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August 17, 2011 10:13:38 AM

Currently, i am about to purchase all the parts online. I just want to make sure all my stuff work together.

Chasis: COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower.

Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Video card: EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI.

Power Supply: CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 800W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready.

Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

HDD: 1) 120GB Solid State (By: Intel) (Model: 320 Series)
2) 1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (64MB Cache)

Cooling: Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit Edition).

Please help me. If there are problem or any better idea to add to this please let me know. Thank you very much.

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August 17, 2011 1:53:13 PM

it would help to know what you are planing to do with it and what your budget is.

its all compatible, but there may be better deals on parts depending on what your intentions for the system are.

For example:
an i7-2600k is overkill for gaming. you could save $100 by going with a i5-2500k
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August 17, 2011 1:57:12 PM

Your build looks good to me.

The only thing I would possibly recommend is going with the P8Z68 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )...$30 more and your SSD will benefit. Basically it is the same mobo with a few more features.

The processor cooler you got is large, but it shouldnt be an issue at all with the case and other components you chose. I will mention though, once you put that cooler on the 8-pin CPU power connector might be difficult to access when connecting up your PSU. Not an issue, just something to think about when building it.
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August 17, 2011 6:56:34 PM

My budget is not really a problem. I can get a pre-build PC that cost 8k. I just want to build one myself. Not getting the best of everything. Just reasonable enough and it will be upgradable within 2 years or so, specially when the price of better stuff going to drop.

But my main use is going to be Gaming. This aim mainly at Battlefield 3 and Diablo 3 and maybe little of Microsoft Office and some surfing.

In the future, i am probably going to throw in another card and upgrade the Ram. And possibly Overclock the thing.
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August 17, 2011 7:05:29 PM

I would go for a Z68 motherboard like

GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A better Power Supply with not so many Watts, you won't need them..

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And Crucial M4 128GB SSD. Intel's SSD have a bug at the moment!

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 17, 2011 7:07:34 PM

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My budget is not really a problem. I can get a pre-build PC that cost 8k. I just want to build one myself. Not getting the best of everything. Just reasonable enough and it will be upgradable within 2 years or so, specially when the price of better stuff going to drop.

But my main use is going to be Gaming. This aim mainly at Battlefield 3 and Diablo 3 and maybe little of Microsoft Office and some surfing


Then I would go with a Z68 chipset MB like this one. stable with good features and won't break the bank.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would go with a Crucial M4 128 SSD drive. its faster than the intel and is solid
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and a modular PSU like one of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 17, 2011 7:11:37 PM

michxymi said:
A better Power Supply with not so many Watts, you won't need them..

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


the OP said he might add a second GPU in the future so he will need more than 650w's. 750w would be the bare minimum, 800-850 for the comfort zone for an OC'd CPU and two GTX 570 SSC's.
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August 17, 2011 8:13:27 PM

CPU & Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 277$ the i5 2500k is the best gaming cpu for your money

Aftermarket fans for heatsink: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-120mm-Case-R4-C2R-2... x2=16$ with 2 aftermarket fans it cools as well as the nh-d14 for less

PSU & HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 220$ get another hdd when you need the space

SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 220$ quality corsair ssd

Motherboard & RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... the top one is a better deal i think.

Case: http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Extended-90-Degree-Mo... 140$ cools better than the HAF X thanks to its unique design

GPU: http://www.amazon.com/MSI-N570GTX-Twin-Frozr-Power/dp/B... 325$ this is a great deal or
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Superclocked-PCI-Express-Gra...

OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 95$

Monitor: do you have one already? how much do you want to spend on one?

Speakers/headset: do you already have them? if not-

Headsets: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CA-HS1ANA-Gaming-Analog-H... or http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-PC-360-Headset-Gaming/...

Speakers: http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-THX-Certified-Speaker-Sy... or a little cheaper http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Surround-Sound-Speakers-... or high end http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004H0MQYW/ref=d...

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August 18, 2011 5:05:01 AM

This the monitor i am going to buy. Its a bit expensive atm, but they will go on sale soon for about $250. By far this is the best one i can find as far as quality go.
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c...

I have BOSE companion 5 speaker. and The Logitech and some other one ( yes i have a lot of speaker lol)

For RAM I just found
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Which is these is better?

And should i spend little extra for Acoustic foam or not?
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August 20, 2011 12:47:52 PM

Best answer selected by purepenny.
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