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First Time, will this work?

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January 11, 2013 7:30:43 AM

mmmmm this is my first time building a computer will this work? iam only using it for playing games and photoshop

case:Cooler Master Storm Trooper
HardDrive: Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green SATA3
SSD: Samsung 840 Series 120GB
PSU:Corsair AX860 860W
Motherboard:Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H
Memory:G.SKILL Tridentx F3-2400C10D-16GTX 16GB 2X8GB DDR3-2400
Video Card:Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670
CPU:Intel Core i7 3770K

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January 12, 2013 12:37:39 AM

I'll move this over to the Systems forum. You'll get more responses there.
January 12, 2013 12:38:12 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Systems by Buwish
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January 12, 2013 12:51:03 AM

It will technically all work and fit together, but it's majorly overkill for what you want to do.

- 840 isn't very great, it's gotten mixed reviews leaning more on negatives. I suggest getting the 840 Pro, Vertex 4, Crucial M4, or Plextor M5S or M5P instead.
- PSU is too much, even 750w will be more than enough for SLI 670.
- Motherboard is okay, but you can get the cheaper ones if you don't need the UD5H's extra ports
- You do not need 2400MHz nor 16gb of RAM for gaming and photoshop. You'll barely even use 8gb, and there's only like 1-2 fps gain between 1600 and 2400MHz.
- An i5-3570K would cater to you needs, there is not much difference between that and the i7-3770K, the only edge the i7 has over the i5 is hyperthreading which games DO NOT use, and is only ever useful for heavy multi-threaded tasks such as video rendering.
January 12, 2013 6:13:52 AM

i wanted to get the ud5h becuase it was said to be really durable btw is that even true?
January 15, 2013 12:12:40 AM

Not sure what you mean by "durable", but in terms of OC, most hardcore OC'ers have used Gigabyte boards to reach record-breaking clocks.

For general use though, any of the top 3 (ASUS, Gigabyte, and ASRock) would be just as good as each other.