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PC build - need some advice guys, rate my build if you want

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January 1, 2012 5:07:06 PM

New build guys, tell me what you think.

Ordered:

I5 2500k

z68xp-ud3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Lanboy Air Yellow: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (on sale)

SSD- OCZ max iops 120 GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX 6770: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Stuff I am about to order and or looking at:

OCZ fully modular 750 W : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gskill sniper 8 gb ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Coolmaster hyper 212 evo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=35-103-...

Then there are peripherals and the other fans I may need for my case, and other accessories. I want to know what you think, and what type of fans should I stick in the case.

antec Tricool 120mm fans are mentioned in the case manual but i have no idea if they are good. then there is the fact I may want to change the fans on the hyper 212 evo.

So concerning the build I am going to be attempting what would you consider adding or maybe changing.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is this fine thermal paste or is there better?

Mainly askIing for advice based on the case, and air cooling. I already assume coolmaster evo is a given, I was going to make a mistake and order the hyper 520.
January 1, 2012 5:31:07 PM

Well just wanted to post this up because it is not completed.
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January 1, 2012 5:38:33 PM

I honestly can't understand why , with a new build and a i5-2500k cpu would you want a video card like that , do you not have a good enough budget amount to get a better card? Can you change the order and get a better video card? That build should have a minimum 6850 and it should have a 6870 or 6950.
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January 1, 2012 5:51:58 PM

What i was about to say
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January 1, 2012 5:55:07 PM

Yeah I was going to , but atm it is a budget constraint. trust me.... I will not be doing that much gaming. But at the same time with the 7xxx series releasing, I can hold on with the card and not worry until then.

A lot happened which resulted in me getting the card in the mean time, otherwise I would have gotten a 6970.
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January 1, 2012 5:59:01 PM

yeah I forgot to mention the reason I selected that card....
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January 1, 2012 6:47:21 PM

OCZ would not be my OSU choice.....Corsair HX, Antec SG for the top of the line .....

Corsair TX V2, Antec HCG or HCP, XFX Core Edition are just a notch lower
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January 1, 2012 11:12:01 PM

Artic Silver 5 is the proven standard as the best thermal compound.
As far as fans go there are so many to choose from that in the end you almost can't make a mistake , one thing you can do is look at the cfm and get the better airflow to the lowest noise db ratio. You don't want something that sounds like anairplaneinside your case.
There is nothing wrong with the hyper 520 it has two fans and offers a better cooling solution than the 212 evo.
On the psu I would go with the Antec , Seasonic or Corsair.
The case is more of a persoal choice because it has to be something you like , but at the same time you want to make sure it has enough room inside.
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January 2, 2012 4:45:20 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
OCZ would not be my OSU choice.....Corsair HX, Antec SG for the top of the line .....

Corsair TX V2, Antec HCG or HCP, XFX Core Edition are just a notch lower




I was looking at the modular aspect of the psu, if it is not good guess I will just attempt cable management behind Mobo, and such, and use the zip ties that came with the lanboy air.
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January 2, 2012 4:47:45 AM

what makes the 520 a better cooling solution than the evo, is it because it has two 92mm fans?

Well, you can add new fans on the Evo which is why I asked, but of that 520 is better than the evo, might as well buy two 92mm fans that are better than stock or do I even have to.
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January 2, 2012 2:22:40 PM

inzone said:

There is nothing wrong with the hyper 520 it has two fans and offers a better cooling solution than the 212 evo.


I thought that the evo was superior to the 520. Doesn't the 520 have 92mm fans instead of 120 mm?
The 520 even does worse than the 212 plus in benchmarks.
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January 2, 2012 3:40:41 PM

Yeah I thought so, it does worse... well evo it is..
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January 2, 2012 4:17:33 PM

is mx4 artic compound a good one? seems evo comes with something donno if it is better than mx4 though.
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