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August 13, 2011 11:47:23 PM

Hey guys, I;m going to build a pc in a few days and just wanted someone to see if everything is compatible and reliable.

Budget: $1500

Country: US

Parts:

Motherboard: Asus P8P67 EVO ($190)

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Unlocked ($215)

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus ($25)

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB ($80)

Video Card: 2x MSI GTX560 Ti ($500)

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 ($60)

Optical Drive: ASUS 24X OEM DVDRW ($23)

Case: In-Win Dragon Rider ($150)

Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W ($160)

Additional Fan: CM Fan ($10)

So would you please look it over and tell me what you think

Just asking, is a Antec Liquid CPU Kuhler 920 good for cooling? (I'll probably overclock to 4.7 Ghz

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August 14, 2011 12:20:50 AM

I think you will be fine with the Hyper 212+. I actually prefer air cooling over water cooling because it works around the same but won't empty your wallet. If you want, the mugen 2 and mugen 3 are good alternative to the Hyper 212+. The Mugen 2 seems to be out of stock/discontinued so I can't really recommend that now. Stick with the Hyper 212+. If you want the Corsair H60 is only $70 now.
Mugen 3 $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair H60 $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Everything looks good but my only quirk is the Cooler Master Silent Pro PSU you've chosen. I looked up some reviews and it's not bad but I think you could do better for a cheaper price too. Pick one of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|17-139-009^17-139-009-12%23%2C17-371-050^17-371-050-TS It's either the Antec HCG 900W or Corsair CMPSU-850TX. Cooler Master makes great cases but I can't say the same about their power supply. You can trust Antec and Corsair. They're around the same price after MIR/shipping.

Oh yeah.. Kingston is selling 8GB DDR3 1600MHz for $49 along with World of Tanks: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 14, 2011 12:35:58 AM

wintermint said:
I think you will be fine with the Hyper 212+. I actually prefer air cooling over water cooling because it works around the same but won't empty your wallet. If you want, the mugen 2 and mugen 3 are good alternative to the Hyper 212+. The Mugen 2 seems to be out of stock/discontinued so I can't really recommend that now. Stick with the Hyper 212+. If you want the Corsair H60 is only $70 now.
Mugen 3 $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair H60 $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Everything looks good but my only quirk is the Cooler Master Silent Pro PSU you've chosen. I looked up some reviews and it's not bad but I think you could do better for a cheaper price too. Pick one of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|17-139-009^17-139-009-12%23%2C17-371-050^17-371-050-TS It's either the Antec HCG 900W or Corsair CMPSU-850TX. Cooler Master makes great cases but I can't say the same about their power supply. You can trust Antec and Corsair. They're around the same price after MIR/shipping.

Oh yeah.. Kingston is selling 8GB DDR3 1600MHz for $49 along with World of Tanks: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks for the advice... what does you think about this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ?
I like buying parts at local stores, Frys, and they don't have a whole lot of choice.
And about the coolers, would a Hyper 212+ cooler with 2 fans(push and pull) have the same cooling power as a mugen 3?

Thanks in advance!
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August 14, 2011 12:38:08 AM

mrjellybean said:
I would also recommend getting a different power supply. The Corsair HX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
is modular and should be more than enough to power your system. It also has a $20 MIR which Corsair has a good reputation for honoring.


Thanks for the advice... Can you also tell me if Raidmax is a reliable company for power supplies? Like this one...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 14, 2011 12:39:39 AM

Two more question... Is 750w enough for gaming? And should I get a Coolermaster Haf 932 or a In Win Dragon Rider? Their about the same price.
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