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March 19, 2011 9:09:21 AM

Hello,

so i'm going to be building my first comp so i was wondering if all these components would work together and any advice you could give or websites you would recommend for putting it together.

as for the actual parts i'm getting

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

any changes or recommendations would be greatly appreciated, its mainly going to be used for more casual gaming nothing too hardcore.
thanks.

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a b 4 Gaming
March 19, 2011 10:08:07 AM

Hello bearabin;

You seem to be a few parts short of a complete system.

Have you set a budget for this project?

If you fill out the form in*How To Ask For New Build Advice* you'll answer all the standard questions that help us get started.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 19, 2011 8:46:22 PM

You picked a H67 motherboard for a 2500K cpu. It will work, but you can not overclock using a H67 motherboard. The 2500K is good, but I suggest a P67 motherboard which allows the K to OC.
There are few micro-atx P67 motherboards out. I suggest the asus P8P67-M or P8P67-M pro. The latter is more expensive, but can allow sli.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As to how to do it, I suggest you download and read, cover to cover, the manuals for your motherboard and case.
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March 19, 2011 8:55:54 PM

^+1 on the P67 vs H67

Most "Pro" MB from Asus are sold-out or back-order, if you want to stay with Gigabyte, get the GA-H67MA-UD2H-B3. I don't think it supports SLI, but the end PCI Express slot is only x4 anyway.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 19, 2011 10:25:07 PM

@ geofelt
That 6977 link goes to the ASUS P8H67-M Pro - H67
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a b 4 Gaming
March 19, 2011 10:42:55 PM

WR2 said:
@ geofelt
That 6977 link goes to the ASUS P8H67-M Pro - H67


You are right, I thought the price was too good.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 19, 2011 10:59:26 PM

It was that price that made me take a 2nd look at the model number.
I've done the H67/P67 thing a few times too.
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March 19, 2011 11:09:05 PM

geofelt said:
Zenthar, I think you meant a p67 board, but as far as I know, only asus has a p67based micro-ATX motherboard available now.
Yup. copy/paste fail from my part. I meant this one: GA-P67A-UD3-B3
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March 19, 2011 11:10:10 PM

There is a deal on some GTX 460s on newegg, if you were considering by price, it might be worth it to take another look.
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March 20, 2011 6:57:46 AM

ok so as to fill out the form

purcahse date: I'd prefer to order within a week but its not too important is something else is coming out or to wait for a deal.

budget range: max 1000 after rebates

parts not required: keyboard mouse, monitor

preferred newegg but what ever is cheapest.

im in the US, California to be specific

no parts prefrence really though i guess i prefer nvidia read alot of good things about the GTX 460 and the i series i read is currently better than AMD but it doesn't matter that much.

overclocking is a maybe.

SLI/crossfire is a maybe also keeping both of them open.

umm currently i'm using my tv as a monitor its a 1920x1080. but i have a backup regular monitor not sure about that one resolution though.

additional comments: i was thinking i could just use the tower from the HP that i have right now to save some money i couldn't tell the motherboard size that it would fit its a Hp elite m9160f also i was hoping this could last me for quite awhile

sorry to bombard you with questions.

gigabyte super overclock series GTX 460

i5 series 2500k CPU

are the main things i'm looking at, any thing that would go with them would be fine with me, and i'm having trouble finding a non sold out p67. and the tiger direct one is kind of expensive. or would 170 be the average?

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a b 4 Gaming
March 20, 2011 11:08:40 AM

180-190 for a CFX & SLI capable P67 is probably closer to the average. But it's part of our job to find good deals.

I looked into keeping your HP Pavilion Elite m9160f case. It doesn't fit the 'gaming quality' of the rest of the parts in your build and looks to have some challenges in cooling. A smaller CPU cooler would likely be needed than the one I'm suggesting here.

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    March 21, 2011 1:31:06 AM

    ok, just sent my order in honestly want to say thank you all of you were a massive help and I'll be sure to read the links you sent me.
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    March 31, 2011 12:12:08 AM

    Best answer selected by bearabin.
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