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October 30, 2011 11:38:11 PM

I am attempting to build my first computer. I will use it for gaming and video editing. Basically, I'm looking for confirmation that these components work well together.

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition RC-942-KKN3 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Black Interior and Four ...
Model #:RC-942-KKN3
Item #:N82E16811119239

MB: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Model #:p 8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Item #:N82E16813131790

Video Card: EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Model #:015-P3-1580-AR
Item #:N82E16814130587

Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC ...
Model #:CMPSU-850HX
Item #:N82E16817139011

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
Model #:BX80623I72600K
Item #:N82E16819115070

Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
Model #:RR-B10-212P-G1
Item #:N82E16835103065

SSD: Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit
Model #:CT128M4SSD2CCA
Item #:N82E16820148448

RAM: G.SKILL ECO 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBECO
Model #:F3-12800CL8D-8GBECO
Item #:N82E16820231404

Monitor: Acer G235HAbd 23'' WideScreen LCD monitor
Model #:ET.VG5HP.A01
Item #:N82E16824009266

Optical Drive: SONY Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BWU-500S
Model #:BWU-500S
Item #:N82E16827118049

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Model #:GFC-00019
Item #:N82E16832116716

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October 31, 2011 12:01:11 AM

Will the heat spreaders on the first set of RAM you listed interfere with my heatsink? Basically, is there enough clearance?
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October 31, 2011 12:22:43 AM

-The 2600k won't help in gaming but will come in handy for the video editing.

- For less money, you could have twin 900 MHz 560 Ti's that will beta that 580 by 40 % in gaming. If ya want to keep the 580 to upgrade later, your PSU is undersized....there isn't a single PSU certified for twin 580's under 900 watts.

RAM - Looks a bit expensive for what ya getting

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

Cooler - All other parts hi end, yet cooler a budget model..... great cooler for $25, just doesn't match the quality of your other components

<$30 - Hyper 212

$50 - Scythe Mugen 3 (5-7 better than 212
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$80 - Thermalright SIlver Arrow (7-10C better than 212)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11676/cpu-tri-77/Ther...

Monitor - Again, with all the high end stuff, if budget allows I'd consider a 120 Hz monitor

$320 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or if it doesn't

$149 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
20 off w/ promo code EMCJKHC44, ends 11/2

Optical - $80 BR Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



October 31, 2011 12:58:31 AM

Ok, I've changed to the $149 ASUS monitor, the $80 BR Burner, and the Scythe Mugen cooler. Could anyone recommend memory that won't physically interfere with the Scythe Mugen cooler?
October 31, 2011 1:00:42 AM

bsparky11 said:
Will the heat spreaders on the first set of RAM you listed interfere with my heatsink? Basically, is there enough clearance?


The toothy looking heat spreaders are a "relic of a bygone age" :)  The only cooling effect of these heat spreaders is that they "look cool". While they served a purpose (when they were effective) w/ DDR2, they are absolutely useless on DDR3.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
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At more than 2" tall in certain areas the Corsair Vengeance could pose a problem for users like me who use large coolers such as the Scythe Mugen 2. I was able to use the Corsair Vengeance only after I mounted the fan on my cooler on the backside. Size is definitely a concern with heat spreaders of this size and therefore I encourage users to check that they will have enough space under their heatsinks before purchasing the Corsair Vengeance kit.


http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
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The problem I have with the Corsair Vengeance is the same I have with many kits of RAM on the market. Companies insist on putting large coolers on their RAM and it limits the choice in CPU heatsinks that can be used within users system. DDR3 does not require these elaborate coolers with its lower voltages which translate to lower temperatures then RAM saw during the DDR, and DDR2 era. Corsair is correcting this with low profile versions of its Vengeance line but ultimately I would like to see the average size of coolers drop instead of having to look for specific low profile versions of a memory line.


Corsair now sells low profile Vengeance units with same specs .... I linked them in previous post.

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October 31, 2011 1:04:27 AM

Ok, I've added the following ram to my list of modifications.

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B

It sounds like the last thing I need to do is change to power supply so I can SLI 580's in the future if I desire. I will look for a 1000W modular power supply?
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