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December 22, 2011 5:54:24 PM
a b B Homebuilt system
December 22, 2011 6:17:18 PM

Looks fine. My thoughts are below...

CPU - The Phenom II X4 955 will overclock exactly the same as the 970. If you are sticking with stock speeds you are fine with the 970. If overclocking, save a little money and go with the 955. Don't forget an aftermarket CPU cooler.

MEM - Fine and all, but the tall heat spreaders can cause clearance issues with some aftermarket CPU coolers. The Corsair Vengeance memory below has the same speed and timings (without tall heat spreaders).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler - Hyper 212+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 22, 2011 6:32:14 PM

Awesome. Thanks for the help.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 22, 2011 6:32:53 PM

Please list component names, not just links......we generally don't need to see the web site, and if we have toi click on every link for every part for every thread we look at, we'll all have RSI :) 

Dump the RAM w/ tall toothy heat sinks....only thing it accomplishes is interfere w/ CPU heat sinks....it's totally unnecessary for DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If I was going to spend that kinda money on a < 1TBl HD, it would be the new Momentus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

The Corsair TX650 V2 PSU gets a 9.5 jonnyguru performance ating and costs ya $100 after MIR

The XFX Core Edition 650 PSU gets a 9.5 jonnyguru performance rating and costs ya $60 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

That's an easy $40 back in pocket

Take the $40 and move up to the 560 Ti 900Mhz ....overclock it another 100Mhz or so
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1201&page=17

Finally, Id check my budget and see if ya can manage a SB, SLI/CF build as this route leaves few upgrade options.
December 23, 2011 12:13:48 AM

Okeedokee. So this is a new list I made...

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68M-D2H LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

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

OS: Win7

Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Hard-Drive: Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AARX 750GB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CD/DVD: 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

Power supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Video card: EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Do they work together? Is there something I'm missing? Can you think of anything that's better/same for an equal or lesser price? Thanks!
December 23, 2011 12:23:35 AM

ur second list is great
December 23, 2011 12:36:18 AM

Nothing I need to change? It's all compatible?
a b B Homebuilt system
December 23, 2011 10:41:45 AM

Looks good with the exception of the hard drive. I assumg you swapped the WD VelociRaptor out for the Green for cost reasons... The Green drive is OK, but there are better options.

Hitachi 500GB ($80) => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate 500GB ($85) => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate 1TB ($140) => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Samsung F3 1TB ($150) => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 23, 2011 4:41:58 PM

This is my newest update of the list

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000

Motherboard: ASUS LGA 1155 Intel Z68 DDR3 2200 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported ATX Motherboard P8Z68-V
Same as the other one just cheaper I suppose

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

OS: Win7

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Steel ATX Ultimate Gamer PC Case (Black)
Thought I might as well upgrade the case if I'm gonna spend this much.

Hard-Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s with NCQ 32MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Bare Drive ST31000524AS
The third one down you told me sadams04

CD/DVD: 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

Power supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Superclocked 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card - Lifetime Warranty 01G-P3-1563-AR
Also the same as above but Superclocked and I guess not quite a gigabyte. Could that be a problem? This one I found cheaper than the other somewhere.

Thank you for the continued help!
a b B Homebuilt system
December 23, 2011 4:47:32 PM

Looks good.

GPU - That EVGA GTX 560 Ti Superclocked GPU will be fine.

PSU - The Corsair 650w is fine, but as JackNaylorPE said... the XFX 650w is better buy. Both have the same great quality and efficiency. Consider that swap for a $40 savings. (sorry... this is something I should have noticed earlier.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Enjoy that rig!!
December 23, 2011 4:55:14 PM

Also a COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

Logitech Wireless Combo Mk520 With Keyboard and Laser Mouse

ASUS ML228H 22-Inch Ultra-Slim Widescreen LED Monitor

That is all. And only around $1200 altogether on amazon. =P
December 23, 2011 5:06:13 PM

Thanks again for all your help guys. I would have absolutely no idea what the hell I was doing without the assistance!
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