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Mostly complete gaming build approx $800-900. Few questions

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November 27, 2011 10:45:43 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: 800-1k Before / After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, work(java programmer remoted to a vm)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, case

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel

Overclocking: Possibly

SLI or Crossfire: See vid card

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200+

Additional Comments: I posted this build on a few other forums for critique/review, and some of the following concerns were raised, so if possible I would like some clarification.

1. "One thing I did notice is that the Mobo didn't have a Internal I/O USB 3 connector for your front panel on the case! Also if you want to OC the Processor, is good to get a Mobo that has an extra 6 pin connector to supply more power. But then you need a PSU with more PCI connectors."

2. "RAM: You MAY run into issues if you ever decide to get the other 2 sticks. even if you get the same part number."
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Case(Price not included, I have this currently): Thermaltake Chasar MK-1
Mobo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
HD:Need Suggestions, Anandtech's SSD bench left me confused (ocz has great performance but bad reviews)
GFX: EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
PSU: XFX Core Edition PRO850W I would prefer modular, any suggestions on this?
Chip: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Optical: SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA
HSF: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO

Overall I am pleased, I feel as if this build is a summarization of the 100 recently created threads asking for a decently priced build. Please advise if your opinion differs!
November 28, 2011 11:44:33 PM

updated: changed the psu
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November 28, 2011 11:56:39 PM

that will interfere with CPU Cooler
mobo is ok .. but don't expect anything crazy in oc and if u put second card it will cover all PCI-e ports and possible couple SATAs
that PSu is good and for ur case even non-modular would work
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November 29, 2011 1:21:35 AM

madchemist83 said:
that will interfere with CPU Cooler
mobo is ok .. but don't expect anything crazy in oc and if u put second card it will cover all PCI-e ports and possible couple SATAs
that PSu is good and for ur case even non-modular would work



what will interfere with the cpu cooler??
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November 29, 2011 3:21:04 AM

Sorry I meant to say that ram
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November 29, 2011 11:35:15 AM

Is that certain? The reason I ask is because it seems to be popular combo on the forums. Lots of people suggest that cooler and ram because both have great review for the price/power. Thanks for the heads up, I hope you are wrong :p  Still looking for some advice on the PSU and ssd drive, as well as the questions in bold in my 1st post.
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November 29, 2011 5:59:12 PM

what r the questions?
pc power and cooling mk II 750W
i'm pretty sure it will interfere .. u can find actual build online and see for urself
I might be wrong
that cooler is a budget cooler .. doesn't mean it's very good .. build quality is actually not very good
try thermalright
and for the ram just get the one without tall heatsinks
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