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October 2, 2011 6:09:06 PM

To let you all know i have the screen the case and everything else......

I'm just working with internal components
The build will not be final until december and these build are from 2 different months

the requirements is gaming with 2 hard drives and possible future crossfire with i5 2500k

october revamp
https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...
original
https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...

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October 3, 2011 3:27:57 PM

Are these builds good or are people having problems opening the newegg list?
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October 3, 2011 3:37:24 PM

I for one could not access either newegg list.
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October 3, 2011 3:47:28 PM

build one from a month ago

MSI P67A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

XFX HD-685X-ZNDC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive x2

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

794.92


build 2 couple days old

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

SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive x2

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

$784.92


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October 3, 2011 7:39:20 PM

Both builds are pretty good. The second build would be a good improvement for gaming performance.

The Vengeance RAM has tall heatspreaders which are unnecessary and are likely to cause compatibility issues with aftermarket CPU coolers, if you ever decided to install one. So if I was you I'd find a set without tall heatspreaders; there are Vengeance Low Profile sets for instance:
CORSAIR Vengeance LP 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CAS9 1.5V CML8GX3M2A1600C9B $59
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Antec Earthwatts Green 650W is a good PSU, but it doesn't have enough hardwired PCIe connectors for two 6870s. So you would have to use adapters - which are likely to come with the card(s).

If you don't want to use adapters then this is the cheapest high quality option I could see:
XFX Pro 650W Core Edition 80Plus Bronze $90 ($30 rebate, $6 shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is also a good price after rebate:
Antec Earthwatts Green EA-750 80Plus Bronze $95 ($25 rebate, $2 shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N...
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October 4, 2011 1:21:10 PM

Silvune said:
Both builds are pretty good. The second build would be a good improvement for gaming performance.

The Vengeance RAM has tall heatspreaders which are unnecessary and are likely to cause compatibility issues with aftermarket CPU coolers, if you ever decided to install one. So if I was you I'd find a set without tall heatspreaders; there are Vengeance Low Profile sets for instance:
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CAS9 1.5V CML8GX3M2A1600C9B $59
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Antec Earthwatts Green 650W is a good PSU, but it doesn't have enough hardwired PCIe connectors for two 6870s. So you would have to use adapters - which are likely to come with the card(s).

If you don't want to use adapters then this is the cheapest high quality option I could see:
XFX Pro 650W Core Edition 80Plus Bronze $90 ($30 rebate, $6 shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is also a good price after rebate:
Antec Earthwatts Green EA-750 80Plus Bronze $95 ($25 rebate, $2 shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N...


So something like this would get in the way of the ram i'm looking at?

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




Was also wondering if anyone know if this heat sink would have problems fitting into the rosewill chanllenger case....
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October 4, 2011 2:12:24 PM

The Hyper 212 Plus is fairly narrow at 77mm, so it is a possibility, but perhaps not that likely to prevent the installation of RAM in the slots closest to the CPU socket. I would still however prefer to go with a set of RAM without tall heatspreaders.

The Rosewill Challenger is compatible with CPU coolers up to 160mm in height, the Hyper 212 Plus is 158mm. So yes it should fit.

There is an update of the Hyper 212 Plus called the Hyper 212 Evo. Which is slightly lighter, has an improved base and a slightly better fan, in that it is quieter at its slowest speed, compared to the one on the Plus, but can push more air at its highest speed. Maybe you want to consider that.
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October 4, 2011 3:15:16 PM

Hmmmm i never knew that might have to look it up might even after to get a bigger case with all this.
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