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Edited- Build in Progress. Thanks Tom's Community!

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April 28, 2011 3:48:50 PM

Hey there toms hardware! Just wanted to say thanks to the people that helped out, in this thread, and others I've had! First build in many years... I'm so excited! The parts just got here. Going to start on it tommorrow probably. I have to work tonight... AH! so painful, knowing all the parts are just sitting there...



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Edit: Hi Tomshardware. Thanks everyone for all the help and suggestions! This is what I've come up with, and I think it looks great! Any last minute suggestions? I'm ordering this sucker at about 4:15 Pacific Standard Time.

It's a lot of money... never spent this much on anything before... at least not all at once! IM SO NERVOUS! I need your warm, fuzzy thoughts.

Here's the link to my discussion of what I want out of a PC

In a nutshell. Gaming. I'm kind of fixated on the 560ti. And this build, after I add a monitor, is at the upper-end of my budget. Thanks!

---THE BUILD---

Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) OEM System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Intel Core i5 Processor i5-2500K 3.3GHz 6MB LGA1155 CPU BOX80623I52500K

Corsair Enthusiast Series 750-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms 750TX v2 (Down from the 850 watt version, thanks guys!)

MSI GeForce GTX560 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card N560GTX TI TWIN FROZR II OC

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ

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And it's all going inside a COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, this one can't change, it's already here :) 

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April 28, 2011 4:08:28 PM

Nice build :)  Amazon ftw !

That 850w is total over kill though for two of those cards. This one down below...

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-comp... $104.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Enthusiast Series 750-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms 750TX v2

http://www.amazon.com/Gateway-FHX2152L-21-5-Inch-Widesc... <----- decent deal on a gaming monitor.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <----- That's the same one @ newegg. LED, 2ms, etc..
April 28, 2011 5:15:42 PM

someone correct me if im wrong but i think the powersupply is over kill so you could save some money there.
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April 28, 2011 5:58:31 PM

I wouldn't be apposed to saving some money on the power supply. I'd just as well spend an extra $20 to be dead sure I'm not going to encounter issues if, for example I OC my CPU and have a second 560 ti running SLI with the first. I can't find anything conclusive... If I were going to go with a 750 watt power supply, I might go with XFX instead.

Edit: Also, I have no idea why the poll isn't working... Pretty sure I set the expiration date for the 30th at midnight. Hrmm...
April 28, 2011 6:12:59 PM

traviskane said:
I wouldn't be apposed to saving some money on the power supply. I'd just as well spend an extra $20 to be dead sure I'm not going to encounter issues if, for example I OC my CPU and have a second 560 ti running SLI with the first. I can't find anything conclusive... If I were going to go with a 750 watt power supply, I might go with XFX instead.

Edit: Also, I have no idea why the poll isn't working... Pretty sure I set the expiration date for the 30th at midnight. Hrmm...

Both the XFX and that Corsair are manufactured by Seasonic. Either one of those psu's will do the trick.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/02/21/msi_n560gtx_t... <----- Here's what two of those cards pulled in total wattage. The thing to know that they used a 1336 set up with a i7 920 o/c to 3.6ghz. Now that total wattage includes the entire rig...not just the vid cards. The 2500K doesn't pull near as much wattage as the 1336 set up. On top of that they had those cards over clocked to 965mhz. In other words those cards were pushed to the limit before they did the power/wattage test.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/47?vs=288 <----- That's the i7 920 @ stock settings vs the 2500K during load testing. No comparison. Any decent 750w psu (Seasonic, Corsair, XFX, Enermax, Antec, Silverstone, PC Power & Cooling) will provide more than enough juice for two of those cards over clocked even more than they already are, and leave you plenty of juice to boost that 2500K and add extra fans, drives, etc...
April 28, 2011 6:34:51 PM

Sweet! Well, you just saved my $20, thanks dude! Changed the original build to reflect the 750 watt corsair version. Looks like amazon doesn't have xfx.
April 28, 2011 6:57:48 PM

Just for fun, here's what I'm upgrading from.

Apparently, when I built the computer, I hadn't heard of "cable management"

Also, I didn't take the side of the case off just to show you guys. It's been off. I can't find the side...


April 28, 2011 7:09:27 PM

LOL...that case looks "cramped" :) 
April 28, 2011 10:17:26 PM

Please pardon my shameless bump. Any last minute suggestions? Ordering at 4:15pm, PST!
April 29, 2011 4:35:24 AM

Great Build in every way.

I'd go for something a little roomier, more ostentatious for the case, but that's really not advice so much as my personal taste in appearance.
April 29, 2011 5:37:14 AM

Looks like a solid build man. You will love your new computer.

Only one slight thing I am not sure about is the RAM. I have heard some people complain about the Reliability of the Sniper series RAM. I hear the Rip Jaws series are much better performance and reliability. The snipers are probably fine but I thought I would throw that out there.
April 29, 2011 5:50:20 AM

jedinegotiator said:
Looks like a solid build man. You will love your new computer.

Only one slight thing I am not sure about is the RAM. I have heard some people complain about the Reliability of the Sniper series RAM. I hear the Rip Jaws series are much better performance and reliability. The snipers are probably fine but I thought I would throw that out there.


Haha, well I'll let you guys know firsthand... ordered all the stuff just after 4. Should be here in about a week. I'm excited!
April 29, 2011 5:54:46 AM

I would be too. I am about to create a similar build in about two weeks. Good luck with your parts hopefully you wont get any DOAs
April 29, 2011 5:55:13 AM

jedinegotiator said:
Looks like a solid build man. You will love your new computer.

Only one slight thing I am not sure about is the RAM. I have heard some people complain about the Reliability of the Sniper series RAM. I hear the Rip Jaws series are much better performance and reliability. The snipers are probably fine but I thought I would throw that out there.

The only difference between the rip jaws and the sniper is the heat sinks, otherwise they are one and the same.
May 6, 2011 8:47:01 PM

Bump. Soon, time to build.
May 6, 2011 8:53:27 PM

ah, a perfect build. would love to see finished pics.
May 6, 2011 10:30:07 PM

Ah, you'd better believe ill be posting pics of the finished build!
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