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January 29, 2012 7:44:07 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Mid-Next Week (Jan 31st - Feb 1st)

Budget Range: 1,500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video Editing (native 1080p AVCHD .mov files) / Gaming

Parts Not Required: Graphics Card: I already have the 560ti, Hyper 212+ heatsink, keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon, Frozencpu.com

Country: USA


Overclocking: In the future, but not initially.

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not, I prefer a single card setup for heat and compatibility / stability issues.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080,

Additional Comments: The parts I have selected below are exactly what I want, almost without question. I am open to suggestions, but this post is primarily to make sure I am not overlooking an incompatibility. Basically, will these parts work together fine without any issues?

Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128D/AM 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0036Q7MV0/?tag=pcpapi-20

Case: Antec P280 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Additional Fans: 3 x COUGAR CF-V12HP Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 300,000 Hours 12CM Silent Cooling Fan with Pulse Width Modulation
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Burner: ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The only problem that I am currently anticipating is the power cords from the powersupply not being long enough in the computer case I selected. Can someone with more knowledge please look at the link to the powersupply and get me some links for the main power cable extensions I could potentially need to complete the build? ** I would be ordering those from frozencpu.com.**

For example, maybe I would need a 24pin ATX extension: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12608/psu-472/6_24-pi...

What other extension cables would I need to future proof myself? What is the other motherboard / CPU power connection I would need? Possibly one for the graphics card?

Thank you for your time everyone! I really appreciate the help!
a b B Homebuilt system
January 29, 2012 8:11:38 PM

I really don't think that you will have an issue with PSU cable length in that case, I've used it with a giant LianLi full tower and didn't use any cable extenders.

My only question is why that model mobo over the ASUS P8Z68-V? I've used both and for a single GPU the V is a great board.
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January 29, 2012 8:39:57 PM

Compatibility is fine.

The HX 850 generally has quite long cables, with the 24pin, 8pin being at least 60cm and the PCIe being 50/60cm.
The P280 is 52.6cm tall.
So you shouldn't need any extension cables. Altho if you are going to buy one I would suggest it be for the 8pin cable.

NZXT Hale90 850W 80Plus Gold Modular $170
http://www.amazon.com/HALE90-Power-Supply-Modular-HALE9...
This is every bit the equal (if not superior) to the HX 850. And the 8pin cable on this one is 70cm.

Cheaper HDD:
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM ST1000DM003 $125
http://www.amazon.com/Barracuda-7200RPM-Cache-3-5-Inch-...

You should be getting RAM without tall heatspreaders as they are unnecessary on DDR3 RAM and just make it more difficult to choose an aftermarke CPU cooler, if you ever decide to install one.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 29, 2012 9:06:53 PM

Silvune said:
You should be getting RAM without tall heatspreaders as they are unnecessary on DDR3 RAM and just make it more difficult to choose an aftermarke CPU cooler, if you ever decide to install one.

Excellent point -- I generally buy the G.Skill Ripjaws X as it is very reliable but has a shorter height that fits under my heatsinks on slot 1 much easier.
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January 29, 2012 9:30:04 PM

Good to know about the length on the cables--I probably won't order any extenders and just run to a local computer shop if I have to.

Even though the motherboard you mention is a great board, is the board I have picked any less good, or would I just be saving money with a non-pro version? For some reason I remember reading somewhere to go with the Pro model.

I think I will probably take the advice on the cheaper Hard Drive!

As far as aftermarket cooler, I will be using the Hyper 212+, but I have read that the vengeance RAM won't interfere with it.


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a b B Homebuilt system
January 29, 2012 9:38:06 PM

You would $30 on the motherboard, the only difference is firewire (1394) support and a few more RAID options with the PRO. If you need those, spend the money, otherwise don't. No other differences than the name.
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January 29, 2012 9:51:12 PM

notapcguru said:
Approximate Purchase Date: Mid-Next Week (Jan 31st - Feb 1st)

Budget Range: 1,500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video Editing (native 1080p AVCHD .mov files) / Gaming

Parts Not Required: Graphics Card: I already have the 560ti, Hyper 212+ heatsink, keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon, Frozencpu.com

Country: USA


Overclocking: In the future, but not initially.

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not, I prefer a single card setup for heat and compatibility / stability issues.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080,

Additional Comments: The parts I have selected below are exactly what I want, almost without question. I am open to suggestions, but this post is primarily to make sure I am not overlooking an incompatibility. Basically, will these parts work together fine without any issues?

Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128D/AM 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0036Q7MV0/?tag=pcpapi-20

Case: Antec P280 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Additional Fans: 3 x COUGAR CF-V12HP Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 300,000 Hours 12CM Silent Cooling Fan with Pulse Width Modulation
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Burner: ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The only problem that I am currently anticipating is the power cords from the powersupply not being long enough in the computer case I selected. Can someone with more knowledge please look at the link to the powersupply and get me some links for the main power cable extensions I could potentially need to complete the build? ** I would be ordering those from frozencpu.com.**

For example, maybe I would need a 24pin ATX extension: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12608/psu-472/6_24-pi...

What other extension cables would I need to future proof myself? What is the other motherboard / CPU power connection I would need? Possibly one for the graphics card?

Thank you for your time everyone! I really appreciate the help!



For the Intel i7 2600K it's cheaper in Micro Center, just take a look at their Website it is only $279.00
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January 30, 2012 1:58:25 AM

Darn I just checked that, and it says for "In Store Pickup Only." Thanks for the tip though.
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January 30, 2012 1:30:53 PM

I was hoping I could get at least two more people to give me the thumbs up?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 30, 2012 2:15:58 PM

notapcguru said:
I was hoping I could get at least two more people to give me the thumbs up?


Around here, not having everyone chime in to replace all your parts is two thumbs up. :bounce: 
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January 31, 2012 12:55:48 AM

Yeah I suppose that's a good point!
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February 7, 2012 12:14:12 AM

Best answer selected by notapcguru.
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