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March 29, 2012 10:10:43 PM

Hello people, I just want to as if these parts are compatible, and how much watt do i need? ( First build )

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k
MOBO: Asus P8Z68-V/GEN socket 1155
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4gb) DDR3 1600 CL9
Cooling: Corsair H100
HDD: Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache Sata 6.0GB/s
SDD Pyro 60GB SATA 3 SSD
Optical drive : Asus 24x DVD-RW DL
Graphic card: Gainward GeForce GTX 580 3072MB

For case I will think later after i got the full price... if you also prefer me to change the graphics card is okay ;) 

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March 29, 2012 10:26:09 PM

Yes, all the parts are compatible.

You would need a ~600w PSU.

If you drop the i7-2600k to an i5-2500k, you can get a GTX 680.
Then again, I don't know the intended usage for the build.
If you're just gaming (no programming, rendering, video editing, CAD, etc.), then I definitely recommend it.

I would usually discourage the use of a water cooler. Have you considered air cooling?
March 29, 2012 10:36:34 PM

quicksand10 said:
Yes, all the parts are compatible.

You would need a ~600w PSU.

If you drop the i7-2600k to an i5-2500k, you can get a GTX 680.
Then again, I don't know the intended usage for the build.
If you're just gaming (no programming, rendering, video editing, CAD, etc.), then I definitely recommend it.

I would usually discourage the use of a water cooler. Have you considered air cooling?


I would do gaming and maybe some video editing. Should i really drop the CPU? Where I live i can add a little bit because the price is not to far away. Hmm... is air cooling noisy? I might consider it if it can cool the cpu better than the water cooler.
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March 29, 2012 10:45:55 PM

While gaming, there is no difference whatsoever between the i5-2500k and the i7-2600k.

What software would you use for your video editing?
Some software use hardware acceleration, in which case the better your GPU is, the faster it will go.
Other software use multiple threads, and will use the hyperthreading on the i7-2600k.

Air cooling doesn't cool the CPU better than water cooling, however, it's less maintenance, much more easy to set up, and much less risky (one leak = risk of fried PC). It's a bit more noisy, a bit cheaper, and a bit less effective at cooling. Most people air cool for these reasons... and it's not that loud.
March 29, 2012 10:47:26 PM

quicksand10 said:
While gaming, there is no difference whatsoever between the i5-2500k and the i7-2600k.

What software would you use for your video editing?
Some software use hardware acceleration, in which case the better your GPU is, the faster it will go.
Other software use multiple threads, and will use the hyperthreading on the i7-2600k.

Air cooling doesn't cool the CPU better than water cooling, however, it's less maintenance, much more easy to set up, and much less risky (one leak = risk of fried PC). It's a bit more noisy, a bit cheaper, and a bit less effective at cooling. Most people air cool for these reasons... and it's not that loud.


Have any recommendation for air cooling?
March 29, 2012 10:55:17 PM

A good, cheap air cooler I recommend for most builds:

CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO and
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste (or whichever else, look at reviews on the net)

If you want a bit more cooling power, for a price, go with

Noctua NH-D14 (thermal paste included)
Zalman CNPS12X

Keep in mind, though, that the more you spend, dollar for dollar you get less cooling.
March 29, 2012 11:16:51 PM

so should i get the gtx 680 which has a gddr5 2gb or should i get gtx 580 3gb?
March 29, 2012 11:25:01 PM

Absolutely, the GTX 680 is, hands down, the best single GPU card on the market.
March 30, 2012 12:38:35 AM

The SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold power supply is an excellent choice. Technical reviews have been excellent. I have one in my personal pc. It works for me.

Here is a link to an 80+ Gold and Platinum power supply database I maintain:

http://www.johnnylucky.org/power-supplies/platinum-and-...

Scroll down past the Platinum section to to the Gold section where you will find Seasonic power supplies. Follow the links to the technical reviews.
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