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August 12, 2012 4:52:09 AM

hi, everyone

just wondering if all my parts are compatible this is my first pc build, and don't want anything not to work so all comments are appreciated.


HP 24X Multiformat DVD Burner Black SATA Model 1270i LightScribe Support


Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel

Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623i72700K

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x

ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


i want to play the new assassin's creed game at ultra settings and bf4, maybe some other games.
i want to overclock my cpu to 4.2 mhz, so do i even need a different cpu cooling fan or just use the stock one?

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August 12, 2012 10:35:26 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Forum Feedback to section Systems by Randomizer
August 12, 2012 5:33:28 PM

I know nothing about overclocking but I'm fairly certain the stock heat-sink would be inadequate. Everything looks compatible to me.
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August 12, 2012 6:04:45 PM

They're all compatible but an i7 is completely unnecessary for gaming. No game on the market uses HyperThreading (which is what the more expensive i7 has that the i5 doesn't) and its highly unlikely they ever will. And with great certainty, if games ever do, it will be long after Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge are yesterday's news.

I say save some money, drop down to an i5-2500K or 3570K. Perhaps use that money to get a new 7970 GHZ edition, they're more powerful than GTX 670s and 680s.

And yes, for overclocking, you'll need a better heatsink than the stock one. 212 are decent, and all you should need to reach your stated overclocking goal.
August 12, 2012 7:47:00 PM

The only game that uses HT and can stress it is BF3, but it's not $100 worth it.
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