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August 11, 2011 3:41:58 AM

Hey it's been a few days and I think I finally came up with my finished part list. Look at it and tell me what you think! :bounce: 

Approximate Purchase Date: In a few weeks

Budget Range: $1200-$1400

System Usage from Most to Least Important: High-Gaming and watching movies

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Offline (Frys) or if need newegg or tigerdirect

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Like to stay with an Intel processor

Overclocking: Probably

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Question: Are all the parts compatible with each other and are all the parts reliable? And is the hyper 212+ enough for overclocking the i5 2500k to around 4.5 Ghz?


MSI P67A-GD55 (B3) LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

IN WIN Dragon Rider
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


So... what do you think?

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August 11, 2011 5:35:12 AM

^ High-End gaming and no SLI ?? Or planning to go SLI later on ??
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August 11, 2011 6:23:43 AM

Your Q: Are all the parts compatible with each other and are all the parts reliable? And is the hyper 212+ enough for overclocking the i5 2500k to around 4.5 Ghz?

All the parts are compatible and reliable. The only quirks I have is your case but we all have different tastes in asthethics. The hyper 212+ will work just fine overclocking to/pass 4.5ghz. Unless I heard wrong, I heard people can push it to 4ghz and a little beyond running stock just fine as well. I do recommend going for the Hyper 212+. It's cheap and efficient.

You chose a 800W power supply from corsair (reliable) and a crossfire/sli ready motherboard so I hope you plan to purchase another GTX 570. A single GTX 570 will be fine with a 500W and at least 750W+ is necessary for running sli [system load]. You're in the clear for sli. You're pretty much set to go.
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