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January 1, 2013 6:22:31 PM

Hello, I'm in the process of building my first rig, and I'm at a stage where I could order most of my parts. (With the exception of heavy/aesthetic items such as the case and monitor, which I will buy in an actual store)

The question I have is this: Are all my parts compatible?

This being my first build I haven't much experience or confidence with the subject, despite studying threads similar to mine on this forum.

The parts I am ordering online are as follows:


Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z77 Extreme4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel i5 3570k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus DRW-24B5ST
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce x3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler Master GX 750W PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

8GB Corsair Vengeance
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


A side question I have is which case size will I need? Through my own research I have concluded a mid tower will be sufficient, but again, I cant be sure.

For a bit of added information, I plan on overclocking the 670 to run Crysis 3 on maximum graphics settings when it releases. Would this be possible?

I would be very grateful for any contribution you are able to make to answer any of my three questions.

Thanks in advance.
January 1, 2013 6:26:52 PM

One thing I forgot to mention, I am planning on getting another 670 to SLI with when even more demanding games than Crysis 3 are released. Would this be possible?
a b B Homebuilt system
January 1, 2013 8:06:17 PM

Yes this looks fine. If you do not have any budget, i suggest putting a SSD in there. For you case, any miditower (case that supports ATX motherboards but is not full sized) will suffice. For powersupply, get this one- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 2, 2013 2:47:18 PM

I've managed to upgrade your build while making it cheaper at the same time.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Intel BOXDZ77SL50K ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($107.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($407.55 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 950W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.34 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $929.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-02 11:46 EST-0500)
January 2, 2013 2:51:29 PM

Kamen_BG said:
I've managed to upgrade your build while making it cheaper at the same time.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Intel BOXDZ77SL50K ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($107.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($407.55 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 950W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.34 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $929.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-02 11:46 EST-0500)


950W is just borderline ridiculous honestly, as time goes on we are going to be getting hardware that requires less power, not more so it's not an attempt at "future proofing" either. At the same time it's also not high enough to run two 7970's in crossfire while overclocking so he can't even do that later if he wants to. Just a waste. You should have also considered that he might not need more storage, for most people 1TB is plenty already.
January 2, 2013 4:47:12 PM

Kamen_BG said:
I've managed to upgrade your build while making it cheaper at the same time.


I appreciate the time you've taken to choose these parts.

I'l definitely change my PSU to a Corsair instead of Coolermaster but I'l stick with 750w, and I'l upgrade to a 1.5TB HDD due to the small price increase for 500GB of extra space. I think I'l stick with the 670 though, because of this review and a number of other impartial benchmarks.
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/geforce-gtx-670-review,re...

Thanks for helping out though!
a b B Homebuilt system
January 2, 2013 11:44:47 PM

Uraken said:
Are Corsair more trusted than Coolermaster? There's only a $17 price difference, but I might change my CPU cooler if Cooler master have a bad reputation.


That coolermaster cpu cooler is one of the best budget coolers. DO NOT CHANGE IT!!!
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