1st full Build - Compatible? OC afterwards


Firstly as a new member Id best say Hello,I couldnt find a new members section.

Im in the process of purchasing the parts that I hae researched and feel are best suited for my needs. But as a precaution I wanted to get peoples opinions on these components and if they are compatible.

The main use of my rig will be movies/streaming and some gaming. I am looking for incredibly smooth fast operation and the best possible performace/quality i can get witehout breaking the bank.

I have a list of what I'd like to purchase; with the idea that I will be overclocking once built.

CPU - I5-3570K 3.4Ghz

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB

RAM - Corsair Vegeance LP 16Gb DDR3 PC3-12800

PSU - NovaTech Powerstation Black Edition 1000W ATX2

HDD - Samsung 2Tb SpinPoint F4

SDD to boot from - Sandisk Extreme 120Gb ATX-600

Cooling - Thinking about the Enermax ELC120-TA or the Corsair Hydro Series™ H90 140mm

Graphics card im not sure. Im thinking GeForce GTX 660 Superclocked 2Tb GDRR5

What are the thoughts about these parts and compatibility.

Im going to be OCing when all built, what are the thoughts about the ease and performace expected from the above list.

Would the cooling be adequate?

Think I have covered everything. Like to hear your thoughts on all and the graphics card ideas.

Thanks eeveryone

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  1. whats ur usage. and max budget, and country of origin thanks.
  2. iceclock said:
    whats ur usage. and max budget, and country of origin thanks.

    Hi Iceclock,

    I think i mentioned, if not my mind said it but hands forgot to type. I mainly want to play movie and streaming programmes and some gaming. I wouldnt say nothing extreme but I want to have to power/speed and capability there to do anthing in the near future that I may get into.

    As for budget, I am buying the parts over a couple of months so the parts listed off the top of my head come to approx £600-£700 (GBP) and i believe the graphics card i go for will be around £130 - £200.

    If i need someething that people say would be worth upgrading to then I will just save monies til the month after and then purchase said part.

    Im from the UK.

  3. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJMw
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJMw/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zJMw/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£76.20 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£67.68 @ Aria PC)
    Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£78.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£159.98 @ Novatech)
    Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£43.98 @ Novatech)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £709.23
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-26 21:39 GMT+0000)

    this looks good to me
  4. If that's your plan buy the gpu, cpu and mobo last. New gpus and cpus will be coming out in the Spring.
  5. IceClock - Thanks for looking and making the list. Ill look at some of the parts you listed to see if they are what i'd like. I looked around for the parts I listed and would like to stick to them unless people have bad reviews/problems with them.

    Goodeggray - Thanks for the heads up. Whos planning on bringing out new models? Hopefully the models before will slightly drop.
  6. well ok keep ur ur parts, except get the hydro 80i watercooler.

    and this as a ps. that powersupply sounds horrible.


    that ps mostly is a generic inhouse brand and wouldnt recommand it.

    the xfx is of high interior and exterieur design.

    and will have more power than u need.
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