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April 1, 2011 6:20:52 AM

Just always looked here for quick answers and etc..figured now that I'm going to actually try to build a gaming pc from the ground up I'd start a thread of my own. Opinions/input very welcome.

USAGE Plan on using it for raiding in WoW. Using custom UI's while also recording them in fraps or streaming with xfire. WoW's really they only game I play, but I want to run it well.

Build I have so far

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

Currently out of stock but I heard that was a great Mobo.

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

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

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

PARTS NOT REQUIRED

Mouse, Monitor, Keyboard, OS, Speakers


Country of Origin: USA


Overclocking: No

SLI/Crossfire No

Monitor Resolution 1920x1080 For now.





I went with some of these based off of ratings from Newegg and from current rebates and etc. I prefer to keep this PC in the range of 700-900 dollars but I can vary from that a bit. As this is my first build fully solo, I'm not sure if all the parts (cable wise and etc) come with them and etc.

Any and all help/input will be taken. Thanks :) 

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April 1, 2011 6:52:51 AM

Your RAM needs to be in two sticks, not three. Here:
http://www.newegg.com/emailpromo/?cm_sp=ShoppingGuide12...
then scroll down until you see the blue 8GB G.skill Ripjaws kit. 1333 CL 7, 79.99 after code. Be sure to become an e-blast subscriber so you can use the code.

You can do better on the PSU. Get a high quality Seasonic unit like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or better yet get one of the finest made at a drastically reduced price, but the code expires NOW:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 1, 2011 6:53:39 AM

*Edit Proxy beat me while I was typing hehe, but was editing to say Well done for making the leap to homebuilding man :) 
I'm surprised 18 people have looked in here and not offered any advice :S
I'm on my mobile so sorry for short response :p 
if your set on that Mobo, change the ram kit to either 4 or 8GB, its a dual channel board and your current choice is a triple channel kit,
not familiar with the 550 but should be a good card imo,
and yes, your mobo will come with a couple of sata leads, caseleads (frontpanel) will be fitted to the panel and you fit to the mobo's front panel header, graphics cards usually come with the relevent molex>4/6/8pin power adapter (psu should have one but say your card needs two,or your adding a second card, you need the adapter to power it)
I'll check in later to see if any others have chipped in ok
Moto
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April 1, 2011 7:03:12 AM

You need better airflow in your case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The right CPU cooler for the job:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Arctic Silver is old. We use Ceramic Paste now... easier to apply, no cure time, same or better temps:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

550TI is a very poor performing card for the price.

6850 - Way better performance for just a bit more
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GTX 460 - Not as good as the 6850 but almost, and the same price as the 550ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 1, 2011 7:08:56 AM

Well I'm going to have to replace the Mobo...seems it may not get replenished. Any suggestions?
a b Ý World of Warcraft
April 1, 2011 8:36:09 AM

No o/c, and no dual vid cards = no need for that motherboard, no need for the 2500K, no need for that Arctic Silver, and no need for an after market cpu h/s.

So let's do this right. :) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.95 FREE SHIPPING
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99
XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99
ASRock H67M (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $209.99 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $81.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $234.99 FREE SHIPPING
GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $64.99 FREE SHIPPING $10 off w/ promo code EMCKGHA33, ends 4/4
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $19.99
ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Total: $836.88 *not including shipping, rebates, etc...

http://www.asrock.com/news/events/201102ex/warranty.htm... <---- ASRock two year warranty special

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=H67M <----- ASRock H67M

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=... <----- Review of that XFX psu @ Johnny Guru
April 1, 2011 9:02:36 AM

Heres what I came up with so far, as I found a Hard drive at the house..I can mark that off.

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/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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

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

I think I have everything compatible now..and decent prices. I'm sure this would run at what settings I want it to, with my graphical UI's and etc while recording it via Fraps or steaming it Via xfire as well.

Still looking at input though, ty all so much already.

*Current build is at 813.75 plus -60.00 for MIR's. I dont think thats to shabby :)  *
April 1, 2011 9:51:28 AM

Well, at the price of the card you can get an overclocked 6870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I realize that card has a reputation and all... I guess as long as it has the lifetime warranty it's an OK deal. I just don't like the idea of buying a heavily overclocked card that's operating so far beyond what the reference cards were designed for.
a b Ý World of Warcraft
April 1, 2011 2:04:19 PM

bhollandtcc said:
Heres what I came up with so far, as I found a Hard drive at the house..I can mark that off.

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/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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

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

I think I have everything compatible now..and decent prices. I'm sure this would run at what settings I want it to, with my graphical UI's and etc while recording it via Fraps or steaming it Via xfire as well.

Still looking at input though, ty all so much already.

*Current build is at 813.75 plus -60.00 for MIR's. I dont think thats to shabby :)  *

560 > 460

Unless you plan on over clocking your RAM...just get that RAM I posted. The cpu comes with a heat sink with pre applied thermal paste so no need for the CM 212 and the thermal compound. And if that h/d you found is an EIDE...then forget it. Just grab what I posted up top....start out with a new h/d, etc...and build it. You managed to screw yourself on the vid card and for the same price I posted minus a h/d in your build. CL9 is fine for this build.
April 1, 2011 8:55:39 PM

Right, the cooler was more for the 2500K, since it's an overclocking CPU.

However, the RAM you posted is more expensive than what I posted... but you have to be an e-blast subscriber to use the promo code. CL7 may not make an appreciable difference, but it does make some slight difference.
a b Ý World of Warcraft
April 1, 2011 9:26:44 PM

If ya want a wider response, suggest name the products .... most regulars don't need to go look at the product pages and we can answer much easier and quickly w/ just the names. Many seeing that they gotta do a clickfest thru 9 or 10 things will just move on.

Case - $10 extra IIRC gets you two extra fans and pert lights :) 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - get the 650 watter for the exact same price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo- I'd stick w/ the Asus and it's 3 year warranty....Although I will us Asrock with a user on a tight budget, simply put, ya can't cut price without cutting the cost of ya components ..... better components = longer warranty.

GFX I'd find a way to move up to a 560 (900 Mhz) just $26 more for a huuuge performance boost
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Sythe Mugen 2 is $5 more and outperforms the 212 by 7C
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

The Scythe isn't in the above test but the Megahalems is ... The Scythe competes and sometimes even beats the Mega
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Shin Etsu gets the top numbers on TIMs
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Tuniq TX-2 (0) Aluminum Oxide Low / Thin 38.45°C B
Shin-Etsu MicroSi G751 (0) Aluminum Oxide Moderate 37.55°C A+

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