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Am I missing anything for a complete build?

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March 30, 2011 5:06:03 PM

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 BLUE RC-922M-KWN2-GP Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Side window
Powersupply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
MOBO: MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
CPU Cooler: CORSAIR CWCH50-1 High Performance CPU Cooler
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD6850 1G DDR5 PCIE
HD: Samsung Spinpoint F4 5400RPM 2TB

Am I missing anything to complete this build? Do I need a heatsink fan?

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March 30, 2011 5:12:37 PM

What are you using this for? Depending on the use, I'd only go with 2x4GB RAM, get a faster set, and invest the money in the GPU.

Skip on the F4 and get the F3; it's a much faster drive (7200RPM vs 5400RPM is very noticable).

If you're going intense gaming, I'd stick with a CPU cooler (one comes with the CPU), but get something like the Coolermaster Hyper 212+. It's cheaper and does a better job. You could also back down on the case if you wanted and get a 912 or Antec 300 (both have great airflow).
March 30, 2011 5:23:44 PM

Gaming, media and a little of everything.

The F4 will most likely be used as a secondary HD for storage. I'm considering getting a SSD as my primary HD. Undecided for the moment.

I got the MOBO and ram in a bundle set for $300. Isn't 16gigs > faster 4gigs?

I am confused about the CPU cooling and the heatsink fan. Can someone elaborate on it?
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March 30, 2011 5:24:20 PM

I agree with Boiler, get the following instead of the counterparts that you listed

Coolermaster Hyper 212+ as opposed to the Corsair H50
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB model as opposed to the F4
Coolermaster HAF 912 as opposed to the HAF 922

With the money you save, you can get a GTX 560 Ti or perhaps a GTX 570 or going with the AMD versions, you could get the 6950 or 6970.

Everything else seems good.
March 30, 2011 5:30:44 PM

Well the thing is all these components have been purchased already aside from the video card which I'm taking out from my old system.

How much bigger of a difference is the components you listed compared to mine besides the savings in money?

How does the Coolermaster Hyper 212+ compare to the Corsair H50?
March 30, 2011 5:35:07 PM

you will be fine if you already ordered the parts, so no worries, the Hyper 212+ is roughly the same as the Corsair... the corsair may be a little better when high overclocks are involved...
March 30, 2011 5:37:35 PM

Thanks for your input. Are there anything additional parts I will need to get this system running?

Since I got the Corsair H50, I don't need a heatsink fan right?


March 30, 2011 5:40:00 PM

The Corsair H50 is *ok* at best. My Hyper 212+ maxes out at 52-55C at 100% load. You can get to 4.6+ GHz on the 212. I also never hear it.

The F3 will be much faster (fastest platter drive out there), though an SSD would be the most noticeable. I'd only consider a 64GB SSD for the OS and a few major programs (like Office, and whatnot).

More RAM does not necessarily mean faster. If the computer doesn't use more than 8GB (2x4GB kit), it comes down to RAM specs. However, if your computer started running out of memory, then more RAM would keep the computer from crashing.

The HAF 912 is similar to the 922, but like $30 or $40 cheaper.

I agree on jonpaul's GPU recommendations. It does depend on your monitor resolution as well.
March 30, 2011 6:02:36 PM

Thanks for your input boiler. I think it was the blue LED lights that sold me on the HAF 922.

This is going to be my first system build. All my other ones were bought from Dell so I know close to nothing.

So what would u say is my next step after I put them together?

How do you overclock? lol
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