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September 3, 2012 4:12:32 AM

The parts are:

CPU
Intel core i5 3570

HDD's
2 X WD blue 1tb HDD

RAM
Gskill ripjaws X f3-12800CL9D-8GBXL (2X4GB) DDR3

GPU
VTX3D Radeon HD 7950 3GB X-Edition

CPU cooler
Coolermaster Hyper TX3 EVO

MOBO
ASrock Z77 Extreme4-M

Thermal paste
Arctic Alumina Ceramic (14g)

DVD drive
Lite-on Ihas324 24X DVDRW

Case
Bitfenix Shinobi Black with window

PSU
Corsair CX-500 V2 power supply

Microphone
zalman ZM-1 MIC



are all of the parts here compatible. i need to know as soon as i can.

EG if the cpu fan will bump into something, the ram is the wrong type, the GPU wont fit in the case. i need to cover all bases, Especially that theres enough power in the psu. its a build for my mate so i need it to work.

also two hard-drives are required for game recording.

it is really urgent, i need to know as soon as possible! Thanks so much guys
September 3, 2012 4:15:46 AM

They are compatible, however, I feel there are some things that could be changed.

1) Why go for a Micro ATX motherboard when the Bitfenix Shinobi can fit a full-sized ATX board? Get the normal ASRock Extreme4 Z77.

2) Get the Hyper212+ or Hyper212 EVO. The TX3 is a decent cooler, however, in a case that large, it wouldn't make sense to go with it.
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September 3, 2012 4:18:56 AM

ok, it was more a matter of a cost i didnt really need, but if its worth it i may. what are the ups and downs of changing to those?
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September 3, 2012 4:24:08 AM

Kian525 said:
ok, it was more a matter of a cost i didnt really need, but if its worth it i may. what are the ups and downs of changing to those?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Full sized ASRock Extreme4 Z77 is cheaper than the Micro ATX version. So there are no 'downs' to choosing the full sized board :) 

The Hyper 212 EVO will cool your CPU much better than the TX3 with an additional cost of around $10, very good trade off IMO.
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September 3, 2012 7:39:14 AM

oh, on the site i am buying off, its cheaper for a smaller mobo. im australian so i get my parts off of PC Case Gear.

EDIT: So are you 100% sure that all of these parts are compatible?
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September 3, 2012 6:02:30 PM

Oh I see :)  If that's the case, both the boards will be of equal quality.

But yes, they are compatible.
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September 3, 2012 10:52:07 PM

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September 3, 2012 10:52:59 PM

Thank you, i wil be ordering the parts in a few days :D 
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