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October 12, 2011 12:20:35 AM

Hi.

First of all, this is a 700$-900$ build and I kind of need your feedback on these parts. I'm pretty sure they're all compatible but doesn't hurt to double check.

Case
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard
MSI P67A-C43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

GPU
GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBXM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD/DVD Drive
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU (This one is out of stock. Someone recommend me another one if I can't find it at a store)
Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cable
BYTECC 6 ft. 18AWG Power Cord w/ 3 Conductor PC Power Connector – Black Model POWERCORD-6K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Also what are some resources a first-time PC builder can refer to? Thanks!

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October 12, 2011 12:59:57 AM

Here's a build that allows you to add another one of those cards later on in SLI. Just another option to look at.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZM7YTA/ref=ox_sc_a... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1)

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-80PLUS-Bronze-Performance-Sup... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
OCZ ZS Series 750 Watt 80PLUS Bronze Performance ATX Power Supply - OCZ-ZS750W

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.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=I5-2500KBX $214.99 Free Shipping 10% off your order (max $10) w/ code: HOOT, ends 10/17
Intel Core i5 Processor i5-2500K 3.3GHz 6MB LGA1155 CPU, Retail - BX80623I52500K

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10... $25.96 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004TPI42I/ref=ox_sc_a... $29.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Crucial Ballistix Sport 4 Dual Channel Kit DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM BL2CP25664BA160A

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-7200-12-Interna... $54.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s with NCQ 32MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Bare Drive ST31000524AS

http://www.amazon.com/Liteon-iHAS324-DVD-RW-Optical-Dri... $20.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Liteon iHAS324 24X DVD-RW SATA Optical Disk Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $219.99
GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


Total: $851.88 *not including shipping, rebates, and promo codes

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extre... <----- another look at that board

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/ <----- PCI-E 3.0
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October 12, 2011 1:04:38 AM

honestly I really have no intentions for SLI because I won't be playing graphic intensive games, but I will keep those in mind. thanks for the feedback :) 

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October 12, 2011 1:12:33 AM

I'm thinking of getting a Hyper 212+ but I heard it's kind of big, do you think it'll fit in my case?
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October 12, 2011 1:23:04 AM

nayrbaased said:
I'm thinking of getting a Hyper 212+ but I heard it's kind of big, do you think it'll fit in my case?

For that Rosewill case I would look at a 92mm cpu cooler. Cooler Master has some good ones along with Xigmatek.
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October 12, 2011 1:51:08 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
B3 Ready, Military Class, UEFI, SLI, Crossfire

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SILVERSTONE Strider Essential series ST60F-ES 600W $59.99 after mail-in rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W $49.99 after mail-in rebate card


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GIGABYTE GV-R687OC-1GD Radeon HD 6870

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 (you could get this second card later on if you wish and run with a single card for now)

(put the card with 3 fans in the first pcie slot since normally when running crossfire the second card partly blocks the fans.)
The amd hd-6870 cards use less power than the 560ti or 560/460 so you can still run crossfire with a cheaper 600 watt.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$34.99 COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (the oem intel cooler is not so good for overclocking)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$59.99 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB
(program folder/steam folder drive/media) A bit faster than the seagate 1tb.

Install games/programs and put your steam folder on the 1tb drive.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$109.99 $89.99 after mail-in rebate card Patriot Pyro PP60GS25SSDR 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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October 12, 2011 1:55:25 AM

You need the massive cooler with the 12cm fan, it should fit ok in most standard atx tower cases. Yes they don't leave much clearance but the cover does go back on, on my case the cooler clears the cover by only a 1/4".

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