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Just making sure all these parts are compatible? $700 budget

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August 27, 2012 10:55:45 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Tonight

Budget Range: $700-750 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Multimedia, web surfing, general usage really.

Are you buying a monitor: No



Parts to Upgrade: Need all parts except for a GPU and RAM

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: Washington, USA

Parts Preferences: i5 2500k, decent motherboard for overclocking. Nzxt phantom case

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Possibly in the future

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: This is a build for a friend, not for me, which is why those part requirements are in place. I'm pretty sure these will all work together, but I always feel nervous in case someone puts their money in and I realized I screwed up, so I'm verifying. Thanks all.

Here is the parts list:

Case: NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

CPU: i5 2500k

CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Power Supply: CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY0020HNC-NRSN 2TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Optical Drive: LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8gb 1600mhz

Video Card: He has one, but I don't know what it is. He purchased it at a local hardware store and I'm sure it's not outdated, not too worried about it. He knows he can upgrade in the future should he wish to do so.

Thanks all for your time.
August 27, 2012 11:12:39 PM

Is that corsair vengeance low profile? If not it could get in the way of the hyper 212 evo.
August 28, 2012 12:23:41 AM

strife_ff7 said:
Is that corsair vengeance low profile? If not it could get in the way of the hyper 212 evo.



Thanks for your answer, I am pretty sure it will work.

Other than that, are there any other parts that are not compatible? Or ones I could possibly improve upon while staying within the same budget?
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August 28, 2012 12:28:33 AM

an 850 watt PSU is HUGE for this or even a SLI build.

getting too big of a PSU is almost as bad as too little. a 650 watt is much more appropriate. even a 550 will do.
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