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June 21, 2012 7:55:50 PM

hi this will be my first build and i have created a list of parts and i would like to know if they are compatible and if i can do sli in the future https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...

NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in ...
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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-16GBXL
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ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53550
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EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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June 21, 2012 8:20:37 PM

You have to make the wishlist public.
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June 21, 2012 8:57:55 PM

i did yester day
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June 21, 2012 11:23:08 PM

locke9342 said:
i did yester day

It... still isn't public.

Anyway, you should be getting a H77 board with your 3550.
As for the PSU, it's rated at what I believe is 48 amps on the 12 volt rail, which is actually roughly 600 watts, which is enough for SLI, though personally I don't like meddling with SLI when using a cheap PSU. This PSU is more well known, and delivers more actual power, though it is $20 more.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, if you're going for a gaming build, don't get the 16GB of RAM now, 8GB is more than enough and if needed you can add more in the future.
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June 21, 2012 11:24:39 PM

thanks what motherboard do you recomend
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June 21, 2012 11:36:16 PM

im probly wrong but it only has one pcie 2.0 slot and i eventully will need 2 for the other 560 i will get in the future so could i use hte 3.0 slot for the other?
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June 21, 2012 11:40:22 PM

Technically, you can SLI, though admittedly I would stick with a single card solution, rather than adding a second card in the future.
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June 21, 2012 11:41:46 PM

then what card should i upgrade to ?
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June 21, 2012 11:54:14 PM

Use the 560 for two years, then see what is the best deal on the market then.
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June 21, 2012 11:55:59 PM

thanks but i think i heard somewere that h77 wasnt overclockable its not a big deal now but i might want to in the future
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June 22, 2012 12:03:46 AM

Your 3550 is not overclockable either, so it doesn't matter.
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June 22, 2012 12:04:04 AM

I definitely agree with the motherboard, but ditch the Raidmax PSU - truly awful brand. This would be a far better choice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also 2 x 8GB will be overkill if gaming is the primary use for this machine - go with 2 x 4GB and invest the money in upgrading your GPU to a Radeon 7850 or GTX 570.
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June 22, 2012 1:45:35 AM

I would not worry too much about how RAM DIMMs look since they may end up getting in the way of aftermarket HSFs if you end up replacing the stock cooler with something else... and that something else would likely end up hiding the DIMMs anyhow.
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June 22, 2012 1:49:27 AM

i have a question about coolers. when you replace a stock cooler with the aftermarket cooler what do you do with the stock cooler? i might get one in the future in case i upgrade to a overclocking cpu and i really dont like throwing things away can i sell the cooler?
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June 22, 2012 1:52:50 AM

When I replace the stock cooler with an aftermarket one, I throw it away. No point in trying to sell it, since anyone who buys a CPU gets the fan anyway.
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June 22, 2012 1:53:44 AM

yea but it seems lyk a waste to me can you lyk recycle it or something or return it ?
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June 22, 2012 1:56:58 AM

Merueth said:
When I replace the stock cooler with an aftermarket one, I throw it away. No point in trying to sell it, since anyone who buys a CPU gets the fan anyway.


Actually you're not supposed to throw it away because if you ever have to RMA your CPU - Intel will ask for the serial numbers off of it.

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I would not worry too much about how RAM DIMMs look since they may end up getting in the way of aftermarket HSFs if you end up replacing the stock cooler with something else... and that something else would likely end up hiding the DIMMs anyhow.


My last three rebuilds of my system I haven't run into that problem - my current build I had my CPU fan resting on top of the first two DIMMs and if I need to replace them I have to remove the fan but that's not that big of a deal.
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June 22, 2012 1:58:44 AM

Stock HSFs are useless unless you do electronics projects (or know someone who does) and re-purpose them for something else such as sticking 10W automotive LEDs on 'em and turn them into light fixtures.
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June 22, 2012 2:00:09 AM

InvalidError said:
Stock HSFs are useless unless you do electronics projects (or know someone who does) and re-purpose them for something else such as sticking 10W automotive LEDs on 'em and turn them into light fixtures.


Not true - like I said Intel asks for the serial numbers on the fans if you have to return a CPU. Also if you don't overclock you can use the stock fan as you won't need the extra power of an aftermarket fan.
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June 22, 2012 2:14:45 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Also if you don't overclock you can use the stock fan as you won't need the extra power of an aftermarket fan.

The OP asked what to do with the stock HSF after he's upgraded to something else. At that point, he would clearly have no further need for the stock HSF in his current system, overclock or not.

As for Intel asking serial numbers, I'm sure there are ways to work around that unless Intel is really using that excuse to deny RMAs.
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June 22, 2012 2:31:54 AM

Best answer selected by locke9342.
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June 22, 2012 3:02:52 AM

InvalidError said:
The OP asked what to do with the stock HSF after he's upgraded to something else. At that point, he would clearly have no further need for the stock HSF in his current system, overclock or not.

As for Intel asking serial numbers, I'm sure there are ways to work around that unless Intel is really using that excuse to deny RMAs.


One of the moderators here posted a thread about how he tried to RMA a CPU through Intel and they were really strict about what they would take back, I'll see if I can find that thread.
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June 22, 2012 3:20:53 AM

g-unit1111 said:
One of the moderators here posted a thread about how he tried to RMA a CPU through Intel and they were really strict about what they would take back, I'll see if I can find that thread.

In that case, I suppose there is somewhat of a second-hand market for stock HSFs to shut Intel up... unless they cross-reference CPUs and HSFs to force people to return CPUs with the exact same HSF they shipped with, which would be quite a bummer.
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