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December 2, 2011 9:52:31 AM

Hi guys,

well a while ago i was planning to get new PC for my personal usage (for details click here), so finally i did decided to get i5-2500K, anyway this is what i came with, and i'm seeking your advice about it

MB:
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Motherboard

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

CPU:
Intel Core i5 2500K - 3.3 GHz Quad-Core

HardDrive(for system):
Crucial Technology M4 64 GB,Internal,2.5
Or
Corsair Force GT 60 GB SATA III

HardDrive (for storage):
Looking for 1TB but still confused about what brand is better for (software & files only)?

Case:
Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID VN400A1W2N Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

power supply:
still no idea what i should get cause I'm planning to get GPU but i'll get it later (matter of budet)

Cooler CPU:
Cooler master hyper 212 plus

P.S. i put some links in some part so it would be helpful for any one got curious or interested hopefully this not against the forum rules

any suggestions are highly & most welcome

thanks

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December 2, 2011 4:23:21 PM

Hi there! Welcome back.

First things first, did you mean to post in the prebuilt section?
Secondly, could you fill out this forum? http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... Provides crucial information pertaining to parts selection. Mainly monitor res, budget, location and purchase date.

Once you fill out the form it'll be easier for us to get a grasp on what you need.

Cheers!
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December 2, 2011 4:56:02 PM

welcome!

1.mobo ok
2.ram ok
3.cpu excellent choose.
4.ssd corsair force gt 60gb sata III better.
5.hdd seagate barracuda 1tb 7200rpm sata III
6.case ok
7.power supply get cooler master gx750 60amp +12v.
8.cooler excellent choose.
9.gpu it's upto you.
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December 2, 2011 5:03:59 PM

Your usage did not include gaming, so the integrated graphics on the 2500K will be fine when used with a Z68 based motherboard.

The psu you get will be determined by the power of your graphics card. If you will use integrated graphics, then only about 300w is needed. It turns out that 400-450w units are actually cheaper. If you might want a gaming graphics card, plan ahead.
Here is what EVGA recommends for their graphics cards:

GTX550ti needs 400w with 24a on the 12v rails plus one 6-pin PCI-E power lead.

GTX560 needs 450w with 24a on the 12v rails plus two 6-pin PCI-E power leads.

GTX560Ti needs 500w with 30a on the 12v rails plus two 6-pin PCI-E power leads.

GTX570 needs 550w with 38a on the 12v rails plus two 6-pin PCI-E power leads.

GTX580 needs 600w with 42a on the 12v rails plus one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI-E power lead.

GTX590 needs 700w with 50a on the 12v rails plus two 8-pin PCI-E power leads or 4 6-pin power leads.

Get a quality psu. My short list of quality units would include Antec, Seasonic, XFX, Corsair, and PC P&C

Hard drive prices are crazy today. WD black and Samsung spinpoint 1tb drives are about the best.

I love the ssd for the os and some apps. 60gb is ok, but I would try to get 80-120gb.
I think Intel and Samsung are the best bets for reliability today. Read this:
http://www.behardware.com/articles/831-7/components-ret...

If you love the case, buy it.
If you are getting it because it is cheap, spend a bit more time shopping, and perhaps up your budget for a case. A case is something you will see and touch every day. If it is ordinary or of minimal quality you will have wasted your money.

Look at the Antec cases. The SOLO is one of the quietest. the 200 and three hundres are well recieved and priced similarly.

How many expansion slots will you need? A full atx motherboard has 7, a micro-atx motherboard has 4. ITX has one. M-atx motherboards are usually a bit cheaper, and will fit into some nice small cases. Lian Li has some top quality small cases.
The V351 is a compact m-atx case of high quality:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If you want really small, look at the Q11 itx case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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December 8, 2011 11:03:37 PM

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December 8, 2011 11:26:38 PM

striker410 said:
Hi there! Welcome back.

First things first, did you mean to post in the prebuilt section?
Secondly, could you fill out this forum? http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... Provides crucial information pertaining to parts selection. Mainly monitor res, budget, location and purchase date.

Once you fill out the form it'll be easier for us to get a grasp on what you need.

Cheers!

I already bought it :D 

sorry because i didn't notice that thread :) 

pro-gamer said:
welcome!

1.mobo ok
2.ram ok
3.cpu excellent choose.
4.ssd corsair force gt 60gb sata III better.
5.hdd seagate barracuda 1tb 7200rpm sata III
6.case ok
7.power supply get cooler master gx750 60amp +12v.
8.cooler excellent choose.
9.gpu it's upto you.

thanks I want your opinion in the specification in the below of this reply :) 
geofelt said:
Your usage did not include gaming, so the integrated graphics on the 2500K will be fine when used with a Z68 based motherboard.

The psu you get will be determined by the power of your graphics card. If you will use integrated graphics, then only about 300w is needed. It turns out that 400-450w units are actually cheaper. If you might want a gaming graphics card, plan ahead.
Here is what EVGA recommends for their graphics cards:

GTX550ti needs 400w with 24a on the 12v rails plus one 6-pin PCI-E power lead.

GTX560 needs 450w with 24a on the 12v rails plus two 6-pin PCI-E power leads.

GTX560Ti needs 500w with 30a on the 12v rails plus two 6-pin PCI-E power leads.

GTX570 needs 550w with 38a on the 12v rails plus two 6-pin PCI-E power leads.

GTX580 needs 600w with 42a on the 12v rails plus one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI-E power lead.

GTX590 needs 700w with 50a on the 12v rails plus two 8-pin PCI-E power leads or 4 6-pin power leads.

Get a quality psu. My short list of quality units would include Antec, Seasonic, XFX, Corsair, and PC P&C

Hard drive prices are crazy today. WD black and Samsung spinpoint 1tb drives are about the best.

I love the ssd for the os and some apps. 60gb is ok, but I would try to get 80-120gb.
I think Intel and Samsung are the best bets for reliability today. Read this:
http://www.behardware.com/articles/831-7/components-ret...

If you love the case, buy it.
If you are getting it because it is cheap, spend a bit more time shopping, and perhaps up your budget for a case. A case is something you will see and touch every day. If it is ordinary or of minimal quality you will have wasted your money.

Look at the Antec cases. The SOLO is one of the quietest. the 200 and three hundres are well recieved and priced similarly.

How many expansion slots will you need? A full atx motherboard has 7, a micro-atx motherboard has 4. ITX has one. M-atx motherboards are usually a bit cheaper, and will fit into some nice small cases. Lian Li has some top quality small cases.
The V351 is a compact m-atx case of high quality:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If you want really small, look at the Q11 itx case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I really benefited a lot from your response :) 

can you give me your opinion about this specification

MB:
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
RAM:
Corsair Vengeance Blu 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
CPU:
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
PSU:
Corsair Vengeance Blu 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
SSD:
Crucial 64 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT064M4SSD2
2d HDD:
Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD10EALX
Cooler:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus


Case:
still looking for right case how about this one, what different between these two, and if i want GPU is there any space for it in the case:
Antec Three Hundred

Antec cases The SOLO

is there any thing missing?

thanks guys for your help
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December 8, 2011 11:43:38 PM

Antec 300 is a very well reviewed case, and good for gaming. Look at newegg which carries a special "illusion" model that comes with two blue led front fans,
It costs $40 after rebate with free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The solo is one of my favorite cases because it is quiet. I have built several using this case. look for a review at spcr http://www.silentpcreview.com/Antec_P150_Solo
The ventilation is not as good for gaming as the 300, and graphics cards over 10" may be a problem
There is an updated version that costs more that fixes a number of things.
Read about it here: http://www.silentpcreview.com/antec-solo2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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