$600ish computer build

flexible with price
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: by end of this mounth

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, computer case, graphics card, hard drive.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (e.g.: newegg.com, US
PARTS PREFERENCES:

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: would like to mild oc to 3.6-3.8ghz, freindly OC motherboard first time oc'in, have HAF 932 and HD 2600 will be waiting for NVIDIA to realease there graphics cards b4 I buy a new one.

so far
cpu: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128412

heatsink: not sure but willing to fork up to $80 for top of the line heatsink

memory: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996657 - Retail $135.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146871


power supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

thermal paste : Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM $6.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007


w/o heatsink = $572 willing to go over my budget for a nice heatsink
will 650 psu will be fine since I'm not Crossfire?
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  1. I wouldn't spend too much on a heatsink, 30-40 max. But def get one if you are going to overclock.

    The 650tx would be good enough to run two 5850's in crossfire, so you are definitely good.
  2. I found a heatsink: Prolimatech Mega Shadow (Megahalem) Nickel Plated "Black Edition" Intel CPU Heatsink ( LGA 775 / 1156 / 1366) (AM2** / AM2+** / AM3**) Price: $79.99
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9655/cpu-pro-05/Prolimatech_Mega_Shadow_Megahalem_Nickel_Plated_Black_Edition_Intel_CPU_Heatsink_LGA_775_1156_1366_AM2_AM2_AM3_Hot_Item.html
  3. Thats definitely a great cooler, one of the best, but overkill unless you are shooting for 4.0+. I'm not real up to speed on the i5 coolers, but if you look at Tecmo34's sticky I'm sure you can get a good idea of one that is $40 or less. If you are trying to save money of course:)
  4. The megahalems is the #2 aircooler (now that noctua has the 14 out). Dont forget you have to buy the fans and clips separately bringing the megahalems price up to $120.

    Its not necessary to spend more than $30-$45 for the Coolermaster Hyper 212 or Xigmatec Dark Knight or Sunbeam core contact freezer or Scythe Mugen 2 to do the same thing.

    Check out the CPU Articles section. Toms did an efficiency test overclocking the i5. 3.2GHz with turbo left on may be the smartest overclock speed.

    A Corsair 650 will power a computer with any single PCIE graphics card possible to design and allow overclocking.
  5. dndhatcher said:
    The megahalems is the #2 aircooler (now that noctua has the 14 out). Dont forget you have to buy the fans and clips separately bringing the megahalems price up to $120.

    Its not necessary to spend more than $30-$45 for the Coolermaster Hyper 212 or Xigmatec Dark Knight or Sunbeam core contact freezer or Scythe Mugen 2 to do the same thing.

    Check out the CPU Articles section. Toms did an efficiency test overclocking the i5. 3.2GHz with turbo left on may be the smartest overclock speed.

    A Corsair 650 will power a computer with any single PCIE graphics card possible to design and allow overclocking.


    clips?
  6. Metal clips that fasten the fan to the cooler
  7. I'm gonna go with Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler - Retail $85.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-CPU+Cooling-_-Noctua-_-35608018

    since I don't have to worry about buying fans and clips
  8. Look at the product description!
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9655/cpu-pro-05/Prolimatech_Mega_Shadow_Megahalem_Nickel_Plated_Black_Edition_Intel_CPU_Heatsink_LGA_775_1156_1366_AM2_AM2_AM3_Hot_Item.html
    Quote:
    ... they added a second set of 25mm fan slips so dual fan mounting is now available out of the box!

    Well look at that - they decided to include the fan clips in the $80 price now. You used to have to pay like $7 each for the fan clips in addition to the $80 heatsink and whatever fans you choose.
  9. zach538467 said:
    Metal clips that fasten the fan to the cooler
    http://www.pcper.com/images/reviews/771/29.jpg


    lol; paper clips??
  10. Well, that will definitely keep it cool:) But if you get that then it is mandatory to overclock past 4.0...haha jk
  11. http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Cooling-Hydro-High-Performance-Cooler/dp/B002DW96OO

    This is better, and around the same price. I have one, and get very very low temps.
  12. vorless said:
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Cooling-Hydro-High-Performance-Cooler/dp/B002DW96OO

    This is better, and around the same price. I have one, and get very very low temps.


    this is pre filled with liquid and has all I need and how will I know when to fill it up again?
  13. kelfen said:
    this is pre filled with liquid and has all I need and how will I know when to fill it up again?

    Its sealed, you dont ever refill it. I was considering mentioning the H50 when I saw you avoiding the more cost effective air coolers. I just couldnt bring myself to suggest that someone put liquid inside of their electronics, regardless of it being factory sealed.
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