Hey I was wondering if you guys can let me know what you think about this build and what I can do to make it better or what I do not need, or any alternatives I should make. My budget is $1500. I think everything I picked out is compatible with each other. If not please let me know. Thank you
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Movies, others..
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers)
CPU Cooler: (Is this good enough for this system?)
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail $29.99
$7.56 Std. Shipping* http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard – Retail $309.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail $200(Micro Center)
Thermal compound is not necessary, unless you're trying for a massive overclock.
Wireless is also not necessary, but the mobo will only have a wired connection. Keep in mind that wireless is always slower than wired, so if you game online, you definitely want to use a wired connection anyway.
The memory says "Specifically Designed to compatible with Intel Core i5 and Core i7 for Intel P55 motherboard" will it also work with the mobo I have posted? And forgot to add, is overclocking to 4ghz possible without the thermal component?
You can get the same ram in a triple channel kit so theoretically it will work but you should get the triple channel kit instead of the dual channel kit since the MOBO and processor are built around it.
Thanks.. ok last question... which is better for the memory.. its like a $4dollar difference when there is shipping... but for overclocking, im not sure which to pick.
it doesnt seem like there is a fan on the corsair so i dont know how it will run.. also you the corsair voltage is higher too... which one should i get? thanks again
Memory doesn't come with fans. I suspect you're talking about the heat spreaders, which the Corsair does have, it's just not as obvious. Of course, I'd say that the value of heat spreaders is a little dubious, though I'm sure it's useful for extreme overclocking.
The G.Skill will be better for overclocking, as the lower voltage requirements will allow you to apply more voltage without surpassing 1.65V.