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Are my parts compatible with one another?

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November 11, 2012 8:10:04 PM

Hey guys, 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

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a b B Homebuilt system
November 11, 2012 8:26:26 PM

Good news — they are
Here is the list, although i didn't include peripherals

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital RE4 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($279.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $935.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-11 17:25 EST-0500)
a b B Homebuilt system
November 11, 2012 9:33:26 PM

There's no optical drive in either of these builds.

Also, if you are going to overclock with the 3570K, then you will need a CPU cooler. If not, you can save with a i5-3450.
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November 12, 2012 5:14:48 AM

What are you talking about no optical drive? Its the first item listed
a b B Homebuilt system
November 12, 2012 5:23:22 AM

Ah, missed that part.
November 12, 2012 7:32:39 AM

It's cool I got my answer. Thanks for the help
November 12, 2012 7:33:52 AM

Best answer selected by djrkillerx.