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December 23, 2012 12:08:57 PM

Hi Eveyone,

I'm looking to buid my own PC for the first time. I've done just about as much research as I can do, and selected the components I think would be best for my budget. I would like see if someone would mind taking the time to double check me for compatibility, and let me know if I'm making any errors.

The computer is going to be primarily for gaming and watching hi-def movies, with a 60" LED as a monitor.

Processor= Intel Core i7-3770K BX80667i73770K Processor
Fan= Corsair CWCH60 Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard= Intel BOXDZ77GAL70K Socket LGA1155 Desktop Board
GPU= Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti 66NPH7DV6XXZ Video Card
HDD= Toshiba HDKPC03 DT01ACA100 1TB Hard Drive
SSD= Samsung 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 120GB Solid State Drive
Memory= Corsair CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10 Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit - 32GB (4x 8GB)
Case= Cooler Master RC-932-KKN5-GP HAF 932 Advance Full Tower Case - ATX
DVD= Lite-On IHAS124-04 Internal DVD Writer
PSU= Corsair HX850W 850w Modular Power Supply - Single Rail
Windows 7

**Edit- Changed from stock #'s to item names

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December 23, 2012 12:19:43 PM

Dude... people are nice and are willing to help out, but not to the point of plugging in stock numbers into TigerDirect to get the items. List out the item names, not the parts numbers.
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December 23, 2012 1:12:39 PM

^ +1 listen to him
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December 23, 2012 2:33:25 PM

My apologies. I thought it would be easier to look up by stock number than by the item itself. I have edited my original post.

Thank you
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December 23, 2012 2:41:13 PM

Jay-84 said:
My apologies. I thought it would be easier to look up by stock number than by the item itself. I have edited my original post.

Thank you

you have great build :) 

but if you want to save more, i can tell that 32GB ram is too much. even 16 GB cant be utilized fully except for heavy virtual machine.

and stay away from intel MOBO. they have less support compared to popular brand like asrock, asus, and gigabyte

and for corsair h60. i bet you already knew that it was noisy.... i owned it once, and just for 1 week i swapped my h60 with 212 evo for better performance and less noise

just my 0.02 someone can correct me for a better setup
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December 23, 2012 3:00:45 PM

AMD Radeon said:
you have great build :) 

but if you want to save more, i can tell that 32GB ram is too much. even 16 GB cant be utilized fully except for heavy virtual machine.

and stay away from intel MOBO. they have less support compared to popular brand like asrock, asus, and gigabyte

and for corsair h60. i bet you already knew that it was noisy.... i owned it once, and just for 1 week i swapped my h60 with 212 evo for better performance and less noise

just my 0.02 someone can correct me for a better setup



Thank you for your help.

For the memory, is it better to go with 2 x 8Gb or 4 x 4Gb?
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December 23, 2012 3:33:31 PM

Jay-84 said:
Thank you for your help.

For the memory, is it better to go with 2 x 8Gb or 4 x 4Gb?


2 x 8Gb the absolute choice. less power, more rooms for upgrade, and cheaper. current RAM tech is only limited to dual channel, nothing is 4 channel ;) 
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December 23, 2012 3:38:34 PM

Thank you again for your help. I've changed the MOBO to Gigabyte, the fan to the EVO 212, and down to 16G of RAM.

I'll be sure to get back to y'all and let you know how it goes!!
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December 23, 2012 3:39:52 PM

Best answer selected by Jay-84.
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