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 Post subject: My first rig
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:09 pm 
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hey can someone tell me if these components are compatible:

Case: Raidmax Cobra Mid-Tower Gaming case w/ Side-Panel

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570k

CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan Push-Pull Config

MOBO: AsRock Z77 Extreme4 Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/IRST

RAM: 8GB (4GBX2) DDR3/1600MHz

Video Card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 video card ((EVGA Superclocked) what does this mean?Also is this a good card for like runescape/Dota/Dota2 games or should i get the EVGA 670))

PSU: 750 Watts -Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 80 Plus (is this enough?)

Primary Drive: 120 GB SAMSUNG 840 SERIES SATA-3
DATA DRIVE: 1TB WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR BLACK SATA-3

THIS WILL RUN ME ABOUT $1300 MORE OR LESS
WHAT MONITOR DO YOU GUYS RECOMMEND I LIKE THE DELL WITH REALLY THIN BOARDERS

(ALSO THE CASE SAID IT SUPPORTS 10"x12" motherboards will the AsRock z77 Extreme fit and do you think i can build this or should i buy off cyberpower? )


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 Post subject: Re: My first rig
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:48 pm 
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Welcome to the forums.

Case is pretty nice! I like it.

All your components look compatible. Nice job.

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Video Card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 video card ((EVGA Superclocked) what does this mean?Also is this a good card for like runescape/Dota/Dota2 games or should i get the EVGA 670))

I believe you're referring to the Superclocked - that means eVGA has OC'd the video card (stock is 915MHz; the Superclocked is 980MHz).
As for the games you're playing, that card should be more than sufficient @ 1080.

As for the monitor, I'm probably not the best person to ask (price and size are the two things I look for) and I don't care if it's TN. Maybe someone else can give you some advice.

One recommendation: if you can swing it, get a 240GB SSD - it's the new sweet spot IMO.

Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: My first rig
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:08 am 
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Don't get the Hydro Cooler (especially the H60). Don't even consider water cooling unless you're doing hefty overclocks. Get a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo or similar instead. Drop the PSU to about 600W if you want to save some money.

As for monitors, I'm partial to eIPS monitors now like the Dell U2412M. They don't offer any more color accuracy than TNs, but the viewing angles on eIPS monitors is a godsend compared to TN. Probably isn't really noticeable in games though.


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 Post subject: Re: My first rig
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:23 am 
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thankyou so much for your input :)
Just 1 more thing idk if the case will fit my motherboard even tho the case supports standard atx the case dimesions for mobo in newegg said it was 10"x"12 and the mobo is like 12"x 8.6"


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 Post subject: Re: My first rig
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:52 am 
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It fits. The Extreme4 is a lopped off board, to cut costs I presume. Just be careful with the install since it's not affixed on the one side, makes it a little flimsy. It's functional but I do avoid this board. Better price:performance option is the UD3 or UD5H, by far.

Even still, have you considered an mATX case and board? Hard to beat the form factor and the $60 deal on the Pro4-M and Rosewill cases for as little as $20 and the superior Silverstone PS07 for $70.


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