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Hey guys so I'm getting a new pc and this is the first time I'll have built a pc myself (I custom built 1 before but didn't assemble it myself.) Any way I was wondering if all the parts were compatible. The PC is for primarily gaming at the moment. So here are the specs in no particular order.

Edit: Ok so here is the final (hopefully) product:

CoolerMaster HAF-X Full Tower

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 64-bit

Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s 64MB 7200RPM Hard Drive

MSI GeForce GTX 690 915MHz 4GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI (second in time to come)

Sony Optiarc 24x Internal DVD Multi Writer (DVD-RW/RAM)

Corsair Memory Cooling Hydro Series H100

Intel Core i7-3770K S1155 3.5GHz 8MB

ASRock Z77 Professional S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX

Crucial 128GB m4 SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Solid State Drive

G.Skill 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 2133MHz DIMM CL11 Ripjaw Z

Corsair Memory 1050W Professional Series HX1050 Power Supply

Many thanks to everyone who helped so far (+repped most if not all of you) I have taken lots of your advice and picked out parts as similar as I could to the ones suggested. I would greatly appreciate one last compatibility check to make 100% sure that all the parts will work together when I get them. Also want to make 100% sure that I have enough power for everything, if those to things get the A-OK then I will be purchasing this weekend. smile.gif

Thanks guys,

Chris.
Edited by TheeNinjaCat - 5/11/12 at 8:20am
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With A Z77 board maybe consider Ivybridge (3770k or 3570K), or even SB-E if you have the budget which I would imagine you do consider your components. Other than that it looks like a great build!
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Thanks for the quick reply. Regarding the possible different processor the site I'm buying off doesn't have the biggest selection but it is decent, so the only processor it has out of the ones you mentioned is the 3770k and I'm wondering what the difference is as they both have the same clock speed and are very similar in price so is there a reason to get that over the 2700k? Also I forgot to mention that I probably will overclock in the future so is the 3770k better for that or what?
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the build is completely overkill , looks like u just went with the best parts avalible in store. if you want any advice tell us how much the minimum and maximum you are willing to spend , what games you play , what resolution(how many monitors) do you need any professional gaming peripherals ? gaming monitor/s ? how you feel about water cooling the whole rig and not using the h100 h2o for dummies ? =)

oh and btw i could be wrong but i do think that you cant SLI the GTX 690 on that board since its a dual GPU card so if you put 2 of those in SLI it will use x4x4x4x4 on that board instead of x8x8 like with single GPU cards also you dont need a 1200W power supply for that build since one card will use 300w at 100% load so 600w for 2 cards and around 250-300 more for overclocked CPU some HDDs and case fans.

for SLI 690 your gonna need a mobo like this EVGA Z68 FTW 160-SB-E689-KR
Edited by RabbitGT - 5/10/12 at 3:03pm
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The 3770k has true usb 3.0 support built in.

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Thanks for the quick reply. Regarding the possible different processor the site I'm buying off doesn't have the biggest selection but it is decent, so the only processor it has out of the ones you mentioned is the 3770k and I'm wondering what the difference is as they both have the same clock speed and are very similar in price so is there a reason to get that over the 2700k? Also I forgot to mention that I probably will overclock in the future so is the 3770k better for that or what?

In general, it's probably a better idea to get a Z77 motherboard and a 3770k. Newer tech, better power efficiency, and more features. To name a few, PCI 3.0, USB 3.0 on board.

As another person said, you won't need a 1200w PSU for that build. An 850w should be more than enough.

I'd also recommend getting either an OCZ Vertex 4, Samsung 830, or Crucial M4 over the Corsair Force GT.
     
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The reason I went with very good parts is because I would like the pc to last me for as long as possible. The minimum I'm willing to spend? Is there really a minimum? I mean if you can get me a good pc for a euro I'll take it lol. Maximum? Around 2500 euro with a little leeway. I play many games Cod4, BF3, Skyrim etc. At the moment 1 monitor at 1920x1080 but plan on getting 1 to 2 more at the same resolution in time. No peripherals needed. As for the water cooling I'm not really sure as I don't know much at all about watercooling so maybe you could explain what watercooling the whole rig would entail?


Ok so I will switch the 2700k with the 3770k.

It seems my main choices for ssd on the site I'm using are:OCZ Technology 120GB Agility 3 SSD Series SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Solid State Drive, Samsung 128GB 830 Series SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" SSD, OCZ Technology 120GB Vertex 2 Series SATA-300 3.5" Solid State and also a fem intel ones, so any of these better than my current selection?

Is the 850w enough for possible overclocking/another graphics card in future?
Edited by TheeNinjaCat - 5/10/12 at 3:15pm
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The reason I went with very good parts is because I would like the pc to last me for as long as possible. The minimum I'm willing to spend? Is there really a minimum? I mean if you can get me a good pc for a euro I'll take it lol. Maximum? Around 2500 euro with a little leeway. I play many games Cod4, BF3, Skyrim etc. At the moment 1 monitor at 1920x1080 but plan on getting 1 to 2 more at the same resolution in time. No peripherals needed. As for the water cooling I'm not really sure as I don't know much at all about watercooling so maybe you could explain what watercooling the whole rig would entail?
Ok so I will switch the 2700k with the 3770k.
I will have a look at different ssd's.
Is the 850w enough for possible overclocking/another graphics card in future?

If you're looking at doing Quadfire (2x GTX690's) it may be prudent to get a 1000w-1200w PSU. 690's are 300w TDP each.

Water cooling is an option, but it adds a lot of thought and planning to your build. A good place to start research is in the Water Cooling Essentials thread. Also keep in mind it may be a few months before water cooling the GTX690 is an option, there are currently no waterblocks available for that card.
     
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Well it seems from one of the replies above that 2 690's is not an option with my mobo.

Does the 690 really need to be cooled that much?

The watercooling I have planned doesn't require much planning or anything does it?
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in EU i would go for something like this with ur budget :
436

and all the money thats left put into water cooling the whole rig. thats what i call future proof =)
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