FIrst Build Compatibility

This is my first build, and I need a little help/suggestions.

Would I be able to plug all the case fans into my motherboard or would I just have to plug them into my power supply? What would be the best thing to do. On a side note, I plan to add more on, which is why I got such a big case.

Also, I will be using this computer for school and gaming, if that helps.

In addition, I do not know which would be better Windows 7 or WIndows 8?

All these parts combined roughly cost 1100 (Not including my operating system) and I cannot go over that too much.

I am open to criticisms or suggestions. Thank you.



Case: Thor V2

Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi)

Power Supply: Corsair TX Series 650W (Not Modular)

CPU: I5-3570k Ivy Bridge

SSD: OCZ Vetex 4 128G

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Optical Drive: Asus Blu-ray Burner
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  1. Your CPU is designed for overclocking but your MB will not do that.

    16GB is not needed. 8GB would be fine.

    Was there a specific reason you needed a Blu-ray burner?
  2. What motherboard would you prefer.. my price range is up to 170.
    For the bluray burner: No, it was an exceptional deal and I thought might as well. Would that affect performance?
  3. low bottleneck GPU wise, get a better GPU, You don't need 16 gigs of RAM for gaming OR School just get 8 gigs with 8 timing @ 1600 Mhz.
    Replace GPU with something greater, like a 670 or 7950.
  4. Kiowa789 said:
    low bottleneck GPU wise, get a better GPU, You don't need 16 gigs of RAM for gaming OR School just get 8 gigs with 8 timing @ 1600 Mhz.
    Replace GPU with something greater, like a 670 or 7950.

    I will definitely look into that, thank you.
  5. OP what's your budget?
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