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February 10, 2013 1:21:12 PM

I am looking to build my own gaming pc but im not a big computer nerd so have no idea if these parts are compatible so need help. these are the parts i have selected but have no idea if they will work together.

Processor: intel core i7-3770k
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Memory: Corsair CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B 16GB (4x4GB) 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Blu Memory Four Module Kit
Case: Cooler Master HAF X USB 3.0 XL ATX case
Cooler: Antec Kuhler H2O 920
Graphics Card: EVGA GTX 680 2GB GDDR5
Power supply: Seasonic P-1000 ATX 1000w Platinum series
Boot Storage: Vertex 4 128GB
Hard Drive: Western Digital Black 2TB

I have no idea if these are compatible so please help.

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February 10, 2013 1:34:26 PM

sure.. they are compatible.... but no... they are not a good pick.


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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter) need only this cpu for gaming, the 3770k will not get you any further
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg) great cooler, if you wish i would rather go for h100
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg) need 8gb for todays gaming, if you wish go for 16, your choice.
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($132.03 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg) the 680is only about ~5% better performance, save money and go for 670
Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 ATX Full Tower Case ($159.99 @ Amazon) Cooler master cases are also great
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($127.49 @ Amazon) more than enough power
Total: $1313.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-10 10:32 EST-0500)


if you still wish to spend more money, do 2x670 SLI set up and bump the PSU to 850watt.
February 10, 2013 2:04:24 PM

gussrtk said:
sure.. they are compatible.... but no... they are not a good pick.


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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter) need only this cpu for gaming, the 3770k will not get you any further
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg) great cooler, if you wish i would rather go for h100
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg) need 8gb for todays gaming, if you wish go for 16, your choice.
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($132.03 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg) the 680is only about ~5% better performance, save money and go for 670
Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 ATX Full Tower Case ($159.99 @ Amazon) Cooler master cases are also great
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($127.49 @ Amazon) more than enough power
Total: $1313.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-10 10:32 EST-0500)


if you still wish to spend more money, do 2x670 SLI set up and bump the PSU to 850watt.


Ill check this out man thanks very much just one question, will the graphics card and the i5 prcessor be able to play high end games like battlefield 3 as well as my choice?
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February 10, 2013 2:09:35 PM

yeah for sure, you will be playing on ultra
February 10, 2013 2:15:58 PM

gussrtk said:
yeah for sure, you will be playing on ultra


Thanks man. If I do go for this what 16GB memory would you recomend instead of the 8GB?
February 10, 2013 8:46:33 PM

Pringle Monsters said:
Thanks man. If I do go for this what 16GB memory would you recomend instead of the 8GB?

i like corsair, there are some nice vengeance packs for good price like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

pesonally i got corsair dominator platinum 2x8gb, but it was really expensive, i got it for about 130$ w/ free shipping though cuz futureshop F****ed up so they gave me an extra discount



a lot of people like g.skill as well but last time i looked 2x8gb i found only blue ones which looked weird
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