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April 14, 2012 11:17:42 PM

Hello all,

I have decided to build my own computer this go time around, and I have come up with a list (I hope) that will be satisfactory.

Would you wonderful folks please tell me if my proposed build looks alright?

This is my first time doing this and I would hate to order something that is of inferior quality or is incompatible with another component.

Thank you all very much for your time.



Case: NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

GPU: GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Optical Drive: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM


I also thought that it would be a good idea to get the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel to help keep my psu cool.



Am I doing it right?

I just want to be very careful before I spending my hard earned dollars.

Thanks again.

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April 14, 2012 11:24:34 PM

Look good only thing I recommend is getting a z77 Mobo and Ivy bridge if you can wait like 2 weeks
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April 14, 2012 11:24:59 PM

OK. pardon my LOL. The hyper 212 is for the CPU not the PSU. anyway. if you want to overclock.its decent and cheap. also that PSU is major overkill but if you want to do crossfire later or its cheap not an issue. just more than you need with that build.
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April 14, 2012 11:26:42 PM

Well it really depends if you want to game because you can squeeze a bit more performance with a few adjustments
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April 14, 2012 11:31:19 PM

psikaikai said:
Look good only thing I recommend is getting a z77 Mobo and Ivy bridge if you can wait like 2 weeks


won't the ivy bridge chips be very expensive when they first come out?
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April 14, 2012 11:32:40 PM

Henriksen903 said:
won't the ivy bridge chips be very expensive when they first come out?

No they will be almost the exact the same price and the z77 mobos are cheaper than the current z68 mobos and they come with more features such as pci 3.0 support and usb 3.0s
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April 14, 2012 11:35:45 PM

The i5 2500k is like $220 right now and the i5 3570k(replacement IB for i5 2500k) will be $225
It will use less power and better integrated graphics(pointless) basically
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April 14, 2012 11:43:40 PM

psikaikai said:
The i5 2500k is like $220 right now and the i5 3570k(replacement IB for i5 2500k) will be $225
It will use less power and better integrated graphics(pointless) basically



thanks a bunch for your advice...will do!
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April 14, 2012 11:53:33 PM

Consider a higher quality PSU. Seasonic, Or Corsair, Pc Power & Cooling are top teir names in PSU. OCZ is Low to Mid grade quality.
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April 15, 2012 12:14:28 AM

Before any PSU, I would always consider XFX and Seasonic.
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