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$1000 i5, will this work?

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May 1, 2011 8:58:23 AM

Ok, this is my first time ever building a pc, so i just wanted to know if all of these will be compatible and will work.

Also, will this setup and power supply allow me to add another GTC 560 later on for SLI?

Can any improvements be made on this pc without spending to much cash?

Will the Hyper 212 Plus cooler fit in that case?


ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GIGABYTE GA-P67X-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Xigmatek Utgard Window CPC-T90DB-U02 Black Steel / Aluminum and Mesh Bezel Computer Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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May 1, 2011 9:28:37 AM

The hyper 212+ should fit fine, its quite a small cooler.

The motherboard is fine for SLI

The power supply won't be okay, for dual 560 ti's as it does not have enough PCI cables:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/254244-13-newegg-bu....

I was told to go with something a little bigger for a PSU to support OC'ing CPU and GPU's and allow for capacitor aging.

While i don't know i also see RAIDMAX is less than recommended on other posts.
I think something like a corsair TX series or the XFX core pro's would be the best choice they are kind of budget orientated. They are also both made by seasonic which is an excellent brand of PSU, but expensive.
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May 1, 2011 9:42:30 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <------ Please do a "copy & paste" of that on here with all the correct info filled out.

btw that psu is not a brand anyone here would ever recommend. And if your on a budget and this is primarily a gaming build, ditch the 8 gigs of RAM for 4 gigs.
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May 1, 2011 9:14:52 PM

I'd skip the Vengeance with their tall heat sinks......the 'cool looking" fins are a remnant of days gone by when such fins actually served a purpose. Today they are just there for looks and serve no useful purpose. THG once reported that removing them sometimes even improves thermal performance.

I'd stick w/ 8 Gigs ....

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ram-memory-upgrade,...

CAS 9 if ya gonna stick w/a single card .... CAS 7 if ya gonna do SLI at some point.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2792/12

22.3 % (SLI) increase in minimum frame rates w/ C6 instead of C8 in Far Cry 2
18% (single card) / 5% (SLI) increase in minimum frame rated w/ C6 instead of C8 in Dawn of war
15% (single card) / 5% (SLI) increase in minimum frame rated w/ C6 instead of C8 in World in Conflict

I'd run away from that PSU.

Case has no front USB 3 port. Consider the Antec 902 V3 and XFX Core Edition 750
$120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$95 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd prefer the Black and it's 10.0 jonnyguru performance rating but it's outta stock and MIR's disappeared. The Core gets a 9.5 rating
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