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Do these components work together and are they ideal?

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January 24, 2013 2:12:52 PM

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?

Thanks in advance for any advice!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00569K7LM/ref=ox_sc...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008O0RUVU/ref=ox_sc...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004S9S218/ref=ox_sc...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007KTY4A6/ref=ox_sc...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007RUZKK6/ref=ox_sc...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006H32Q3S/ref=ox_sc...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-DirectCU-Graphics-DisplayP...

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January 24, 2013 2:27:17 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
January 24, 2013 3:33:14 PM

Everything will fit together.

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.
January 24, 2013 3:38:22 PM

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So is it all compatible?


Yup. All should work. Add a Hyper 212 Evo if you're going to overclock.

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Will the case be able to contain everything? To small or even to big?


No that case will fit everything.

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Is the PSU overkill, and should I perhaps buy the cheaper bronze one instead of gold?


You could get the Corsair TX650 and save a few bucks there, it's not as good as the HX but it will save some money and get the job done.

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What do I need to do with regards to headphone jacks and USB ports?


There's ports on the motherboard that specifically say what to plug in.

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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.


Not really unless you're adding an SSD.

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Also the case seems nice, but should I spend less money on a different one? Are cases all about looks?


Case is more of a personal preference thing than anything else. If you like that case go for it.
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