Is this a good computer build?

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 Quad-Core 3.3-3.7GHz Turbo 95w (210)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68M/USB3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA (6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard (90)
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL (44)
Video Card GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (210)
Storage: Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F90GB3-BK 2.5" 90GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (150)
Optical Drive: 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 (20)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (85)
Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply (90)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (60)

Cooling: 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 (21)
OS: Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium (100)
Total Sum = $1,080

All of these compatible with each other?
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  1. Yes but either go with the 2500k and overclock it or drop the CM Hyper 212 since the stock cooler works fine at stock temps.
  2. I don't want to overclock it, but if I don't and stay on the 2500 should I drop the CPU Cooler? and just use the stock cooler that comes with it?
  3. Yeah, if your not going to overclock, then it really defeats the purpose of buying an aftermarket cooler, if your gonna save the 15 bucks by not getting the unlocked version, why waste money on a cpu cooler?
  4. You can do better for the price.
    Check out my $900 build here:
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
    Get the OS:
    http://www.discountmountainsoftware.com/miwi7hoprfuv6.html?cmp=gp
    Here's the HDD:
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59705&vpn=WD2500AAKX&manufacture=Western%20Digital%20WD
    Best of all you are below how much you were to spend prior but you'll get the 2500K and a board to be able to SLI/CF in the future with plus a more capable PSU.

    You may not think about OCing now but it's nice to have option.
  5. That's good but it doesn't give me a full list like my hard drive my SSD my optical drive and so on, even my CPU Cooler, so I prefer going with mine, though it is cheap but atleast something that matches mine, thats kinda down.
  6. Wait what? The $900 build? I list all the parts even the hard drive and the SSD. I didn't suggest the CPU cooler since not everyone what's to overclock straight out of the box so that's left to the buyer themselves.
  7. Yeah I was looking at the graphics card was it possible if I could change it to Nvidia GTX 560 TI 1 gb?
  8. Nevermind I actually was so stupid and read the wrong one well thank you I'm going to check yours out! but I'm not buying mine online though
  9. Yeah that's fine! I was just suggesting parts.
  10. Umm I went with most of yours but I was wondering if I could stick to using the G.Skill Ripjaws instead of the Wintec? would that be compatible?
  11. Yes it'd be fine, I just suggest wintec because they're the cheapest RAM kits with 1.5v which is what Sandy Bridge recommends for overclocking.
  12. also is it alright if I stick to my ASUS for the HDD?
  13. Also for the Hard Drive could I have the full name cause when i check on Newegg theres the Scorpio blue which is 110?
  14. Yeah that's fine, it's just a suggestion.
  15. Here's my final build!

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k Quad-Core 3.3-3.7GHz Turbo 95w (220)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (125)
    RAM: Wintec One 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 3OH16009U9H-8GK (39)
    Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (210)
    Storage: Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD-V60GB2 2.5" 60GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (90)
    Optical Drive: 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 (20)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (85)
    Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom (100)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (50)

    OS: Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium (100)
    Total Sum = $1,039

    Watchu Thinkk/
  16. Looks solid! Good luck!
  17. Thank You, you've been very helpful :)
  18. Also may I have a link to the hard drive?
  19. Hahah thank you!

    Everything is right under 1000
    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k Quad-Core 3.3-3.7GHz Turbo 95w (220)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (125)
    RAM: Wintec One 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 3OH16009U9H-8GK (39)
    Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (210)
    Storage: Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD-V60GB2 2.5" 60GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (90)
    Optical Drive: 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 (20)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital WD Caviar Blue 250GB SATA 6GB/S 7200RPM 16MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM (44)
    Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom (100)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (50)

    OS: Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium (100)
    Total Sum = $998
    :)
  20. GL!
  21. Haha buying of the store is a rip off man they charge like extra 40 dollars for everything so I'm getting it online, if I going for 2500k should I still get the CM Hyper 212 as the CPU Cooler? or should I use the stock one?
  22. Just get the Hyper 212+ since it's so cheap, get it off Amazon. If you don't plan to overclock then, just stick with the Stock, but if you do get the Hyper 212+ just ahead of time.
    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0%3FSubscriptionId%3D19BAZMZQFZJ6G2QYGCG2%26tag%3Dsquid1240995-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB002G1YPH0
  23. mind where I can get the HDD from Amazon cause Im from australia so yeahh ...
  24. also my gigabyte video card of the EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1461-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card. I'm asking alot of questions since I want to see which one is better and right, I'm patient I have time its better than getting it all mixed up and stuffed up, which after that takes much more time.
  25. Oh..... Well... If you're from Australia a lot of these prices should be different.
    http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desktop/dp/B00461K1QW/ref=pd_cp_e_4
  26. Thanks I dont mind though, also EVGA or Gigabyte for my Video Card? Also thank you very much for your help, your pretty much the only one helping me :D
  27. also I can't find the asrock on amazon thers only Gen3 not extreme also only pro3 to ;(
  28. Is this the RAM? http://www.amazon.com/Wintec-One-DDR3-Desktop-Memory/dp/B005UP8XFY/ref=sr_1_fkmr3_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325221965&sr=8-1-fkmr3 if not can I go with something different like the Cosair Vengeance or something?
  29. I'd suggest just going to an Australian website for the Extreme3 Gen3 if not you should go for something like the Gigabyte Z68A-D3H

    As for the ram just go with whichever one is cheaper but uses 1.5v.
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