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May 25, 2011 8:36:52 AM

Please help me with my first BIY computer build:


The only thing I really care about is the processor which I want to be the core i7 2600K. Also I want to make absolutely sure it will not overheat and I don't want to worry about fan speeds or cooling. How about CPU pastes? Coolers?

But everything otherwise I am completely ignorant about. Please offer ANY suggestions or alternatives.

I'd also like some thing to help seal noise inside so it's not loud.

I am so sick of working on cramped laptops with power throttling CPUs. This is going to be a work PC. Something I can do everything on EXCEPT gaming. I care nothing for PC gaming. I will be using it for video, photo editing. 3D creation, 3D movies (like polygons etc that kind of 3D). Programming..

I will eventually want to safely overclock this CPU.

Also what cables would I need?

This all seems so daunting though. How do I know if everything will be compatible? How do I put it all together?

Could I do 12GB of memory by adding a third stick or is that bad?

Do I need any extra enclosures for hard drives etc? Screws?


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1 Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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1 Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
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May 25, 2011 12:53:15 PM

You should wait a while for the new Bulldozer CPUs to show up in early June.
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