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September 1, 2012 3:56:24 AM

Hey everyone this is my first time building a PC and I was hoping I could get confirmation from someone that knows what they're doing that all of these parts are 100% compatible. Here's my part list: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

I already have Windows 7

Your help is greatly appreciated

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a c 106 B Homebuilt system
September 1, 2012 4:28:40 AM

It will all work together just fine. Just some feedback.

Why such a small HDD? You can pay $20 more and get quadruple the capacity. This drive is also a bit faster.
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM. $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This SSD is cheaper and faster, plus an extra 8GB of storage.
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB. $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Dont get a GTX680, it performs 5% better than a 670 for a 20% higher cost. Also dont get EVGA, reference design cooling.
Gigabyte GTX670. $400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You can also overclock this card beyond 680 performance.

Water cooling is largely pointless until you can afford custom or the higher-end pre-builts. You would be better off with a Hyper 212 EVO.
Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO. $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also wheres your RAM? 8GB of 1600Mhz RAM is about right for this rig.
G.Skill Ares 8GB (2x4GB), 1600Mhz CL9 1.5v. $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 1, 2012 4:48:56 AM

Hmmm... it looks OK but there are waay better options, check my signature builds (http://goo.gl/rzOQk)
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September 1, 2012 4:57:19 AM

Thanks for the advice! Your input was very helpful. I'm new to this and there are so many different parts it's a bit overwhelming and hard to find all the best options. I took all of your advice and replaced the parts you mentioned, however just making sure: Should I go ahead and replace my liquid cooling if I plan on overclocking my processor? Cause that's what I was going to do. And in regards to the RAM, I forgot to mention I already had 8 gigs of ddr3 RAM at my house.
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a c 106 B Homebuilt system
September 1, 2012 5:01:15 AM

Aftermarket cooling is needed if you want to overclock to any real degree. Low end water-coolers only perform similarly to equivalent air-coolers for double the price, its not until you go all out and get something like a H100 or a custom loop that the price to performance is worth it.

That CM Hyper 212 EVO will support up to moderate overclocks on the 3570k.

Just a tip, you can get the 3570k to 4.2Ghz without changing stock voltage (your chip may be different though, so still follow proper overclocking method).
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September 1, 2012 5:07:27 AM

So in other words I won't even need a new cooler unless I go passed 4.2Ghz? I'm interested in how I can do this... although I suppose that would be for another topic. How much could I end up overclocking with the cooler you recommended without risking any damage to my CPU if I have it overclocked all the time?
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 1, 2012 5:13:37 AM

have you checked my builds and my message? :lol: 
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a c 106 B Homebuilt system
September 1, 2012 5:16:37 AM

The voltage the CPU needs is more to do with stability than cooling. More performance means more energy (voltage) is needed. The cooler is just there to make sure it doesn't melt while performing for you.

Overclocking will increase temps, even without changing voltage. Though if you increase voltage the temps do pick up quite quickly.

To minimize damage/wear to the CPU when overclocking, just dont increase the stock voltage. Though if you overclock/voltage tweak it properly, there shouldn't be any damage.
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September 1, 2012 8:49:43 PM

idroid said:
have you checked my builds and my message? :lol: 

Yes, and thanks for giving me recommendations, however I'd rather build my own because then I know exactly what I'm getting. If anybody has further advice I'd greatly appreciate your input. Thanks again
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September 8, 2012 1:46:36 AM

Best answer selected by nythus.
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