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Also is there much of a difference between the GA-Z77-D3H and the GA-Z77X-D3H, looking online there doesn't seem to be?

Biggest difference is that the Z77 only has a single PCIe 3.0 slot, where the Z77X has two. I'm not sure if the Z77 has the "ultra durable" stuff the Z77X has either. On balance, though, I'd get the Z77X.
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Hi, Ive been lurking on these forums for a while now. I'm going to build my first PC soon, I just wanted to know if these specs are ok and if everything goes well together.

Im not set on the SSD so it may change to another brand. Is there be anything else i should get?




I have a few questions about my components;

Is my motherboard compatible with the processor?
Is the power supply enough for the pc?
I went with 1600 RAM is there any difference with higher and lower ones?
Should i go with a different cooler or is the H80 still good?

Thanks in advance for all your help smile.gif
Everything is compatible.
I recommend an NZXT havik 140 CPU cooler instead of the one you have; it is at a much better price point.
Higher speed RAM goes faster; 2133MHz is the best with an Ivy bridge chip, but it really doesn't matter that much any more with Intel
You can support a GTX 670 with a 500 watt power supply.

Otherwise, everything you have there is good.
    
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Biggest difference is that the Z77 only has a single PCIe 3.0 slot, where the Z77X has two. I'm not sure if the Z77 has the "ultra durable" stuff the Z77X has either. On balance, though, I'd get the Z77X.

Well they both have Ultra Durable 4 Classic = Ultra Durable 4 minus 2oz Copper PCB, only the UD3H+ has it (but its more a marketing thing than something really useful, I recall there was a review back on EP45-UD3R days which was the first motherboard with that technology and they got like +30 MHz on the memory, not something actually significant).
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I recommend an NZXT havik 140 CPU cooler instead of the one you have; it is at a much better price point.

Yeah, the Havik has often a good value but the Thermalright Macho kills it for £38.

More than 1600 MHz on the memory will not bring any significant difference. And AMD GPUs are the way to go right now, Kepler is expensive and has bit crippled memory (both in quantity and bandwidth).
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A 550 watts PSU is fine for a single GTX 660 Ti system you can find the list with the good ones here

Dont just pick a Corsair as the first thing you might find one from the list cheaper

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies
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If you have plans on doing a CF/SLI setup in the future, just get a 750W.
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If you have plans on doing a CF/SLI setup in the future, just get a 750W.

650W is plenty for it.
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If you have plans on doing a CF/SLI setup in the future, just get a 750W.

650W will be plenty.
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Thanks, i'll look into the Power Supply thread list smile.gif
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So Ive updated the list, its just the Heatsink and I need about drive to install games to.

The Noctua NH-D14 is meant to be a good, but doesn't look like it supports my socket. I'm also looking at the NZXT havik 140
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