Will this build work

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) Desktop 


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-Core 

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



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ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink
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  1. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  2. 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-advice I will get back to you once you fill the form.
  3. 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-advice 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=N82E16835118003


    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
  4. 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=N82E16811146067


    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=N82E16817139015


    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=N82E16814121429


    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=N82E16822148697


    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=N82E16835118003


    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
  5. I would get a z68 motherboard and a small ssd for ssd caching.
  6. 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
  7. 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=N82E16813131703&Tpk=asus%20p8p67pro 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=N82E16820227725&cm_re=agility_3-_-20-227-725-_-Product

    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.
  8. 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=N82E16813131703&Tpk=asus%20p8p67pro 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=N82E16820227725&cm_re=agility_3-_-20-227-725-_-Product

    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
  9. 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 :)
  10. striker410 said:
    Here's some excellent ram for the price: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233147&cm_re=corsair_vengance-_-20-233-147-_-Product 1600MHz, and CL8. pretty good.



    alright thanks a bunch any other suggestions
  11. striker410 said:
    Here's some excellent ram for the price: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233147&cm_re=corsair_vengance-_-20-233-147-_-Product 1600MHz, and CL8. pretty good.



    and also would the drive u suggested be way better than the other one i had??
  12. If you are referring to the Samsung Spinpoint then no, but it's a higher quality HDD, and yes it's a bit faster.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. striker410 said:


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


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

    alright
  19. striker410 said:


    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
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. does it matter if the harddrive is 3gbs as apposed to 6gbs
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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!
  28. 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
  29. 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=N82E16824236052


    and again thank you with what you helped me with i have a completely better setup with more room for spending on a monitor
  30. 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
  31. 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=N82E16824236052


    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=N82E16824116452&cm_re=3d_120hz-_-24-116-452-_-Product
    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=N82E16824009222&cm_re=3d_120hz-_-24-009-222-_-Product

    The 3D surround gets expensive quick, huh?
  32. 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=N82E16824116452&cm_re=3d_120hz-_-24-116-452-_-Product
    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=N82E16824009222&cm_re=3d_120hz-_-24-009-222-_-Product

    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
  33. 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.
  34. 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??
  35. That sounds good. I would see if you can pull of a single 3D monitor, then add 2 later.
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. I would go DVI if possible. There seems to be less issues with DVI.
  39. 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?
  40. Yes, you would have no issues with running 2 monitors off a single GTX 580.
  41. awesome haha thanks man your a life saver
  42. striker410 said:
    Yes, you would have no issues with running 2 monitors off a single GTX 580.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167049

    Would this sad be better than the ocz
  43. 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.
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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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