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1st time build advice, are these components all compatible?


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Hi everyone

I been looking into building my first PC recently and basically i'm just looking for advice. This is what I've come up with as far as what components I would like to use:

Processor: Intel i5-3570k - 3.4GHz Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V Motherboard RAM: Corsair 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit Graphics Card: Asus GeForce GTX 650 Ti Nvidia Graphics Card Solid State Drive: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SATA III 2.5 inch SSD Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB SATA III 6 Gbps Internal 3.5 inch Hard Drive Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 - RC-430-KWN1 Power Supply: Corsair TX650V2 650W PSU Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO DVD Burner: Asus DRW-24B5ST 24x Internal SATA DVD Drive Card Reader: Icy Box IB-865 3.5 inch Multicard Reader OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I don't have any previous experience with building computers, so I would just like to clarify the following things:

  1. Are all these components compatible with each other?
  2. Is a 750W Psu sufficient?
  3. Am I missing anything?

Also if you have any suggestions for different components I should use, they would be greatly appreciated, however I don't really want to spend any more money then I already am on it. I will be using the PC mainly for Casual Gaming and using AutoCAD, but might do a bit of video editing in the future too.

Thanks in advance, Tom

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Dont see any great problems with compatibility . PSU should be fine , I run an overclocked i7 3770k ( 4.5Ghz ) and a GTX 680sc on the same PSU with no problems . as to missing anything , sound card ? And as a rough guide I would spend the same on a monitor as I spend on a graphics card

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