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Is this build allright? 1000$+

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February 2, 2012 5:37:40 AM

Allright, i got most parts down - please let me know if i'm making a mistake buying any of these items/if i'm missing anything/ if you think i can do better ;-)
All links are in danish (the danish version of newegg).

I'm going to keep the 16 GB RAM, buying less won't save me much money here in Denmark (but let me know if i should get a different brand/version)

CPU: Intel Core i5 I5-2500

GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6970

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3

Desktop RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4 x 4 GB

Harddrive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1 TB

Power Supply: OCZ ZX Series 850W (is 850W needed for this build?)

Computer Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D (This seems quite expensive, suggestions for alternatives?)


Total: Around 9000 danish kroner = 1595.70 $

I appreciate the help!

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February 2, 2012 5:58:53 AM

what are you doing with this build? if you are gaming, i'd go with the 2500k and a decent cpu cooler
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February 2, 2012 6:11:46 AM

Get the i5-2500k so you can properly overclock. Price difference should be pretty small. ( 100kr )
Also then get an aftermarket CPU cooler, something like:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 250kr
If you want to go with very high overclocks going up to something like the following noctua might be advicable:
Noctua NH-D14 561kr

But generally the Hyper 212 EVO will do a good job at keeping the CPU cool under < 4.5GHz

850W PSU is good if you are going to Crossfire later on. If you are simply going with a single card, a good 650W would do fine.

Other cases:
Corsair Carbide 500R 847kr
Cooler Master HAF 932 948kr
NZXT Phantom 410 802kr
Antec Performance Once P280 1008kr
Lian Li PC-9FB 901kr

Other things, if you can afford it, getting an Sata III SSD bootdrive 60GB+ would make the computer more responsive.
And if you want to install games on it too 120GB-256GB would be better.

Samsung 830
Crucial M4
OCZ Vertex 3 ( or other Sandforce based SataIII drives )

The above are good SSD drives to consider.

February 2, 2012 6:19:33 AM

Great responses & suggestions people, thank you!

The reason i didn't choose the 2500K was because i'd have to buy an aftermarket cooler, putting up my costs a bit (i'm already above my budget), but if i can save some money on the case i might be able to squeeze it in.

I might do crossfire later, so i'll keep the 850W.

The HAF 922 seems to be a good, relatively cheap case, but i mostly see HAF 932 recommended - can you tell me what the difference is between them?
February 2, 2012 6:20:57 AM

size, mid tower vs full tower
February 2, 2012 6:31:25 AM

Thanks ebola! I'll get the 2500K then.
About the case - how much smaller is the 922? Am i risking not having enough space in there?
February 2, 2012 6:34:24 AM

In 922 you have plenty of space just to have the hardware to put in.
February 2, 2012 6:37:16 AM


External 5.25" Drive Bays 6 (without the use of exposed 3.5" drive bay)
External 3.5" Drive Bays 1 (converted from one 5.25" drive bay)
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays 5
Expansion Slots 7

Cooling System
140mm Fans
1 x 140mm rear fan
230mm Fans
1 x 230mm front red LED fan
1 x 230mm top fan
1 x 230mm side fan

Physical Spec
22.70" x 9.00" x 21.50"
29.1 lbs.



External 5.25" Drive Bays 5
External 3.5" Drive Bays 1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays 5
Expansion Slots 7 + 1

Cooling System
120mm Fans
1 x 120mm rear fan
200mm Fans
1 x 200mm Red LED front fan
1 x 200mm top fan

Physical Spec
22.20" x 10.00" x 19.70"
19.2 lbs.
February 2, 2012 6:37:56 AM

the the 922 has the space for everything, but smaller and fewer fans
February 2, 2012 6:46:58 AM

look at sosofm build, he has the haf 912, which is smaller than the 922.

And everything fits... and sosofm is a very educated poster on here, i agree with many of his posts
February 2, 2012 6:55:38 AM

Very cool, i'll go with the 922 then!
Once again thanks a lot, this forum is awesome.
February 2, 2012 7:06:32 AM

cheers, best of luck on your build
February 2, 2012 7:11:55 AM

Thanks ebola28 for your words.
Good luck defectoband with your build.