Please Give Me Some Honest Advice!

Hi guys, I'm so glad I found this site, there's tons of users who know what the hell they're talking about with computers :) (I'm still learning a lot of the basics)

I'm in the final stages of building my gaming rig

I currently own the following:

PSU: CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W

GPU: EVGA 690 GTX

250 GB SSD, + 1TB HDD

The CPU + RAM + Optical drive I would be taking out and using from this desktop: http://reviews.bestbuy.com/answers/3545/product/2276971/asus-essentio-desktop-intel-core-i7-processor-8gb-memory-questions-answers/questions.htm?page=2&sort=recentq

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k @ 3.4k GHz

Ram: 8 GB 1333 MHz (Not sure of the brand or anything, it came with my pre-build ASUS tower.)

Stock Optical Drive

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All I need to get now is a new motherboard and case

I'm looking at these 2 to make this rig decently upgrade proof, the MOBO looks like it has every feature you could want and the case looks pretty solid as well, what do you guys think?

MOBO: ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131858

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

Will all these parts be compatable with each other?? I'm worried I'm gonna start building it and the CPU or ram or something isnt gonna work in this new Mobo and fry it or something bad :( I have terrible luck when it comes to electroics

Thanks dudes, open to any and all suggestions/tips
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  1. if the old system is running use cpu-z and read the mb/cpu/ram info. with the ram just make sure on the new mb that the ram in the qal list or the ram vendor tested the ram on a z77 platform. for the cpu check that it a 1155 cpu not a 1156. and you should be fine.
  2. smorizio said:
    if the old system is running use cpu-z and read the mb/cpu/ram info. with the ram just make sure on the new mb that the ram in the qal list or the ram vendor tested the ram on a z77 platform. for the cpu check that it a 1155 cpu not a 1156. and you should be fine.


    I don't really understand what you meant about the ram but I checked in CPU-Z and the CPU is indeed a Socket 1155 LGA

    I think I want to upgrade to some better ram anyways, like 16gb or 8gb of 1600 mhz instead of this 1333.

    What would be the best RAM to get for the z77 board?
  3. samwow412 said:
    Hi guys, I'm so glad I found this site, there's tons of users who know what the hell they're talking about with computers :) (I'm still learning a lot of the basics)

    I'm in the final stages of building my gaming rig

    I currently own the following:

    PSU: CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W

    GPU: EVGA 690 GTX

    250 GB SSD, + 1TB HDD

    The CPU + RAM + Optical drive I would be taking out and using from this desktop: http://reviews.bestbuy.com/answers/3545/product/2276971/asus-essentio-desktop-intel-core-i7-processor-8gb-memory-questions-answers/questions.htm?page=2&sort=recentq

    CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k @ 3.4k GHz

    Ram: 8 GB 1333 MHz (Not sure of the brand or anything, it came with my pre-build ASUS tower.)

    Stock Optical Drive

    --

    All I need to get now is a new motherboard and case

    I'm looking at these 2 to make this rig decently upgrade proof, the MOBO looks like it has every feature you could want and the case looks pretty solid as well, what do you guys think?

    MOBO: ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131858

    Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

    Will all these parts be compatable with each other?? I'm worried I'm gonna start building it and the CPU or ram or something isnt gonna work in this new Mobo and fry it or something bad :( I have terrible luck when it comes to electroics

    Thanks dudes, open to any and all suggestions/tips


    everything is compatible
  4. tigeryeow said:
    everything is compatible


    Awesome :)

    Got any advice on some epic RAM?
  5. Would I want to get 2 sticks or 4 if I had the option?

    Lets say 2 4gb sticks or 4 2gb ones same speeds
  6. i personally like corsair
  7. 2 4gb sticks would be enough
  8. tigeryeow said:
    2 4gb sticks would be enough


    i'm gonna go with these, it got good reviews from people that also have a z77 :) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233281


    I cant wait to build this thing! :bounce: I hope I dont mess anything up! anyone got some things a beginner can easily mess up that I should watch out for?
  9. samwow412 said:
    i'm gonna go with these, it got good reviews from people that also have a z77 :) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233281


    I cant wait to build this thing! :bounce: I hope I dont mess anything up! anyone got some things a beginner can easily mess up that I should watch out for?


    static electricity, touch the back of the case b4 u touch the compnents
    good luck
  10. before you drop the cpu into the new mb or break the old one apart.check the cpu slot for bent pins. the black cpu protectors do work but sometime if the mb dropped in shipping the protector can bend a pin or two. you need a good flashlight and magnifier to check for bent pins. if there none just make sure you put the cpu in the right way it can only go in one way.
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