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September 8, 2012 3:25:34 AM

OK I have put together a list of things i plan to get for my starter build which i will upgrade later and i was just wanting to have someone double check and make sure it is all compatible :) .

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week

starter gaming like minecraft and league of legends then will upgrade for bf3 and up later

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

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

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

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

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

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

i have an old 160gb hard drive and also i have 2 old dvd roms and cd roms which i will by a blueray one later.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: old monitor (is getting a new one soon)

i just want to know if this is all compatible with each other.

Also i will be adding water cooling to the case later

PS - i have no idea where the dvd and cd drives open up from the front of the case lol so if you could point it out or tell me if they don't i would be grateful :) 


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September 8, 2012 3:53:24 AM
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My answers are in bold:

case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Looks solid, it will probably have good airflow with the 3 nice-sized fans

mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I'm personally a Gigabyte and ASUS junkie on motheboards. ASRock is quickly becoming a very solid mobo maker though and is hard to ignore for the money. For a bit better board and a free deal on good RAM with it, see the current ASRock value leader here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
There are a lot better deals out there on this area. Corsair, Antec, and Seasonic are generally my favorites and are viewed as some of the most reliable in the past and currently.

processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is where I could disagree quite a bit on. The is a very pricey CPU for what it offers. You mentioned maybe adding water cooling, the CPU will net you a few hundred megahertz overclocking room because it's a locked multiplier. The only way you can OC it is by raising the BCLK which is very finicky from board to board. For a more sound option go for one of these if you even think twice about overclocking in the future (or just get it because its a much better deal right now):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If you're looking to take full advantage of a Z77 chipset, pick this one (although OC is a bit more limited that the 2500k)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard to mess up here. The mobo listed above comes with 8GB of good RAM, so that would be a freebie and 4GB more than you have here.

cheap wireless
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard to pick the winners here, most security issues are non-existent with any modern wireless card though

i have an old 160gb hard drive and also i have 2 old dvd roms and cd roms which i will by a blueray one later.
Definitely try picking up a Crucial M4, Samsung 830, Kingston V+200, or one of the newer Plextor SSD, boot times and overall system responsiveness will amaze you.

Overclocking: Maybe
See CPU choice

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe
Both boards support these techs. Be sure to pick a PSU at least in the 600w range for mid range pairing of GPU's. It helps to know what class of cards you're aiming at though to completely answer this properly
Your Monitor Resolution: old monitor (is getting a new one soon)

i just want to know if this is all compatible with each other.
All you need to really worry about is picking an Intel socket 1155 CPU with the 1155 socket mobo (your platform) and that you're choosing DDR3 RAM (which you are). Every other piece of the puzzle generally falls together with universal compatibility. Of course if you're picking a water block or aftermarket heatsink, make sure the socket matches them also.

Also i will be adding water cooling to the case later
Again, see CPU choise above. I've used watercooling before and it has advantages and disadvantages. Are you looking at closed or open system?
PS - i have no idea where the dvd and cd drives open up from the front of the case lol so if you could point it out or tell me if they don't i would be grateful :) [/quotemsg]
There's a door on the front that should swing open

Hope this helps you out a bit, feel free to ask any other questions!
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September 8, 2012 5:07:42 PM

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