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February 4, 2012 6:41:43 PM

Hey guys i never built anything before ( little 15 year old kid here ) but i know for the most part what is required, im limited to amazon to buy my parts. Here is what i came up with so far..


Note: Already have Keyboard Mouse and Monitor.

GPU- Radeon 6950 2gb http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0055Y66A4/ref=ox_sc_a...

CPU- i7 2600k http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EBUXSA/ref=ox_sc_a...

Power Supply - Thermatake 600w http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0058FAYQ2/ref=ox_sc_a...

Ram - 1600 mgz Kingston 8 gigabyte http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0037TO5C0/ref=ox_sc_a...

DVD Drive - http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD%C2%B1RW-Serial-Intern...

Hard drive- 500 gigabyte 7200rpm http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00461G3MS/ref=ox_sc_a...

Case- Cooler Master http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003O8J11E/ref=ox_sc_a...

Total- $862.59

I need a motherboard but have no idea what motherboard to get so i need help on that.Do I also need Windows 7 or does that come with a motherboard?

Things I'm Concerned with:
-Should i get a 560 ti 2gb or a 560 ti 1.2gb 448 cores instead of the Radeon 6950 2gb?
-Do i need a bigger pc tower, sufficent cooler?
-Do i need that much power or can i go down to 500-550w with no problem?
-Do i need to buy speakers, ill be using earbuds most of the time
-Do i need to buy a cpu cooler or does one come with a purchase of the cpu. ( in this case the 2600k )
-AM I MISSING ANYTHING ELSE?!


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February 4, 2012 7:00:24 PM

Check out these videos made by NewEgg explaining how to build a PC:
Part1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw
Part2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls&feature=rela...
Part3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxaVBsXEiok&feature=rela...

Answer your questions:
1. The gtx 560Ti 448 will definitely perform better than the gtx 560Ti and the Radeon 6950. The extra RAM isn't really going to help you.

2. No, that computer case is sufficient for you build. If you want a cheaper case, then the NZXT Gamma is a great cheap case with LOTS of features:
http://www.amazon.com/GAMMA-Classic-Interior-Chassis-Bl...

3. If you have earbuds, then you shouldn't need speakers since there are speaker and microphone plugs on the front panel of your case. Speakers are nice every once in a while though
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4. All retail CPUs (CPUs not market with OEM or the Intel Extreme CPUs) come with a stock Heatsink and fan, however, the stock fan is CRAP, although it'll do fine if you don't OC. If you want an aftermarket HSF to Overclock your i7, then I recommend the CM Hyper 212+:
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10...

5. The OS must be purchased separately. I recommend Win7 Home Premium, although Pro and Ultimate work also (although a LOT more expensive). No matter which OS you get, you will want a 64bit OS. NO MATTER WHAT. If you go 32bit, then you can only use around 3.5GB of that 8GB RAM.

6. A good motherboard for the CPU you chose is the ASRock Extreme 3 Z68:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It has lots of features other boards of similar price doesn't have, such as 2 PCIe 3.0 slots for CF or SLI in the future.

Other:
1. I know you're going to be using the build for video editing, but the Intel i5 2500k is a much better CPU to get. It is basically the i7's younger brother. The i5 is better price wise and the hyperthreading ability from the i7 is pretty useless in gaming applications. It's also cheaper and like the i7, it is overclockable:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. Kingston is a GREAT RAM company, but you can go with cheaper RAM sticks such as this Team RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 4, 2012 7:30:14 PM

Thanks for answering all my questions.

And thanks a bunch for giving me that tip on i5 2500k. Ill be getting that and saving a hundred dollars now.

I couldn't find that exact motherboard on amazon which i need to buy my stuff at, so is there a motherboard like the one you told me about like that on amazon? I really liked that that came with usb 3.0 and everything for the price.

Also is 600 watts alot? Could i go down to 550 or 500 watt power supplys?

And i've decided to go with the 560 ti 448 instead of radeon 5950, thanks for that too.

Thanks alot youve really helped and any other feedback is appreciated

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February 4, 2012 7:42:00 PM

600W is enough for SLI, but if you don't want to SLI, then 500W is more than enough.
Also, the motherboard is on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-Z68-EXTREME3-CrossFireX-Mo...
Although is it extremely expensive compared to NewEgg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
So if shipping costs more than $60, then I recommend getting the mobo from NewEgg.

Also don't forget to choose best answer =D

Last thing:
Good luck in rebound rumble this year, and hope to see you at the finals =P maybe we can contact each other and discuss about robotics?
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February 4, 2012 8:54:35 PM

http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-Z68-PRO3-GEN3-Intel/dp/B00... $104.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 1066 Intel - LGA 1155 Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Pro3%... <----- A better look at that Asrock board

Better psu for only $10 more...and it's Bronze rated

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Computer-Power-Supply-HCG-5... $69.24 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Antec Computer Power Supply HCG-520

Some alternate cards to look at, although that 6950 is a good one imo. First card is the 448 core version of the gtx 560 ti. Both are great over clockers.

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-N560GTX-Ti-448-III-PE/dp/B006... $289.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
MSI N560GTX-Ti 448 Twin Frozer III PE/OC - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (448 Cores) PCI-E 16X Graphics Card

or....

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GeForce-Mini-HDMI-Graphi... $234.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1 GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 DVI-I x 2 / Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, GV-N560OC-1GI

Here's a case with more room for larger vid cards and cpu h/s w/fan.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-Case-RC-912-K... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1)
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February 5, 2012 12:35:14 AM

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February 5, 2012 2:19:59 AM

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