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October 20, 2012 12:12:20 AM

Is everything compatible?
Are there any other cords I need to purchase or anything?
Is there anything obvious (or not) that I'm missing?
If I purchase all of these components could I build and use my computer?
I'm purchasing components tomorrow so I need help. Thanks a bunch!

Part List
Part List Is Compatible: Only minor issues found. (See details.) Estimated Wattage: 413W
Component Selection Base Price Promo Shipping Tax Price
CPU Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $569.99 $569.99 @ Memory Express Buy

CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.91 $28.91 @ DirectCanada Buy

Motherboard Asus P9X79 LE ATX LGA2011 Motherboard $224.67 FREE $224.67 @ DirectCanada Buy

Memory Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $66.53 FREE $66.53 @ DirectCanada Buy

Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $96.99 $96.99 @ Computer Valley

A-Data S510 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $89.99 -$10.00 $79.99 @ NCIX Buy
$10.00 mail-in rebate
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB Video Card $329.37 -$20.00 FREE $309.37 @ DirectCanada Buy
$20.00 mail-in rebate
Sound Card Asus Xonar DS 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card $46.54 -$10.00 $36.54 @ DirectCanada Buy
$10.00 mail-in rebate
Case Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced NVIDIA Edition ATX Mid Tower Case $99.98 $99.98 @ NCIX Buy
Power Supply Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply $63.48 FREE $63.48 @ DirectCanada Buy

Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99 $16.99 @ Canada Computers Buy
Monitor Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor $159.99 -$20.00 $139.99 @ Canada Computers Buy
$20.00 mail-in rebate
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) $96.99 $96.99 @ Computer Valley
Total (before mail-in rebates): $1890.42
Mail-in Rebates: $-60.00
Total: $1830.42
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Lowest Possible Total: $1830.42 (View prices by merchant)
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Compatibility Notes
Asus P9X79 LE ATX LGA2011 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced NVIDIA Edition ATX Mid Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports.
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ANY help appreciated!

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October 20, 2012 12:41:41 AM

If this is a gaming build (?), you should go with a 3570K and a Z77 motherboard so you can put more money into a bigger SSD (256gb) and a better graphics card, probably a 670. You should also probably bump up to a decent 650W PSU for more overhead if you decide to add a second 670 in the future, which you probably should.
You probably don't need a sound card.
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October 20, 2012 12:43:27 AM

Swap out the RAM for a 4x4GB kit so you can take advantage of Quad-Channel. With your current RAM selection, you'll only be able to take advantage of Dual-Channel.

Swap out your Hyper 212 EVO for something such as a Noctua NH-D14 or Phanteks PH-TC14PE.

Finally, swap out the GTX660 Ti for a Radeon HD7950. The crippled memory bandwidth of the 660 Ti will cripple it SEVERELY.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-ti-...
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October 20, 2012 12:44:01 AM

No, this is for doing 3D modeling. Is everything compatible?
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October 20, 2012 12:47:07 AM

What do you mean by " the crippled memory bandwidth of the 660ti"?
I cant really afford anymore. Is there something I could get that wouldn't have "crippled memory bandwidth"?
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October 20, 2012 12:48:49 AM

Thanks for the replies so far!
Is everything compatible in the setup?
Thanks again.
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October 20, 2012 1:01:22 AM

The Radeon HD7950 I mentioned is around $300, it's the same price as the GTX660 Ti. The link I posted will explain all you need to know about the memory bandwidth ofthe GTX660 Ti.

On a side note, if you're looking to 3D model, do you plan to use GPU acceleration? If so, I would recommend taking a look at some last generation cards (If your program supports CUDA) or taking a look at Radeon HD7800/7900 series cards (if your program supports OpenCL). The new Kepler cards lack GREATLY in their OpenCL performance.

Also, as I mentioned in my earlier post, everything is compatible, however, I would highly recommend swapping out your current selected RAM for a 4x4GB kit of RAM. Two 8GB sticks will ultimately leave your rig running in Dual Channel mode instead of the Quad-Channel X79 is fully capable of.
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October 20, 2012 1:04:19 AM

Scrap my suggestions, then. You've got the right idea. You still don't need a sound card, though.
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October 20, 2012 2:36:26 PM

Thanks guys.
Anyone else?
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October 20, 2012 10:18:34 PM

On second glance, swap out your selected PSU for this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

80+ BRONZE Efficiency certification and it can provide a bit more juice for a wider variety of GPU options. The 550w unit you selected will work fine, however, since X79 chips tend to pull a lot of power, it may be best to choose something with a little more power.
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