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April 14, 2012 5:59:01 PM

hey guys i need help, there is a haf 912 case on sale at microcenter and an i5 2500k bundled with an asrock extreme3 gen3 motherboard for 50$ off. i want to get it this weekend, but the motherboard, case, and processor is all i will be getting for now.
Are these three items compatible? Can a HAF 912 fit a gtx 580 possibly? I need suggestions for a cheap gpu i was thinking a galaxy gtx 580 for 390$ and wait for the rest of kepler for a 670 maybe. IM going to be playing bf3, gta 4, and some rts, OH and ARMA 2/3.
So far the build is
Case: HAF 912 Coolermaster
MOBO: ASROCK EXTREME3 GEN3(for later SLi or Crossfire)
CPU: I5 2500k
RAM: Not sure(suggestions please)
HDD: I already have a western digital 320GB and a 250GB. maybe adding a 750GB
SSD: Not now.
Need power supply suggestions but maybe a Rosewill RG630 630W.
Hyper 212 EVO for OCing.
HELP

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April 14, 2012 6:02:50 PM

They are all compatible, if you don't want to wait till April 29th for the new IB processors.

Those three are a typical build, so if you're not waiting for IB, get that combo. Now, for the rest (by the way, buy parts as close to each other as possible):

RAM: 8GB DDR3-1600 CAS 9 1.5v RAM (G.Skill for $45 is fine)
PSU: Silencer Mk II 750W Silver Rated $90
HDD: Are your HDDs 7200rpm? If not, get a 7200rpm.
GPU: Either a 7850 or 7870... go with MSI Twin Frozr OC for those

I'm fairly sure your build will be like $800 total.
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April 14, 2012 6:04:40 PM

I would get a Radeon 7870. It beats the GTX 570 and even the GTX 580 in some cases. Not to mention it runs cooler and uses less power.

For RAM, I highly recommend CT2KIT51264BA1339. It is cheap and gives good performance.

That PSU is of low-quality, as are most Rosewill PSUs. I recommend the Antec EA 650W. http://www.amazon.com/Antec-EarthWatts-EA-650D-Green-BR...

Everything else looks great!
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April 14, 2012 6:11:13 PM

azeem40 said:
I would get a Radeon 7870. It beats the GTX 570 and even the GTX 580 in some cases. Not to mention it runs cooler and uses less power.

For RAM, I highly recommend CT2KIT51264BA1339. It is cheap and gives good performance.

That PSU is of low-quality, as are most Rosewill PSUs. I recommend the Antec EA 650W. http://www.amazon.com/Antec-EarthWatts-EA-650D-Green-BR...

Everything else looks great!


I'll second this - the 7870 is great, I just got one. Everything else looks good.
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April 14, 2012 6:55:54 PM

the hdds are both 7200rpm. ill go with the 7870. but should i get the gigabyte one? It has three fans so maybe it has more o
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April 14, 2012 6:56:35 PM

OC ability? Thanks for the replies i still need a psu tho. the antec looks cool ill check it out
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April 14, 2012 6:59:34 PM

Actually the Rosewill 630w Green is one of the better ones. Just trying to get the right info out.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/881
If you choose, you can go with it.

Waiting for the 670 is actually not a bad idea. The 680 showed what Kepler can do. I certainly would. If you can wait, wait. I'd do that since the 680 will cause price shifts amongst AMD ranks and the 670 should do the same.
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April 14, 2012 7:01:38 PM

aznshinobi said:
Actually the Rosewill 630w Green is one of the better ones. Just trying to get the right info out.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/881
If you choose, you can go with it.

Waiting for the 670 is actually not a bad idea. The 680 showed what Kepler can do. I certainly would. If you can wait, wait. I'd do that since the 680 will cause price shifts amongst AMD ranks and the 670 should do the same.

yeah also ive heard its supposed to be around 300$ and the price of the 7870 will go down so either way its a win win. for now im only getting the mobo, case and cpu ill get the rest later. but its gonna cost about 305 for those three. thanks for the feedback this community is awesome
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April 14, 2012 7:02:32 PM

aznshinobi said:
Actually the Rosewill 630w Green is one of the better ones. Just trying to get the right info out.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/881
If you choose, you can go with it.

Waiting for the 670 is actually not a bad idea. The 680 showed what Kepler can do. I certainly would. If you can wait, wait. I'd do that since the 680 will cause price shifts amongst AMD ranks and the 670 should do the same.

also the antec earthwatts has more watts(20) i know its not a big deal but its 80plus certified and 10 bucks cheaper. so once again a win win lol
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April 14, 2012 7:17:32 PM

Sounds good, but I would wait on buying just the CPU/MB. You have no way of testing if it works yet I'm assuming. I'd wait to buy it all at once so pinpointing issues would be easier. Also might as well wait for i5 3750K if you wait for Kepler
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April 14, 2012 7:19:16 PM

Yeah, I... third... this. 7870 is great. I was just uncertain of his exact price range, and didn't want to add up the prices I put.
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April 14, 2012 7:20:03 PM

Um... for the PSU, did you check the build I gave you? Silencer MK II 750W... it's silver rated, and it's like $80!
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April 14, 2012 7:22:09 PM

Actually it's $110 before rebates. Even after rebates it's $90.
Solid PSU though.
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April 14, 2012 7:27:20 PM

if you have any ddr3 ram go grab em.

i5 2500k with mobo + psu + ram you can check it out already at least if most of them work

note: borrow a gpu from a friend or something
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April 14, 2012 7:37:12 PM

i5-2500k has IGP anyway, so he can run a computer... he just can't play BF3 :) 

Yeah, the PSU is $110... I didn't see any reviews complaining about the rebates, though, so I'm assuming the rebate process should be relatively scam-free.
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April 14, 2012 7:56:22 PM

ddan49 said:
i5-2500k has IGP anyway, so he can run a computer... he just can't play BF3 :) 

Yeah, the PSU is $110... I didn't see any reviews complaining about the rebates, though, so I'm assuming the rebate process should be relatively scam-free.

the problem with getting Ivy Bridge is that the i5 2500k is 50$ off so it will only be 130$ and im 13 so i dont have many ways of making money. might upgrade it later but for now i think ill stick with the 2500k and wait for the rest of mid range kepler cards to either buy those or wait for lower prices on the 7800 series. i stll need suggestions for the rest of it though. r
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April 14, 2012 8:02:22 PM

Okay. the 2500k has IGP as well. I'm 14, so I'm on a budget as well. GPU prices don't fall much, though... check tomshardware daily deals and you might get lucky (an XFX 6870 was on sale a few weeks ago for $120... 33% off!).
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April 14, 2012 8:03:26 PM

Where did you read that the i5-2500k is $50 off?
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April 14, 2012 8:06:54 PM

WAIT WHAT? $50 off the i5 2500K? No way Intel would never even do that. They still have the 1st gen i5 750 and i7 930 at basically the same price.
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April 14, 2012 8:07:11 PM

azeem40 said:
Where did you read that the i5-2500k is $50 off?

microcenters facebook the deal runs thru this sunday but you bundle it with a motherboard and it happens that they have the exact one i want and the exact case i want is on sale as well. Lucky me!
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April 14, 2012 8:08:04 PM

Wait, I thought it was $50 off a Z68 motherboard when buying an i5-2500k/i7-2600k?
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April 14, 2012 8:11:28 PM

Ahhh, well Microcenter has always had that deal. It's not the same as just buying an i5 2500K and having that be $50 off $180. They'd be losing major profit.

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April 14, 2012 8:16:43 PM

aznshinobi said:
Ahhh, well Microcenter has always had that deal. It's not the same as just buying an i5 2500K and having that be $50 off $180. They'd be losing major profit.

id assume so. It said it ran through april 15th though? Do u know the price on the 3570k? have they announced it
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April 14, 2012 9:17:03 PM

It's usually $45... it doesn't get a lot cheaper than that... if you do see some that's cheaper, make sure it's CAS 9 or lower.

You need 2x4GB DDR3-1600 CAS9 1.5v (or lower) RAM... so G.Skill is fine for that. It's $45, and has good reviews. Ripjaws.
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April 14, 2012 9:46:57 PM

You don't NEED G.Skill. But yes, you want 1.5v ram. Timings are whatever. Wintec is fairly cheap. G.Skill is nice too.
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April 15, 2012 2:12:45 AM

I just said G.Skill is fine. I'd personally go with either Crucial or Kingston... they have very good track records. G.Skill is apparently nice, since it's so well reviewed. I just know that Crucial and Kingston are known for very stable RAM.
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