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March 25, 2012 7:04:45 PM

just making sure all parts i need i have and they all play nicely with one another in case i missed something, any suggestions welcome too!

Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MEM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU cooler- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Graphics - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... looking to get this or if it becomes available soon a 680
DVD drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(oh and the extra thermal paste is for another computer)
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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM
Model #:FQC-04649
Item #:N82E16832116992
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EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
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ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Model #:D RW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Item #:N82E16827135204
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COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED, 1x 140mm rear, 1x 230mm top, and 1x 230mm side

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x ...
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EVGA P67 FTW 160-SB-E679-K2 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

EVGA P67 FTW 160-SB-E679-K2 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
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Item #:N82E16813188092
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CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified ...
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Item #:N82E16817139010
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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
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Item #:N82E16819115072
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Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit
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Item #:N82E16820148448
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G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH

G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH
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Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

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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+

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ...
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Item #:N82E16835103099
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March 25, 2012 7:16:45 PM

If I am able to make some pretty common inferences, the OS isn't legal for what you are trying to do. If you are a student or know one, or if you have an old computer you are replacing with the new one you can get a legal OS for cheaper than that. If those don't apply, you should consider buying a legal retail copy.

In other news...

You should be getting a 7970 instead of that 580.

CD Drive... Good choice, keep this.

Case - Massive overkill. A HAF 912 or 922 would be good enough.

PSU - I would get XFX instead.

Processor - Keep

Motherboard - Massive overkill. A regular Gigabyte Z68 should run you like $120 and you likely wouldn't notice any difference.

SSD - Good call, keep it.

RAM - Again overkill. Unless you are using Winzip the whole time your computer is on there is usually no benefit to having RAM faster than 1333. Indeed many people experience actual problems from having RAM faster than that speed that they don't experience with RAM at that speed. You likely wouldn't notice a difference between what you chose and CT2KIT51264BA1339 which would probably have a 6x lower failure rate.

Note, unless you are doing video, photo, or music editing you probably don't need more than 8 GBs of RAM like what is in that kit I just gave the part number for.

Paste - Keep.

CPU Cooler - Keep.
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March 25, 2012 7:55:18 PM

ok hmmm well i was thinking that since ivy bridge is coming out i may upgrade my cpu later, is why i was thinking of getting a higher end mobo no, and the price isn't a concern for me i have a $2200 budget, would it work for this purpose or should i still downgrade it?

oh and the graphics card, your right i would get a 7970 over the 580, but what about the 680s coming out? still recommend 7970 over one of them if i could get one?

and the ram again im not to concerned on price, i just figured id never need ram again and i thought it was a good price, just as long as it doesn't have a negative effect of course and i picked these cause thats what went well with the mobo that was picked

but let me know what u think about the mobo and maybe later upgrading the cpu and if i switch that ill switch the memory as well :) 

Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (changed)
PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (changed)
MOBO- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813188092
CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115072
MEM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231503
SSD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820148448
CPU cooler- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103099
Graphics - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130590 looking to get this or if it becomes available soon a 680
DVD drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827135204
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March 25, 2012 8:51:01 PM

All the links after the first two are broken.

If you want to wait for Ivy Bridge, I can't fault you. I was only advising if you want to get a new computer ASAP. I can't comment about things that, afaik, haven't happened yet.

It could be worth waiting for Ivy Bridge to get ~10% better processor for somewhat the same price. Or it could be that it is so popular you have to wait for months to get the processor because it is always sold out. Or it could be that a flaw is discovered and the chips have to be recalled soon after release.

I don't usually focus too much on the hypotheticals vs the stuff that already exists and is already proven to work well.

The 2500k and 7970 are those things right now.

Maybe later that will be 3550k and 680.

Especially with the 680, you could be waiting a long time. The high end AMDs that just got released like 7970s have been sold out a lot since their release, and Nvidia fans waiting for Kepler will attack the 680s ravenously when they are released too.

It is up to you how soon you want to pull the trigger on all this.
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March 25, 2012 10:45:41 PM

Raiddinn, you are 3 days late. The Radeon 680 has already been released. :p 
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March 26, 2012 12:09:16 AM

Happens I guess.
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March 26, 2012 12:11:41 AM

Oops, I meant GTX 680.
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March 26, 2012 3:13:16 AM

Raiddinn said:
All the links after the first two are broken.

If you want to wait for Ivy Bridge, I can't fault you. I was only advising if you want to get a new computer ASAP. I can't comment about things that, afaik, haven't happened yet.

It could be worth waiting for Ivy Bridge to get ~10% better processor for somewhat the same price. Or it could be that it is so popular you have to wait for months to get the processor because it is always sold out. Or it could be that a flaw is discovered and the chips have to be recalled soon after release.

I don't usually focus too much on the hypotheticals vs the stuff that already exists and is already proven to work well.

The 2500k and 7970 are those things right now.

Maybe later that will be 3550k and 680.

Especially with the 680, you could be waiting a long time. The high end AMDs that just got released like 7970s have been sold out a lot since their release, and Nvidia fans waiting for Kepler will attack the 680s ravenously when they are released too.

It is up to you how soon you want to pull the trigger on all this.


Oh wait i'm sorry i don't think you quite understood what i was saying...

i'm not saying im waiting for ivy bridge (i def want to order this pc soon, as in with in the next few days), and im sticking to the cpu i have picked out, but later down the road after it comes out i might switch to it, and i want a mobo thats suited for that, which is why i picked the more expensive one :) 

and i agreed with you saying that it would be better to buy a 7970 then the 580, but the 680's are out right now, so if i can get one i will, if not 7970 it is!

oh and sorry about the links that didn't work they are just copy pasted from the top so same exact stuff, only with the new case and psu you suggested

and the memory i was saying if i decide to switch to a different mobo i would switch it, but that memory is the speed that goes with that board, and its pretty nice mem too

but anyways i'm def going with either the 7970 or 680, i was just wondering what u thought would be better since they are both out now, and if u think that mobo would be a good future proof mobo for ivy bridge down the road, what u think? :) 
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March 26, 2012 3:26:46 AM
March 26, 2012 3:28:15 AM

Even at 5760x1080, the 2GB of vRAM does not limit the GTX 680 from performing on par with the HD 7970, so I suggest the GTX 680 (if you can find one in stock) as it is cheaper.
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March 26, 2012 3:37:48 AM

azeem40 said:
Even at 5760x1080, the 2GB of vRAM does not limit the GTX 680 from performing on par with the HD 7970, so I suggest the GTX 680 (if you can find one in stock) as it is cheaper.


thats what i thought, why not go cheaper for same performance, but like u said IF i can lol, but aside from that either card will be really good, any other thoughts on the build?
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March 26, 2012 5:44:39 AM

does the final version sound solid? any final objections?
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March 26, 2012 6:20:33 AM

One thing: Get RAM with no heatsinks like Crucial Ballistix or Kingston HyperX. Ever since I heard about their low failure rate, I have recommended them over Corsair or G.Skill RAM.
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March 27, 2012 12:45:03 AM

azeem40 said:
One thing: Get RAM with no heatsinks like Crucial Ballistix or Kingston HyperX. Ever since I heard about their low failure rate, I have recommended them over Corsair or G.Skill RAM.


do heat sinks not help or something? aside from just the brand of memory. Is there a reason to not get heatsinks?
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March 27, 2012 5:35:33 AM

Heatsinks don't help on DDR3 RAM.
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March 27, 2012 1:45:34 PM

I have never seen anything that shows any performance gain of any kind due to a stick of RAM having a heat spreader, fins, or a dedicated RAM cooler.

Not just on DDR3, but on any kind of RAM.

Maybe such proof does, in fact, exist and I just haven't seen it, or maybe it is just a marketing gimmick that works on a whole lot of people.
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March 27, 2012 2:24:03 PM

Raiddinn said:
I have never seen anything that shows any performance gain of any kind due to a stick of RAM having a heat spreader, fins, or a dedicated RAM cooler.

Not just on DDR3, but on any kind of RAM.

Maybe such proof does, in fact, exist and I just haven't seen it, or maybe it is just a marketing gimmick that works on a whole lot of people.

they look nice :lol: 
but other than that, they're worthless
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March 30, 2012 2:50:23 AM

ok, so basically just for looks, i'll keep that in mind
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