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1st Build Compatibility Check

Last response: in Systems
February 4, 2012 6:38:15 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This Week

Budget Range: $1500 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, Business/School Work

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No


Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811139005

SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD ...
Item #: N82E16817151088

GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128512

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
Item #: N82E16819115072

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
Item #: N82E16835103065

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support FPB Video ...
Item #: N82E16814130604

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
Item #: N82E16820231428

OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820227706

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148840

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116986

I want to ensure these parts will work well together. And I don't have any major bottlenecks.


February 4, 2012 7:41:37 PM

Case - I'd recommend the 500R over the 600T

PSU - Ya have a SLI capable MoBo but not an SLI capable PSU ???? Addinga 2nd card later on is a nce upgrade if not starting w/ 2 right from the getgo. If ya "sure", I'd save some money and get a single GFX slot MoBo.

Cooler - Id suggest getting another 5-7C and upgrading to the Hyper 612 PWM at this level of build

GFX, your pick = 850 Mhz....this pick = 900Mhz with OC ability as high as 1070

RAM - skip the toothy tall heatsinks which can interfere w/ CPU cooler|20-233-186^20-233-186-TS%2C20-233-196^20-233-196-TS%2C20-233-199^20-233-199-TS

SSD - Nice price at $170 with the MIR. The Vertex 3 is a Tier 6 SSD, that's 33% slower than the Vertex 3 Max IOPS (Tier 3) which is $20 more

The tier 3's are:

$215 Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120 GB
$190 OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 120 GB
$165 Patriot WildFire 120 GB
$220 Samsung 830 SSD 128 GB

Save $5 and get the faster Patriot
February 4, 2012 8:16:37 PM

Thanks for the tips, I'll be sure to look these over before making a purchase.