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Starter build double check

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=N82E16811144260

mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157330

power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148046

processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074

memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231259

cheap wireless
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320074

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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    My answers are in bold:

    case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144260
    Looks solid, it will probably have good airflow with the 3 nice-sized fans

    mobo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157330
    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=N82E16813157293

    power supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148046
    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=N82E16819115074
    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=N82E16819115072
    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=N82E16819116504


    memory
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231259
    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=N82E16833320074
    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 :)
    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!
  2. uh instead of getting a extreme z77 extreme 3, you can get a extreme 4 for about 10 more bucks and free shipping.

    Extreme 4: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007KTY4A6/?tag=pcpapi-20
    PCPartPicker Link: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z77extreme4
  3. whosBlu said:
    uh instead of getting a extreme z77 extreme 3, you can get a extreme 4 for about 10 more bucks and free shipping.

    Extreme 4: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007KTY4A6/?tag=pcpapi-20
    PCPartPicker Link: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z77extreme4

    Yes solid mobo, but Amazon says it ships in 1-3 MONTHS, plus Newegg has free 8Gb of RAM with theirs for ~$8 more, and in stock.
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