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Can anyone help me out please! What are the main components that I should look out for, for when it comes to making sure that my system will be compatible? I don't know whether it should only be the Motherboard, Hard Drive, Power Supply, Graphics Card, Sound Card, Processor and Optical Drive.

I am new to building a PC so if anyone could give me suggestions I'd be more than greatful! since do I have to buy the SATA data cables seperately, and if so how many?! Also I have researched online on many forums and people have said to mainly stick with a specific manufacturer. So far for my Graphics Card, Wireless Card and Motherboard is with Asus.

Graphics Card: Asus Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II (2GB, GDDR5, mini HDMI, 2x DVI, Nvidia SLI Technology, Overlclock on arrival)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth P67 1150 socket REV 3.0 ATX
Wireless Card: Asus N15 300mbps
Memory Module: Vegence Memory 16GB 4x

But for the Processor: Intel core i5 2300 2.8GHz, the Sound Card: is a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE and the Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200rpm 16mb cache. And for the Optical Drive: LG BH08LS20 AUAR 8x internal BDRW Black.

I would just like to know if all these components are compatible. If any of you could help me with this I would really appreciate it!

PS: Is the Sabertooth P67 compatible with Nvidia's SLI technology.
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the cpu is 1155 socket, not 1150, wont work
   
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yes, the sabertooth is sli able (look at my build)
also, if u could buy the i52500k cpu, its much better bang for buck
   
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the cpu is 1155 socket, not 1150, wont work

LMAO did you even read the model of the mobo its a Sabertooth p67 They dont even make 1150 socket mobo's yet.

The parts list looks ok.... although the mobo is quite dated.... imo.

what is your budget i am sure someone can list you a more recent build for a tad bit less or just generally better.
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LMAO did you even read the model of the mobo its a Sabertooth p67 They dont even make 1150 socket mobo's yet.
The parts list looks ok.... although the mobo is quite dated.... imo.
what is your budget i am sure someone can list you a more recent build for a tad bit less or just generally better.

um yea i did, sorry i dont KNOW EVERY SINGLE MOBO EVER MADE,
   
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the cpu is 1155 socket, not 1150, wont work

just a typo, board he posted is 1155

i would also agree on going with a i5 2500K or i5 3570K for extra performance
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um yea i did, sorry i dont KNOW EVERY SINGLE MOBO EVER MADE,

umm as listed in your sig you seem to have it... I don't understand......rolleyes.gif

^no offense btw just pointing it out that people sometimes make mistakes and typos?
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All those components will work fine together.
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I was wondering if there are any Processor Coolers that do not require Thermal Paste? or is the best option to go for is a water cooling system?

Also I have decided to go for an Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU (4 x 3.40GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 6Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)
would this effect the other components in any way? like the cables won't connect to the sockets or any thing else?

Oh and would the water cooler have to support the 1155 socket or are they compatible entirely? because I was looking at the Zalman Reserator 1 V2 on Amazon.
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you need to use thermal interface material (TIM) for any cooler (stock, air, water etc). Also for the money you'd be better off getting a RASA kit -
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14182/ex-wat-181/XSPC_Rasa_750_RX240_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_RX240_Radiator_and_Free_Kill_Coil.html?tl=g30c321s1310
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