Will this system build have any compatability issues?

I'm building a new system and I just wanted to make sure there are no incompatabilities that anyone knows about. Also for any advice about the build like a better graphics card for the money and such. I will be using this comp for like gaming and school.
Also will the 750w be enough? And will I have to buy additional cords or will they come with the packaging. Sorry, first build, =D.

MB: ASUS Rampage II GENE LGA 1366 Intel X58 uATX

Memory: G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3

CPU: Intel Core i7 920

HD: 2x Seagate Barracuda 160gb ran RAID 0

OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit

Graphics: EVGA 01G-P3-1156-TR GeForce GTS 250 Superclocked Edition / http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130470


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Hi there,

750w is plenty.

But you are using Core I7 intending on spending $$$$$ Quad core with high FSB mobo and Ram would be more than enough Infact what you are build is total OVERKILL...

But if you want build something that high end make sure you use a good chassis and look at liquid cooling at the end to try and juice more out of the devices you are using.

First of all, there can be several problems with buying a mobo and then buying a processor afterwards.  If the mobo will only handle a 95watt processor and you buy a 125watt, it wont work.  It is also frustrating sometimes to match a processor with a compatable mobo.  The best advice about this is to buy them as a unit.  READ REVIEWS!  They leave very good advice since they already have it.  But still beware and check to make sure they are compatable with each other.  When I build, I make sure the reviews on the mobo and processor are good.  A 750watt psu is a monster.  I use Corsair 650watt, and they are very able to handle all the power I need in my big case.  If you are going to overclock, have a few fans, lighting, several hard drives, optical drives, and a major video card, 650 will be just fine.  Now add 2 video cards of say 1 gig apiece, I would probably want the 750 just for the added power.  Video cards differ from 128mb to over 1gb, with all different manufactures.  If you want a good card then XFX and ASUS are very reliable and have good graphics.  Of course there are very expensive cards that are for heavy gamers.  Cases are very cheap these days.  I bought a full tower with huge fans, lighting, a lot of optical and drive bays, for $79.00 from New Egg.  Actually I buy almost everything from them.  Most items are free shipping and they have great deals.  Most cases do come with some cabeling, the mobo will come with some.  You will need more as you add more.  Very cheap though.  Last thing I want to say.....mobos come with a wide array of items on their boards.  Search for a couple of days before deciding.  The build I am doing now, I spent 4 days comparing mobo's with what processor I wanted.  Hope this helps
Your parts are compatible and 750 watt PSU is plenty. However, I do have some recommendations.

Seagate 7200.11 drives are failure prone. I recommend Seagate 7200.12 or Western Digital drives of at least 500GB. The larger capacity drives have greater areal density and hence better performance.

Given the small cost differential between DVD ROM and DVD-RW drives, I recommend using DVD-RW drives exclusively.

You will need additional SATA signal cables for optical drives. Motherboard comes with 2 SATA cables. PSU has plenty of SATA power connectors so no adapters are required.

Case is not mentioned. Ensure you purchase a quality case with adequate air flow. 12cm fans are preferred since they are quieter than smaller fans and move more air.

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Mr2pieAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the responses.
Case: NZXT Guardian 921
I know im beating a dead horse with steel pipe, but cant go wrong with more speed, in case I find something that demands it I wont be left in the dust. I will be doing some light OCing but from my research none of really need expansive demands. Definatly not enough to warrent a liquid cooling system.
Harley Owner
I decided to go with the i7 cpu and the motherboards for that are in short supply. Looked at reviews and the GENE is one of the better ones, also has alot of OC support.
Thanks for the info. Am getting the 7200.12 and a RW drive. Although now I have the question does the case have enough fans? It has 3 120mm fans: 1 front, 1 side, 1 back. I plan on doing slight CPU overclock but shouldnt produce much more heat.
The fans are plenty.

Make sure the fan rotation direction is going to allow air to be brought in and sucked out.

Each fan will have a set of 2 arrows. one indicates the direction of the fans rotation and the other indicates the direction of the airflow.

Liquid cooling whether waranted or not is an inexpensive way of getting more out of your PC equipment. especially considering you are purchasing a factory overcclocked GPU which have a higher risk of failure due to most Graphics card manufacturers not supplying the cards with good enough cooling systems. GPU's are Also more prone to failure under heat.

All in all your build is good. the GENE board nicely compliments your CPU i personally would go for 2x lower specced grpahiucs cards and run them in SLi if you intend on running striping make sure you have adequate backups my experience with consumer HDD's is they are S**T and fail often. i agree with Will i would always go for a WD drive over seagate. Good luck with your build
3 x 12cm fans should be more than sufficient if air flow pattern is correct. I recommend side fan blowing onto GPU and CPU (intake) rather than exhausting. Rear fan should be exhaust and front fan intake for HDDs.

Case is a simple one (interior layout) but should suffice.
I agree... always In front out back.. and ensure either top (where applicable) or side panel fan is configured to provide extra air to GPU and PCB as they are the most likely to fail under heat.
One other thing -- purchase some 4" and 6" cable ties. Neatness and cable bundling improves air flow as well as appearance. You don't want a rat's nest of cables with a windowed case.
Mr2pieAuthor Commented:
Ok thanks for your help! Plannin on ordering this tonight, extremely excited. =D
Have fun.
Take your time and verify that assembly is correct. I install CPU, memory, and video card on bench; connect PSU, keyboard, and monitor; then boot to ensure that main components are assembled properly and working. Many new mobos have a test power switch built onto mobo or you can use a jumper across power switch pins on mobo to power on (momentary contact -- remove jumper as soon as CPU fan starts)
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