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First Gaming Computer Build v2

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December 30, 2011 11:34:06 PM

Thanks to all who took the time to read and reply to my previous thread on building my first gaming computer!
After some good advice and tutorial vids i think i have my components together

Mobo: ASUS P8Z68v Pro Gen3
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X series 8GB(2x4)
HD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM 64MB cache
Corsair Force Series GT 90GB SSD
Video Card: EVGA Superclocked GeForce GTX 580 1536MB Fermi
Case: Antec 1200 V3
PSU: Corsair HX850 Modular
Cooling: Corsair H80
Opti Drive: Samsung SH B123L

My budget for this build is $2000 and this is right there

Will be using it mainly for gaming and web browsing

Any suggestions or compatiblity issues would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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December 31, 2011 2:19:42 AM

After thinking about the Seagate 2TB HDD i think i'll down grade to a 1GB because i already have a 1TB external HD for my movies, tunes etc.

Also any thoughts on going with a heatsink instead of a liqiud CPU cooler

ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

over the

CORSAIR H70 Core High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any thoughts on these changes would be great

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December 31, 2011 2:37:59 AM

and i know my build had the H80 just did the H70 cause it poped up quick :) 
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December 31, 2011 2:51:06 AM

And Please if you disagree/dislike or agree/like this build plz post so i know if i'm on the right track here to start ordering components
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December 31, 2011 6:56:32 AM

so no one has an opion on liqiud vs heatsink for the CPU?
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December 31, 2011 7:09:00 AM

get a 900w or 1000w for gtx 580 sli and room for some overclocking.antec DF-85 is better IMO.
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December 31, 2011 7:35:07 AM

I'd get the old standby CM 212+ or Evo HSF. That puny thing on that Zalman is NOT much of a heatsink even though the copper fins and heat pipes may be. Water cooling is a headache nobody needs.
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December 31, 2011 8:20:36 AM

So looking at the Hyper 212 looks very efficient. better than liquid cooling?
not sure but at least there is no liquid to f*** up stuff if it goes wrong
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