Building a gaming rig

Hey there,
I was wondering if i could get a pro to tell me if all of my parts for my new rig are compatible, and if I'm missing any crucial parts for a good rig. And i also need to find a case, if anyone has any suggestions.

Video Card
EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16

HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130826
$229.99


Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-Z77MX-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel

Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128542
$129.99


Processor
Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop

Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53550

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116505
$209.99


Power Supply Unit
ENERMAX NAXN 82+ ENM750AWT 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194086
$119.99


Internal SSD
OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227792
$199.99


Internal HDD
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 2TB 5900 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148681
$119.99


RAM
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345
$44.99
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  1. it looks good to me

    One thing i recommend is getting this PSU instead
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Compatible-platforms/dp/B004MYFODS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349130813&sr=8-1&keywords=850w
    (in the case it brings you to the 850 enthusiast series im recommending the 750w modular 105$)

    also think about getting this cpu instead because its only 20 more and is a fast cpu
    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-Quad-Core-Processor/dp/B007SZ0E1K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349130971&sr=8-1&keywords=i5+3570k

    note- the 750w is a bit overkill but it is good if you think your going to upgrade to sli or add ram

    Hope this helps! :D
  2. get a full atx motherboard
  3. oh yeah... i never noticed it was micro atx, you will want to get a full atx I recommend the
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0055Q88EO/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00
  4. I'd say get a full atx mobo, get a CPU that has "K" on the end, this means its unlocked for overclocking! Also for a case have a look at the Zalman Z11? Comes with 5 pre installed fans, blue LEDs, and its relatively cheap :)
  5. Awsome, thanks guys ill defiantly look into these couple of things, and another question I'm thinking of hosting a 24/7 Minecraft server, i should upgrade my ram to 4 x 4gb should i upgrade anything else
  6. dg1598 said:
    I'd say get a full atx mobo, get a CPU that has "K" on the end, this means its unlocked for overclocking! Also for a case have a look at the Zalman Z11? Comes with 5 pre installed fans, blue LEDs, and its relatively cheap :)

    Is this the type of processor your talking about http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115230
  7. oh... sorry for recommending a AM3+ mobo forgot you were going intel... but yeah that is fine and a i5 3570k i think is about as fast if not faster for 10 dollars less... look up some benchmarks

    as well here is a full atx mobo for LGA 1155
    http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Intel-DDR3-Motherboard-GA-Z68A-D3H-B3/dp/B00518M77U/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1349133911&sr=1-5&keywords=LGA+1155
    or
    http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Intel-DDR3-Motherboards-GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3/dp/B00518M74I/ref=sr_1_9?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1349133967&sr=1-9&keywords=LGA+1155

    again sorry for the bad info and hope this helps
  8. And do i need a soundcard or is it unnecissary?
  9. no its not necessary... do you already have a headset? if not i recommend the
    http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wireless-Gaming-Headset-Surround/dp/B003VANOFY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349138068&sr=8-1&keywords=g930
    i just got this and it is USB powered and wireless with a 7.1 surround sound/ 2.1 stereo option with VERY good quality
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