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January 26, 2011 8:41:52 PM

Hi I am building a new computer system and wanted to double check with anyone if all of these components are compatible with one another.

If you have any suggestions or changes with this build please let me know. And I am still unsure if I have enough to keep this system cool enough.

A little out of order but here it is:

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

EVGA 012-P3-1472-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) SuperClocked 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ

ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible


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January 26, 2011 9:59:05 PM

Thanks for the replys!!

So you guys think I should swap out the i7 I chose with the i7 2600K?? Or switch to the i5?

And I also am going to purchase the V8 Cooler for my processor but I am a little bit worried its massive size wont fit in my case, you guys know anything about the size vs the case?

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January 26, 2011 10:05:16 PM

The V8 should fit that case easy. I5 2500K is they sweet spot for gaming and wins over the I7 2600K in some gaming benchmarks. Pair it up with a P67 board and a dual channel memory kit and you have a very fast system.
January 27, 2011 2:08:09 PM

Thankyou! I just swapped out some parts for the following:

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

The parts are ordered and if all successful, think i'll start offering a helping hand to these forums and become an active user - I've been browsing toms for years now never have signed up lol
January 28, 2011 7:06:52 PM

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