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July 29, 2012 5:10:44 PM

Hello!

I'm busy building myself a gaming rig, I want it last me quite a while and this what I've come up with, is this sufficient?

Cooler Master GX - 750 Watt Power Supply Unit
Intel BLKDP67BGB3 - Socket 1155 Motherboard
Intel Boxed Core i5 3570K - 3.40GHz Quad Core - Socket 1155 CPU
MSI AMD Radeon HD 7950 - PCI-Express GDDR5 Graphics Card - 3GB
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer - ATX Chassis - No Power Supply
Corsair - Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600 CL10 Single Module

Nothing else.

Regards

Matthew

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July 29, 2012 6:24:44 PM

My budge is about $1200 more or less which is how much I planned to pay for the list of items there, why would the CPU not work with that motherboard?

Also, I prefer the 8GB stick so I can buy another 8GB at a later stage.

What power supply would you reccomend?
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July 29, 2012 6:40:05 PM

It is not the right socket. Single 8GB will run in single channel, which greatly reduces performance.
July 29, 2012 6:42:20 PM

Would you consider the motherboard recommended, better?
Okay I'll get 2x4gb.

And the PSU?
July 29, 2012 6:46:19 PM

His mobo choice is solid. :) 
July 29, 2012 6:51:57 PM

So far:

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Boxed Core i5 3570K - 3.40GHz Quad Core - Socket 1155 CPU
MSI AMD Radeon HD 7950 - PCI-Express GDDR5 Graphics Card - 3GB
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer - ATX Chassis - No Power Supply
Corsair Vengeance - 8GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600MHz

But what PSU should I use?
July 29, 2012 6:57:21 PM

XFX PRO550W.
July 29, 2012 6:59:22 PM

I was told that I should get a PSU with higher WATTage so that I can upgrade in future without problem, is this a good idea?

Also the MOBO says 2800+ for ram and then it says (OC)/2400(OC)/2133(OC)/1866(OC)/ 1600/1333/1066 does this mean my 1600MHz sticks will work?
July 29, 2012 7:04:13 PM

If you think you will CF/SLI in the future, 750W is the max I'd spend.
July 29, 2012 7:26:06 PM

Not meaning to be spoonfed, but can you recommend one to me?
July 29, 2012 7:31:41 PM

Tx750 V2 for $100.
July 29, 2012 7:35:11 PM

Thanks, and in terms of the RAM question above?
July 29, 2012 8:14:46 PM

They will.
July 29, 2012 9:08:00 PM

This is my total spec, please tell me what you think and just check that they're ALL compatible.

Corsair TX750W V2 80PLUS Certified for Energy Saving PSU
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Intel Z77 Chipset ATX
Intel Boxed Core i5 3570K - 3.40GHz Quad Core - Socket 1155 CPU
MSI AMD Radeon HD 7950 - PCI-Express GDDR5 Graphics Card - 3GB
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer - ATX Chassis - No Power Supply
Corsair - Vengeance 8GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600MHz

Total including shipping: $1,435.83
Is that fair? Give me your opinion.

Regards

Matthew
July 29, 2012 9:08:05 PM

Good to go, but some will say get the GTX 670.
July 29, 2012 9:28:38 PM

Make sure your ram is low profile 1.5v and you need a cpu cooler - Hyper 212 evo.
-Bruce
July 29, 2012 9:31:10 PM

That Corsair RAM is 1.5v.
July 29, 2012 9:54:39 PM

So my Ram is fine?
And will that fan fit my MOBO?
July 29, 2012 9:56:52 PM

Yes.
July 29, 2012 9:58:53 PM

Corsair TX750W V2 80PLUS Certified for Energy Saving PSU
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Intel Z77 Chipset ATX
Intel Boxed Core i5 3570K - 3.40GHz Quad Core - Socket 1155 CPU
MSI AMD Radeon HD 7950 - PCI-Express GDDR5 Graphics Card - 3GB
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer - ATX Chassis - No Power Supply
Corsair - Vengeance 8GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600MHz
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo -CPU Cooler

That fine?
July 29, 2012 10:01:09 PM

Yes.
July 29, 2012 10:02:27 PM

Thank you so much Azeem, if I could +rep you I would, but I did thumbs up all of your posts! :) 

Have a great day!

Matthew
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