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February 9, 2013 7:00:53 PM

Below is the setup I am planning on buying, hoping someone can check this setup for any compatibility issues. Also, any recommendations would be appreciated.

1 CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139006

1 SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820147188

1 Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136533

1 LG Electronics Blu-ray Disc Combo Internal SATA 12X Lightscribe with 3D Play Back, Model CH12LS28 Retail
Item #: 0R4-000B-00001

1 NZXT Kraken X40 RL-KRX40-01 140mm Ultra Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Item #: N82E16835146027

1 NZXT Crafted Series Phantom Black / Green Trim Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811146079

1 GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128562

1 Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820
Item #: N82E16819115229

1 CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10
Item #: N82E16820233246

1 NZXT FS-200RB-GLED 200mm SILENT Green LED Fan with ON/OFF Switch
Item #: N82E16835146005

1 EVGA SuperClocked+ 03G-P4-3663-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814130812

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February 9, 2013 7:06:22 PM

What are you buying it for?
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February 12, 2013 12:08:16 AM

Primarily gaming. I am mainly concerned with any potential compatibility issues.
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February 12, 2013 9:05:22 AM

like third of your components listed is a overkill for gaming
thats the top components for gaming: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/D1x5 anything else is overkill (i mean cpu, mobo, psu ,ram)
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February 12, 2013 6:28:02 PM

butremor said:
like third of your components listed is a overkill for gaming
thats the top components for gaming: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/D1x5 anything else is overkill (i mean cpu, mobo, psu ,ram)


I agree, there's zero point in X79 for a gaming rig - too much investment for not a lot of payoff. I'm also not sure I would purchase a BD-R drive either.

Here's what I would get with your budget:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($192.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1866.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 15:23 EST-0500)
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