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October 12, 2012 2:37:39 PM

Hello, I am planning on doing my first build and I need reassurance on whether my parts are compatible:

Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155
$229.99
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-Quad-Core-Pro... Bridge i5-3570k

Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHZ OC
$249.99
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-GDDR5-Graphics-11... 7870

Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155
$152.97
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-CrossFireX-DispayPort-Mo... GA-Z77X-UD3H

Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower Computer Case
$41.98
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Computer-All-Black-... Case

Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB
$37.99
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-PC3-12800-1600m... Ram

Western Digital 1 TB
$84.24
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Cache-Desktop-Dri...

Asus 24xDVD-RW
$22.59
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033Z2BAQ/ref=as_li_s...

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W
$106.98
http://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-Enthusiast-Series-Certifi...


Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
$30.99
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-120mm-RR-212E...

Any other part recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!
a b B Homebuilt system
October 12, 2012 3:29:13 PM

looks good. you can save money and get a smaller power supply around 550-600watts
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 12, 2012 3:40:27 PM

I don't see anything that really stands out. Here are some general recommendations.
1) Your PSU is overkill. A good 550-600W would be just fine for this system unless you want a lot of room for growth. PSU's are much more efficient these days.
2) Maybe an SSD for your boot drive. A 120GB SSD is like $90 and makes a world of a difference. There have been alot of SSD deals lately. I got a 240GB 330 Intel drive for $160 on Newegg the other week. http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Solid-State-Drive-SATA-2-5-...
3) Any reason why you are purchasing from Amazon? Newegg, might have some better deals and you can find combo deals as well. Also, remember Amazon charges tax in some states. Just a thought, not a big deal.
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 12, 2012 4:02:35 PM

all those parts will work together just I think your price is a little high.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Agility 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.48 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $858.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 12, 2012 5:17:07 PM

Thanks for the responses. I'll definitely consider a much less powerful PSU and I only really bought off Amazon because I'd used it before. I will follow ScrewySqrl build now. Thanks for the help!
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