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September 13, 2011 7:59:24 AM

Ok this is my first computer build EVER ! SO i'm really nervous and open to opinions ! Pls give me suggestions. This is for Extreme fast gaming. I didn't really know what extra cooling units to put on it. Also you can see i was undecided about which ram to use because one says its meant for 2nd gen processors such as sandys. Lastly I am trying to figure out what kind of hard drive storage unit to use. I don't get what i'm supposed to do with the ssd / HD's .... do i put OS on the ssd and all the games i play ? anyways pls help me with this build ! thanks for all the help !

i5-2500k - 219

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

motherboard -239 (12.24 ship)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Ram - 79.49 (10 ship)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

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Ram - 69.49 (10 ship)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...


Graphics card - 420 (12.24 ship)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


SSD -107

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Case 160

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


powersupply 140

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

blue ray drive 63

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September 13, 2011 8:28:45 AM

Very nice overall build choice there.

Either RAM sets would be compatible. Id probably go for the cheaper of the 2. Since the Voltage, Timings and Frequency are all the same, you wont notice any performance difference paying $10 more.

Your motherboard and PSU are both SLI ready should you wish to add another 580 at any point in time. The case will easily fit everything inside.

Crucial M4 SSD has had some great reviews.

To install your OS on the SSD, when you do your build, DONT connect your magnetic HDD. Just connect up the SSD, install the OS, then add the HDD to the system afterwards. When your using your computer to choose where you want programs and files to be stored, you will have 2 drives shown. The SSD will be your C: Drive, and the HDD probably your D: Drive. (Letters could vary but i believe default it will set to this).



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September 13, 2011 8:34:21 AM

You wont gain any gaming performance using 1866MHz RAM

1.5 volt 1600MHz is a lot cheaper
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September 13, 2011 10:59:34 AM

I dont' see a point of getting mobo with built in SSD for way more money then same featured mobo with separate SSD
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September 13, 2011 11:55:23 AM

madchemist83 said:
I dont' see a point of getting mobo with built in SSD for way more money then same featured mobo with separate SSD


+1, didn't even notice this sorry.
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September 13, 2011 12:39:29 PM

One small advice:
If money is not a problem (and by those parts im guessing its ok), i advice to get a better cooled 580. The heat and the noise might get quite bad like that. I cant offer you a good model in particular becouse i dont know if you will want to sli with another 580 in the future, but 2 580 with that regular cooling might be a very very big problem .

The rest... well, awsome build :D .
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September 13, 2011 6:14:05 PM

AdrianPerry said:
+1, didn't even notice this sorry.



what do you mean by this ? To be honest i'm not exactly sure what the point of the SSD is, is this where i put just my games and then EVERYthing else on the HDD ? or am I putting everything on the ssd, and I where did it say there was built in SSD on the mobo ?


The reason i'm asking this is if EVerything is supposed to go onto the ssd everything that i use in my daily computing, then 64g isn't alot of memory >_< but if you think that i would just need my games, and then everything else will be fine on the HDD then its enough.




Also what extra cooling features should I be adding because I left those out because i don't know much about that .
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September 13, 2011 9:33:30 PM

I mean i didnt notice the motherboard came with a 20GB SSD. Your better off either buying a motherboard without an SSD or buying a seperate 60GB SSD. Windows 7 64-bit alone takes up 20GB and thats without and updates/patches/service packs ect. At very minimum for a win7 64-bit OS you should be looking at a 30GB SSD.
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September 13, 2011 11:32:57 PM

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September 14, 2011 3:58:23 PM

That Asus board is a good choice as a Gigabyte one. Both offer great quality build and components.
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