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August 24, 2011 3:51:27 AM

Hello Forum,
I plan on purchasing components to build a computer, primarily to be used for gaming and 3d modeling.

I just need some advice on whether or not all of the components are compatible, if there are components that are of significantly higher value that I should replace mine with, or if there is anything that I am forgetting/missing. All advice is HIGHLY appreciated.

I plan on purchasing every component from newegg for simplicity sake, this is what I have so far.

My budget is $1,500 shipped. I have a monitor already.

Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 PRO
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

GPU: EVGA GTX 570
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

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

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

DVD Drive: LITE-ON DVD Burner
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Mouse: Logitech G500
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

SSD: Crucial M4
(http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx?Sub...)

OS: Windows 7 64 bit OEM
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)


Total Price is $1,447.50 Shipped

Comments are Crits. please.
August 24, 2011 4:10:54 AM

I like everything except the motherboard and CPU. I'd personally get a Z68 board at this point in the product cycle, and you could even futureproof to some degree with the ASRock Gen3 boards. The Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 is only $130 too.

I don't believe that hyperthreading will really help your 3D modeling. It definitely won't help your gaming, so you may just be wasting $100 there.
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August 24, 2011 4:23:12 AM

I would go with a 850w psu for two of those cards in case you plan on o/c. These two psu's down below are manufactured by Seasonic as is that Corsair you have up there.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 -
XFX Core Edition PRO850W (P1-850S-NLB9) 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Combo this RAM down below with the cpu to save some $.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $357.98 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

If 3D modeling is your thing...and I'm guessing it is by the choice of 2600K, then a Z68 board is the obvious choice. This board down below has the new PCI-E 3.0 slots for the new generation cards.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extre... <---- a better look at that ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3

http://www.asrock.com/mb/index.asp?s=1155 <------ All the Gen3 boards on there have the new PCI-E 3.0 slots for the new generation vid cards

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $27.99 FREE SHIPPING
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

or even better this one down below so you don't lose the the fan on the top of that case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $33.98 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible

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August 24, 2011 4:37:40 AM

I'd skip the Asus Mobo and get a Gigabyte for reliability and performance. Asus is very slow to fix issues with a BIOS update and they have NO tech/customer support in my experience.
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August 24, 2011 5:15:10 AM

Thanks a million for the responses, I am using all of them. I was wondering, though, is this everything I will need to build the computer? Or will I also need stuff like thermal compound or cables, or other stuff?
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August 24, 2011 5:22:15 AM

BenTheMagnifice said:
Thanks a million for the responses, I am using all of them. I was wondering, though, is this everything I will need to build the computer? Or will I also need stuff like thermal compound or cables, or other stuff?

That's everything. Thermal compound is included with that CM 212+ cpu cooler I posted.
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August 24, 2011 5:41:49 AM

Just ordered it!! Thanks so much for the help, you guys are fantastic!
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August 24, 2011 12:38:18 PM

Hope it works out well for ya!
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October 22, 2011 4:08:03 AM

Best answer selected by Proximon.
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