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May 12, 2012 3:14:14 AM

Hello, I was wondering if everything is compatible. I would also like some advice on some of the items I selected.
Thanks for the help
parts not needed: monitor/mouse/keyboard
OC: maybe (OC up by a little if I found it necessary)
parts perf: intel CPU
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: directcanada.com and ncix.ca
budget: below 1200

DVD:ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

mobo: ASUS P8Z77-M Pro mATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 SLI 3PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 SATA3 HDMI DVI USB3.0 Motherboard

PS: Antec HCG-620M 620W ATX12V Modular SINGLE-RAIL 48A 80PLUS Bronze 135mm Fan Active PFC Power Supply

HD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - OEM

GPU: ASUS Radeon HD 7850 860MHZ 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2XMINIDP PCI-E Video Card

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

CPU:Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB

OS: window 7

Case: http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=55560&vpn=PHAN-001WT&manuf...

I am also wondering if I need a fan or is the fan that comes with the case is enough.

comment: Case $170+$965(rest of the stuff) =$1135 right now

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May 12, 2012 3:23:24 AM

everything looks great except if you plan on overclocking then you need an aftermarket cpu cooler like the Hyper evo 212
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May 12, 2012 4:54:00 AM

cdiscoll2012 said:
everything looks great except if you plan on overclocking then you need an aftermarket cpu cooler like the Hyper evo 212


Is there a limit to how much I can OC with that? B/c I had seen lots of people getting the h60 or h80 with this CPU
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May 12, 2012 6:06:02 AM

xcarni said:
Is there a limit to how much I can OC with that? B/c I had seen lots of people getting the h60 or h80 with this CPU


Of course there's a limit unless you have an endless supply of liquid nitrogen to keep it cool. The Hyper 212 EVO is just better than the stock cooler we'd presume you'd be using since you haven't told us otherwise. If you are set on overclocking it quite high, get water cooling (cant suggest which one because I have no clue).
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May 12, 2012 7:04:06 AM

I just realized I asked a dumb question. I meant to ask, what is the OC limit for the hyper evo 212. I don't plan to OC over 4.2ghz. If I don't OC, I don't need the evo 212, right?
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May 12, 2012 7:12:46 AM

If your not going to overclock, its not essential that you have an aftermarket cooler, as the stock one will be adequate.

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May 15, 2012 2:39:08 PM

you can get a stable overclock at 4.5 ghz with the evo so yes it will be more than adequate for your needs
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