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New build $1800 final checks

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September 18, 2012 11:10:37 AM

Hey guys, just need to know if my build is all compatible with each other here are my specs:

G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-1600C9D-16GXM 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 $99.00
Netgear WNA1000M G54/N150 Wireless USB Micro Adapter $25.00 (Can't run ethernet)
CoolerMaster 120mm Silent Blue LED Fan $15.00 (For side panel)
Intel Core i7 3770K $339.00
CoolerMaster 140mm Silent Fan $16.00 (To put at top of case)
CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced with Window USB3.0 $119.00 (Will one intake fan be enough if i have 4 exhausts?)
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler $36.00
NZXT Sleeved LED Cable 1m Blue $19.00 (Pretty lights)
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Motherboard $179.00
Corsair TX-750 V2 Power Supply $143.00 (Will 750 watts be enough if the GPU needs 550W)
SanDisk Extreme Solid State Drive 120GB $99.00
ASUS VE248H 24in Widescreen LED Monitor $195.00
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 Overclocked 2GB $459.00
LG GH24NS90 24x SATA DVD-RW Drive OEM $22.00
Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001 $105.00
Total: $1,870.00
I was going to aquire, windows 7 a different way if you catch my drift, but i think it is too risky so i may put windows 7 in there as well, i just really really need to know if everything will work together and if i have enough power and if this is really going to be good, people say it is, but i really want a confidient answer telling me. This will be my first build and i dont know where every cable goes etc, but i can learn right? Also with the CM 690, i am planning on adding another 140 at the top to make it 2 exhaust fans, and there would also be an exhaust fan at the back, i am planning on putting a 120mm fan on the side panel also, but should i make that exhaust or intake, it doesn't have a dust filter and im not sure if it would support one anyway. I just want to know if one intake fan on the front (120mm fan) would be suffiecient to cool hdd, ssd, and the rest of the system, i have an aftermarket cpu fan on my cpu so i think everything would be good too. I also dont want it to sound really loud when gaming so should i get a fan controller?

Thanks in advance!
September 18, 2012 12:52:57 PM

Looks grrrrreat! Amazing!

As for the DVD drive, I highly recommend something other than LG. I've have 2 LG 24x burners in the past and both of them broke. Then I started buy Sony drives and I still haven't faced any issue. I just bought an Asus drive 3 days ago and its insanely fast!

So yeah. I recommend Asus/Sony and even Lite-On over others.

And for the fans, you seriously won't need any more fans. I have 6 fans connected on my Corsair Carbide 500R with 2 in front, 2 at top, one at the back and one huge on side mounted. The side mounted one really doesn't make much of a difference. Maybe just 2-3 degrees.

Get all of this first, check your temperatures after you install everything and see if you need another fan.
September 18, 2012 1:12:22 PM

Im assuming this is for gaming? You can and will save some $$$ if you downgrade your CPU to the i5 3570K. It performs almost identically to the 3770K in gaming.

If you arent editing/multi tasking a lot, 16GBs of RAM is a total waste.
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September 18, 2012 2:14:08 PM

Nice build. I'd love to be playing on that system.

However, I'd drop to 3570K and upgrade your monitor. That Asus monitor is good, but this is better:
The image quality from the Dell Ultrasharps is incredible. I highly recommend, and when I see cheaper monitors they hurt my eyes cuz there is so much better for not so much more $.

Interesting article about fans:
September 18, 2012 2:20:22 PM

^ Yeah you could do that. But if you ARE editing and stuff then stay with the 3770K. And for heavy editing/3D work, you WILL need 16GB RAM. I'm using 24GB myself.

As for the monitor, yes, ultra sharp is AMAZING.

I also recommend the HP x2301. That is one sexy monitor.
September 18, 2012 9:05:44 PM

Thanks for all your help guys, i do need 16gb for editing etc, and im also gaming. I think the monitor will be ok it looks nice and performs well but ill have a look at your other suggestions, thanks once again!
Would this do for the optical drive?