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February 14, 2012 1:33:53 AM

Hello,
Being relatively new to the idea of building myself a gaming PC after a few friends had, I decided to set myself a budget of around $1400 and choose all of the parts that I believe are necessary. Below is a list of said parts and links to their respective pages. I am hoping to find help on whether or not these parts all work together, are a good idea to purchase, and if their are any ways to lower the overall price without sacrificing quality.

Parts List:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit - I don't think a link is needed here

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RS800-80GAD3-US 800W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel i7 2600k - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Combo Model SH-B123L LightScribe Support - OEM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen 16:9 Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 12000:1 (1000:1) Built in Speakers - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks in advance for any advice that can be given, like I said I am new to this and would greatly appreciate the help.

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February 14, 2012 1:43:45 AM

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular High Performance Power Supply - 139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Use that Power Supply instead. Better Power Supply for about $20 less.

Take that $20 in savings and buy this:

XFX HD-695X-CNFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity - 269.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This will be a much better performing card than the 560ti.

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February 14, 2012 4:21:16 AM

I suggest going with a 1333 ram as anything over can void your cpu warranty with intel. They do not mind overclocking the cpu but using ram higher then 1333 they mind alot as the sandy bridge intels were not tested safe at higher ram. Your choice but thought a heads upwouldn't hurt.
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February 14, 2012 4:27:15 AM

I've tested my 2500K clocked @4.2 for about 6 months now and it's still humming along on G.Skill 1600RAM.
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February 14, 2012 4:36:37 AM

DelroyMonjo said:
I've tested my 2500K clocked @4.2 for about 6 months now and it's still humming along on G.Skill 1600RAM.



No one said it would be catastrophic right? No one said "Put that high of ram in and the ram slots will melt or set your pc on fire" right? Intel has said that the 1333 ram they tested note i say "they tested" had no problems meaning they may not have tested other speeds. They tested and feel safe with the 1333 ram and as such anything they do not know to be 100% safe voids the warranty. Your system is running fine good and i'm glad but what happens if you have a cpu that needs replaced (and i do not wish that on any one but heaven forbid it does happen) what will you do? If you are honest and tell them you used above 1333 ram and they void your warranty only option now is to buy a new cpu right? With the 2500k that is about $230 compared to the 10-15 bucks max to ship it to them for a replacement under the warranty. Your choice but for me the second option seems cheaper and better but to each their own.
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February 15, 2012 8:44:48 PM

Thanks for the input, just want everything to be compatible and work together properly.
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February 15, 2012 10:01:47 PM

Falcon1826 said:
Hello,
Being relatively new to the idea of building myself a gaming PC after a few friends had, I decided to set myself a budget of around $1400 and choose all of the parts that I believe are necessary. Below is a list of said parts and links to their respective pages. I am hoping to find help on whether or not these parts all work together, are a good idea to purchase, and if their are any ways to lower the overall price without sacrificing quality.

Parts List:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit - I don't think a link is needed here

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RS800-80GAD3-US 800W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel i7 2600k - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Combo Model SH-B123L LightScribe Support - OEM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen 16:9 Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 12000:1 (1000:1) Built in Speakers - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks in advance for any advice that can be given, like I said I am new to this and would greatly appreciate the help.



I HAVE HERE THE SPEC'S OF MY BUILT, PARTS WERE FROM 3 ONLINE STORES(NEWEGG, AMAZON AND MICRO CENTER)
DATE OF COMPLETION: DECEMBER 6, 2011


COST OF BUILT

MOTHERBOARD: BIOSTAR TZ68A+RCH 1155 SOCKET 120.00
CPU: INTEL i5 2500K OVERCLOCKED AT 4.7 GHZ 195.00
MEMORY: 16GB PC3 12800 1600GHZ G-SKILL RIPJAWS X SERIES 60.00
VIDEO CARD: HD RADEON 6970 349.99
PSU: OCZ MODXSTREAM PRO 700 WATTS MODULAR 80+ CERTIFIED 70.00
PC CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 BLACK EDITION 140.00
HEATSINK/CPU COOLER: COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 PLUS 40.00
HDD: 500 GB HITACHI DECKSTAR 7200 RPM 89.99
NZXT SENTRY 2 TOUCH SCREEN FAN CONTROLLER 22.00
KEYBOARD/MOUSE: GEAR HEAD WIRELESS KEYBOARD AND MOUSE 21.00
OS: WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM OEM 100.00

TOTAL $1207.98

I HOPE THIS WILL HELP.
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