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March 29, 2012 10:22:57 PM

Hi all,

So i will be ordering the parts tomorrow from NewEgg and wanted to make sure there was no obvious mistakes... Thanks for any input!

Ordering date: Tomorrow!
Usage: Gaming, movies, browsing
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Xfire: Eventually, not to start
resolution 1080p for now


(actual links below if you want to review the parts)

CASE: Corsair 600T Graphite series white: 160$
CPU: i5-2500k: 220$
GPU: nVidia GTX 680 (whenever they are available, guess we will find out about that intel HD 3000 lol) 500$
Mobo: Asrock extreme7 Gen3 LGA 1155: 270$
CPU cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO: 35$
PSU: Seasonic X series X-850: 200$
SSD: Crucial M4 128 GB: 175$
MEM: G.Skills Ripjaw series 4x4GB DDR3 1600(PC3 12800): 90$
OS: Windows Home Premium 64-bit: 99$
DVD drive: Asus 24X DVD burner: 20$


Total: 1 789$ (1289$ before the GPU)

Links:
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MEM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


So my questions are: is the Mobo overkill? Will the PSU support 680 SLI in the distant future? is that memory low enough to fit the 212 EVO CPU cooler in there?

Yes i can live with only 128 gb for now, will eventually be adding a storage HDD. Yes i know 16 Gb ram is probably overkill but memory is pretty cheap these days.

Let me know what you guys think, about to order 1289$ worth of parts tomorrow!


March 29, 2012 10:40:05 PM

Pete_the_Puma said:
Hi all,

So i will be ordering the parts tomorrow from NewEgg and wanted to make sure there was no obvious mistakes... Thanks for any input!

Ordering date: Tomorrow!
Usage: Gaming, movies, browsing
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Xfire: Eventually, not to start
resolution 1080p for now


(actual links below if you want to review the parts)

CASE: Corsair 600T Graphite series white: 160$
CPU: i5-2500k: 220$
GPU: nVidia GTX 680 (whenever they are available, guess we will find out about that intel HD 3000 lol) 500$
Mobo: Asrock extreme7 Gen3 LGA 1155: 270$
CPU cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO: 35$
PSU: Seasonic X series X-850: 200$
SSD: Crucial M4 128 GB: 175$
MEM: G.Skills Ripjaw series 4x4GB DDR3 1600(PC3 12800): 90$
OS: Windows Home Premium 64-bit: 99$
DVD drive: Asus 24X DVD burner: 20$


Total: 1 789$ (1289$ before the GPU)

Links:
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MEM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


So my questions are: is the Mobo overkill? Will the PSU support 680 SLI in the distant future? is that memory low enough to fit the 212 EVO CPU cooler in there?

Yes i can live with only 128 gb for now, will eventually be adding a storage HDD. Yes i know 16 Gb ram is probably overkill but memory is pretty cheap these days.

Let me know what you guys think, about to order 1289$ worth of parts tomorrow!

Looks like a winner.
Answering your questions:
No.
Yes.
Yes.
Good luck with your build.
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March 29, 2012 10:40:22 PM

get 8GB instead, get the extreme 4 instead of extreme 7, and invest the money in a better gpu/cpu
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March 29, 2012 10:44:18 PM

obsama1 said:
get 8GB instead, get the extreme 4 instead of extreme 7, and invest the money in a better gpu/cpu

Like the OP said: memory is cheap right now.
Answering your statements:
There isn't any better GPU.
There isn't any better CPU.
Some of us must learn to live with reality. :D 
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March 29, 2012 10:50:50 PM

obsama1 said:
get 8GB instead, get the extreme 4 instead of extreme 7, and invest the money in a better gpu/cpu


You can't get much better than the 680 / 2500K right now but I do agree that motherboard is major overkill - you'll most likely never use all the features it offers. .

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So my questions are: is the Mobo overkill? Will the PSU support 680 SLI in the distant future? is that memory low enough to fit the 212 EVO CPU cooler in there?


The motherboard is major overkill - you could get by with the Gigabyte UD3P and save $100 and still have everything the $270 board offers. 16GB is also unnecessary if gaming is the main focus. That PSU will be plenty since I've been told repeatedly that the 680 uses far less power than previous generations and it's a very reputable vendor at that.
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March 30, 2012 9:14:28 PM

Best answer selected by Pete_the_Puma.
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March 30, 2012 9:21:22 PM

Thanks for all the replies, I'll have to agree with Chaz21, were I to go with a cheaper Mobo i'd still get the 2500K and GTX680....

Ordering soon i'm sure i'll be posting with question once all the stuff gets here!

Thanks again!

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March 30, 2012 10:12:25 PM

Good luck with your build!
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March 31, 2012 4:50:21 PM

Hey, so i ran into a problem while ordering the SSD and though i would ask you guys... I also posted this as a new thread in the SDD section of the forums but the traffic here is much higher so i though I would ask as well:

After reading all the review I had my mind set on a Crucial M4 128 GB SSD... the problem is there are at least FOUR different Crucial M4 128 gb SSD ranging from 154.99$ to 170.99$... I have em all up in a compare screen and really can not tell the difference...

Model numbers are

CT128M4SSD2
CT128M4SSD2CCA
CT128M4SSD2BAA
CT128M4SSD1

I was kinda going to get the most expensive one but I dont want to get screwed... any ideas as to what teh differences are and which is the best?


let me know if you have any idea what the differences are!

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March 31, 2012 8:13:20 PM

Pete_the_Puma said:
Hey, so i ran into a problem while ordering the SSD and though i would ask you guys... I also posted this as a new thread in the SDD section of the forums but the traffic here is much higher so i though I would ask as well:

After reading all the review I had my mind set on a Crucial M4 128 GB SSD... the problem is there are at least FOUR different Crucial M4 128 gb SSD ranging from 154.99$ to 170.99$... I have em all up in a compare screen and really can not tell the difference...

Model numbers are

CT128M4SSD2
CT128M4SSD2CCA
CT128M4SSD2BAA
CT128M4SSD1

I was kinda going to get the most expensive one but I dont want to get screwed... any ideas as to what teh differences are and which is the best?


let me know if you have any idea what the differences are!

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CT128M4SSD2 = Just the SSD
CT128M4SSD2CCA = With data transfer software
CT128M4SSD2BAA = With an adapter bracket
CT128M4SSD1 = I have no clue???
Hope this helps. The adapter bracket is to adapt the 2.5" SSD to fit a 3.5" bay. You might need this adapter I don't know (my case came with one). If you are using it as a boot drive you're probably not going to transfer any data. Your choice.
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