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January 13, 2014 2:33:28 AM

Please help me see if this is a good gaming rig and if these parts are compatible. Please post your opinions please?

CPU Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Cor

CPU Cooler Cooler Master RR-T612-20PK-R1 82.9 CFM Rifle Bearing $49.98

Motherboard Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 $79.99

Storage Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" SSD $142.80
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $59.98

Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB $502.98

Sound Card Asus Xonar Essence STX $186.98

Case BitFenix Shinobi Window (White) ATX Mid Tower $74.76

Power Supply Corsair 500W ATX12V $29.99

Optical Drive Lite-On iHOS104-08 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Drive $52.37

Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) $99.98

Monitor Asus VS248H-P 24.0" $169.48

Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K90 $133.00

Mouse Logitech G9x Wired Laser $77.98

Headphones Astro A40 Circumaural Wired Headset + MixAmp Pro - Black

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a b 4 Gaming
January 13, 2014 2:36:28 AM

You'll have to post either a link to the rig or a list of parts mate ;) 
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a b 4 Gaming
January 13, 2014 2:42:45 AM

1) Scrap the 680. Go for a 770 instead, they are exactly the same graphics card, and the 770s can generally be found for cheaper anyway.

2) Don't get such an expensive sound card, they are generally always not worth the money, and especially PC PCI based sound cards as well (they use cheap parts, put 'em in a fancy shell and sell them for high prices)

3) With the money saved from graphics card and sound card, get a better PSU. Either a 650w for 750w would be plenty, but personally I wouldn't risk a 680/770 with only 500w, especially if you plan to overclock in the slightest.

*edit* Please don't bump, it's being replied to, some people may not even see the thread for a while, if at all.
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