Any compatibility issues with this build?

CPU
Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU (4 x 3.40GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 6Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Generation-i5-3570K-3-40GHz-Technology/dp/B007RUZKK6/ref=pd_cp_computers_0
CPU Cooling Fan
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 CPU Cooler
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arctic-Cooling-Freezer-Rev-2-Cooler/dp/B002G392ZI/ref=pd_sim_computers_7
GPU
EVGA Nvidia GTX550Ti 1GB 192-Bit 3D Ready Graphics Card
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nvidia-GTX550Ti-192-Bit-Ready-Graphics/dp/tech-data/B004S5CCP4/ref=de_a_smtd
RAM
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9-1600MHz-Vengeance-Memory/dp/B004CRSM4I/ref=pd_rhf_dp_s_cp_1
PSU
Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2UK Builder Series 600W Power Supply
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMPSU-600CXV2UK-Builder-Series-Supply/dp/B0050AFU46/ref=pd_sim_computers_7
Motherboard
Gigabyte XKT-1155 Z68AP-D3 Motherboard (Rev 1.0)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-XKT-1155-Z68AP-D3-Motherboard-Rev/dp/B0054X4I4M/ref=pd_sim_computers_2
Internal Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Caviar-SATAIII-Internal/dp/B00461G3MS/ref=pd_sim_computers_5
Wireless Network PCI-E
Edimax EW-7612PIN 300Mbps Wireless 802.11b/g/n PCI-E Adapter with 3dBi High-Gain Detachable Antennas
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Edimax-EW-7612PIN-Wireless-High-Gain-Detachable/dp/B003ZDECK8/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_t_2
Optical Drive
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x Internal SATA DVD Multi Writer Black Bare
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Multi-Writer/dp/B0057FRTPW/ref=pd_bxgy_computers_img_c
Case
Xigmatek Asgard ATX Midi Without Power Supply Black
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Xigmatek-Asgard-Without-Power-Supply/dp/B002T3D71U/ref=pd_sim_computers_5

Am open to part changes. Also not sure what version of Windows 7 to go with.
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  1. I think I killed the URLs sorry ;)
  2. The RAM isn't verified to work with the motherboard, but should be fine.

    The rest is all compatible. Might be possible to find a better PSU at the price but I'm not 100% familiar with UK pricing.

    Edit: Lol, my bad. The CPU isn't compatible with that motherboard out of the box.
  3. If you're gaming, upgrade the GPU to a 7850. Get a 500w PSU. Get the ASRock Extreme 4 Z77 mobo. Get Windows 7 Home Premium.
  4. Or do I need a better GPU?
  5. You can do Crossfire, but I would recommend getting a single card instead. Especially since the motherboard you're looking at only provides 4x PCIe 2.0 for the second graphics card. It's also not intended for significant overclocking, unlike the Extreme4. You get what you pay for, basically. If you don't really want to overclock much, get a cheaper processor like an i5-3470. You could also get a cheaper motherboard then, like the Asrock Z75 Pro3.
  6. Sakkura said:
    You can do Crossfire, but I would recommend getting a single card instead. Especially since the motherboard you're looking at only provides 4x PCIe 2.0 for the second graphics card. It's also not intended for significant overclocking, unlike the Extreme4. You get what you pay for, basically. If you don't really want to overclock much, get a cheaper processor like an i5-3470. You could also get a cheaper motherboard then, like the Asrock Z75 Pro3.


    I wasn't really planning on overclocking after hearing a couple of my friends horror stories.
  7. huntrail said:

    Yes. Though, come to think of it, the original BIOS for that motherboard isn't specifically designed to support that CPU, so it would require a BIOS flash. It should still be able to boot, but it's extra hassle and if you're very unlucky it might not work. So maybe it's better to pick an i5-3450 or 3550 instead (they are 100 MHz slower and faster, respectively).

    huntrail said:

    Should be. I can't actually find any specification on how long graphics cards it will fit, but it would be very weird if it didn't have room for cards like the HD 7770 or 7850.
    It doesn't have front-panel USB3.0, but I don't know if you care about that.
  8. Sakkura said:
    Yes. Though, come to think of it, the original BIOS for that motherboard isn't specifically designed to support that CPU, so it would require a BIOS flash. It should still be able to boot, but it's extra hassle and if you're very unlucky it might not work. So maybe it's better to pick an i5-3450 or 3550 instead (they are 100 MHz slower and faster, respectively).


    Should be. I can't actually find any specification on how long graphics cards it will fit, but it would be very weird if it didn't have room for cards like the HD 7770 or 7850.
    It doesn't have front-panel USB3.0, but I don't know if you care about that.


    so this processor >> http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Generation-i5-3550-3-3GHz-Technology/dp/B007RUZJCK
    I can add USB 3.0 to the back still using a PCI-E card right?
  9. huntrail said:
    so this processor >> http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Generation-i5-3550-3-3GHz-Technology/dp/B007RUZJCK
    I can add USB 3.0 to the back still using a PCI-E card right?

    Yes. The motherboard also comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports on the back, it's just the extra 2 for the front panel you don't get.
    You could also buy a bracket that connects to the USB 3.0 header on the motherboard and gives you those 2 ports in a floppy drive bay or on the back via one of the I/O slots.

    This type of thing:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811996037
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-3-5-Floppy-Bay-Internal-20-Pin-2-Ports-USB-3-0-Front-Panel-Bracket-Cable-/290735632487?pt=UK_Computing_Other_Computing_Networking&hash=item43b131b067
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/two-USB-3-0-Female-Back-panel-to-Motherboard-20pin-cable-with-PCI-bracket-50cm-/140657074311?pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item20bfd0a087
  10. Sakkura said:
    Yes. The motherboard also comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports on the back, it's just the extra 2 for the front panel you don't get.
    You could also buy a bracket that connects to the USB 3.0 header on the motherboard and gives you those 2 ports in a floppy drive bay or on the back via one of the I/O slots.

    This type of thing:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811996037
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-3-5-Floppy-Bay-Internal-20-Pin-2-Ports-USB-3-0-Front-Panel-Bracket-Cable-/290735632487?pt=UK_Computing_Other_Computing_Networking&hash=item43b131b067
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/two-USB-3-0-Female-Back-panel-to-Motherboard-20pin-cable-with-PCI-bracket-50cm-/140657074311?pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item20bfd0a087


    Cool would this obstruct anything else in the case?
  11. huntrail said:
    Cool would this obstruct anything else in the case?

    Only the floppy drive bay or I/O slot used for it.
  12. http://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-B75MA-P45-Motherboard-Intel-Processor/dp/B007PKDU4G/ref=sr_1_6?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1348504064&sr=1-6 £50.99 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery
    MSI B75MA-P45 Motherboard (Intel B75 Processor, 32GB RAM, Micro ATX, SATA, LAN, LGA 1155)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-FC-LGA12C-i5-3450-Processor-Cache/dp/B007RMH0MU/ref=sr_1_14?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1348503879&sr=1-14 £146.45 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery
    Intel FC-LGA12C Core i5-3450 Processor (6M Cache, 3.50 GHz)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-Ballistix-BLS2CP2G3D1609DS1S00CEU-DDR3-Memory/dp/B006YG99H4/ref=pd_sim_sbs_computers_2 £21.73 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery
    Crucial Ballistix BLS2CP2G3D1609DS1S00CEU 4GB (2GB x2) DDR3 Memory Kit
  13. Sakkura said:
    Only the floppy drive bay or I/O slot used for it.


    ok
  14. Why_Me said:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-B75MA-P45-Motherboard-Intel-Processor/dp/B007PKDU4G/ref=sr_1_6?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1348504064&sr=1-6 £50.99 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery
    MSI B75MA-P45 Motherboard (Intel B75 Processor, 32GB RAM, Micro ATX, SATA, LAN, LGA 1155)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-FC-LGA12C-i5-3450-Processor-Cache/dp/B007RMH0MU/ref=sr_1_14?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1348503879&sr=1-14 £146.45 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery
    Intel FC-LGA12C Core i5-3450 Processor (6M Cache, 3.50 GHz)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-Ballistix-BLS2CP2G3D1609DS1S00CEU-DDR3-Memory/dp/B006YG99H4/ref=pd_sim_sbs_computers_2 £21.73 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery
    Crucial Ballistix BLS2CP2G3D1609DS1S00CEU 4GB (2GB x2) DDR3 Memory Kit


    Will the Mobo and CPU give similar performance for gaming? and I think I might need more ram for Photoshop
  15. huntrail said:
    Will the Mobo and CPU give similar performance for gaming? and I think I might need more ram for Photoshop

    Similar performance, that RAM comes in a 8GB set also (2x4GB), and it saves you some money for a better video card.
  16. huntrail said:

    Yep it will work fine.
  17. huntrail said:

    That card fits right into that boards PCI-E 3.0 x16 slot.
  18. Why_Me said:
    That card fits right into that boards PCI-E 3.0 x16 slot.


    Cool
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