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Building my first system, any changes/suggestions?

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July 10, 2011 11:40:36 PM

PSU

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

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



Cooler

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

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





MB

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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




CPU

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

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




RAM

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL

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

Total Price= 650


For graphics cards, I have a nib ge force 9600 was gonna pick up a 2nd and run them SLI

Also have a recycled harddrive 640gb going in it

a recycled case, although im considering buying a good case that has tons of cooling capability, i just dont know enough about cases to choose one any help there would be appritiated

Will be running wow/league of legends, thats about it, wont be used for online browseing ect, my old pc will be, as I feel that slows down cpus massivly.

Any ideas suggestions would be great, thanks a ton
July 10, 2011 11:49:34 PM

Solid build, but the 9600 is going to be underkill for the system your building, are you going to do any video editing or encoding? Cause you could build a cheaper system if you dont want to go all out.
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July 10, 2011 11:55:04 PM

you definitely dont need 16 gig of RAM
2 x2 gig will be plenty .

A 650 watt psu is also overkill . A quality 500 watt unit will be plenty

Dont buy the K version of the 2500 unless you intend to overclock , and you wont need to since your system has a massively powerful cpu and a puny graphics card

What you save on ram/psu use to buy yourself a single decent video card
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July 11, 2011 12:06:31 AM

Itll pretty much only be used for games, no video editing or encoding, I had planned on buying the K version becasue the mb is easily OC'd and its only 10$ more anyway, just in case, Is there a negative to the K over the regular? If not for 10$ ill buy just incase I use it, What graphics cards would you recomend?

Ill probably drop the ram down to 2 4g sticks, Im not sure about using 2 gig sticks though, also ill lower the power supply.
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July 11, 2011 12:15:27 AM

It all depends on what kind of gaming you do and what you want out of your gaming experience. If all your doing is WoW/LoL then with the system you are building plus the recommendation from Outlander, i would recommend anything from Nvidia 460 or 560Ti or you could go Radeon HD 6850 or 6870. All four of those cards can run WoW with ease and you will have some power down the road for anything else that you might like.

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

560Ti(if affordable) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

6850 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

6870 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And also about the RAM, 4 gig is all you need for gaming(at the moment) but 8 is still Overkill for what your doing but its good to have just in case for later. But you can save about 30-50 bucks if you went with only 4GB
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July 11, 2011 12:16:57 AM

aces0vr8s said:


Ill probably drop the ram down to 2 4g sticks, Im not sure about using 2 gig sticks though, also ill lower the power supply.



Games are 32 bit programs and cant use huge amounts of RAM .
Windows 32 bit cant use more than about 3.3 gig . If you are reusing an older version of windows you wont get any benefit anywhere from more than 4 gig .
Even if you are using a 64 bit version of windows , the game wont use more system RAM than is on the graphics card

Start your game windowed , or minimalise it and open the Windows task manager to check how much RAM it is actually using .
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