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June 28, 2011 7:39:52 PM

This will be my first pc that I will have built and before I order the parts I would like to know wether or not they will all work together. I do not have much experience so any help is appreciated, even if it is a recommendation on switching out parts for a better deal. It is supposed to be a mid level ish PC for around 1000 dollars. Thanks again and here are the parts,

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9

EVGA 01G-P3-1560-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - OEM

LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black SATA Model GH22NS50 Bulk - OEM

COOLER MASTER GX Series RS650-ACAAE3-US 650W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Added everything in there including sound card and burner as you can see. Also is that sufficient power and a large enough case. Would be ordering it all from Newegg. I know i am a bit of a N00B but we all start somewhere... Anyway thanks again for any help
June 28, 2011 7:55:47 PM

Memory: It is compatible, but get 1.5V CAS9 1600Mhz DDR3 kit such at Gskill Sniper $74.99

You most likely will not need a soundcard, the on board audio will do just fine for you.

PSU: Steer clear of Cooler Master PSU's esp the GX series.
Pick a quality PSU from Corsair, Antec or XFX instead.
For your machine in the 550-650W range.

CPU cooler: You also might want to add an aftermarket CPU cooler for your 2500k for overclocking.

Case: For the case, check out Cooler Master HAF 912 or 922.
Also check out Antec 300 and Antec 300 illusion.
That centurion is pretty crappy.

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB cheap, fast, reliable $65 in newegg.
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June 28, 2011 8:05:50 PM

I looked at the memory it appears that it is for first generation cpu does that make any difference if my cpu is second gen?
Thanks for the heads up on the psu, getting a aftermarket cooler and the case
What is the difference between the hdd I have currently and the samsung?
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June 28, 2011 8:11:47 PM

The samsung is faster and more reliable than the seagate, no other difference. Close to the same price as well.

For the sandy bridge platform you should use 1.5V memory.
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June 28, 2011 8:13:58 PM

ScorpMclovin said:
I looked at the memory it appears that it is for first generation cpu does that make any difference if my cpu is second gen?
Thanks for the heads up on the psu, getting a aftermarket cooler and the case
What is the difference between the hdd I have currently and the samsung?


the samsung HDD is supposed to be faster, but they are both good. which ever is priced better is the one you should buy

also, the memory saying it is first gen compatible is just a marketing tool, it will work fine for your second gen cpu. i would probably try and get the 1333MHz CAS 7 RAM G.Skill Ripjaws X. 1333MHz CAS 7 is better than 1600MHz CAS 9. the Ripjaws X are amazing, and prices very well.

go with either of these. the 1600MHz kit is better, but you can save money and go with the 1333MHz kit and you will definitely be please (im using the 1333MHz kit and it is awesome)

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 28, 2011 8:29:28 PM

Timop said:
^Ding.

Some alternate parts though
PSU: Heres a nice 700W gold for $100, gives you a little headroom for OC and SLI.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: The Seagates fine actually, the F3 is only $60 on amazon too: http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Intern...


i wouldnt trued LEPA. there are no reviews, and it is a no name company. i would recommend the corsair power supplies. they are amazing.

here is a corsair for $10 less (because of free shipping on the corsair and $6 on the LEPA):

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

5 Stars on newegg means it is top of the line
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June 28, 2011 8:34:32 PM

Yeah I little hesitant of lepa myself i forgot to mention that i am in canana and have been using newegg .ca(oops) doesn't make much of a difference though as majority of prices are similar. i like the ripjaws memory and the samsung hdd, although i havn't decided on a psu and case yet.

BTW I really appreciate all the help thanks a ton
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June 28, 2011 8:35:17 PM

r3xx3r said:
i wouldnt trued LEPA. there are no reviews, and it is a no name company. i would recommend the corsair power supplies. they are amazing.

here is a corsair for $10 less (because of free shipping on the corsair and $6 on the LEPA):

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

5 Stars on newegg means it is top of the line

LEPA is enermax with a silly name, and reviews are glowing: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Corsair is great too with a nice warranty, but modular + 80Plus gold for $10 is a great deal to me.
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June 28, 2011 8:45:03 PM

Timop said:
LEPA is enermax with a silly name, and reviews are glowing: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Corsair is great too with a nice warranty, but modular + 80Plus gold for $10 is a great deal to me.



that review you linked is for a different psu so it doesnt count (even tho its the same manufacturer). and i would still go with the corsair supply
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June 28, 2011 8:47:38 PM

r3xx3r said:
that review you linked is for a different psu so it doesnt count (even tho its the same manufacturer). and i would still go with the corsair supply

Here you go: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/LEPA-G700-MA-Pow...
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The LEPA G series is the Enermax MODU87+ series with a different name


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June 28, 2011 9:02:12 PM

Is it being non-modular really that big of a deal?
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June 28, 2011 9:06:21 PM

i would tend to stay with the corsair PSU you linked scorpmclovin because it has 1 12V rail which is better than multiple in most cases

::EDIT:: no, nonmodular just means you will have to hide more cables. it wont affect performance or anything. might be a little less tidy depending on the case. but i would stick with the corsair
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June 28, 2011 9:13:16 PM

ok I will go with the corsair I think I finally have all my parts everyone has been a real help thanks a lot. Truly do appreciate the help :) 

EDIT: one last thing i forgot there is a good price on the antec 300 illusion it a good case appears to be lots of fans but will it be large enough for not having a modular psu?
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June 28, 2011 9:14:43 PM

your welcome. glad we could help
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June 28, 2011 9:21:20 PM

ScorpMclovin said:
ok I will go with the corsair I think I finally have all my parts everyone has been a real help thanks a lot. Truly do appreciate the help :) 

EDIT: one last thing i forgot there is a good price on the antec 300 illusion it a good case appears to be lots of fans but will it be large enough for not having a modular psu?

Illusion is a good case, and its definitely big enough. What price is it?
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June 28, 2011 9:26:53 PM

around 65$ canadian which isnt much more then the centurion i was looking at before
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