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Confirm my build? 1 500€ Badget / My First Build

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June 22, 2012 1:36:21 PM

Hey, i just finished my build and want some pro's to confirm it ;)  its my first build ever. If somebody would be so nice and checked if everything is compatible with each other that would be awesome :) 

Budget: 1 500 €
Use: Gaming (BF3)
Required: Nvidia 3D Vision and SLI support

Gotta take stuff like HDD's from current pc
All components will be purchased from

- Intel Core i5-2500K
- 200 €

- ASUS GTX670 DC2 2GD5 DirectCU II
- 400 €

- ASROCK Z77 Extreme4
- 140 €

- Zalman Z11 Plus
- 70 €

- Cooler Master Silent Pro M850 850W
- 130 €

- Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
- 35 €

- Crucial 8GB KIT DDR3 1600MHz CL8 Ballistix Tactical Series
- 50 €


- Corsair 8GB KIT DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Blue Vengeance
- 50 €

Some Questions :) 
Do i need to buy thermal paste or does it come with the cpu/fan ? and if, which one should i buy?
Which one of the ram's should i get?

If you have any suggestions, please tell me.

Thank you.

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June 22, 2012 1:47:54 PM

Your build looks good! I would, however, change the CPU to a Core i5 3570K. It's newer, a little bit faster has some new features and you have a great mobo for it. Also get the crucial RAM. It has better timings than the corsair and since they're priced equally that one is the better deal.
Thermal paste comes with the cooler.
At your budget I would suggest getting an SSD. The Crucial M4 128GB is an excellent choice.

edit: typo
June 22, 2012 1:58:39 PM

Thnx man! I'm gonna check out the i5 3570K now and could you please tell me more about the SSD? what are the benefits ? Oh snap! i forgot to ask, is there any point in getting RAM / HDD fans? Thnx :) 
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June 22, 2012 2:25:20 PM

Well i checked out the i5 3570K briefly and it doesnt seem like a win...ill look into it a bit more latter but i guess i wont get it :( 
June 22, 2012 2:33:14 PM

Benjiko99 said:
Well i checked out the i5 3570K briefly and it doesnt seem like a win...ill look into it a bit more latter but i guess i wont get it :( 

What made you decide that?

To answer your question about SSD you can read this article if you want a long answer.
The short answer is they are MUCH faster than HDD's and since HHD's are a bottleneck every time the CPU/GPU/RAM needs something from the HHD, you system wil feel much faster, smoother and loading/booting times are drastically shortened.

edit: HHD/RAM fans are unnecessary in my opinion.
June 22, 2012 6:26:04 PM

It seems to be very hard to find a good Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge comparison. So far Ivy seems to be overheating, i dont have a use for integrated GPU and the performance difference isnt that big. Tell me something more about it if you can ;)  some realworld differences taht i would find a use for in mainly gaming.
June 23, 2012 9:04:03 AM

No problem have fun with your new build!