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First Build Compatibility i53570k

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September 10, 2012 10:37:00 PM

Here are my components:
Intel Core i5-3570K
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
XFX Double D 7850 2GB
G.SKILL Ares (2x4GB) DDR3 1600
Cooler Master hyper 101 cooler
Rosewill Hive 550W
Corsair 300R case
Seagate Baracuda 1TB 7200RPM
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner

Are all of these components compatible? I plan to use this computer for gaming. Have I made any noob mistakes? Is the PSU powerful enough? I do not plan to overclock in the near future but I want the option to later on. Any advice or criticism is welcome.

Newegg total $817.00
September 10, 2012 11:16:15 PM

Basically very good. Confess when I first read your list, I thought there was a typo, as I couldn't remember coming across the Hyper 101. Having checked, I see there is such an animal, but it's obviously not popular, because performance is pretty weak. If you do plan to overclock, I would suggest possibly using the 212EVO, as that 101 seems to give little benefit, over a stock cooler. Having got that off my chest, the rest is great.
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September 10, 2012 11:25:55 PM

I can do better, here:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Diamond Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($211.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Future ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $793.88


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September 11, 2012 12:33:57 AM

He'll need a cooler. Hopefully better than the one he had.
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