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My New Build Compatible?

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September 27, 2012 6:16:10 AM

Hey Toms Hardware Forumarsssss,
recently i've been putting together a build and researching as you do...
I've been finding it hard to check if its all compatible, also if you guys have any advice on parts i'm happy to take into consideration!



Optical Drive:


Network Card:

Graphics Card:

Sound Card:

Power Supply:






Total: 2,562.87 USD

Also i will be overclocking it, i heard this heat sink competes with water cooling, the computer will also be running at a high % CPU usage for nearly 24/7.


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September 27, 2012 6:34:26 AM

You don't need the sound card,your motherboard is already loaded. Wifi might be useful,but your board has Ethernet. 32gb RAM! What for? 1000w psu? Do you seriously want to Max out your motherboard?
Also,harddisk link doesn't work.
September 27, 2012 2:09:56 PM

sound card good for fps games. Wifi yeh just in case. 32 gb because i can and im going to be running programs simultaneously. 1000 w for future upgrades. What you mean max out the motherboard. also fixed the Hdd link
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September 27, 2012 2:17:22 PM

1000w psu? for future upgrades? First of all, you won't be able to upgrade the cpu, and even if you could, it would be MORE efficient than your current one, NOT less.

Even if you add another 7970, a 750w psu would be just fine, and upgrading to a newer faster card, will be more efficient and use LESS power, NOT more.
September 27, 2012 2:19:28 PM

Get headsets, that way you will also be able to communicate in-game, and without the expensive soundcards.

Wifi is slower than Ethernet.

What kind of programs?

1000W is senseless, manufacturers today are trying to make their products consume LESS power. At most, 850W and thats for 3-way SLI/Xfire, which is still unnecessary in some cases. (Unless you plan on running on 3 120Hz 3D monitors or something like that.)
September 27, 2012 2:42:48 PM

A caviar black drive adds nothing from a caviar blue. If you're really splashing on your parts get a 1tb velociraptor.
Again,the psu is excessive, as explained. If you want to splash,seasonic have an 860w 80+ platinum psu,though 750w gold is enough.
There is no program you'll run with 32gb ram unless you DESIGN games, not play them.
Like they said,gaming headset and Ethernet is a better combo. Leaves space for that second card in your future upgrades.
By maxing out your motherboard I mean you are filling all it's slots leaving no room to expand.