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June 29, 2012 8:02:55 AM

Just trying to build a new computer, this would be my second build and I just want to know some others opinions on it and if they know some better deals or upgrades for around the same price. Any information is greatly appreciated. :D 

Here are the specs (All from new egg):

COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119225

CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M2A1600C10
Item #: N82E16820233280

GIGABYTE GA-Z77MX-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F240GB3A-BK 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820233268

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
Item #: N82E16817171057

ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5 Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814121623

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
Item #: N82E16835103099

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

SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B
Item #: N82E16827118031

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

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June 29, 2012 8:08:42 AM

Im sorry if i posted in the wrong section it was a bit confusing when trying to decide. I was also wondering if water cooling is a good idea? Ive always wanted to try it but never knew if it was a good idea or not.
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June 29, 2012 8:15:50 AM

Well it depends if you are not going to overclock Watercooling is not really necessary just make sure to have a good air-flow in your case. Also when using a water-cooling system you need to spend some time maintaining it and checking for problems and so on. Generally I wouldn't recommend it to someone who is "new" to compluters, although if you want to get your CPU to it's limits yeah watercooling is one of the best options, but again make sure to test it before putting it in incase it has any leaks
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June 29, 2012 8:18:52 AM

Im not to worried about over clocking i guess just always thought it was a cool idea. I was thinking that if i did get it that id have my friend that owns his own computer company to put it together if i did. But if i dont then ill put it together.
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June 29, 2012 8:44:51 AM

Well you can have him put it together but watch and learn and also ask for info on how to maintain it because we are talking about liquid here in a case full of electronics so you have to be prepared and well informed
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June 29, 2012 9:12:40 AM

you could still get a decent overclock with the Hyper 212

around 4.4ghz--4.6ghz should still give decent temperatures

theres always the sealed watercooling units like corsair h80 etc

easy to fit--no filling/topping up

not as good as custom watercooling but cheaper and less hassle and pretty effective

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June 29, 2012 9:26:12 AM

I guess ill just wait on water cooling for a while and maybe get it down the road. But for right now i just want to make sure everything is compatible.
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