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November 11, 2012 7:32:58 AM

Hello, I'm building my first gaming PC and I would like to know if my parts are compatible with one another, and if there are any suggestions such as needing a more powerful psu. The total cost for my computer right now is around $1500.00. I want to keep it around this price, if suggestions are made.

optical drive: SAMSUNG DVD Burner SATA Model SH-224BB/RSBS

case: NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

hard drive: Western Digital WD RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

monitor: ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor w/Speakers & HDMI

video card: EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-3662-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

psu: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power

keyboard: LITE-ON SK-2085 Black USB Wired Slim Keyboard

mouse: COOLER MASTER CM Storm Xornet SGM-2001-BLON1 Black 5 Mouse Buttons 2 Fix Function Buttons Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical ...

memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

cpu: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

ssd: Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3A-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive

headphones: steelseries Siberia V2 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Full-Size Gaming Headset - Black

and I will be using Windows 7 home premium OEM
November 11, 2012 7:35:08 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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November 11, 2012 7:55:37 AM

That hard drive is an enterprise drive designed for servers and raid configurations - get a WD blue or black, or Seagate Spinpoint.

Other than that and the fact that your mouse and keyboard are going to make you unhappy...

Oh! And are you planning on overclocking? If so, buy a Hyper 212+. If not, get the non-"k" version i5 and an h77 motherboard instead of a z77.
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