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Custom rig?

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November 26, 2012 8:27:14 PM

Hey dudes

Thinking of making a new rig, but unfamiliar with the components and sizes, since I haven't bought them yet.
Just have a few questions:

1) Will the components fit on the mobo and subsequently in the case (I know the CPU and mobo are 1155, so no probs there, I mean the GPU)?
2) Will there be a major bottleneck or is it balanced?
3) Any recommendations on alternative components?

Note:
I'm not planning on OCing, so doubt I'll need too elaborate a CPU cooler, but still something different from the stock cooler...
Also, my budget is around the £800 mark

COMPONENTS

Case: Zalman Z9 Plus Midi Tower Case
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570k
GPU: Nvidia (EVGA GF) GTX 660Ti
RAM: Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C​9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA III 6 Gbps
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2UK 600W
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90.AUAA50​B 24x SATA DVD Rewriter
CPU cooler: Zalman CNPS8900
Extra fans: 2 x Arctic Cooling ARCTIC F12 PWM (120mm)

Mouse: Razer Abyssus
Keyboard: Logitech G110

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November 26, 2012 8:48:14 PM

If you're not going to OC, the aftermarket fan is just money burned. May as well drop down from a K processor to one that is locked.
November 26, 2012 8:52:29 PM

J_E_D_70 said:
If you're not going to OC, the aftermarket fan is just money burned. May as well drop down from a K processor to one that is locked.


Not ruling out OCing (eventually), just not planning on it initially. I want the K CPU as freedom in case I decide to.
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