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November 1, 2012 10:34:56 AM

This is my first time building a computer and I'd like to know if all these parts are compatible aka work with each other and if there's anything I'm missing or any other suggestions/ replace one component with another(with reason).

Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 Socket 775, 1156, 1155, 1366, AM2, AM3 Heatpipe CPU Cooler
MSI Z77A-GD65 Z77 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard
Asus GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card
Antec 1100 Eleven Hundred Case
WD 1TB Black Hard Drive
OCZ 120GB Agility 3 SSD
Kingston 16GB DDR3 1600MHz XMP HyperX Memory
Sony AD-5280S-0B SATA DVD Optical Drive | OEM
Corsair TX 750W V2 PSU - 80plus Bronze Certified

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November 1, 2012 11:07:36 AM

Yes it will work, but would change some things. I also assume this is a gaming rig given the component choices.

You can halve that memory to 8GB at no cost to performance.
Also not from Kingston, the majority of their kits run at 1.65v, which is bad for the Intel CPU. Go for Corsair Vengeance Low Profile or G.Skill Ares.

That heastink doesnt look all that large and has a 92mm fan. It wont cool very well due to the small heatsink and will be loud because of the small fan. I recommend a Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO isntead. Should only be ~$5 more if Newegg prices are applicable.

Would swap the Agility 3 for a Vertex 4 or Samsung 830. Both perform a lot faster.

Change the HDD to a Seagate Barracuda, often much cheaper than the Caviar Blacks and are just as good.

Caan downgrade the 750W to ~600W if Crossfire/SLI is not a concern.