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December 27, 2011 6:36:25 AM

Ok Planning to build a new computer for gaming, movies, and just messing around. Games I will be playing are Wow and Diabloe 3, I have my xbox for everything else. I will be getting a monitor after words 1920 - 1080p or better and around 27"

Oh and I wont be over clocking.

Case - I already bought the case. In Win Dragon Rider http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Also plan to fill it up with 120mm Fans with blue and green leds. I'm thinking about getting this Fan controller for it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Also any ideas of what fans to get that will work well with this cause I dont really have a clue.

CPU - I5 2500k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO + OS- ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Video - Asus GTX 570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - Corsair Gold AX750 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram - Not to sure whats best for me to use yet looking for something good but not to spendy.

HDD - Already have an old 500g samsung I never used.

DVD Drive - Looking for a Black blue ray drive dont see one on newegg.

Would like to get a Cpu cooler but nothing crazy or big cause I dont think it will fit in my case with a 120mm fan in the side top left corner of the door also it would have to fit with the Ram that gets picked.

Also I see eveyone on here saying to get a SSD, But if all its going to do for me is load windows faster then I can live without it.

Well let me know what you think and maybe help with the Questions

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December 27, 2011 6:45:05 AM

2 x 4 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz RAM is only $42 on newegg.
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December 27, 2011 4:32:56 PM

Ninja Pants said:
If you don't plan on OCing then technically there is no need for the 2500k but given it's only $10 more than the 2500 I can see the choice.
Consider this 570: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CM Hyper 212 CPU Cooler is a good value cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo and PSU are solid.

What is your budget by the way?

I wanted to get a cpu cooler like that but I wont be able to put a fan in the top left door so I need something smaller I guess.
Budget is about $1000-$1100 I'm not buying it all at once, buying parts over the next month
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December 27, 2011 8:09:19 PM

An SSD will work with both those motherboards (P67 or Z68), SSD caching is a different concept, one which I will assume you will not be using, so either mobo is fine. really. Take the Z68 if your planning on doing any video editing work though.

There's no need for more than 750W for your system, but if you plan on getting another 570 for SLI in future definitely take the 850W and for only $10 more it's a good deal.

Blu-ray: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sorry I didn't notice the title of your post (linked straight through from your other post).

What do you mean by "wont be able to put a fan in the top left door" ?
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December 28, 2011 4:00:49 AM

Ninja Pants said:
An SSD will work with both those motherboards (P67 or Z68), SSD caching is a different concept, one which I will assume you will not be using, so either mobo is fine. really. Take the Z68 if your planning on doing any video editing work though.

There's no need for more than 750W for your system, but if you plan on getting another 570 for SLI in future definitely take the 850W and for only $10 more it's a good deal.

Blu-ray: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sorry I didn't notice the title of your post (linked straight through from your other post).

What do you mean by "wont be able to put a fan in the top left door" ?

Hey thanks im pulling the trigger in the morning on the 850w psu and ram combo.

I was talking about getting a CPU cooler nothing crazy cause im not over clocking but it has to be small so I can fit a 120mm fan in my side panel door in the top left corner, I wanted to get a 212 cpu cooler but it wont fit with a fan in the panel. so just looking for a nice but small cpu cooler
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December 28, 2011 4:05:48 AM

Ninja Pants said:
An SSD will work with both those motherboards (P67 or Z68), SSD caching is a different concept, one which I will assume you will not be using, so either mobo is fine. really. Take the Z68 if your planning on doing any video editing work though.

There's no need for more than 750W for your system, but if you plan on getting another 570 for SLI in future definitely take the 850W and for only $10 more it's a good deal.

Blu-ray: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sorry I didn't notice the title of your post (linked straight through from your other post).

What do you mean by "wont be able to put a fan in the top left door" ?

Ok I will not be doing any video editing so if you were in my shoes would you get the ASRock p67 board or the Z68 board?
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December 28, 2011 4:33:03 PM

Just got my case in. Looks really nice. ordering the psu and ram now.
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December 28, 2011 5:24:25 PM

daman said:
Hey thanks im pulling the trigger in the morning on the 850w psu and ram combo.

I was talking about getting a CPU cooler nothing crazy cause im not over clocking but it has to be small so I can fit a 120mm fan in my side panel door in the top left corner, I wanted to get a 212 cpu cooler but it wont fit with a fan in the panel. so just looking for a nice but small cpu cooler


Curious why you would sacrifice a quality CPU cooler for 1 fan in a side panel, I do not see where the benefit comes in there. Youre much better off getting a quality cooler for your $200 processor than sticking a $12 led fan on the side panel cause it looks cool. Just my opinion. :pfff: 
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December 28, 2011 5:38:24 PM

hackshot said:
Curious why you would sacrifice a quality CPU cooler for 1 fan in a side panel, I do not see where the benefit comes in there. Youre much better off getting a quality cooler for your $200 processor than sticking a $12 led fan on the side panel cause it looks cool. Just my opinion. :pfff: 

I would agree with you if I was planning to over clock but thats not the case just wanted something a little better then the stock cooler.
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December 28, 2011 10:49:19 PM

Overclocking or not hackshot has a point, keeping your CPU cool should take priority. However there are a number of low profile CPU coolers out there, in order from worst to best I place them: CM X Dream, CM Vertex Plus, Silverstone NT06 Evolution (doesn't come with fan), Scythe Shuriken Low Profile, Enermax ETD-T60-DV, Noctua NH-C12P SE14. Price varies from around $20 up to $70. The Enermax even had LED's I think, if that suits your build.

Edit: I know there are others so before someone tries to point out I'm an idiot for leaving something out, this is just a list of some of the possibilities that are easily obtainable and any additions are welcome.
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December 29, 2011 3:27:27 AM

Ninja Pants said:
Overclocking or not hackshot has a point, keeping your CPU cool should take priority. However there are a number of low profile CPU coolers out there, in order from worst to best I place them: CM X Dream, CM Vertex Plus, Silverstone NT06 Evolution (doesn't come with fan), Scythe Shuriken Low Profile, Enermax ETD-T60-DV, Noctua NH-C12P SE14. Price varies from around $20 up to $70. The Enermax even had LED's I think, if that suits your build.

Edit: I know there are others so before someone tries to point out I'm an idiot for leaving something out, this is just a list of some of the possibilities that are easily obtainable and any additions are welcome.

Hey man you been the most help to me on here so I thank you very much. also what you think I should do about the mobo the p67 or z68? and Im getting the 750psu cause the 850 went up in price.
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December 29, 2011 9:54:56 AM

Np, glad to be of assistance.

Given you will not be taking advantage of any of the additional features of the Z68 and the P67 is $35 cheaper at the moment I would take the P67.

About the only useful thing for you that the Z68 offers is the ability to run without a dedicated discrete GPU due to a failure or DOA or whatever issue should it arise. If you have a spare graphics card this isn't even a worry, but it would be up to you if you think that is worth $35.
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December 30, 2011 4:07:53 PM

I found this Controller Panel I like.


http://www.amazon.com/Lamptron-Hum [...] B002R835DC

What I hope I can do is hook this up to some cold cathode along with a Sound Activated Module like this one unless there is a better one idk about.

http://www.sunbeamtech.com/PRODUCT [...] odule.html

Ok so what I need to know is can hook these up without the little box that the cold cathodes come with and without the little PCI bracket on/off switch?

Can I plug the Cold Cathode right into the sound module and from the sound module right into the controller panel?

I do not want to have to hide a bunch of little boxs all over in my computer case and also think its pointless to use the PCI bracket on/off in the back of my case if im going to be using the front panel.
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December 30, 2011 9:59:57 PM

Both of the links are dead so we cant see which products your are talking about.

The sunbeam is widely used, also consider the Lamptron sound activation module if you can find one.
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December 31, 2011 3:44:04 AM

Ninja Pants said:
Both of the links are dead so we cant see which products your are talking about.

The sunbeam is widely used, also consider the Lamptron sound activation module if you can find one.

I found this Controller Panel I like.


http://www.amazon.com/Lamptron-Hummer-5-Port-Controller...

What I hope I can do is hook this up to some cold cathode along with a Sound Activated Module like this one unless there is a better one idk about.

http://www.sunbeamtech.com/PRODUCTS/Sound%20Active%20mo...

Ok so what I need to know is can hook these up without the little box that the cold cathodes come with and without the little PCI bracket on/off switch?

Can I plug the Cold Cathode right into the sound module and from the sound module right into the controller panel?

I do not want to have to hide a bunch of little boxs all over in my computer case and also think its pointless to use the PCI bracket on/off in the back of my case if im going to be using the front panel.

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December 31, 2011 3:59:53 AM

See comment above as for sound module.

What CCFLs are you getting? You would still need the inverter depending on the sound module, so it should go PSU->Sound Module->Intverter->CCFL

You want to control the CCFL's from the Fan Controller also? Sorry im a bit confused.
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December 31, 2011 4:06:01 AM

Ninja Pants said:
See comment above as for sound module.

What CCFLs are you getting? You would still need the inverter depending on the sound module, so it should go PSU->Sound Module->Intverter->CCFL

You want to control the CCFL's from the Fan Controller also? Sorry im a bit confused.

Haha me too lol. Ok i want to go from PSU to the to the Front switch controller panel then to the sounds module then to the CCFL and not use the intverter lol is there anyway to do that? whats the intverter for the sounds module looks like it does the same thing only it has the sounds part also.
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December 31, 2011 9:03:51 PM

Your going to need to use an inverter regardless, how many CCFL tubes are you using? Lamptron make very good 4 and 8 port inverters, they also come in silver and black aluminium so they look much better than the usual plastic ones.

So you will have PSU->Control Panel->Sound Module->Inverter(s)->CCFL's
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