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Quick CPU build

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May 28, 2012 4:47:52 AM

Hey guys I am about to order these components to build a cheap gaming only rig but was hoping someone would do a quick one over and clarify that everything is compatible and looks good.

processor:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

MB:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

RAM: (X4)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

HDD:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

SSD:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Power:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Case:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


I know using the integrated graphics is no good but I haven't decided which card to get and thats not a priority at the moment, it will just be added later. What I was more worried about is if anyone has heard anything bad about this motherboard? I will be trying to overclock more than likely. Thanks!

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May 28, 2012 5:45:50 AM

Save yourself some money and order a 16GB ram kit instead of buying 4 individual 4 gb sticks.
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Also, consider buying a PSU from Antec, Corsair, or Seasonic. For the same price you can have much better quality. For example:
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

May 28, 2012 5:55:03 AM

abekl said:
Save yourself some money and order a 16GB ram kit instead of buying 4 individual 4 gb sticks.
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Also, consider buying a PSU from Antec, Corsair, or Seasonic. For the same price you can have much better quality. For example:
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


Will the quad channel work in dual channel mode?
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May 28, 2012 5:57:52 AM

Yeah, def stay away from coolmax. Not a good power supply.
May 28, 2012 5:58:28 AM

yes. It's the same ram, just tested all together as one kit.
May 28, 2012 6:00:22 AM

abekl said:
yes. It's the same ram, just tested all together as one kit.


nice, I'll remember that.
May 28, 2012 7:20:55 AM

Firstly, there is no need to buy 16gigs of ram for Gaming.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Great Ram, will fit under almost any Aftermarket CPU cooler.

For the PSU, as mentioned above stay away from coolmax.
Good options for similar price:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

As for the Motherboard, the P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 is a good choice,
http://www.kitguru.net/components/motherboard/zardon/as...
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