$3k Plus First Time Build Compatibility and Advice

Was hoping to have this build double checked for compatibility and make sure I am not forgetting anything. :fou:

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: $4000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Graphic/Video creation, Movies

Parts Not Required: none

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:, amazon

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU/GPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 24" 120HZ 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC :lol: :lol: :lol:

Parts selected: all below from Newegg. Will shop around to get lower at TigerDirect or Amazon

COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition RC-942-KKN3 Black Steel Item #: N82E16811119239 $219.99

NZXT HUE RGB Led Controller Item #: N82E16811992011 $34.99

ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 Intel Motherboard Item #: N82E16813131818 $279.99

ASUS GTX680-DC2T-2GD5 GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 Item #: N82E16814121634 $539.99

SeaSonic Platinum-1000 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817151105 -$40.00 Instant $259.99 $219.99

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K Item #: N82E16819116501 $319.99

SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256D/AM 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit Item #: N82E16820147135 -$30.00 Instant $219.99 $189.99

Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory (with Orange/Blue Light) Model BLT2KIT4G3D1869DT2TXOB Item #: N82E16820148554 $54.99

Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory (with Red/Green Light) Model BLT2KIT4G3D1869DT2TXRG Item #: N82E16820148555 $54.99

Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136533 $109.99

Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136792 $179.99

BenQ XL2420TX Black-Red 24" 5ms (2ms GTG) LED-Backlit 120Hz 3D-Ready LCD Monitor
Item #: N82E16824014288 $499.99

PLEXTOR Black 12X Blu-ray Writer SATA PX-LB950SA Item #: N82E16827249079 $159.99
LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Internal Model IHAS324 Item #: N82E16827106352 $24.99

Logitech G13 USB Advanced Gameboard Item #: N82E16823126050 $64.99
Logitech G19 Black USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard Item #: N82E16823126053 $174.99
Logitech G9x Black Two modes scroll USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse Item #: N82E16826104261 $69.99

Logitech G930 USB Connector Circumaural Wireless Gaming Headset Item #: N82E16826104399 $129.99
Logitech Z623 200 w 2.1 Speaker System, THX-Certified Item #: N82E16836121048 $131.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Item #: N82E16832116986 $99.99
Arctic Silver 5 Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G - OEM Item #: N82E16835100007 $11.99

COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AB-GP 200mm Blue LED Case Fan Item #: N82E16835103073 $22.99
Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BL 140mm UFB CPU Cooler Item #: N82E16835709002 $104.99

ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface 124 dB SNR / Headphone AMP Card $187 and Sennheiser PC 350 $160
(if I get the above Sound card and headset I wont be getting the Logitech USB headset.

all help greatly appreciatd. :hello:
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  1. I would get the msi z77 motherboard isntead
    If you really want an asus card for the cooling get this
    But I would recommend getting this one instead
    But if you want an asus card I would get this board
    Also you will need ram since those don't come with it, and if you do end up picking the same motherboard that you already have get rid of both rams. The one you originally wanted already comes with 8gb.
    Also you can get a 3tb hard drive for less than that 2tb one.
    You won't need more than 850w
    you could even do 750w
    Only get that monitor if you are gonna play 3d games.
    Also I don't think you really need a sound card.
  2. Curious why the msi motherboard instead.

    I saw the 3TB drive but am concerned it only has 2 yr warranty.

    How about the other parts. Are there any incompatibilities?
  3. Best answer
    I picked the msi board because you will get the same thing for less than half the price. It is true that you will have to get ram, but ram is pretty cheap. A 2 year warranty should be fine. Also if you have fewer storage devices saving things will be less complicated. Not if you want to do raid that is a different story. Also, you don't really need a 1000w unless you wanna run 3+ gpus (depending on the gpu). With either motherboard it wouldn't work either. the 7970 ghz ed. is far cheaper than the 680 and is just as powerful. Also, amd cards have more raw power in general. Also if you stick with that mobo you already have selected you should cut out one or both of the rams because you won't need 24gb of ram. If you want the msi board get this
    it is far cheaper than what you have. Also both buids are compatible. Also do you really need a $200 case?
  4. Best answer selected by lauri999.
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