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Homebuilt.getting parts tonight if no objections

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March 9, 2012 9:37:36 PM

ok finally going to get this sh*t tonight.

please comment or if its good says so too.


**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80623i52500k) | $179.99 @ Microcenter

**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master GeminII S524 77.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...) | $32.92 @ Amazon

**Motherboard** | [Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-p8z68vgen...) | $184.99 @ NCIX US

**Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 HP Memory](http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-PC3-12800-1600m...) | $42.99 @ Amazon

**Hard Drive** | [Corsair Force Series 3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-internal-hard-driv...) | $129.99 @ Newegg

**Video Card** | [XFX Radeon HD 6870 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-hd687xcnfc) | $179.99 @ Newegg

**Case** | [Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-sgc2000...) | $69.00 @ Amazon

**Power Supply** | [XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750bnlg...) | $99.99 @ NCIX US

**Optical Drive** | [LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh22ns90b) | $15.99 @ Newegg

**Monitor** | [Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/acer-monitor-etws0hpa01) | $119.00 @ B&H

$1061.85

Key concern : Will high profile ram interfere with cpu cooler? its a low profile cooler and i think if i have it hanging over the ram there should be enought space? (yes i want a haigh profile ram because it looks cool)

pls suggest cooler if you dont think mine will work.




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March 9, 2012 10:25:45 PM

Why would you use that cpu cooler ? Its designed for slim HTPC cases .
Use a tower cooler like the hyper 212 instead .
http://www.anandtech.com/show/2221/9

The psu is massive overkill . You need 500 watts to run that computer

The build seems a little unbalanced towards the cpu . Gaming performance will be more dependent on the graphics card and you should probably spend more on that .......depending on the resolution of your monitor and the things you use your pc for
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March 10, 2012 2:15:17 AM

This is just personal preference, but I would pass on the flashy heat sync spreader RAM and go with sticks that have the memory chips exposed. Unless you have good air movement across the spreaders, all they do is trap heat. let your chips breathe. They won't look as sexy, but you won't have any heat issues. Others may disagree, but as I said, it's just personal preference and my experience.

The 750W PSU is fine IMHO. It will allow upgrading to dual graphic cards in the future.

At 1080p, the HD 6870 2GB will be give you good frame rates in most modern games. The real card-killer games like Metro 2033 will require backing off a bit on eye candy, but that holds true for most single cards.
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March 10, 2012 2:45:54 AM

Ram is good stuff, not familiar with CPU I have Coolermaster 520N
PSU is solid, give you room to grow, but like another poster said right now it is over kill.


Monitor get a bigger one. I just bought this one 2 days ago see what you think- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

The graphics card, I am not too sure, for 70 bucks more you can get the 7850 in like 10 or less days. I would consider it, you regret it if you have the extra cash.


I can tell you have done your homework, everything else is spot on.
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March 10, 2012 10:21:33 AM

I applaud your decision to go with a more beefy power supply then you need. As power supplies age they put out less power so having some extra room for saftey is a good idea.
Ram got good reviews.
CPU is a nice choice
I would suggest using an Nvidia card with an intel CPU, but its no big deal (Not these days). Nvidia vs ATI/AMD depends largely on how much you are willing to spend. If your an ATI fan be looking for their prices to drop in the next month or two when Nvidia launches their new 600 series cards.
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March 10, 2012 10:43:27 AM

I agree with the beefier power supply. Its a good investment.
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Personally, I'm more familiar with NVIDIA, I have nothing bad to say about Radeon. That seems like a pretty decent card from reviews and benchmarks.

I also agree with the other mention, that Cooler is a little on the wimpy side.

The fancy heatspreader RAM shouldn't be a problem in a modern computer case, they are pretty well ventilated. No, they don't really do much, lets be realistic, but I prefer them just because it gives me something to grab on to rather than a bare board during install and removal.

As far as the high profile RAM, I can say that the Corsair Vengence did not interfere with the install of my CoolerMaster Hyper N520 push/pull.
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March 12, 2012 8:58:44 PM

well guys. i really appreciate your replies and concerns :)  I have already gotten the parts and they should be arriving in a couple days. i DID NOT get the aftermarket wimpy cooler yet( yes i wasnt too sure of the headspreaders on the ram so i wanted to see how much room i have once i get the components locked in the mobo) and yes i like the design of the high profile RAM and i did get the blue colored ones to match with my asus mobo :D  and yes i might just get the more user-proof hyper 212 Cooler

regarding the PSU, i have done my research and most of the builds that ive seen that were similar to mine used the 650 or 750 PSU. i also didnt want to risk my computer shutting down during games. also the GPU alone takes up 550 so I was even unsure if the 750 would suffice but right now i think its good enough.

As for the GPU, nvidia just didnt tickle my fancy buds :D 

And also my monitor is a ASUS VE228H 21.5IN Widescreen LCD Monitor 1920X1080 LED Backlit 5ms 10M:1DC HDMI DVI-D VGA instead of that acer. i know my GPU can support a better resolution for a bigger screen but this is large enough for me.

thanks again guys/girls. I will post my progress once i start building.




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