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November 1, 2011 9:37:58 PM

I am almost finish buying parts for my new computer just need a PSU and CPU cooler. I plan on overclocking but not extreme. I eventually want to crossfire but can hold off for now. I have read alittle on stuttering but don't know if my setup will have that. My question is will I be needing extra cable adapters, connectors etc. My son and I are going to build the pc and I want to have a smooth day of it and not to have to stop because I needed this or that. This is what I have now or will have soon.
i7-2600k
ASRock Z68 Professional Gen 3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
2-SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
1-Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Kingston SSDNow V100 SV100S2/128GZ 2.5" 128GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Will this SATA 2 make a huge difference with all my HDDs being SATA 3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
1-Sapphire Toxic HD6950-For Now
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Bitfenix Colossus Venom Edition with 2 extra 140mm fans
http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/chassis/colo...
I still have to get PSU which will be Seasonic X850 gold. I found a cheaper price but it is not by much.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I am going to get this CPU cooler.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Will I need hdd and ssd connections also.

MY monitor has only the HDMI plug so will I need extra connection for that?
I have keyboard, mouse and speakers.
Thank you.


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November 2, 2011 1:11:32 AM

I don't know a lot about the power supply you're looking at but I feel safe buying a Cooler Master, Antec, Thermaltake or CORSAIR with module cables to keep the clutter down and air flow good. Go with a good brand for the power supply, you don't want a PSU that isn't giving you steady numbers or that one day you hear a pop and find out that the cheap PSU just toasted it's self along with your board. I've heard people talking about their whole system being fried from a cheap PSU. Seeing how the PSU is mounted at the bottom of the case you may need an extension for the four pin CPU power to reach to the top of the case. Looking at your board it will be a four pin cable http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... they also have a 8 pin ver. also. And for a few $$ more get a 24 pin extension also to play it safe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... Just look at newegg they have all black ones if it matters to you. Hear is a PSU calculator that can give you a good idea of how much juice you'll need http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html.

As far as the HDMI monitor, the board you're looking at has two HDMI ports already, a simple HDMI cable is all you'll need.

As far as hard drives, I've heard that people are unable to fully utilize the speed of the SATA 3. I think for the operating system I'd go with a SSD if you can swing the price. The WD Blue and Black drives are a good choice for storage unless you're looking to have a cooler running, more "Green" dive the go with the "Green" series. The SATA 3 and SSD power and data cables will be the same as SATA 2, but I think they make the cables a bit better for the SATS 3 and SSDs, read the reviews, they give great in-site from real users.

For the RAM, I'm running 8Gb on an ASUS Maximus II Formula with a Q9550 (Intel Quad Core) and I hardly ever see more than 5GB being used at anytime, RAM is something you can add to after your build is done and you can see if the performance is to your liking. I'd start with 8GB and add the other two 4GB sticks if you feel you need it.

The CPU cooler looks decent, just make sure it's moving air to the rear case fan and not blowing hot air into the case. You could save a $40 and go with something like this, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... almost 5000 5/5 star reviews can't be bad.

Hope this helps some, just do your research and read the reviews, newegg is GREAT for that not to mentions their prices and return policy if you have problems.
Good Luck
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November 2, 2011 1:12:30 AM

Sorry, missed the part about already having some of the parts.
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November 2, 2011 2:07:14 PM

scooter69 said:
I don't know a lot about the power supply you're looking at but I feel safe buying a Cooler Master, Antec, Thermaltake or CORSAIR with module cables to keep the clutter down and air flow good. Go with a good brand for the power supply, you don't want a PSU that isn't giving you steady numbers or that one day you hear a pop and find out that the cheap PSU just toasted it's self along with your board. I've heard people talking about their whole system being fried from a cheap PSU. Seeing how the PSU is mounted at the bottom of the case you may need an extension for the four pin CPU power to reach to the top of the case. Looking at your board it will be a four pin cable http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... they also have a 8 pin ver. also. And for a few $$ more get a 24 pin extension also to play it safe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... Just look at newegg they have all black ones if it matters to you. Hear is a PSU calculator that can give you a good idea of how much juice you'll need http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html.

As far as the HDMI monitor, the board you're looking at has two HDMI ports already, a simple HDMI cable is all you'll need.

As far as hard drives, I've heard that people are unable to fully utilize the speed of the SATA 3. I think for the operating system I'd go with a SSD if you can swing the price. The WD Blue and Black drives are a good choice for storage unless you're looking to have a cooler running, more "Green" dive the go with the "Green" series. The SATA 3 and SSD power and data cables will be the same as SATA 2, but I think they make the cables a bit better for the SATS 3 and SSDs, read the reviews, they give great in-site from real users.

For the RAM, I'm running 8Gb on an ASUS Maximus II Formula with a Q9550 (Intel Quad Core) and I hardly ever see more than 5GB being used at anytime, RAM is something you can add to after your build is done and you can see if the performance is to your liking. I'd start with 8GB and add the other two 4GB sticks if you feel you need it.

The CPU cooler looks decent, just make sure it's moving air to the rear case fan and not blowing hot air into the case. You could save a $40 and go with something like this, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... almost 5000 5/5 star reviews can't be bad.

Hope this helps some, just do your research and read the reviews, newegg is GREAT for that not to mentions their prices and return policy if you have problems.
Good Luck


Can't seem to find separate cableis that you suggested. I know that motherboard provide cables but not sure if I want to use those. I need cables for 3 Hdd Sata 111 and one for SSD Sata 11. I brought all as bare drives. I will buy an extension cable for power supply as you suggested.
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