I am about to buy and build my first pc. I plan do do some fairly serious gaming. BF3 and similar. These are all the components:
CPU: Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU
MOBO: AsRock Z77 Extreme4
Case: Coolermaster Storm Enforcer Mid Tower ATX
PSU: Corsair HX750 Professional Series HX 750W ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Gold
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 3.5 inch 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB 6GB/S
RAM: Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9 LP Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz CL9 DDR3
Graphics Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II Nvidia
(Links will be at the bottom of these items from amazon)
Now my general question is will this work? I've done a lot of researching and am at the last few steps. I just want confirmation that this will all come together well. The graphics card has already been bought, but I could in theory replace it.
So is it all compatible?
Will the case be able to contain everything? To small or even to big?
Is the PSU overkill, and should I perhaps buy the cheaper bronze one instead of gold?
What do I need to do with regards to headphone jacks and USB ports?
Is there a better Hard Drive out there? There seem to be many complaints of noise where ever I look! No brand seems to be the easy choice.
Also the case seems nice, but should I spend less money on a different one? Are cases all about looks?
Only thing I would have done is put cheaper PSU (like Corsaire HX650, Antec 620 HCG) and put the difference on a 660 TI card. Remember that, the less load you put on a PSU, the less efficient it is... And >= 650w good PSU should be enough to SLI 660 cards if you want to do it later.
But, it is a nice build that will serve you well mister for mid to high quality gaming on recent games.