1st Build (Compatibility Warning/Concerns Appreciated)

Approximate Purchase Date: August 3rd

Budget Range: $1,100 to $1,200 After Rebates and Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, HD Movie Watching, Virtualization

Buying a Monitor: No

Parts Needed: Case, Motherboard, Video Card, Power Supply, Processor, SSD, Memory, Hard Drive, Disk Drive

Buying an OS: No

Preferred Website for Parts: newegg.com

Location: Houston, TX

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU

Overclocking: No


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: My main concern is that, despite my best efforts I may have picked a part that is not compatible with the others. Besides that I would be interested in any suggestions, recommendations, or comments. Also, In the event of a tie I prefer red :)

Upgrading Reasons: I have always wanted to build my own gaming rig and I just now have the resources to do it.

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Video Card:
EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Power Supply:
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Hard Drive:
Seagate SV35.5 ST1000VX000 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Disk Drive:
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
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More about build compatibility warning concerns appreciated
  1. Would change up some of the build. Check out my $1100 build here:
    Similar in some ways but in other ways you'll get a better GPU and a cheaper but still good PSU.
    This HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    Also since you're not OCing/SLI/CF I would drop down to the i5 3450 and the Asrock B75 Pro3 and with the money saved pick up the GTX 670.
    CPU: http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-3450-Quad-Core-Processor-Cache/dp/B007SZ0ECE%3FSubscriptionId%3D19BAZMZQFZJ6G2QYGCG2%26tag%3Dsquid1240995-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB007SZ0ECE
    MB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157314&Tpk=b75%20pro3
  2. Solid advice and thanks, but did everything in my build seem compatible?
  3. Everything is compatible yes.
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