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September 4, 2011 2:33:44 AM

I'm building a Computer for my friend and I'm wondering if these parts are good.

I already sold him my GTX 470 1.25gb and he bought a HAF 922 Case Already and a 1080p monitor.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM -$20.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $59.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core ... - $59.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM -$12.98

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL -$54.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $124.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K - $219.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ... -$27.99

Subtotal is $581.91

Okay so he is going to use this mainly for gaming(Battlefield 3, Starcraft 2, Team Fortress) but I wanted to know if all the parts are compatible and if you guys have any other suggestions for different parts and why. I Think his budget would be $650 max but he said the lower the better because he has to go out and buy a monitor. Thanks in advanced!

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September 4, 2011 2:56:25 AM

The parts will work fine, but one thing you should change: the PSU. Rosewill doesn't really build high quality PSUs. Does he plan on going SLI with his cards? By the way, does he have an OS? You can also save over $20 getting 4GB of RAM. I would recommend this considering your friend is on a tight budget:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 4, 2011 3:00:33 AM

At $60 that PSU is not a great deal. It's OK, but you can probably do better.

Seasonic S12II 520
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
5 year warranty, great quality

Corsair TX650 V2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Everything else looks fine.
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September 4, 2011 3:07:54 AM

AbdullahG said:
... Rosewill doesn't really build high quality PSUs...


Neither does Corsair, or Antec, or Silverstone, or many others. They sell PSUs made by others.

Rosewill sells many lines of PSUs and some of them are fine. The Green series in particular is decent quality and made by ATNG, a company long associated with PSUs of varying quality, including some high end ones (a few years ago now). Check the Hardware Secrets review of that specific PSU.

It's an ACCEPTABLE PSU at a price that is slightly high for what it is, hence my recommendation for something else... but it is very much comparable to a Corsair CX600 for instance.
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September 4, 2011 7:11:13 AM

No he's not going to do an SLI build. So I went with the CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB and the Corsair TX650 V2. I also removed the thermal paste, i didn't know the hyper 212+ came with any. Thanks for your suggestions everyone!
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September 4, 2011 7:11:30 AM

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