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June 7, 2011 9:53:32 PM

Will this build work I'm new to building so I'm wondering If all these parts will work together




CD DRIVE: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM



CASE: NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case



OS and driver HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD800AAJS 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive


DATA HDD :Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive



GPU: ASUS ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...



PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series AX850 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply



Thermal paste: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM



Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) DesktopĀ 


MOBO :ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard



CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-CoreĀ 

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM



McAfee Total Protection 2011 - 1 User



ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink

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June 7, 2011 9:54:24 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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June 7, 2011 10:57:26 PM

striker410 said:
Umm, yeah it'll work. however, some definite changes need to be made. please fill this form: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... I will get back to you once you fill the form.



is this better?




Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820145347


Mobo:ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131701


Cpu:Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115070


0s: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM



ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...





Approximate Purchase Date: this week or next

Budget Range: 2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important:gaming, web browsing, music listening/making

Parts Not Required:keyboard: razer blackwidow, mouse: razer mamba

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: united states

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: i would like trust worthy parts by good trust worthy brands

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: in the future, yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: i would like a really good gaming pc that will last me a while with reliable parts
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June 7, 2011 11:08:50 PM

is this better?

case: NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...



PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series AX850 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...



gpu:ASUS ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...


hdd: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...


Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820145347


Mobo:ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131701


Cpu:Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115070


0s: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM



ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...





Approximate Purchase Date: this week or next

Budget Range: 2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important:gaming, web browsing, music listening/making

Parts Not Required:keyboard: razer blackwidow, mouse: razer mamba

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: united states

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: i would like trust worthy parts by good trust worthy brands

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: in the future, yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: i would like a really good gaming pc that will last me a while with reliable parts
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June 7, 2011 11:12:32 PM

I would get a z68 motherboard and a small ssd for ssd caching.
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June 7, 2011 11:16:12 PM

doginpants said:
I would get a z68 motherboard and a small ssd for ssd caching.

I probably will get an ssd later but right now I don't have the money At this moment ... And I'm going to use a z 68 probably on another build
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June 7, 2011 11:28:24 PM

Alright, thanks for filling the form. Lets get down to the nitty gritty.
-You don't need the i7. The i5-2500k performs almost identically. Like, identical.
-There is no way in hell you need 16GB of ram for gaming. 4GB is plenty, but let's go 8GB.

-Grab A Samsung Spinpoint F3. They are fast, reliable drives.

-Get this mobo instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... It's just as good.

With all that money saved, you could easily get a super fast SSD. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would also advise against a GTX 580. If you only have one monitor at 1080p, it's overkill. Especially for SLI. I would suggest a GTX 570 or 6970 instead. But that's just me.
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June 7, 2011 11:53:36 PM

striker410 said:
Alright, thanks for filling the form. Lets get down to the nitty gritty.
-You don't need the i7. The i5-2500k performs almost identically. Like, identical.
-There is no way in hell you need 16GB of ram for gaming. 4GB is plenty, but let's go 8GB.

-Grab A Samsung Spinpoint F3. They are fast, reliable drives.

-Get this mobo instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... It's just as good.

With all that money saved, you could easily get a super fast SSD. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would also advise against a GTX 580. If you only have one monitor at 1080p, it's overkill. Especially for SLI. I would suggest a GTX 570 or 6970 instead. But that's just me.

thank you very much

for the monitor im going to be getting 3 23" monitors with nvidia 3d setup so idk would it still be overkill
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June 7, 2011 11:56:21 PM

and also what would be a good set of ram .... and the mobo u suggested is the one i was going to get originally idk why i switched over though haha thanks for putting me back on track :) 
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June 8, 2011 12:29:45 AM

If you are referring to the Samsung Spinpoint then no, but it's a higher quality HDD, and yes it's a bit faster.
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June 8, 2011 12:30:49 AM

striker410 said:
If you are referring to the Samsung Spinpoint then no, but it's a higher quality HDD, and yes it's a bit faster.

ohh alrighty then thank you very much
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June 8, 2011 12:33:33 AM

As for your above question... If you are going 3D surround, you might as well throw down the extra $300 to future proof your build. Go 580's.
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June 8, 2011 12:34:46 AM

striker410 said:
As for your above question... If you are going 3D surround, you might as well throw down the extra $300 to future proof your build. Go 580's.

alright again thank you
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June 8, 2011 12:53:36 AM

Codyjlom said:
well speaking of future proofing it should i go with i7 2600k??


Um, probably not. The 2500k is plenty good.
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June 8, 2011 12:55:47 AM

striker410 said:
Um, probably not. The 2500k is plenty good.

alright
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June 8, 2011 1:31:05 AM



i cant tell ou how much you have helped me i just have one more question is there any negative diferences from the p8p67 deluxe rather than the pro?? just wondering
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June 8, 2011 2:14:49 AM

From comparing the specs, looks like the only real difference is that the deluxe has dual ethernet ports (you don't need them most likely) and 2 more USB ports.
The obvious board to go with is the pro. It's $50 cheaper and has basically all the same features.

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June 8, 2011 2:21:16 AM

striker410 said:
From comparing the specs, looks like the only real difference is that the deluxe has dual ethernet ports (you don't need them most likely) and 2 more USB ports.
The obvious board to go with is the pro. It's $50 cheaper and has basically all the same features.

ahh alrighty well thank you

one more question for an out of case start up how would i go about starting it without the button lik on the deluxe the video on this site said theres two pins to touch for a sec to short it making it start is that right
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June 8, 2011 2:33:26 AM

Yes, that's called jumping the power. That exists on almost all mobo's. You accomplish that by making a circuit between the power pins (ie, touch the 2 pins with a screw driver) just like the button would. Like I said, almost every mobo has that.
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June 8, 2011 2:35:07 AM

striker410 said:
Yes, that's called jumping the power. That exists on almost all mobo's. You accomplish that by making a circuit between the power pins (ie, touch the 2 pins with a screw driver) just like the button would. Like I said, almost every mobo has that.

ohh ok well man you have helped me so much thank you so much
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June 8, 2011 2:42:38 AM

does it matter if the harddrive is 3gbs as apposed to 6gbs
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June 8, 2011 3:00:42 AM

No, it certainly does not. Right now, an HDD cannot fully saturate (use) the sata 6GB/s line. That only really matters for SSD's. For mechanical drives it's nothing but a marketing gimmick.

So no, sata 3GB/s is perfectly fine.
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June 8, 2011 3:06:29 AM

No as a harddrive cant saturate even the Sata 3gb/s. Also I believe you have to have two Nvidia cards to run 3 monitors.
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June 8, 2011 3:16:39 AM

first of all, keep in mind you need to use SLI for 3d vision surround. i concur that gtx 580`s are not overkill for this setup.

Regarding i5 vs i7: games will use more than 4 cores, it is a question of when rather than if. Remember what people said in the past:

2006: Dont`t bother with dual cores! games only use one core!

2008: Dont bother with quad cores! games only use two cores!

2010: Don`t bother with i7`s, games only use four cores!

games can make great use of hyperthreading, notice how core i3`s can outperform phenom ii x4 in games that utilize four threads. a few years from now i7`s will really outperform the i5s. really for your setup it would not hurt to go with 2600k, $100 is nothing when you are spending $2000 on graphics cards and montiors ALONE!
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June 8, 2011 3:19:39 AM

mgf derp said:
No as a harddrive cant saturate even the Sata 3gb/s. Also I believe you have to have two Nvidia cards to run 3 monitors.

im going to be getting another when i di the 3 monitor setup but thats not going to be for a while
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June 8, 2011 3:25:10 AM

striker410 said:
No, it certainly does not. Right now, an HDD cannot fully saturate (use) the sata 6GB/s line. That only really matters for SSD's. For mechanical drives it's nothing but a marketing gimmick.

So no, sata 3GB/s is perfectly fine.

aha again you save me haha uhm do you think you could suggest a good 23inch monitor with 3d capability's under or at about or can you do it with any monitor as long as you have the 3d vision kit ......... do you think this one would be ok?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



and again thank you with what you helped me with i have a completely better setup with more room for spending on a monitor
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June 8, 2011 3:29:56 AM

Overclocked Toaster said:
first of all, keep in mind you need to use SLI for 3d vision surround. i concur that gtx 580`s are not overkill for this setup.

Regarding i5 vs i7: games will use more than 4 cores, it is a question of when rather than if. Remember what people said in the past:

2006: Dont`t bother with dual cores! games only use one core!

2008: Dont bother with quad cores! games only use two cores!

2010: Don`t bother with i7`s, games only use four cores!

games can make great use of hyperthreading, notice how core i3`s can outperform phenom ii x4 in games that utilize four threads. a few years from now i7`s will really outperform the i5s. really for your setup it would not hurt to go with 2600k, $100 is nothing when you are spending $2000 on graphics cards and montiors ALONE!



well when the time comes ill just have to pay more for a new processor but ofcourse at the rate of development with intel they may have a new better processor and i may just make a new pc all together i mean im going to collage for vidio game animation/ graphics design and i hope to sum major in computer electronics so il be keeping at the top of it
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June 8, 2011 3:38:59 AM

Codyjlom said:
aha again you save me haha uhm do you think you could suggest a good 23inch monitor with 3d capability's under or at about or can you do it with any monitor as long as you have the 3d vision kit ......... do you think this one would be ok?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



and again thank you with what you helped me with i have a completely better setup with more room for spending on a monitor



That's a nice normal monitor. However, it is not 3D compatible. 3D monitors must have a 120hz refresh rate to use the active shutter technology.

Here's the cheapest compatible monitor on newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Keep in mind however, it's not 1080p. For that, you have to step up to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 3D surround gets expensive quick, huh?
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June 8, 2011 3:48:46 AM

striker410 said:
That's a nice normal monitor. However, it is not 3D compatible. 3D monitors must have a 120hz refresh rate to use the active shutter technology.

Here's the cheapest compatible monitor on newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Keep in mind however, it's not 1080p. For that, you have to step up to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 3D surround gets expensive quick, huh?

damn i think i may stick with normal monitors for now haha 3d is really expensive well ill just save up until then haha
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June 8, 2011 3:53:57 AM

If you don't intend to go 3D, we might want to switch up your build for ATI eyefinity.....

However, keeping the capability for 3D in the future is nice. But with ATI's 3D tech on the way, it's gonna be interesting.
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June 8, 2011 4:01:39 AM

striker410 said:
If you don't intend to go 3D, we might want to switch up your build for ATI eyefinity.....

However, keeping the capability for 3D in the future is nice. But with ATI's 3D tech on the way, it's gonna be interesting.

well i know im going to be doing 3d but the fact is when rather than if but im probably going to be doing it in maybe a year or a little less so do you think it would still be worth it because around this Christmas time i will probably be able to get two 3d monitors and a few months after that another for the full 3 so do you think it would be worth the change??
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June 8, 2011 4:05:45 AM

That sounds good. I would see if you can pull of a single 3D monitor, then add 2 later.
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June 8, 2011 4:08:51 AM

striker410 said:
That sounds good. I would see if you can pull of a single 3D monitor, then add 2 later.

yea that does sound better haha with two the crosshairs for games like cod would be in the middle of the two and that wouldent be too fun
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June 8, 2011 4:10:13 AM

and for the monitor i have set now should i go with an hdmi or the dvi since the gpu has a mini hdmi ti hdmi converter with it
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June 8, 2011 4:14:04 AM

I would go DVI if possible. There seems to be less issues with DVI.
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June 8, 2011 4:18:06 AM

striker410 said:
I would go DVI if possible. There seems to be less issues with DVI.

alrighty thank you

i woulnt hav any problems with two monitors on the same card will i because i already hav an hp 20 inch moniter i usually use for my alienware laptop but thats usualy all i use it for so would the graphics card run both without a prob?
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June 8, 2011 4:20:05 AM

Yes, you would have no issues with running 2 monitors off a single GTX 580.
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June 8, 2011 4:23:31 AM

awesome haha thanks man your a life saver
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June 9, 2011 7:20:31 PM

That one's not bad, but it's much slower than the Agility 3. Like, half as fast.
It's up to you though. Some people think that the big premium Intel charges is worth it for their reliability.
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June 9, 2011 7:23:26 PM

striker410 said:
That one's not bad, but it's much slower than the Agility 3. Like, half as fast.
It's up to you though. Some people think that the big premium Intel charges is worth it for their reliability.

Ahh alright .. I'm glad I checked ... I'm just going to get the ocz and get a two year warranty incase *** happens haha
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June 9, 2011 7:27:09 PM

I wouldn't get the warranty. It comes with a 3 year warranty from the manufacturer.

Manufacturer Warranty
Manufacturer Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
Manufacturer Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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June 9, 2011 8:40:17 PM

I'm looking at the 3d and it's really expensive. And I may not do it. So what would you think is another good card if I decide not to and do you think 3d would be good or not worth the price
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