I5 2500k build buying friday

Use gaming, just want a nice computer i can upgrade a little. Dont need sli or crossfire. Never over clocked but wouldnt mind learning and playing around with the settings some.

budget $1,000.

i5-2500k and Corsair 650w psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.587644

GA-P67A-UD3P
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128462

EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231430

COOLER MASTER HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

ASUS Black dvd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
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  1. ok thanks :)
  2. ^ Yes like he said, it is a solid build, but if you wont SLI, then you can get this case instead - HAF 912 - Similar to 922, slightly smaller but still offers very good airflow,...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233
  3. If you have 64bit OS or plan on keeping the pc for a few years, it's best to get 8 gigs instead for a bit more longevity. If you want only 4 gigs for 32bit os, then get a cheaper set:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231427

    The mobo you picked out is for Crossfire. If you plan on upgrading to a single GPU, then get a cheaper board instead. The cheapest Gigabyte P67 is:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128460

    To get your feet wet in overclocking, the minimum requirement beside a good cpu/ram/mobo combo, it's the cooling.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    If you live in or near the equator, defo get a 3rd-party cooler or even better, this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181013&Tpk=h70

    Drops my buddy's i5 750 by 5'C idle & 10'C load vs stock fan. He's upgrading the stock fans to Deltas. Also available at the eggs.

    What other parts do you need? HDD?
  4. only thing i see bad about that case is i will have to buy 2 200mm fans or 4 120mm fans witch for the 200mm there about $18 each so that puts it at about the same price as the 922
  5. You don't "have" to buy additional fans for the 912 case. The ones it comes with should cool the case just fine.
  6. sandybridge said:
    If you have 64bit OS or plan on keeping the pc for a few years, it's best to get 8 gigs instead for a bit more longevity. If you want only 4 gigs for 32bit os, then get a cheaper set:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231427

    The mobo you picked out is for Crossfire. If you plan on upgrading to a single GPU, then get a cheaper board instead. The cheapest Gigabyte P67 is:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128460

    To get your feet wet in overclocking, the minimum requirement beside a good cpu/ram/mobo combo, it's the cooling.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    If you live in or near the equator, defo get a 3rd-party cooler or even better, this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181013&Tpk=h70

    Drops my buddy's i5 750 by 5'C idle & 10'C load vs stock fan. He's upgrading the stock fans to Deltas. Also available at the eggs.

    What other parts do you need? HDD?



    I have a 64bit windows 7. do i need 4 sticks at 2g each or 2 sticks at 4g for the ram? Is that cheap mobo a good one? I have a F3 500g HDD
  7. n_scheffel said:
    You don't "have" to buy additional fans for the 912 case. The ones it comes with should cool the case just fine.


    Two 120mm fans that the case comes with is enough?
  8. You don't need to create a wind tunnel inside your PC case to cool your system. Unless you are doing things like massive OCing and/or using multiple GPUs, that case will cool just fine.

    Worst case scenario is your system runs a little hot and you buy another fan a week after you complete your build. Just my opinion, but that is better than spending 2x the amount you need to on a case up front.
  9. n_scheffel said:
    You don't need to create a wind tunnel inside your PC case to cool your system. Unless you are doing things like massive OCing and/or using multiple GPUs, that case will cool just fine.

    Worst case scenario is your system runs a little hot and you buy another fan a week after you complete your build. Just my opinion, but that is better than spending 2x the amount you need to on a case up front.


    Ok thank you.
  10. Exactly. If you run the cpu at stock and use turboboast, the cpu will throttle down when the heat is too much to bear. It's auto. That just means your max turbo won't be 3.7ghz at all times. Maybe sometimes. Now if you have better cooling, 3.7ghz is a given.

    Some pcs especially oem like dell/hp have only 1 exhaust fan in the back.

    It's best to get 2x4gb ram cuz some mobos are picky about ram when all ram slots are used. Most boards have 4 slots. Use half of 'em if possible. Otherwise, you may have to lower the ram speed to be stable.

    I only recommend good quality parts. It's up to you to decide on which to buy.
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