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Are my parts all compatible?


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gustafsonjake

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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127582

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139016

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131790

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131790

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115070

These are just the main parts. I'm pretty sure it is all compatible, but just to be safe. And will I need any extra cords? I'm just getting a single tb memory and 3 4gb of RAM for a total of 12. Along with a Blu-Ray player and maybe an extra fan.

Here's my case..

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146070

Thanks for any help.
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Hi gustafsonjake and :welcome:

A couple red flags. You need to research your parts a bit more thoroughly. Note the motherboard you selected supports "dual-channel" memory architecture. In order to take advantage of the increased performance dual-channel provides, you MUST install RAM in matched pairs - not sets of 3. I recommend you visit the sites for your components and download the manuals to become familiar with them.

I don't see an operating system listed. A common mistake is some users assume they can use their old Windows license on a new computer. Understand only a "boxed" full Retail license can be transferred to a new computer (or upgraded motherboard). It is illegal to use an OEM license that came with or was purchased for one computer on another computer. A disk “branded” with a computer maker’s brand name, or is labeled with “OEM/System Builder”, “Upgrade”, “Academic Edition”, or "For Distribution with a new PC only", is not transferable to a new PC (or upgraded motherboard) under any circumstances. These OEM licenses are inextricably tied to the "original equipment". So if that is the case, I recommend 64-bit Windows 7 or one of the many free Linux alternatives. Just ensure it is 64-bit since you have selected more than 4Gb of RAM.

The motherboard and PSU should come with all the cables you need.

I prefer cases with removable, washable air filters so I don't have to tear down and lug my system outside near as often. In your price range, I like the Antec Three Hundred.
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Thanks for the help. I'm still not sure what would be compatible with the mobo. Would http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820104173 work?
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And I'm kind of interested in a water cooling system. I can spend more on a case if needed. What do you recommend if I wanted to spend a bit more?
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Just to reiterate what Digerati has previously said sticking with tested and proven components will make for a more stable build.

For the best and most stable performance you should where possible purchase a CPU and Ram that have been tested and approved by the motherboard manufacturer, this is referred to as the QVL ( qualified vendors list ) understand though that there are too many products released for them all to be tested so other hardware will be compatible but not proven to be.

Your proposed MBs QVL http://www.asus.com/...P8Z68V_PROGEN3/ check the Memory Device Support and the CPU Support List

Is this a gaming rig you are building?
Same case as Digerati suggested but with LED fans http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129066

As for liquid cooling personally I am not a fan, the possibility of leaks is not very appealing.
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Edited by iammykyl, 28 February 2012 - 08:10 PM.

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[quotename='gustafsonjake']And I'm kind of interested in a water cooling system.[/quote]
[quotename='phillpower2']As for liquid cooling personally I am not a fan, the possibility of leaks is not very appealing. [/quote]
I am not a fan either for several reasons. (1) Using aftermarket cooling solutions with CPUs that come packaged with AMD or Intel OEM coolers violates the terms of the CPU warranties! (2) Motherboard designers purposefully position heat generating and sensitive devices around the CPU socket so they too can take advantage of the "expected" OEM cooling solution. And (3) (and I have seen this way too often), once the novelty of water cooling wears off, and the user tires of the need to constantly check for leaks, mold, and bacteria growing in the system. They start ignoring and skipping these required inspections as the system gets older. And it is when the system gets older that inspections and preventative maintenance should increase.
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