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September 4, 2011 8:50:26 AM

This is my first build i have picked all the parts and just wanting to know if everything i have selected is good to go? i am using it for gaming. i know it is overkill for gaming. and i am not looking to sli right now.

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P LGA 1155 Intel Z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128506

GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-KR GeForce GTX 570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130620

Power Supply: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSA00-80GAD3-US 1000W ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171056

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233143

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

Optical Drive: SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151222

Heatsink: ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118003

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September 4, 2011 9:42:41 AM

1. Get an SSD with that HDD for the Intel SRT
2. You don't need a PSU that big for such a small build, its inefficient and runs your power bill.
3. Save yourself a few bucks lose the super clock part on that GPU, you can easily do it yourself.
4. 16 GB is ram is a bit over kill if your not using Auto CAD or Maya ect.....
September 4, 2011 9:46:15 AM

29065 said:
1. Get an SSD with that HDD for the Intel SRT
2. You don't need a PSU that big for such a small build, its inefficient and runs your power bill.
3. Save yourself a few bucks lose the super clock part on that GPU, you can easily do it yourself.
4. 16 GB is ram is a bit over kill if your not using Auto CAD or Maya ect.....



what is Intel SRT?
nvm i figured it out thanks thow.
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September 4, 2011 11:37:53 AM

Most of the opinions I've seen is avoid Coolermaster PSU and get Antec or Corsair PSU for the quality.
September 4, 2011 11:44:00 AM

ervinelim said:
Most of the opinions I've seen is avoid Coolermaster PSU and get Antec or Corsair PSU for the quality.



i thought coolmaster was a good quality product?
September 4, 2011 11:53:48 AM

I was woundering what a good 60-80 doller keyboard would be? and i want backlit keys.
September 4, 2011 11:56:48 AM

If this is a gaming build then here's some changes. First off the 2600K has zero advantage over the 2500K in regards to gaming. 16GB of RAM is serious over kill for a gaming build...even 8GB is but it's cheap atm. CM psu's aren't anything to be recommended, and 1000w is way over kill for dual 570's in SLI. With the money saved pick yourself up an SSD.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $149.99
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular High Performance Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $52.99 FREE SHIPPING
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $289.98 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=CT128M4SSD $187.99 Free Shipping
Crucial M4 2.5 inch 128GB SATA3 Solid State Drive(MLC) - CT128M4SSD2

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/crucial-m4-ssd-firmwar... <----- Crucial M4 Firmware update

***Cheaper board option down below to save a few bucks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $124.99
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... <----- better look at that board
September 4, 2011 11:57:21 AM

fishthedish said:
This is my first build i have picked all the parts and just wanting to know if everything i have selected is good to go?

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P LGA 1155 Intel Z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128506

GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-KR GeForce GTX 570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130620

Power Supply: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSA00-80GAD3-US 1000W ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171056

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233143

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

Optical Drive: SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151222

Heatsink: ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118003




can you tell us what are you going to do with this build? gaming? heavy multitask work? both?
September 4, 2011 12:04:55 PM

for gaming i know it is a good bit overkill
September 4, 2011 12:52:16 PM

couldn't say it's overkill... but there are some parts that you don't need and you can get cheaper ones...

for mobo... recently... asrock released a series of p67/z68 mobo that has pcie 3.0 slots... supporting future ivy bridge cpus and future pcie 3.0 compliant devices...
for about $125... you can get this one...

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

to use the pcie 3.0 slots you are required to upgrade your cpu to ivy bridge and getting a pcie 3.0 standard graphics card for example... but at least you save the money on upgrade your mobo...

for power supply... for most of the time... you don't need a 1kw psu unless you want to do sli and overclock heavily on your cpu and gpu... this 850w model should do the job well enough and save you some money... don't worry.. this psu is manufactured by enermax... the quality no worse than corsair psu... and this model should handle your gtx 570 even in sli...

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

for gaming i7 2600k has no significant advantage over the $95 cheaper i5 2500k...
so why spend more?

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

and for ram an 8gb kit should do your gaming well enough... 16gb is too much...
the cheapest i can find in 8gb kit runs at 1600 mhz is this one...

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

for hdd this model is great while not being too expensive...

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

an ssd as a boot drive may not increase your game's fps... but it does what a typical hdd does faster... alot faster....

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

this model is known for its high reliability....

i'm not sure about the cooler that you picked... but there are coolers out there that can cool the i5 2500k well and cheaper too...

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


i hope my suggestions do helps....


September 4, 2011 12:54:03 PM

fishthedish said:
for gaming i know it is a good bit overkill

Yes, but overkill in the wrong area. I would take why me's suggestion, it is very valid.
September 4, 2011 1:10:18 PM

is that mobo better or is it just a cheaper option?
September 4, 2011 1:16:07 PM

It offers pci 3.0 support (ivy bride) with 8x8x link. It is cheaper with an added feature.
September 4, 2011 1:18:00 PM

the mobo is actualy looking good right now.
September 4, 2011 2:13:16 PM

i took most of that set up and it leaves me just below my price range for everything. including moniters and keyboard. i am changing my optical drive to a none oem model.
September 4, 2011 2:36:35 PM

I would consider a gtx560ti over the gtx570. You can overclock most gtx560ti's to match the performance of the gtx570 for about $100min less. I have the evga gtx560ti fpb and couldn't be happier. It plays well on 1080p resolutions. No issues with Crysis 2, CODBO and BFBC2. Also you can get a way with a 750watt powesupply. Go to this website, pay the $1 and put it all your items. It will tell you exactly your loads. Also you can add in a second gpu or more peripherals to see what your future upgrade would cost wattage wise. My corsair 750 watt works great plus you can get it less than $80 if you watch newegg sales.

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp

September 4, 2011 6:30:17 PM

i am going to stick with the 570 because it fits into my bugdet and i dont have to do any altering to get the results i want. and i like the 15 core Why me that saved me alot of money sense it comes with a HDD, the same one i had picked to.
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