First $1400- Asking for compatibility check before buying

$1500 Budget.

Are all the components of this build compatible? If so, this will be what i buy. Further, can i run an ethernet cable directly from this MOBO to my modem without any additional parts?


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Processor http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-Quad-Core-Processor/dp/B007SZ0E1K/ref=pd_cp_pc_0

MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Sleeve CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

Memory: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231546

Storage: Western Digital 500 GB WD Black SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-WD5003AZEX-Frustration-Free-Packaging/dp/B008968L6M/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 64GB http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0081O7K0K/ref=asc_df_B0081O7K0K2179814?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395093&creativeASIN=B0081O7K0K&hvpos=1o1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=18974009341099984330&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Dual-Link-DisplayPort-Graphics-02G-P4-2678-KR/dp/B0083Y6MV6/ref=br_lf_m_1000825151_1_1_ttl?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=electronics&pf_rd_p=1394592842&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1000825151&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0988NEKJRAG4M5PB5FJE

Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Obsidian-Aluminum-Enthusiast-Computer/dp/B004UE1W9K

Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135240

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit


Thanks!!!
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  1. mostly everything looks good. for little more you could upgrade the storage to 1tb and the ssd to 128gb. for the video card get a msi pe gtx 670 they have a much better cooler. i know it raises the price but they are good bumps. do you have any other questions?
  2. Gameboi_SS said:
    Further, can i run an ethernet cable directly from this MOBO to my modem without any additional parts?


    Yes the motherboard provides a Gigabit LAN port.
  3. emperor piehead said:
    mostly everything looks good. for little more you could upgrade the storage to 1tb and the ssd to 128gb. for the video card get a msi pe gtx 670 they have a much better cooler. i know it raises the price but they are good bumps. do you have any other questions?


    Thanks, I really appreciate it. I'll definately look into higher storage, paying a little more doesn't matter much at this point.

    This may sound stupid, but I wanted to know if the MOBO i chose has an Ethernet port so i don't have to bottleneck with my wireless. I'm pretty sure it does but more experienced verification would make me feel reassured.
  4. Actually, just got an answer from lighter17! Thanks!
  5. Gameboi_SS said:
    I'll definately look into higher storage, paying a little more doesn't matter much at this point.


    Keep in mind that larger SSDs typically offer faster transfer speeds in addition to more storage space.
  6. emperor piehead said:
    mostly everything looks good. for little more you could upgrade the storage to 1tb and the ssd to 128gb. for the video card get a msi pe gtx 670 they have a much better cooler. i know it raises the price but they are good bumps. do you have any other questions?


    I see that you suggested the MSI gtx 670. I've seen a lot of models, but what is the only difference in the card's cooling system? I want to understand before i buy the single most expensive component of my build haha. Should i also consider this option?
    http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GV-N670OC-2GD-GeForce-Windforce-Graphics/dp/B0080I06WQ

    And lighter17, thank you for that information. I didn't know that, i appreciate the knowledge!!
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