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Old August 14, 2012, 01:57 AM
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Default Need Advice For First Time Build

Hi everyone, this is a first time build, i'm looking to use the computer mostly for school stuff and gaming. Just wondering is all the parts are compatible and if i have the ability to run dual screens.

-Intel Core i5-3570K

-OCZ OCZ-ZT750W ZT Series ATX Modular Power Supply - 750W, 80 Plus Bronze, 140mm Fan, Active PFC

-Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE 22X Internal DVDRW Driv3

-NZXT Phantom 410 Special Edition BLACK/WHITE Trim Crafted Mid Tower Case

-Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8GB (2x4GB)

-ASUS P8Z77-M mATX LGA1155

-MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Twin Frozr III

-Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB

i was hoping to get the msi geforce gtx 560 ti from directcanada.com but it seems that they're unavailable now? if anyone has an suggestions for a better or equal video card, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Old August 14, 2012, 03:23 AM
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Your parts are compatible but:
1- What resolution will be your 2 monitors? If you're going to game on both, you better wait for at least 660Ti or get a 670. (although I don't know what your budget is and how much that 560 costs you).
2 - I'd stay away from that OCZ psu and go for a similarly priced, even if lower output rate but higher quality Seasonic, Antec or Corsair.
3 - I'd personally (for an unknown reason) had lots of bad experience with the last gen vengeance RAM, just pick up a good Kingston/G-Skill set instead.
4 - Good luck! :)
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