Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Ordered everything for new build. Am I missing anything?

Last response: in Systems
Share
April 13, 2011 6:51:06 PM

1st time building my own, I am keeping this from my current desktop
LIAN LI PC-60APLUSII W Silver Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
OCZ power supply (900 watts I think)
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
keyboard
mouse
2 x 1 gb western digital 3.0 usb passports


I ordered this stuff


1 "Intel Core i5 Processor i5-2500K 3.3GHz 6MB LGA1155 CPU BOX80623I52500K"
$227.00


1 "ASUS P8P67 DELUXE REV 3.0 LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported Intel P67 DDR3 2400 ATX Motherboard"
$239.99


1 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
$92.00

1 "ASUS ATI Radeon HD6950 2GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/2x Mini DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card EAH6950/2DI2S/2GD5"
$296.48

Asus 24x DVD±RW Drive DVD-RAM/±R/±RW 24x 8x 16x (DVD) 48x 32x 48x (CD) Serial ATA Internal OEM DRW-24B1ST (Black)
$24.48

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
$34.99

ArctiClean 60ml Kit (includes 30ml ArctiClean 1 and 30ml ArctiClean 2) and 3.5grams Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
$11.45


OCZ VTX3-25SAT3-120G Vertex 3 Solid State Drive - 120GB, 2.5", SATA III
$264.99


The only thing I can think of that I am missing is a monitor. I will use my current one until I decide which new one to get. Otherwise am I missing anything? Is this everyhting I need to build?
Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions

More about : ordered build missing

April 13, 2011 8:40:29 PM

Yep it's everything you need. Good build :) 
m
0
l
April 13, 2011 8:49:40 PM

Are you carrying over any internal hard drives? Did you mean 2 x 1TB WD Passports?
m
0
l
Related resources
April 13, 2011 8:52:07 PM

nd_hunter said:
Are you carrying over any internal hard drives? Did you mean 2 x 1TB WD Passports?


Didn't you see the Vertex 3 SSD? :)  Probably that will be his primary and the Passports will be the storage HDD's.
m
0
l
April 14, 2011 12:11:41 AM

unknown_13 said:
Didn't you see the Vertex 3 SSD? :)  Probably that will be his primary and the Passports will be the storage HDD's.


Yeah, I did see the SSD. I was just wondering if an internal HDD was a purchase that was overlooked or if he was recycling any. The OP did ask if he missed something... How many people have you heard of ordering an IDE optical drive instead of a SATA one? Mistakes happen. I wouldn't trust external HDs for day to day use so I thought maybe it was a possible oversight on an otherwise nice build.

Another thing came to mind as I re-read his first post. I would have gone with a TIM that doesn't take 200 hours of use to cure, such as Shin Etsu.
m
0
l
April 14, 2011 7:19:23 AM

nd_hunter said:
Yeah, I did see the SSD. I was just wondering if an internal HDD was a purchase that was overlooked or if he was recycling any. The OP did ask if he missed something... How many people have you heard of ordering an IDE optical drive instead of a SATA one? Mistakes happen. I wouldn't trust external HDs for day to day use so I thought maybe it was a possible oversight on an otherwise nice build.

Another thing came to mind as I re-read his first post. I would have gone with a TIM that doesn't take 200 hours of use to cure, such as Shin Etsu.


Well, he can grab one Spinpoint F3 1TB, they're 65$ on newegg.
m
0
l
April 14, 2011 7:59:37 AM

nd_hunter said:

Another thing came to mind as I re-read his first post. I would have gone with a TIM that doesn't take 200 hours of use to cure, such as Shin Etsu.

I have been using AS5 for years and I have never noticed a significant difference in pre-"cure" and post-"cure" temperatures.

jason,
Because this is your first build, look at the following threads while you are waiting for your parts.
Build it yourself:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/274745-13-step-step...

And although this primarily a troubleshooting thread, the first part contains a checklist that will catch most noob mistakes:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-read-postin...
m
0
l
April 14, 2011 8:08:17 AM

thanks for the replies

Yes they are passports, external drives
Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 Black Portable Hard Drive WDBACX0010BBK-NESN

I chose these rather than internal drives because my tv has usb input and they work great for watching videos (Yeah, no more dvd's to scratch). I expect transfering movies to the passports with usb 3.0 from the vertex 3 will be much faster than what I am used too.

m
0
l
April 14, 2011 6:42:13 PM

I would suggest an internal hard drive for convenience. The SSD isn't very big, and using external hard drives can be a hassle.

I don't know much about the case or how it is configured but I typically add case fans to my PC's. The last 6 that I built I used the Antec 300 which comes with 2 fans, and I added 2 fans in the front.
m
0
l
April 14, 2011 7:04:38 PM

jasonick said:
Also on another thread I had, someone said that with my old (2 yrs) monitor I would be missing alot (not reap the visual benefits of the new build). Any thoughts? should I upgrade it or is this sufficient.

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


It depends on how much $$ you have. I went from a 22" 1680x1050 monitor to a 23" 1920x1080 and the image quality is sooo much better. You really have to see it to believe it.
m
0
l
April 14, 2011 7:41:28 PM

nd_hunter said:
It depends on how much $$ you have. I went from a 22" 1680x1050 monitor to a 23" 1920x1080 and the image quality is sooo much better. You really have to see it to believe it.


Well i think that the Dell U2311H is a good choice. E-IPS panel for under 280$, what's not to like here? Or maybe some NEC IPS panels but i think that they're more expensive.

Of course this depends on wheather the OP has the money for a new monitor and the satisfaction with the quality of his current monitor.
m
0
l
April 14, 2011 7:49:21 PM

unknown_13 said:
Of course this depends on wheather the OP has the money for a new monitor and the satisfaction with the quality of his current monitor.


Yup. BTW, can you point me to a good resource to read up on IPS panels? Why are they so much more expensive than LED?
m
0
l
April 14, 2011 7:55:11 PM

nd_hunter said:
Yup. BTW, can you point me to a good resource to read up on IPS panels? Why are they so much more expensive than LED?


LED is just the backlightning of a monitor. Standard backlight is CCFL. The panel can be TN, PVA etc. Monitors with TN panels are the most common ones.

IPS panels produce much better colors, viewing angle is 178 degrees, (colors don't change as you watch the picture from the side/up/down) etc. Now, they do have bigger response times, eg. the U2311H has a response time of 8ms, but you can barely notice this and actually doesn't make much difference than 2ms GTG response time. And the panel will mater more than the backlight. LED backlight is just a plus on IPS panels.
And, IPS w/ CCFL >>>> TN w/LED.
Anyway, to sum up, IPS panels trump TN panels because of picture quality.
m
0
l
April 14, 2011 8:08:56 PM

unknown_13 said:
LED is just the backlightning of a monitor. Standard backlight is CCFL. The panel can be TN, PVA etc. Monitors with TN panels are the most common ones.

IPS panels produce much better colors, viewing angle is 178 degrees, (colors don't change as you watch the picture from the side/up/down) etc. Now, they do have bigger response times, eg. the U2311H has a response time of 8ms, but you can barely notice this and actually doesn't make much difference than 2ms GTG response time. And the panel will mater more than the backlight. LED backlight is just a plus on IPS panels.
And, IPS w/ CCFL >>>> TN w/LED.
Anyway, to sum up, IPS panels trump TN panels because of picture quality.


Thanks for the lesson! Now I might start to regret my recent monitor upgrade. Haha
m
0
l
April 14, 2011 8:14:16 PM

nd_hunter said:
Thanks for the lesson! Now I might start to regret my recent monitor upgrade. Haha


Hehe, how much did you pay it? :) 

And btw, i DO think that the OP will notice a significant difference in picture quality from his current monitor, even if he goes with an TN panel w/ LED backlight. But of course i still recommend the U2311H, best "budget" IPS panel. I'm talking from personal experience, a friend of mine has the U2311H and the picture quality (mostly the colors) were noticably better than on my Samsung 740BF. (yes, i have 5 years old 17 inch monitor xD)
m
0
l
April 14, 2011 8:35:45 PM

unknown_13 said:
Hehe, how much did you pay it? :) 

And btw, i DO think that the OP will notice a significant difference in picture quality from his current monitor, even if he goes with an TN panel w/ LED backlight. But of course i still recommend the U2311H, best "budget" IPS panel. I'm talking from personal experience, a friend of mine has the U2311H and the picture quality (mostly the colors) were noticably better than on my Samsung 740BF. (yes, i have 5 years old 17 inch monitor xD)


$180 something shipped. I don't think it can be beat in that price range. ASUS VH238H. Dang, $155 shipped after rebate and promo code (ends today). Might buy Just bought another (gift for sis).
m
0
l
April 14, 2011 8:49:10 PM

nd_hunter said:
$180 something shipped. I don't think it can be beat in that price range. ASUS VH238H. Dang, $155 shipped after rebate and promo code (ends today). Might buy Just bought another (gift for sis).


Not that bad, good monitor :) 
m
0
l
April 14, 2011 9:04:50 PM

jasonick, where did you order your OCZ VTX3-25SAT3-120G?

I'm getting ready for my own build :bounce:  described here but can't get it going because I can't source the SSD.

I've been told it will be into May before they will be in stock. :cry: 

m
0
l
April 14, 2011 11:15:16 PM

Wow, alot of good information here, thanks everyone.

I ordered the AS5 just because of all the positive reviews, hope it was worth the extra money rather than just using the supplied paste.

Thanks for the "how to " links, Im gonna check them out as soon as I get the monitor ordered.

So far the U2311H looks great. I was tempted to order the Asus from Newegg but have been holding off because I just started reading about the IPS monitors.

I got lucky and got the Vertex 3 from tigerdirect.com
m
0
l
April 15, 2011 8:36:44 AM

jasonick said:
Wow, alot of good information here, thanks everyone.

I ordered the AS5 just because of all the positive reviews, hope it was worth the extra money rather than just using the supplied paste.

Thanks for the "how to " links, Im gonna check them out as soon as I get the monitor ordered.

So far the U2311H looks great. I was tempted to order the Asus from Newegg but have been holding off because I just started reading about the IPS monitors.

I got lucky and got the Vertex 3 from tigerdirect.com


Nice! :D 
If you have the money, get the U2311H, you won't be disappointed.
m
0
l
April 15, 2011 12:43:31 PM

zona said:
jasonick, where did you order your OCZ VTX3-25SAT3-120G?

I'm getting ready for my own build :bounce:  described here but can't get it going because I can't source the SSD.

I've been told it will be into May before they will be in stock. :cry: 


I've read in some other threads that people have been lucky enough to find them in stock on Newegg around midnight. I'm not going to buy one, but when linking them I've seen them come in stock and sell out again in a matter of minutes...anymore, I just link and recommend the Intel 510.
m
0
l
April 15, 2011 1:02:41 PM

unknown_13 said:
Nice! :D 
If you have the money, get the U2311H, you won't be disappointed.



While i am sure thats a great monitor i just have to chime in. The best monitor i have seen in person is the acer (ya acer!) h233h. It just trumps everything else in person, and for a reasonable price.

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

Good luck on your build OP!
m
0
l
April 15, 2011 1:57:41 PM

I also saw the Vertex 3 in stock at Newegg late at night. I was on my ipod touch and kept checking and there it was. I ran to my desktop to place the order and it was out of stock, that quick. I was bummed until the next morning when I found it in stock at tigerdirect for a lower price.

Still undecided on the monitor, mixed reviews on whether or not the U2311H would be good for gaming. Thanks for the tip on the Acer, it has good reviews too, I will read up some more on both of them.
m
0
l
April 15, 2011 2:14:29 PM

jasonick said:
Still undecided on the monitor, mixed reviews on whether or not the U2311H would be good for gaming. Thanks for the tip on the Acer, it has good reviews too, I will read up some more on both of them.


If you want a monitor built for gaming, click here. If I had the cash, I'd grab three and another 6950. :sol: 

Too bad life comes first. :cry: 
m
0
l
April 15, 2011 5:11:13 PM

nd_hunter said:
If you want a monitor built for gaming, click here. If I had the cash, I'd grab three and another 6950. :sol: 

Too bad life comes first. :cry: 

Thanks, but the link isnt working
m
0
l
April 15, 2011 6:54:11 PM

jasonick said:
I also saw the Vertex 3 in stock at Newegg late at night. I was on my ipod touch and kept checking and there it was. I ran to my desktop to place the order and it was out of stock, that quick. I was bummed until the next morning when I found it in stock at tigerdirect for a lower price.

Still undecided on the monitor, mixed reviews on whether or not the U2311H would be good for gaming. Thanks for the tip on the Acer, it has good reviews too, I will read up some more on both of them.


As i said you won't really notice the 8ms response time in games. There's even some videos on the internet that compare this monitor or the U2211H (they're the same but the U2211H is 21.5 inch) to some 2ms monitors, and there also wasn't a difference at all.
m
0
l
!