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My first build! Some insight to make sure it'll be good to go is appreciated!

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  • Started 1 year ago by lt13kformula
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lt13kformula
Posts: 8

My first build, these are all the parts I ordered and I hope that they'll all go together fine but I'd like a lil insight from people that know what they're doing.

Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 ATX Full Tower Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6811133191

Asus Sabertooth Z77 LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6813131821

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5Ghz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6819116501

Coolmax ZU 900w Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6817159131

G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 32GB DDR3 1866 Ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6820231529

Kingston HyperX 3K 120Gb SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6820239045

WD VelociRaptor 1Tb HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6822236243

Corsair H100 Liquid CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6835181017

Nvidea Geforce GTX 550Ti 1Gb Videocard
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/NV.....1&lp=2

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lt13kformula
Posts: 8

This doesnt include the OS, keyboard, dvd/blueray drives etc. I'm just looking to make sure the core components will be good

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warlock
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@t13kformula, Welcome to HTG. Just for future reference, you can edit your posts for up to 30 minutes.

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hArLtRoN
Posts: 766

Welcome to HTG,

The RAM is a little overkill. You would probably be fine with 8GB or 16GB. What do you plan on doing with this computer?

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lt13kformula
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Tnx for the welcoming everyone.

The RAM is a little overkill. You would probably be fine with 8GB or 16GB. What do you plan on doing with this computer? "

Hardcore Gaming and graphic design mostly

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hArLtRoN
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16GB would probably work pretty good. Whats your max budget?

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lt13kformula
Posts: 8

I already bought all the stuff, I prolly shoulda asked before I went ahead and purchased everything but I get an idea in my head and just go with it, <--(Salesman, impulse buyer) but if anything doesn't match I can always return it, neweggs pretty good bout that from what im told. the graphics card is one i've had for a while I just reused it to save money.

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hArLtRoN
Posts: 766

Everything looks like it'll work good together. Wait for Rick to come by. He's one of the more knowledgeable ones about building. I know mainly about AMD processors and such.

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lt13kformula
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Got another question I don't know the answer to, I thought my graphics card was the nvidea one listed above but i just got home and looked at it and its a EVGA GeForce GTX 560 and I was looking in the closet and i found another graphics card I forgot I had, its a BFG GeForce GTX 295, looks massive don't know alot about it though but the question is can I run both these graphics cards together? would be awesome if i could!

BFG
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6814143167

EVGA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6814130743

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ronniesonora
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No, You can run a SLI with this:

EVGA GeForce GTX 260
XFX GeForce GTX 260

You can't run SLI with this:

EVGA GeForce GTX 260
EVGA GeForce GTS 250

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lt13kformula
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@ronniesonora
im sorry i have no idea what that means

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hArLtRoN
Posts: 766

SLI is when you run two cards together. They have to be the same type but not the same brand.

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raphoenix
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I see a WD VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ for storage but no SSD for the system drive ??

You say you already ordered ??

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lt13kformula
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@harltron kk got it

@rahoenix Yah I already ordered everything but I do have a kingston 120gb ssd for the os

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ProstheticHead
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@lt13kformula. Re your video cards, have a look here. http://www.hwcompare.com/11017.....e-gtx-560/

The 295 is a monster of a card, very capable for gaming but very power hungry too. And it won't run DX11.

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lt13kformula
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Well I'll probably just use the EVGA considering im sure I'll need direct x 11 and sell the 295 after all i bought it in thrift store for like $20 so im sure i can sell it for more, I might upgrade to a newer model graphics card I gotta see how this one does after its all built up. The rig is going in my retro game room as a gaming pc, graphic design and media hub so I do want something thats gonna hook up to the 60" 1080 and do a good job.

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