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I5 2500k gaming computer build

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June 20, 2011 4:01:19 AM

Hello every body I'm new to the forums and to building computers. I've done a lot of research on my own and came up with my own list. My computer would be used for gaming.streaming videos and gaming, and normal use as well. Any input and thoughts are appreciated will also be needing windows os. Was also wondering if I need thermal grease for the cpu. Don't know if the cpu cooler comes with some. Well here is my own list of a gaming computer build.

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Approximate Purchase Date:1-2 weeks


Budget Range: $1500-1700Before


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,Streaming, and Normal use


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, amazon.com, and tigerdirect.com


Country of Origin: US


Parts Preferences: Open to anything

Overclocking: Yes, would like to learn how!


SLI or Crossfire: Not at the moment but 1-2 weeks down the road.


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: As I said before I'm open to discuss anything I have listed below for what I have come with.


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[CPU] Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

[MOBO] ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) I hear alot of things about people using different mobo I'm open to discuss about different boards.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

[RAM] G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

[Cooler] Noctua NH-D14
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

[Case] COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

[PSU] CORSAIR Professional Series HX850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

[HDD] Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

[Video] SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6970 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

[Dvd reader]LG CD/DVD Burner 22X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...



Hope My list is pretty decent. I'm open to discuss anything on my list all thoughts welcome.

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June 20, 2011 4:40:12 AM

motherboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the cpu cooler is cheaper at amazon

so is the psu because of shipping (1$ :lol:  )

i dont like the HAF series because it suck in too much dust and the paint chips off here are some alternatives- http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-Steel-Computer-Window... , http://www.amazon.com/SILVERSTONE-RV02B-W-Steel-Tower-C... , or the nzxt phantom at newegg

hdd- samsung spinpoint f3 1tb at newegg: faster and cheaper

dvd burner- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... free shipping



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June 20, 2011 4:32:15 PM

Thanks alot for the help I will look into what you listed. I was going to go with the nzxt phantom at first because it looked amazing. another thing I asked early in my first post is do i need to buy thermal grease and if so what kind for the CPU? Does the CPU cooler come with thermal grease already? The $1500 looks good also I will look more into that later today. Thanks a lot and any more input on this build would be great.
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June 20, 2011 4:35:13 PM

you dont need thermal paste the cpu cooler comes with some.
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June 20, 2011 4:51:04 PM

Awesome thank you. I see the phantom doesn't come with the some extra fans like the 200/230 side fan and another top one. Do you need to use Nzxt fans or can you go with other brands. If so could you point me in the right direction to look at those.
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June 20, 2011 4:58:34 PM

you can only use nzxt fans. that is the only downside
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June 21, 2011 3:19:44 AM

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you can only use nzxt fans. that is the only downside


Yup. because their unique circular cutout. You should be able to get bundled offers when you buy the case. A 200mm side panel fan is recommended.
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June 21, 2011 11:43:45 PM

thanks now i understand
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June 22, 2011 12:52:05 AM

Thanks for all the help every one has given me.
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