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April 25, 2014 6:13:34 PM

I am building my first pc and these are the parts I have chosen. I was wondering if these parts are compatible with each other. Do I have enough slots for all parts, things I should change or need, Thanks.

Case-
Zalman ZM-Z11 Plus Black ATX Case, Side Panel Window, NO PSU, 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, Audio/Mic, 4x 5.25" External, 1x3.5" External, 7x Expansion Slot

Motherboard-
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer MB, Z87, 4x DDR3, 3x PCI-E3.0 x16, 6x SATA III, 6x USB 3.0, VGA, DVI, 1x HDMI In & Out, Killer E2200 Network Card, ATX

CPU-
Intel Core i5 4670 (3.40GHz / 6MB / LGA1150 / Quad Core)

Ram-
Corsair 16GB (4x4GB), PC3-12800 (1600MHz) DDR3, Vengeance LP, 9-9-9-24, 1.5V, Dual Channel Kit

Hard Drive-
Seagate 2TB Barracuda, SATA III, 7200RPM, 64MB


Disc Drive-
Pioneer BDC-207DBK Blu-Ray Combo Drive, SATA, Black, OEM - with Cyberlink Software

SSD-
Samsung 250GB SSD, 840 EVO Series, SATA III, 7mm, Read up to 540MB/s, Write up to 520MB/s

Graphics card-
Gigabyte GeForce GTX660 OC Edition (Base:1033 MHz,Boost:1098MHz), 3GB GDDR5 (6008MHz), PCI-E 3.0, 2x DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort


Power Supply-
Corsair 650W CS650M Gold Power Supply, 80 PLUS Gold, 1x ATX, 1x EPS, 4x PCI-E, 4x Molex, 6x SATA, Modular

I'm particularly worried if my power supply is suitable for all my parts
April 25, 2014 6:20:28 PM

You're good to go with all of them :) . As for the Zalman case, i guess you'll have to make some tweaks on it in order to get better ariflow inside of it. I don't know the Z11 too much but i have the Z3 Plus and i removed and cut some things off the case to make a better airflow inside and also replaced the original fans.
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April 25, 2014 6:22:41 PM

Hi, This build looks fine to me except for a few things (I'm assuming this is for gaming?)
- No unlocked processor for a Z87 motherboard
- 16GB of ram is overkill for gaming
- Graphics card seems a little under powered
Whats your budget and what are you using this PC for and then I can help you more.
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May 5, 2014 11:59:22 AM

Charlielol69 said:
Seyan said:
Hi, This build looks fine to me except for a few things (I'm assuming this is for gaming?)
- No unlocked processor for a Z87 motherboard
- 16GB of ram is overkill for gaming
- Graphics card seems a little under powered
Whats your budget and what are you using this PC for and then I can help you more.


Yeah this is for gaming.
1. are talking about overclocking, if so what do you suggest.
2. How about a 8gb ram. The motherboard can take 4 sticks
3. What graphics card should i look into?
4. My total buget is max $2000.
5. I'll be using this pc for gaming and video editing



If you are rendering videos you will want the 16GB RAM. As for the graphics card I would go with a GTX 770. Over clocking you will want a water cooling system.
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April 25, 2014 6:35:47 PM

Seyan said:
Hi, This build looks fine to me except for a few things (I'm assuming this is for gaming?)
- No unlocked processor for a Z87 motherboard
- 16GB of ram is overkill for gaming
- Graphics card seems a little under powered
Whats your budget and what are you using this PC for and then I can help you more.


Yeah this is for gaming.
1. are talking about overclocking, if so what do you suggest.
2. How about a 8gb ram. The motherboard can take 4 sticks
3. What graphics card should i look into?
4. My total buget is max $2000.
5. I'll be using this pc for gaming and video editing
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May 5, 2014 12:02:13 PM

GetOwnedGaming said:
Charlielol69 said:
Seyan said:
Hi, This build looks fine to me except for a few things (I'm assuming this is for gaming?)
- No unlocked processor for a Z87 motherboard
- 16GB of ram is overkill for gaming
- Graphics card seems a little under powered
Whats your budget and what are you using this PC for and then I can help you more.


Yeah this is for gaming.
1. are talking about overclocking, if so what do you suggest.
2. How about a 8gb ram. The motherboard can take 4 sticks
3. What graphics card should i look into?
4. My total buget is max $2000.
5. I'll be using this pc for gaming and video editing



If you are rendering videos you will want the 16GB RAM. As for the graphics card I would go with a GTX 770. Over clocking you will want a water cooling system.


Dude wth are you talking about. He cant overclock a non K cpu.

I would go with a 760 atleast, 660 is a generation old.
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May 5, 2014 12:05:38 PM

n3cw4rr10r said:
GetOwnedGaming said:
Charlielol69 said:
Seyan said:
Hi, This build looks fine to me except for a few things (I'm assuming this is for gaming?)
- No unlocked processor for a Z87 motherboard
- 16GB of ram is overkill for gaming
- Graphics card seems a little under powered
Whats your budget and what are you using this PC for and then I can help you more.


Yeah this is for gaming.
1. are talking about overclocking, if so what do you suggest.
2. How about a 8gb ram. The motherboard can take 4 sticks
3. What graphics card should i look into?
4. My total buget is max $2000.
5. I'll be using this pc for gaming and video editing



If you are rendering videos you will want the 16GB RAM. As for the graphics card I would go with a GTX 770. Over clocking you will want a water cooling system.


Dude wth are you talking about. He cant overclock a non K cpu.

I would go with a 760 atleast, 660 is a generation old.


I know he cant overclock I am not dumb. I was just saying if you overclock you will want water cooling. If his budget is 2k Go with that 770. For rending it might be nice to over clock but you will need a CPU with a "k" after its model.
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May 5, 2014 12:05:55 PM

Like a 4670k
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May 5, 2014 12:06:40 PM

Check this build out.

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.22 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($327.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ TigerDirect)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1142.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 15:06 EDT-0400)

if you are going to overclock you can replace the cpu with a 4670k. You dont need a water cooler. That air cooler will work just fine.
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May 5, 2014 12:08:47 PM

That is an AWESOME build! The two things I would change would be the motherboard and the CPU. CPU I would go with the 4670k. Motherboard I would maybe go with a z87 by MSI or asus
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