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Ordered it today - Did I screw up?

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May 21, 2011 10:16:44 PM

Because of several suggestions I have reconfigured this based on the suggestions I received - Please look at the new build that is down a ways. Several items have been changed.

I just closed my order with the Egg! Look it over and let me know if I screwed up. I really would like your opinion.

Case - Coolermaster HAF 912 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU - i5 2500k - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU Cooler - Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Arctic Silver - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - ASRock P67 Extreme4 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory - G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB DDR3 1866 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU - Sapphire Radeon HD6950 2GB DDR5 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - Corsair 600CX - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD - WD 1002 FBYS 1 TB 7200 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SDD - OCZ Agility 2 90 GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I am guessing that my weakest link is with the PSU - I bought it some time ago on one of the 1 hour sale things on the Egg - it is 80 Rated Bronze.

Please look this over and let me know if I messed up.
Thanks

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May 21, 2011 10:23:12 PM


Freezer 7 pro is probably not going to cool any better than the stock Intel fan.

You don't need thermal paste because the heatsink comes with it already applied.
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May 21, 2011 10:25:26 PM

i dont see where u screwed up.

600 can handle it...could u have gone with something bigger? yeah, but absolutely necessary? no

if anything, the heatsink might not be ideal for high OCing...seems small-ish
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May 21, 2011 11:28:50 PM

Since you bought a crossfire/sli motherboard you must be planning to crossfire/sli.

Therefore you should have gotten a psu that would be able to power TWO 6950 2gb's.
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May 22, 2011 12:00:47 AM

hmm 100 bucks for 1866Mhz ram not too shabby. Agree on psu, the Corsair is great for 1gpu but you'd need more for 2.
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May 22, 2011 12:21:24 AM

geekapproved said:
Since you bought a crossfire/sli motherboard you must be planning to crossfire/sli.

Therefore you should have gotten a psu that would be able to power TWO 6950 2gb's.


I bought the PSU several months ago when it was on one of those 1 hour sale things - If it isn't adequate I'll get another one -- Right now 1 6950 was all I could afford - hopefully down the road I can add another.
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May 22, 2011 12:24:07 AM

crewton said:
hmm 100 bucks for 1866Mhz ram not too shabby. Agree on psu, the Corsair is great for 1gpu but you'd need more for 2.


Not a hundred bucks - 90! G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 8GB(2x4GB) DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory -$89.99 with Promo code EMCKEJC25
Buy at Newegg
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May 22, 2011 2:01:02 AM

liquordealer said:
I bought the PSU several months ago when it was on one of those 1 hour sale things - If it isn't adequate I'll get another one -- Right now 1 6950 was all I could afford - hopefully down the road I can add another.


My bad. I missed that part. ;) 
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May 22, 2011 2:47:16 AM

Looks good; you should get some sick performance out of the i5 + 6950 ;) 
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May 22, 2011 3:12:33 AM

alright geekapproved, i completely understand why you always mention the paste. it really does get painful watching people buy $30 coolers with $12 paste over and over again.
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May 22, 2011 3:28:18 AM

$12? I bought my tube for $5 on Newegg...I've also used the same tube for several builds, so investing in it has paid off.
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May 23, 2011 2:22:43 AM

genghiskron said:
alright geekapproved, i completely understand why you always mention the paste. it really does get painful watching people buy $30 coolers with $12 paste over and over again.

Like the rest of you, this tube has done a bunch of CPU's and heatsinks - If I hadn't put it down someone would have brought it up so it's a damned if yiu do and damned if you don't thing. That's why I listed it.
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May 23, 2011 1:16:35 PM

The other good paste is Shin Etsu, and is roughly the same price. Most comparisons rank it above AS5.
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May 23, 2011 3:16:50 PM

geekapproved said:
Freezer 7 pro is probably not going to cool any better than the stock Intel fan.

You don't need thermal paste because the heatsink comes with it already applied.



After looking at the several different responses I received, I tried to take the advice I was given. Apparently the heatsink I ordered isn't adequate and I was aware that the PSU was probably not going to work - I revised the layout of the thing and with the other parts I now have ordered it looks like this: (damn thing is getting a lot more expensive than what I had planned in the beginning) I changed the heat sink and psu. Opinions Now?

Case - Coolermaster HAF 912 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product
CPU - i5 2500k - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product
CPU Cooler – Thermaltake Frio - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Arctic Silver - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835100007
MoBo - ASRock P67 Extreme4 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157229
Memory - G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB DDR3 1866 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231460
GPU - Sapphire Radeon HD6950 2GB DDR5 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814102914 PSU – Seasonic 850 HT - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD - WD 1002 FBYS 1 TB 7200 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136313
SDD - OCZ Agility 2 90 GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820227604
PSU - Seasonic 850 HT - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If anyone is interested, because of your many suggested changes, I now have several items for sale - All brand new - A Arctic Freezer heatsink, a Corsair 600 CX PSU and 6 GB of Corsair XMS3 Ram - Yell if your interested and I'll cut you a deal!
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May 23, 2011 3:27:47 PM

Honestly, you'd be just fine with the freezer pro 7. Also, that cx 600 will be just fine until you add a second 6950. They are saying what you SHOULD have done, not what you should do now.
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May 23, 2011 3:34:23 PM

I wanted it to do it right - I want this thing to work correctly and last a while and not have to be constantly trying to update it again.
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May 23, 2011 3:36:51 PM

^+1

I'd actually recommend the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ CPU cooler. Although it's cheap (~$30), it hangs with the best and can support some really high OCs. The TT Frio is a very loud and obnoxiously designed cooler; I considered it when I sold my i7-930 build (with Hyper 212+), but couldn't find a better value and bought a second one.
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May 23, 2011 4:56:37 PM

i would swap the frio for the scythe mugen (aka scmg-2100), as its quieter and cooler than both the frio and the hyper 212, as shown by the tomshardware review:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lga-1156-heatsink,2...

But i wouldnt say any of them are bad coolers, and there are certainly reasons to go with each.
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May 23, 2011 5:58:04 PM

^Also a very good cooler, and is widely recommended. Just know you have options ;) 
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May 23, 2011 9:50:07 PM

Best answer selected by liquordealer.
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May 23, 2011 9:51:42 PM

boiler1990 said:
^Also a very good cooler, and is widely recommended. Just know you have options ;) 

I picked this as the best answer I got added to the rest of his responses - It's strange how some people try to actually help you and other try to impress by blowing smoke.
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May 23, 2011 10:07:59 PM

typically i help people when im at home, and blow smoke when im at work. apologies.
good luck with the build, looks great.
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May 23, 2011 10:57:01 PM

liquordealer said:
I picked this as the best answer I got added to the rest of his responses - It's strange how some people try to actually help you and other try to impress by blowing smoke.


I appreciate it. Nobody gains anything from feeding the wrong information on any forum. I also got (and still get) ~80% of my help from Tom's when I put together my first two rigs.
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