New PC compatibility check

By AdamXz
Oct 13, 2012
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  1. I've been wanting to build a gaming rig for quite some time and finally racked up the money to afford it. The last stop is to make sure it's all compatible, which I need help with. This is what's going into the rig:

    Case: CM Storm Enforcer
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX
    Graphics card: Asus GTX 660 Ti
    Memory: G.Skill 8GB DDR3
    Processor: Intel Core i7 2600k 3.4GHz Socket 1155 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
    Power supply: Coolermaster 650 watts

    The rest is pretty self explanatory I think.

    Do these parts work together? All help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,739   +3,707

    I'll give a (y)!
  3. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    You don't need an i7 for gaming, Hyperthreading doesn't help unless you're doing CPU intensive work. Drop down to an i5 3570K and spend the money you saved on an SSD. Also I suggested an Ivy Bridge 3570K over a Sandy Bridge 2500K because it's 5-10% quicker and pretty much the same price.

    The PSU in that bundle isn't a great one, I'd recommend this 550W XFX Core plus a case of your choice.

    Otherwise that looks a great gaming build!

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