Hello everyone! I am building a gaming PC for my friend and I would just like to know if these parts are compatible. He was initially going to buy an Alienware PC, but I told him that he could build a better one for about the same price. Anyway, I would appreciate any advice and suggestions. Thanks very much
Approximate Purchase Date: Within two to three weeks.
Budget Range: Under $1200
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly gaming with casual usage.
Are you buying a monitor: After building the PC, but right now the priority is to get this rig built.
Parts to Upgrade: Everything/New build
Do you need to buy OS: Yes, Windows 7 HP 64-bit
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg & Amazon
Location: Wilmington, DE - US
Parts Preferences: Intel
Overclocking: Maybe, I do not know how to overclock. But I don't think its really necessary.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Additional components: None
And mostly why are you upgrading: Going into PC gaming, coming from console gaming. Better to build a PC than to buy one.
EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Wouldn't hugely disagree with anything, but some observations.
The Gigabyte, or MSI versions of the GTX670 are better than the EVGA. Cooler, quieter, better OC.
The 212Evo is better than the 212+
The Ripjaw RAMS will, I think fit, with most coolers, but generally prefer low profile RAM, like GSKill Ares, Crucial Ballistix, or Corsair CML, to be sure there's no clash.