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February 14, 2013 12:09:15 PM

Building a new computer for some semi hardcore gaming, I want to make sure all the parts are compatible

Case: Corsair 400R Mid Case - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0055Q7BR4/ref=ox_sc_a...

PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005E98FVS/ref=ox_sc_a...

GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II OC Edition - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007ZT2E1C/ref=ox_sc_a...

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K(OCing to 4.5ghz) - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZ0E1K/ref=ox_sc_a...

CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H100i - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009ZN2NH6/ref=ox_sc_a...

RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866 MHZ - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Z1CVHW/ref=ox_sc_a...

Boot Drive: Crucial m4 64GB mSATA Internal Solid State Drive - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008393M2S/ref=ox_sc_a...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036Q7MV0/ref=ox_sc_a...

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I just want to make sure all these parts are completely compatible, I will be using Arctic Silver thermal paste, this is my first build. I know the ram is a waste of money, but it looks way too cool to pass up, and is high quality. The mSATA SSD is compatible because my motherboard comes with an adapter. My main concern was if the ASUS GTX 680 would interfere with my ram slots or sata, heres a screenshot of motherboard,
http://rog.asus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/maximus-...

My case supports up to 12.6 inches, and the card is 11.8, but my motherboard is only 9.6, I just want to make sure everything goes okay. Thanks for any feedback ahead of time, i'm open to any tips/suggestions.

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February 14, 2013 12:27:26 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Du5Q

No problems detected. I also recommend getting atleast 120GB of SSD just for Windows + a few of your favorite games + maybe a few apps.'

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February 14, 2013 12:30:23 PM

Also, I'm assuming that you looked at ASUS' guide to overclocking on the mATX board and that's why you want the Dominator RAM. Most " semi " hardcore gamers will be satisfied with some " basic " 8 GB RAM such as Corsair Vengeance.
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February 14, 2013 12:33:22 PM

Finally, there isn't THAT much of a difference between 680 and 670 so I would get the 670 if I were you, just to save some money.
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February 14, 2013 12:37:31 PM

+1 Everything he said.

Dominator is just marketing IMO. The Vengeance or G.Skill Ares/Sniper would be just as good in gaming. Also, 1600MHz is literally no different with 1866MHz.

And yes, a 670 is only 5% weaker than a 680. That does not justify the price premium when the 670 can easily be OC'd past the 680 clocks.

Closed-loop water coolers are majorly inferior to custom loops, they perform roughly the same as air coolers. I suggest getting a custom kit or just use a high-end aircooler like the NH-D14 or Silver Arrow.
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