Are these computer parts compatible? Would you recommend different parts?

Hello everyone, I'm looking to build my first gaming pc and right now I'm choosing parts that I will order to build my pc with. I'm not that great with computer hardware, but are these parts good? I have a $3000 budget.

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

Motherboard: Intel BOXDZ68BC LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Processor: Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I72600

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9B

PSU: PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply

GPU: Two of these:

EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SSD: Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit

Optical Drive: SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Combo Model SH-B123L LightScribe Support - OEM

Monitor: SAMSUNG P2770FH ToC Rose Black 27" 1ms Full HD HDMI LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 70,000:1 (1,000:1)

Thanks everyone and let me know what you think, because I'm sure you know more then I do.


Mouse: RAZER Naga Molten RZ01-00280500-R3M1 Black 17 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 5600 dpi Special Edition Gaming Mouse

Keyboard: Logitech G510 Black 18 Function Keys USB Wired Gaming Keyboard

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Update 3:

Is two radeon 7970s really necessary? Or will just one be able to run current games at highest settings?

3 Answers

  • Person
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    1. What are you doing with that board?? Intel makes great CPUs, but their motherboards are crap. Get a nice Asus board instead, Z68 chipset.

    2. Why an i7 2600? Get a 2600k, a good cooler, and overclock the crap out of it.

    3. The Radeon 7970 is only a tad more expensive than the GTX 580 and will beat it silly, especially in Crossfire. Don't bother with the 580. Get a couple of 7970s.

    4. Really, 16GB of RAM is a waste.

    5. At least get a BluRay drive that can also burn DVDs, if not a BD-RW drive.

    6. DO NOT GET A NAGA. I had one. I RMA'd it twice due to tracking issues and failed buttons. After the third time, I gave up even though it was STILL in warranty. Razer is overpriced garbage.

    Much better motherboard. Should do just fine. Two Radeon 7970s aren't truly necessary, but heck, with that budget, why the hell not? Then you can get three of those displays, run Eyefinity (where all three are treated as a single large display, makes for massive high-res gaming) and not have to worry about chugging.

    Seth, Ivy Bridge is due to land late March/early April. He has a 2+ month wait, and Ivy Bridge performance is really only a tad higher than Sandy Bridge. This revision is about lowering power consumption while giving the integrated graphics a major boost, which doesn't matter here anyway.

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  • 8 years ago

    I agree with the user "Someone" a lot except for the processor part. If you want your computer NOW then go for the 2600K but if you really want a good processor, you may just want to wait like a little over a month and get Ivy Bridge since its better, uses less power, enhances video card capabilities, and when it comes out, better motherboards will come out to match it. For the best of the best computer, Id wait a little.

    Source(s): Im a computer guy
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  • 8 years ago

    $3K budget! FTW! i am also shopping for a new build and i only have a $350 budget!

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