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January 16, 2011 8:42:00 PM

I need to know if all these parts will work together. Is this a 64 bit set up? I'm looking to get windows 7 (64 bit) for this build. Will it all work compatibly?

HDD - http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Desktop-WD...

GPU - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0030L1BPO

CPU - http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-2500-Processor-Socket-LG...

RAM - http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-HX3X12G1600C9-PC3-12800-1...

Motherboard - http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-LGA-1155-Supported-Motherboa...

PSU- http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CMPSU-650HX-Bronze-Certif...

CPU Fan - http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-G1-Univ...

DVDRW- http://www.amazon.com/Lite--LightScribe-Layer-Drive-IHA...

Tower - Antec Nine Hundred Steel ATX Ultimate Gamer PC Case

Thank you

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January 16, 2011 8:44:40 PM

Everything looks great and yes, that will work great in W7 64.

Why do you need 12g of ram? Seems like a lot when half that (or around 8g) would
be just as good. Well, depending on what you plan on doing.

Also, do you plan on overclocking at all? The 2500 (NONE K) does not OC (or does not OC well)
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January 16, 2011 8:47:31 PM

Ok :D ! That's what I was needing to hear xD. 12 gigs of ram will be for using things such as photoshop, google sketchup. programs that need LOTS of rendering lets say.. So I was thinking 12 would help me there.

I do not plan on over clocking either. Playing games like guild wars 2 and starcraft 2 is all I'm after.
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January 16, 2011 9:36:27 PM

Anyone else have comments?
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January 16, 2011 10:34:37 PM

well, you are going to be disappointed with your 12 gigs of ram

The 6 x2 gig sticks are not all going to fit in a dual channel mb with only 4 RAM slots

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January 16, 2011 11:17:50 PM

I see what you mean now. I changed it to fix that lol.

Does this polish it up then? RAM

I'm going with pc3 - 12800 240 pin 1600 mhz. Is that what the board can use at its best? The board says it will run at 1600 mhz by default.
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January 16, 2011 11:33:17 PM

Please include system cost and component names so we don't have to clickety click

1. Skip the blue....Get the WD Black, Seagate 7200.12 or Spinpoint F3

2. If resolution is less 1600x 1050 or less, the 5770 is fine....at 1920 x 1080 w/ DX11 and hi settings, you're gonna want something bigger

3. You're putting 1366 RAM in a 1155 board .... no good

4. The HX series PSU's are targeted to extreme overclockers. The TP-650 below will let you add a 2nd GFX card in the future.

Here's what I'd do w/ that Antec 900 Case

PSU - $70 - Antec TP-650 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $390 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K
RAM - $80 - Two x (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $170 - Asus GTX 460 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HD - $55 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - - OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$787

Upgrade choicesto consider:

1. SSD - $195 Vertex 2 120 GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. 2nd GFX Card for $170

Personally, I'd put in the SSD now for a total system price of $987 .... add 2nd GFX card come Xmas
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January 17, 2011 12:35:05 AM

Alright. I switched out the PSU for the Antec one.

I meant to say this above. I don't intend on overclocking anything. I just want to put all these parts together for a better computer than Dell or HP can sell..

Say I keep the mobo and 2500 CPU. Does the Ram I chose already work with it? It's 240 pin, 1600 mhz ect. I want 8 gigs of whatever this board can take is the bottom line.

Graphics card wise.. I'm only going to be playing Guild wars 2 and Starcraft 2. Let's say I get a 23 inch monitor and wish to play it at 1920 x 1080. Keeping the same card I have does what to me? Makes the game lag? Doesn't take up the entire screen??
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January 17, 2011 1:09:53 AM

Anyone else able to help me out here :) ?
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January 17, 2011 2:53:13 AM

If you were to stay with the 5770 for the graphics card it looks like Starcraft II at 1920x1080 resolution at ultra settings with no AA would be playable. Check out this article:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/blizzard-entertainm...

They run a bunch of benchmarks using different graphics cards (including the 5770) and give you average and minimum fps for various detail settings in SC2.

I also just ordered that motherboard and am supposed to get it tomorrow. I have been hearing about quite a few people having problems getting the ram to work at 1600 MHz, so you might want to check the documentation for the mobo just to make sure the ram you choose is supported.
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January 17, 2011 1:53:06 PM

Alrighty. Thanks for the link. I like how the card performs. It's right up there for the most part (stat wise). As for the memory, the board says it will take 1600 mhz. IT has that A-OK memory button too.. so I don't know why it wouldn't be able to run at 1600 mhz
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