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Will my new build work? First time build

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December 3, 2012 2:47:44 AM

Hello, this is my first build and I'm still way open to suggestions. I plan on gaming with this PC as well as daily use movies/web. Not only is this my first build but my PC (hardware) understanding is not that great, though has improved greatly over the last few days. So I guess what I really am asking is, is this all compatible? and is it a solid gaming setup? Thanks in advance for any input




-Corsair Carbide Series 500R
-EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB
-Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost)
-ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
-Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM SATA
-ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
-G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3
-CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire
-CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CWCH60) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
-Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

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December 3, 2012 3:11:52 AM

Looks like a very good build. You sure you don't want the unlocked 3570K processor? You went with liquid cooling and a z77 boards so something tells me you had overclocking in mind.

December 3, 2012 3:13:57 AM

Oh man, I sure do! thought that's what i had :) 
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December 3, 2012 3:23:19 AM

Yeah, you want the processor ending in "K" for overclocking.

Also, that h60 isn't really that high performance. You will probably get higher overclocks with a beastly air cooler that cost the same.
December 3, 2012 3:36:39 AM

Yes, thank you for that, I know have it on my to buy list. I guess I was under the impression that liquid cooling would be the best. what would you recommend as far as air cooling?