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First time making a cpu

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AMD Phenom™ II X6 1100T Six-Core 3.3GHz, AM3, HT 4000MHz, 3MB L2 + 6MB L3 cache, 125W, 45nm, Black Edition, Retail

ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3, AM3, AMD® 880G, DDR3-2000 (O.C.) 16GB /4, PCIe x16 CF /2, SATA 6 Gb/s RAID 5 /5, VGA+DVI, HDMI, USB 3.0 /2, HDA, GbLAN, FW /2, ATX, Retail

KINGSTON 8GB (2 x 4GB) XMP HyperX T1 PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz CL9 1.65V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC

XFX Radeon™ HD 6870 Black Edition 940MHz, 1GB GDDR5 4600MHz, PCIe x16 CrossFire, 2x DVI+HDMI+2x mini-DP, Retail

WESTERN DIGITAL 1.5TB WD Caviar® Black™ (WD1501FASS), SATA 6Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 64MB Cache

COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition (RC-942-KKN3) Black Tower Case w/ Window, EATX, 9 Slots, No PSU, Steel/Plastic

NZXT Sentry LXE Black External Fan Controller Panel, 5-Channels, 5.27" Touch Screen LCD, w/ Internal PCI Card

ZALMAN CNPS9900A LED CPU Cooler, Socket 1155/1156/1366/775/AM3/AM2, Blue LED, Copper, Retail

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M 850W Power Supply w/ Modular Cables, 80 PLUS® Bronze, ATX12V 2.3 EPS12V 2.92, 6x 8/6-pin PCIe, SLI® Certified, Retail

D-LINK DWA-556 Xtreme N™ Adapter, Draft 2.0 IEEE 802.11n, PCIe x1, Full-Height/Low-Profile
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  1. Hi!!Welcome To TOmshardware!

    I would suggest for a i5 2500k build.That is i5 2500k with a p67 board.What do you want to use this pc for?

    Here is a review about i5 2500k
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i5-2500k-and-core-i7-2600k-review/21
  2. From experience, it would be better to go with a TRUE (Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme) then the Zalman you have selected..

    I've heard bad things about that specific Zalman.. I've got a TRUE myself and I'm very satisfied with it. One of my mates has that exact Zalman and he regrets buying it..

    That's my two cents worth..
  3. i think you would be better off getting a intel 2500k setup. you will get generally better performance. its also a bit cheaper than the 1100t
    in total you should save about 50 pounds when you combine it with a p67 motherboard. then you could add that 50 to change your gfx to a 6950 for no overall extra cost.

    also you could get 2x1 tb samsung spinpoint f3's for the same price (£90)or less than the carver and there faster 2.
    lastly the zalman cooler can be a little noisy when it gets going.
  4. Mainly gaming
  5. Gawthorne said:
    From experience, it would be better to go with a TRUE (Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme) then the Zalman you have selected..

    I've heard bad things about that specific Zalman.. I've got a TRUE myself and I'm very satisfied with it. One of my mates has that exact Zalman and he regrets buying it..

    That's my two cents worth..


    Thanks ill def change that
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    And dont use cooler master for that build.Please stay far away from coolermaster, if you cant stay far away from coolermaster run to the hills.
    Go for a corsair
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair+-+Professional+Series+850-Watt+ATX+CPU+Power+Supply/2193296.p?id=1218313325170&skuId=2193296&cmp=RMX&ref=06&loc=01&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=2193296

    Or Psu there are any other trusted brands such as corsair, seasonics, xfx. antec.
    psus.
    Dont go for coolermaster.
  7. I recently bought a 1100W Corsair PSU and it died within a few days.. Must have got a bad one?
  8. ghnader hsmithot said:
    And dont use cooler master for that build.Please stay far away from coolermaster, if you cant stay far away from coolermaster run to the hills.
    Go for a corsair
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair+-+Professional+Series+850-Watt+ATX+CPU+Power+Supply/2193296.p?id=1218313325170&skuId=2193296&cmp=RMX&ref=06&loc=01&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=2193296

    Or Psu there are any other trusted brands such as corsair, seasonics, xfx. antec.
    psus.
    Dont go for coolermaster.


    are you just talking bout the power unit and the casing or just the power supplies
  9. casing is ok, only psu coolermaster makes inefficient psus.
  10. Best answer selected by wilson81577.
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