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First time Builder. Will the parts work?

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May 2, 2011 6:47:22 PM

Hello all, I am a first time builder. Some limited experience. Just wanted to make sure all the parts I plan to purchase work together. Any additional help is always appreciated. Thank you for your general help.

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Video Card: No XFire/Slide
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power Supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ram: 4x2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Again help or advice is greatly appreciated.

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May 2, 2011 8:23:42 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: May 2011 Sometime
Budget Range: 1000-1250
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching Movies, Surfing the internet. Mostly a heavy gaming computer
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS all being reused
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com free shipping helps a ton.
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel i7, Radeon 6900 series,
Overclocking: Maybe, never tired it. But hear that new MoBo have easier options of overclocking. Than using Bios.
SLI or Crossfire: No, maybe very far future.
Monitor Resolution:1680x1050 Will upgrade my monitor down the road.


Rolli59 - I only went with that Power Supply b/c it was such a great sell. But if I don't need it and it is waste. Then I can easily go less. Thanks for the input. Will probably change it to your suggestion.

Clarkjd - I honestly don't know the difference b/t SATA 3.0 and 6.0. Just figured 6.0 was better. So went with that choice.

Trying to find the best prices for parts. As well as the best option is key for me. I went with a higher end video card with 840 mhz. Against the typical 800mhz card that it generally applies.

As much as I would like to save off my memory space. I have to go with the 4x8 b/c it is slightly cheaper. Than buying 2x4 gb chips. Sucks I won't have room to add more. But believe 8gb will sustain me for along time.

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May 2, 2011 8:39:55 PM

You might also consider just getting the i5 2500K it is just as good when it comes to gaming. With this option you could buy an aftermarket cooler and use the rest of the savings to upgrade something else (like the graphics up to a HD 6970).

Yes the sata 6.0 GB/s is better (only with an SSD & maybe a 10000rpm drive) but not when it comes to 7200rpm hard drives, they won't even saturate a sata 3.0GB/s transfer speed.
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May 2, 2011 8:48:35 PM

mlcaouette said:
You might also consider just getting the i5 2500K it is just as good when it comes to gaming. With this option you could buy an aftermarket cooler and use the rest of the savings to upgrade something else (like the graphics up to a HD 6970).

Yes the sata 6.0 GB/s is better (only with an SSD & maybe a 10000rpm drive) but not when it comes to 7200rpm hard drives, they won't even saturate a sata 3.0GB/s transfer speed.


Reason I am going with the 2600k. Is simply b/c I plan to have this computer for a very long time, 3 years or better. So I am trying to get near to the top end as I can. If the HD isn't needed to be 6.0GB. I have no real problem with going back to a 3.0GB. So I am understanding that unless I go to 10000RPM it is useless to have a 6.0.

I am assuming you are talking about a CPU cooler. I don't know how necessary it is to replace the stock fan, or how easy. But I was hoping it wouldn't be needed. But that is why I am here. To figure out what I don't know. So that I can finish this purchase.
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May 2, 2011 9:00:29 PM

If you plan to overclock you will need a aftermarket heatsink. A great one is the coolermaster hyper 212 plus.
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May 2, 2011 9:36:09 PM

Is there any way to make sure the case is going to be large enough to fit the video card?
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May 2, 2011 9:41:56 PM

Yes I was referring to CPU cooler because the K series processors have an unlocked multiplier for easy overclocking...The i7 just has hyperthreading which makes video encoding faster, if you have the money to get it than go for it. I just think for gaming the money is better spend on a better GPU. If you stick with the Hec case it says it will support a 10.5" card in the description, so you need only to find the length of the card you plan to purchase.

Good luck and have fun with your first build!
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