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One final Compatibility check

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March 23, 2012 11:36:41 PM

Hey folks, I'm buying my new rig from Newegg and (being the paranoid guy that I am; am asking for a compatibility check. Everything checks out on my radar, but this is my first build so having you guys give me a nice little seal of approval.
Here are the parts:
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Graphics: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
CPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
RAM: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Disk drive: 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...

Oh and I'm wondering if this wireless adapter would work: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
I'm using windows 7

Thanks for all your help.

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March 24, 2012 12:26:04 AM

Good build. Cable management might be a bit of a pain with the non modular PSU and case but certainly manageable. The wifi adapter works with Window 7. Make sure to download the appropriate drivers from their website.
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March 24, 2012 12:26:18 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Solid, solid build all around. The only thing I'd suggest is looking at the Radeon 7870 before committing to buying a 570TI and you're good to go: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Thanks for the response man, it's a really nice thing to see some feedback on something so expensive; I'd hate to waste it. Your suggestion is noted as well.
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March 24, 2012 12:27:59 AM

Also I saw you had a 2500k and didn't see an aftermarket cooler in the build. It would be a good idea to pick one up if you are thinking about any kind of overclocking and don't have one already.
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March 24, 2012 12:33:23 AM

The 7870 is $50 more expensive. The 7850 looks to better with less than 1/2 of the power consumption of the 570.
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March 24, 2012 12:35:57 AM

I fnot overclocking, get the i5 2400, and a H67 board, which will save you a bundle and you can invest more into the GPU. Also, what'll you use this for? Gaming? If so, get 4GB of RAM or if you're playing at high res. and multitasking, 8GB.
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March 24, 2012 12:42:38 AM

obsama1 said:
I fnot overclocking, get the i5 2400, and a H67 board, which will save you a bundle and you can invest more into the GPU. Also, what'll you use this for? Gaming? If so, get 4GB of RAM or if you're playing at high res. and multitasking, 8GB.

I'm using this for high res gaming and for higher end video rendering. Hence the huge ram.
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March 24, 2012 12:43:36 AM

masseybe84 said:
Also I saw you had a 2500k and didn't see an aftermarket cooler in the build. It would be a good idea to pick one up if you are thinking about any kind of overclocking and don't have one already.

No overclocking here.
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March 24, 2012 12:44:41 AM

masseybe84 said:
Good build. Cable management might be a bit of a pain with the non modular PSU and case but certainly manageable. The wifi adapter works with Window 7. Make sure to download the appropriate drivers from their website.

Thanks for the reply, and the wifi is good with the mobo?
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March 24, 2012 12:53:01 AM

The WiFi card needs a PCI slot, and the mobo I suggested and the mobo you posted are both compatible.
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March 24, 2012 2:58:34 AM

obsama1 said:
The 7870 is $50 more expensive. The 7850 looks to better with less than 1/2 of the power consumption of the 570.


Plus the framerates it's getting destroy the 570 in BF3 and Skyrim: http://media.bestofmicro.com/Q/W/328856/2/328856.jpg

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With the money you save, get an SSD or invest in a 580/590/AMD 7xxx. Also, what specific programs are you using? Applications with OpenCL? Applications with CUDA?


No - put that in the GPU, get the SSD later - you can always add and remove drives, most modern cases make it really easy to do so - the GPU is always the most important part of any build after the PSU and you don't want to skimp or compromise if you can help it.

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Thanks for the response man, it's a really nice thing to see some feedback on something so expensive; I'd hate to waste it. Your suggestion is noted as well.


Well hey if you're spending $500 on a PC or $5,000 on a PC it never hurts to have a second opinion.

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I fnot overclocking, get the i5 2400, and a H67 board, which will save you a bundle and you can invest more into the GPU. Also, what'll you use this for? Gaming? If so, get 4GB of RAM or if you're playing at high res. and multitasking, 8GB.


Yes but H67 doesn't have dedicated PCI 3.0 and only one x16 lane which will make an SLI / Crossfire setup and any high end graphics card you want to use moot. You don't want that - you want a Z68, period. You don't want to water down a $300 - $400 GPU with a motherboard that can't support it.
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March 24, 2012 3:05:38 AM

smileyface97 said:
Thanks for the reply, and the wifi is good with the mobo?

Yeah absolutely. It uses a PCI-E X1 slot so any of your PCI-E slots will fit it. Almost all ATX boards have an X1 above the first X16 slot and a couple others in the mix, so it's really just a matter of preference. I've got my wifi card right above my video card right now. My wife's wifi card is in the second X16 slot.
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