Just bought all my parts! Let me know what you think

finally.... after a lot of research, I pulled the trigger. This is going to be my new comp! let me know what you think.

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  1. Should have gone with 2 x 4gb sticks instead of 1 x 8gb.
  2. DanielLidell said:
    finally.... after a lot of research, I pulled the trigger. This is going to be my new comp! let me know what you think.


    Looks good, with one exception. You should be using 2x4 GB of RAM not 1x8 and I would definitely make a switch. Otherwise, you're not taking advantage of the dual-channel capabilities of your motherboard and limiting your memory bandwidth.
  3. I did get the 2x 4 gig I bought at a local store but I couldnt find it to show everyone on pcpartpicker
  4. ^That.
    The Corsair CX line is made by CWT, not Seasonic, using some inferior Samxon caps known for early failure. You shouldn't be stressing it too much in that build though, but make sure it stays cool.
  5. would you suggest for around the same price range for a PSU
  6. also what would you suggest to keep the Gpu and psu cool
  7. Well, for just a little more, this one for $70 got a gold award at HardwareSecrets: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104164 as did this one, which is also modular: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132
    If the PSU is able to draw its own air from beneath the case, it should be able to stay cool.
  8. DanielLidell said:
    also what would you suggest to keep the Gpu and psu cool

    I initially read it as the CX600M, not the CX600. The modular version appears to be using Japanese capacitors instead of the Samxon.

    With your budget, I'd go:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($72.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $72.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-31 13:38 EDT-0400)
  9. Ah, I see it is the CX600M. That one's ok.
  10. Onus said:
    Ah, I see it is the CX600M. That one's ok.

    Ha, it is! I had initially thought it was but then didn't check, so I assumed that I had been the one that was wrong.

    I really, really hate when companies have products that are named almost identically, but one's a big step up from the other.
  11. so do you think I should go return that one? I bought it at a local tiger direct, so its an option. What do you guys think?

    Also with the HAF 912 and the coolermaster hyper evo, do you think Ill have enough air flow? If not, what fans would you suggest? I will try to OC the CPU but not too sure about the GPU yet
  12. If it's the CX600M, the modular one, you don't need to return it. The non-modular CX-600 is the one with questionable capacitors.
    Although I prefer the Xigmatek Gaia (for being quieter, cheaper, and non-Coolermaster), any 120mm tower-style cooler will be sufficient for moderate overclocking.
  13. yeah its the modular one, thats the only reason why I got it lol. Thanks for the info guys! Im so stoked about building this. It will be my first time, any do and donts for a first time builder such as myself
  14. Make sure there are standoffs under the mobo mount points. There will either be raised bumps in the case, or you'll need to screw in a brass standoff (which should come with the case). Only put a standoff where there is a mounting hole, and don't use one on top of a raised bump.
    Reset the BIOS to defaults before booting it up the first time, go into the BIOS and set things like Time/Date, boot order of your drives, etc.
  15. ok I didnt know that, glad I asked lol. Thanks!!
  16. There are a lot of YouTube videos of people building PCs. You might watch a couple of those.
  17. I just watched a couple of them, one question though, I am using the hyper evo 212 coolermaster, do i need thermal paste for this? Or should i have no over heating problems?
  18. and I have one hypathetical question for you, lets say I feel too overwhelmed and not confident enough to build my own PC, do you recommend any places to have it done for you? I know tiger direct does it, but are they reliable?
  19. You do need that paste, but most coolers come with one application of paste pre-applied.
    My eyes are nowhere near as good as they used to be, and one hand lacks fine coordination, but I can still build PCs. Taking it slowly, it shouldn't be too difficult.
    If you really would like help though, I would suggest finding a local shop that will let you bring them the parts. They'll probably charge you $50 or so, less (maybe even do it free) if you buy at least some of the parts from them. For example, you might ask them "If I buy a case from you, and bring you my parts, will you install them?"
  20. The Hyper 212 comes with a little tube of paste.
    As far as construction, I agree that a local shop would be better than TigerDirect.

    But it's not really that hard.
  21. ok, sounds good, im just worried about setting up the mobo since i never did that before.
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