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June 15, 2012 6:29:16 PM

Hey,
So i am building a computer here is my current items.

MSI Z77A-G45 MSI Raptor Barebones Kit -

MSI Z77A-G45 Motherboard,
Intel Core i5-2500K CPU,
Kingston 8GB DDR3 RAM Kit,
Seagate 1TB HDD,
24x DVDRW,
MSI Raptor Mid Tower Case,
DiabloTek 600W Power Supply

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item...

In addition i am buying some other parts.

Coolmaster Hyper 212 plus

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card - ?
and maybe another hard drive.

I had a few questions,
1 - Can my new heat sync fit in that case with the given motherboard?
2 - Should i buy additional 120mm fans?
3 - Can you suggest a graphics card that would fit and also allow for good gaming? (preferably nvivia)
4 - Also is there anything else i should consider getting?

Any information would be so very helpful!
Thanks :) 

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June 15, 2012 7:49:18 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
June 16, 2012 1:08:50 AM

i can guarrantee the system is going to explode.

judging by tigerdirect.ca, you are canada (i am too)

http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/adpy

heres something that is reliable and good. if you are to planning to upgrade in the future, you will need a 750w power supply
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June 16, 2012 1:52:49 AM

What is your budget?

You should fill out the sticky at the top of the new build forum so we can help you better.
June 16, 2012 5:36:36 AM

TheBigTroll said:
i can guarrantee the system is going to explode.

judging by tigerdirect.ca, you are canada (i am too)

http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/adpy

heres something that is reliable and good. if you are to planning to upgrade in the future, you will need a 750w power supply


Why would it explode? Is it not a good deal?
June 16, 2012 5:53:21 AM

cranked said:
What is your budget?

You should fill out the sticky at the top of the new build forum so we can help you better.


Sorry i am new to this type of forum thing. Heres some info.
Theres no specific purchase date. Budget is not harsh maybe up to $1000 maybe more. It will be primarily for gaming. (Games such as Starcraft 2). I don't need a monitor, I do need a keyboard and mouse but thats not as important. Im living in Canada at the moment so parts from Canada would be better but its not a necessity. Looking at intel processors and nvidia graphics cards.
June 16, 2012 12:06:08 PM

Trinisk8er said:
Why would it explode? Is it not a good deal?



diablotek power supplies are known to explode
June 16, 2012 3:16:38 PM

Here is a sample build I put together that would be better than buying that kit:
http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/afbF

It does not offer OC or CF/SLI which you didn't mention and, I assume, aren't important to you. Things can be changed to add those features if you are really interested.

It comes to 953 w/o kb/mouse.

You could spend a little extra for a GTX670 if you want to push your budget another 150 or so.
June 16, 2012 3:20:51 PM

TheBigTroll said:
diablotek power supplies are known to explode


Oh ok thanks i didn't know that.
What would you say if I bought the same deal but with a new power supply and the same graphics card suggested.
It would come up to about $1033. (Without OS). While the one you suggested came up to about $1165. Plus I can try to sell the extra power supply. If i go that rout instead, what would i be sacrificing? Is it better?
June 16, 2012 3:25:30 PM

cranked said:
Here is a sample build I put together that would be better than buying that kit:
http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/afbF

It does not offer OC or CF/SLI which you didn't mention and, I assume, aren't important to you. Things can be changed to add those features if you are really interested.

It comes to 953 w/o kb/mouse.

You could spend a little extra for a GTX670 if you want to push your budget another 150 or so.



Im curious, what is bad about the kit. I know you know better than me, so for future reference I would like to be able to decide on my own. Also. Would i need to OC to play games at full graphics?
Edit
Games such as StarCraft 2
June 16, 2012 4:56:21 PM

OC can help future proof your system a bit since it does add some performance. no, you dont need to oc to play starcraft. get a 670 now and you will max out games for the next 2 years or so on 1080p
June 17, 2012 3:42:12 AM

TheBigTroll said:
OC can help future proof your system a bit since it does add some performance. no, you dont need to oc to play starcraft. get a 670 now and you will max out games for the next 2 years or so on 1080p


Ok thanks, and with respect to computer cases, will almost any case fit? I was looking for one that is a little more aesthetically pleasing :p  :D 
June 17, 2012 9:40:57 AM

Just get a Mid tower case and you will be fine.

Find one you like and ask here if you are unsure.
June 25, 2012 2:17:33 PM

Ok. I have considered most of my options thanks for the help guys. Here is what I came up with thus far http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/aNbZ .Its a combination of all the suggestions minus the graphics card. The 670 is a bit expensive, is there any other graphics card that I can get that would be able to max out games like SC2, BF3, COD3?

EDIT*
Sorry this is the correct link http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/aNd7
Also would a heat sync be required for this processor?
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