New PC build!! Need advice!!

Approximate Purchase Date: In the next two to three months

Budget Range: 1000-12000 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, School, Videos

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences:I would like to use Intel CPU and Nvidia Graphics Card

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1366 x 768 or higher

Additional Comments: I would like it to be quiet and not have to worry about heating issues. Also I would like advice on the parts in using.


Graphics Card: MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition RC-942-KKN3 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Black Interior and Four Blue LED Fans-1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 200mm top fan, 1x 200mm side fan, and 1x 230mm front fan

Power Supply: LEPA B850-MA 850W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Total: 1,193.90
Thank you for your input it is much appreciated!
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  1. - 850W is overkill even if you get another GTX 560Ti, this would be more than enough power:

    - Crucial M4 is probably faster and more reliable than the Vertex 2 and it costs less.

    - That case is pretty expensive, i think you would be better with something a bit cheaper like the HAF 912, HAF 922 or Storm Scout so you can get a GTX 570 or something. Or if you want something quiet, the Fractal Design Define R3 is nice.

    - I would get the low profile version of that RAM so you can install a CPU cooler in future, that RAM won't fit under most coolers.
  2. @ jmsellars

    How are RAM and CPU Cooler related? I've read somewhere that 1.65V rams burn SB processors.

    Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K $220
    HSF: CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ $30
    Mobo: Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX $130
    RAM: Gskill RipjawsX 2x4GB 1.5V CAS9 1600Mhz $55
    GPU: HIS IceQ Turbo H697QT2G2M Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $370
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200rpm $60
    SSD : Corsair Force Series 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $80
    DVD: LG DVD R/W $20
    PSU : CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 - $110
    Case : COOLER MASTER HAF 922 BLUE RC-922M ATX Mid Tower : $100

    Total : $1175
  3. Vengeance is 1.5v and it is tall, it means it won't physically fit under a lot of CPU coolers.

    Heres a super quiet high performance build:

    i5-2500k - $219.99
    8GB Corsair Vengeance LP - $52.99
    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 - $124.99
    MSI Twin Frozr III GTX 570 (Fermi) - $369.99 EDIT: (If you can find the Gainward Phantom version it may be quieter and cheaper.)
    Crucial M4 64GB - $89.99
    Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $59.99
    Antec P183 - $139.99
    Antec CP-850 850W - $129.99
    Samsung DVD Burner - $19.99

    $1207.91 before shipping (no rebates)

    Slightly over the budget but should be extremely quiet and more powerful then your original build.
  4. CPU Cooler is on top of the processor, how can it block the placement of RAMs?
  5. Sorry ive been away a few days, internet was cut off.

    Bigger coolers such as the 212+ with the 120mm fan are quite wide and the RAM slots are usually right next to the CPU.
  6. OK, got it.
  7. Best answer
    Or this one
    or Superclocked version if u don't like ocing
    runs better then MSI twin frozr III
  8. Best answer selected by New_World.
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