dont get a Green drive, they are slow by design and the energy savings are negligible. Get a proper 7200RPM drive like the WD Caviar Black or Seagate Barracuda. Often a proper drive is cheaper as well, though I have no idea why.

    Is it really that much slower? =/ I was thinking about getting the Caviar black but from what i've heard they are relatively loud. As far as performance goes, will the caviar blue suffice?
  6. seagate are slightly (only by the tiniest bit) better on average, so a barracuda is a better choice anyway
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