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January 28, 2011 1:41:11 PM

Recently my old Dell died out on me so I decided to build my first computer. Hours of reading articles on Tomshardware and research led me to start buying a few components.

My question is do these pieces of computer hardware fit/work together? Any suggestions or preferences will be greatly appreciated as I can still exchange most parts.

(On a sidenote this PC is on a budget and will be used primarily for office documents/movies/casual streaming/World of Warcraft.)

Case- HAF 922
Mobo- Asus P8P67
GPU- GTX 460 SC (yes I know Nvidia card on crossfire board but no plans on dual Gpu)

CPU- core i5 2400 (plan to overclock a small amount)
PSU- Cooler master GX 650 watts

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January 28, 2011 1:43:46 PM

Sunfish1337 said:
Recently my old Dell died out on me so I decided to build my first computer. Hours of reading articles on Tomshardware and research led me to start buying a few components.

My question is do these pieces of computer hardware fit/work together? Any suggestions or preferences will be greatly appreciated as I can still exchange most parts.

(On a sidenote this PC is on a budget and will be used primarily for office documents/movies/casual streaming/World of Warcraft.)

Case- HAF 922
Mobo- Asus P8P67
GPU- GTX 460 SC (yes I know Nvidia card on crossfire board but no plans on dual Gpu)

CPU- core i5 2400 (plan to overclock a small amount)
PSU- Cooler master GX 650 watts


Im still deciding on whether this CPU is the one I will stay with. Also are these compatible?
Any suggestions on any of this would be great. Thank you for your time.
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January 28, 2011 1:50:47 PM

If your going to overclock, make sure you get the K version of i5 2400, but i would also reccomend jumping to i5 2500k, as it should overclock better.

What are your primary uses for the computer? If it's gaming then it might be worthwhile to bump the graphics card a bit more, and how much are you thinking of spending alltogether.

I'm using that mobo right now and so far so good :) 
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January 28, 2011 5:37:21 PM

Well unfortunately im almost at the end of my budget so I might just stick with i5 2400s and the computer will mostly only play world of warcraft which I believe the video card should be more then enough to handle?
I believe decent clockspeeds can come from the i5 2400?

Opinion would be much appreciated. Thanks
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January 28, 2011 5:58:29 PM

I would go with another psu manufacturer (like antec) whom are more reliable other than that (watt wise and cpu wise) you should be good to go.
have fun
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January 28, 2011 7:25:07 PM

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Your system is overkill for what you need it for. I remember playing WoW on a Geforce2 back in the day lol.

Save a few bucks and get an AMD Phenom II proc/mobo. Then upgrade your Graphics/PSU if you want.

A local place here, Microcenter, even gives out free motherboards with certain Phenom CPUs.


I agree with Krazy. Not knocking your Sandy Bridge rig, but unless your really have to have a sandy bridge rig. You could make a decent AMD Build that will fit more than your current needs. If I am not mistaken your current build is about $750 - $800.

This AMD build is based off your comments (On a sidenote this PC is on a budget and will be used primarily for office documents/movies/casual streaming/World of Warcraft.)

$569.95 - $633.08 + shipping and taxes
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - for crossfire.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Even if you added the GTX 460 it still would be cheaper than the Sandy Bridge.

I wanted a Sandy Bridge system but the system I wanted ($950) was out of my budget.
Here is my AMD Build and like yourself I mostly play WoW, but I also do play SCII, Call of Duty and Battlefield.

MTHBD: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz
Cooler: COOLMASTER Hyper 212+
MEM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
VIDEO: ASUS EAH6850 DirectCU/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
- It's temporarily out of stock. ETA 1/24/11
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
OPTICAL:: Lite-On 24X DVD/Writer iHAS424-98 Lightscribe
POWER: ANTEC EA 650 Watt PS
CASE: ANTEC 300 Illusion

Cames to 788.25 with Shipping and Taxes - Exlcuding Rebates (50.00 in rebates)
(MTHBD, HD and Cooler + Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound Bought from Amazon)
Haven't purchased the Graphics Card, it's out of stock until 1/31/11. The price is included in the total, could be cheaper if the price comes down. So I am waiting until the middle of February to see if the prices come down. ATM it's between the 6850 and GTX 460. :bounce: 

Anyways, I hope this helps with your decision. Good luck with your system no matter which way you go. :D 
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January 28, 2011 7:30:26 PM

Thanks for the help guys I appreciate it!
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January 28, 2011 7:30:39 PM

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