First build compatibility and review help!
by botisto - 6/24/12 1:20 PM
Hi all, I'm building my first gaming PC, I'm by no means a serious gamer so am keeping it cheap, but would like a general system that will last me and stay very cool as I live in a hot climate. I also wouldn't mind some upgrade potential for the future, dual GPU etc. I need some advice from the more experience as to whether this will all fit together without any compatibility problems and if anyone would recommend any alternative parts. I was thinking of having the CPU permanently mildly overclocked to around 4GHz. My proposed build is:
-Antec TWELVE HUNDRED Full Tower Gaming Case
-Intel Core i5 3570K LGA1155 CPU 3.4Ghz 6Mb Cache Ivy Bridge
-Cooler Master V8 HeatPipe Universal Cooler
-Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Grease
-Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H MB, Intel Z77 Chipset, Socket 1155, 4x DDR3
-G Skill 8G(2x4G)DDR3 2133Mhz PC3-17000 CL9(F3-17000CL9D-8GBXM)
-Sapphire HD7850 OC 2G 256Bit GDDR5 PCIE3.0 DVI HDMI 2*MiniDSP
-Seagate SATA3 3TB 7200RPM Barracuda 64mb Cache
-Samsung 22X DVDRW Black SATA
-Antec 850W CP850 ATX PSU For TWELVE-HUNDRED P183 P193 ONLY
-And I also already have an Asus Xonar DX 7.1 PCI Express audio card and a PCI Wi-Fi card and a couple more HDDs that will be going in as well
Also, the cost of all this is a bit higher then I was after so was considering dropping to an Antec Nine Hundred case and a cheaper PSU such as Thermaltake Litepower 700W ATX to save a bit of $. I would love to have a Twelve Hundred though so should i just stay with the 12 and quality PSU or is that way overkill?
And I can get three different types of the G Skill 8GB 2133Mhz ram for the same price and have no idea which is best, so which do I want out of....
Any advice would be greatly appreciated