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[First Build] Need advice on my first build

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October 27, 2012 9:49:04 PM

Case: Sharkoon T28 Green Case USB 3.0 - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=19013
Motherboard:ASUS P8Z77-V LX Motherboard
RAM: Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Opitical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/BEBS SATA DVDRW Drive OEM
PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty Series 550W Modular
HDD: Western Digital WD Blue 500GB WD5000AAKX
GPU: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 GC 2GB
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k

Is this build good to go?
Any suggestions on how I could save money and increase performance at a minimal cost increase?
I'm purchasing all these part here : http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php
Any other places in Victoria, Australia would be fine as well.

Cheers in Advance :D 

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October 27, 2012 10:03:13 PM

There is no i5-3470K. Do you mean i5-3470 or i5-3570K?
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October 27, 2012 10:09:50 PM

whoops!
Ok I Fixed it (3570K)
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October 27, 2012 10:13:48 PM

Are you overclocking? If so, you need a CPU cooler.

If not, you can save alot of money by going with the i5-3470 and a H77 motherboard.
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October 27, 2012 10:26:07 PM

I will eventually overclock, any advice for a CPU cooler?
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October 27, 2012 10:37:32 PM

For cooler, the most popular, and decent, is CoolerMaster Hyper 212Evo. That mobo is not one of Asus' best. It won't give full support for a 2nd GPU, if you wanted to add, and probably doesn't overclock particularly well. Would suggest Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H may be better.
Would generally prefer MSI, or Gigabyte for GPU.
You need low profile RAM, to avoid possible clash will cooler. Suggest Corsair CML, GSKill Ares, or Crucial Ballistix Sport.
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October 27, 2012 10:52:51 PM

i got the cooler and switched out the motherboard
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October 27, 2012 11:12:40 PM

The Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO is good as long as you're not doing some serious overclocking. The link to your case leads to a 404, so you need to make sure that it will fit into the case, as it is a larger heatsink. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Edit: I'm a bit late it seems.
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