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New Build, Everything Compatible?

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April 24, 2011 10:44:06 PM

Hell all, I will be building a new computer before the end of the year, for gaming and gaming only. I am keeping the computer i am on now for everything else. Would all of these parts work well together? Should I change something? Thanks in advanced.

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Case: IN WIN Dragon Rider Black
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
SSD: Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH120G2K5 2.5" 120GB
DVD: PLEXTOR Black 24X x2
Extra Fans: COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP 120mm Blue LED Case Fan x2
PSU: Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W
Card Reader: SABRENT CRW-UINB 68-in-1 USB 2.0
CPU Fan: COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible
Mouse: Logitech G500
Keyboard: Logitech G110

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April 25, 2011 12:56:52 AM

Before the end of the year is a long time and big changes will occur.

Just some of the big things I noticed to change. I don't think you will use the extra features in ultimate to warrant spending $80 more: get home premium. Get the i5-2500k, you will see no difference in games with hyperthreading. I'm not sure why you got such an expensive cd/dvd drive. Same goes with the psu. The vertex 2 are better and lower price. But you might even look at the vertex 3 depending on how much later you buy this and if the price drops.
April 25, 2011 1:12:20 AM

Thank you very much, I forgot all about lite-on. Had a few awhile back never failed me. Will change to 2 of those and the Vertext2 maybe the 3. I will also get the i5-2500k, if i would OC it would everything i have work? or would a 750w PSU be to much for all of it?
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April 25, 2011 1:54:32 AM

650w is enough for OC cpu + unlocking and OC the gpu, otherwise I wouldn't have suggested it. And will you be posting again before you buy? I'm not sure when you are going to buy but undoubtedly prices will change.

Is there any reason why you picked a full tower?
April 25, 2011 1:56:22 AM

I thought that it would offer more air flow? I also liked the design of it. Also, what would be a good CPU fan for OCing the 2500k and for the P8P67-M?

April 25, 2011 2:18:11 AM

Most people get this cooler. For the price nothing beats it: add a second fan if you want more, but it doesn't need more.

Actually I didn't look at the dimensions and it is close to a mid tower but at the price there are better options. From a cheaper antec 300, haf 912, to higher antec 900, haf 932, cm 690 II. There are a lot of good cases to accommodate people's different tastes and that is part of the decision. The in-win is a good case and if you like the looks, then get it; don't let me stop you.
April 25, 2011 2:27:45 AM

Thank you very much for you time. I will be getting the Antec TruePower 650, and that CPU Cooler you suggested. I will keep my case, since it should all fit nicely, I don't know about the CPU Cooler since there is a 220mm fan on the side of the case some people say they need to take it out to fit a big cpu fan. Hopefully it all works. Can you put any fans on that CPU cooler or only certain ones?

Thanks again ^^
April 25, 2011 2:44:51 AM

Hopefully it all works.

best wish

April 25, 2011 2:44:53 AM

You're right the 212+ doesn't fit, so stick with you're original cooler.
April 25, 2011 2:47:51 AM

The cooler i picked (the one for i7) or the one that comes with the 2500k?

April 25, 2011 2:57:33 AM

The cm hyper n 520.
April 25, 2011 3:01:19 AM

Ok, I think this will be the last question :p  So the CM 520 won't hit the side fan, or my memory, and is compatible with the i5?


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April 25, 2011 3:19:54 AM

Here's some options .... might as ell look at all ya can b4 making a final decision.

I used to use In Win cases back in the early 1990s ..... got away after a string of issues and unresponsive customer support. If you don't have ya heart set on it, look at the HAF-X and DF-85.

I'd get Win 7 pro ....unless you need Bit Locker and if you're building ut yourself, save $180 and get the builder's version

What's drawing you to the 2600k over the 2500k .... if you are planning on any apps that take advantage of hyper threading, then you'd also likely benefit from lower latency RAM. Id put some CAS 7 RAM with the 2600k or use the CAS 9 RAM with the 2500k. If it's a gaming build w/ just one GFX card, I'd go w/ the CAS 9 and 2500k; two GFX cards I'd get the CAS 7. Low profile RAM will avoid fit issues w/ 3rd party coolers.


SSD - If ya planning on spending $225, I'd look at throwing a few more dollars at the Vertex 3 is more than twice as fast at 500 MB/s

PSU - Antec 750 TP New is a good PSU .... as you can see here it gets a 9.5 Performance rating

But this one costs the same $130 and it gets a 10.0 rating

the XFX 850W Black Edition came looking to make a splash, and ended up doing a cannonball big enough to just about drown the competition. Voltage regulation is nothing short of fantastic, efficiency is excellent, and ripple and noise is just about nonexistent.

Cooler - If ya undecided, here's some good articles:

Ya might also want to consider the self contained water units .... the top 4 are compared here and they make any case fit and memory interference issues disappear. You will have issues though with MoBos capable of using 3 GFX cards as they will hit the top GFX card. The H70 and 920 are a bit noisy.

Card Reader - Here's some others to consider

MoBo - You have sized your PSU for two GFX cards which makes me think you are considering such an addition as a later upgrade .... if so, good idea.....not as something 2 years down the line but say come XMas times when game devs will be out to outshine Metro 2033. However ya MoBo won't do CF / SLI as 2nd slot can only do X4. This combo will cost ya $45 less than your original MoBo / CPU combo

With the money saved above, look at the G510 .... very nice KB
April 25, 2011 3:42:31 AM

Thank you very much, I will be going with a smaller PSU and the i5-2500k. Would OCing the 2500k require more then a 650w PSU?

May 2, 2011 3:07:17 AM

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