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Looking for some reviews/ advice on parts and building!

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July 7, 2012 6:01:00 AM

Link to parts list:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=27604548

I have done some research and I think that I have a decent job at picking parts.
I have not included a CD/DVD drive since I will be booting from USB and never use CD/DVDs.

I'm just looking for some reviews if I did everything properly. No mismatched sockets / connectors etc. As far as the PSU, I used an online calculator which stated I needed around 300W, going with something tad higher just to be safe.


Also I was wondering 2 additional things:


Should I look to buy any kind of connector cables or do the parts come with them.


And also should I look to buy an aftermarket fan/thermal paste?


As far as the building process it looks pretty damned straightforward to me. Every article overstates static discharge heh. But yea just connect everything. No special screwdrivers/tools needed right?

I was looking into cable management but I don't think it will be really necessary.
Is there anything else that I should be aware of?

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July 7, 2012 9:14:05 AM

for a video card at that same price a GTX 560se would be a better performer:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The PSU you chose is not the best and isn't 80+ certified energy efficient.
I suggest this one for a good budget PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this Monitor is a better pick, same size and has DVI, D-SUB and HDMI inputs and $10 less
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

you need some zip ties or wire twist ties for some cable to promote airflow. you should have all the cables needed assemble your rig.

aftermarket fan/thermal paste, that is a good question. if you are not over clocking the thermal pad that comes with the CPU/HSF is just fine. I use arctic silver normally for builds.

edit fixed PSU link

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July 7, 2012 11:31:48 AM

why can i not view it?
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July 7, 2012 12:58:54 PM

TheBigTroll said:
why can i not view it?

cause you are a Troll :o 

I had trouble too. try this link.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

if that doesn't work go to the public wishlist area of newegg and pick a wishlist, then in the address bar substitute Wish List Number that appears to the right of the "=" with 27604548
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July 7, 2012 7:34:06 PM

LOOOOL. NO

ok it works now

jerreddredd, you know that you gave him the same link for both the power supply and the video card right.

i would have recommended the seasonic m12II 520w for the power supply

for the ram, gskill ripjaws x is cheaper and performs the same. dont see the point of those haircomb ram coolers.

id suggest a aftermarket heatsink like a hyper 212 evo from cooler master if you plan on overclocking. if you get it, you must get the gskill or low profile ram as corsair doesnt fit
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July 7, 2012 9:24:32 PM

TheBigTroll said:
jerreddredd, you know that you gave him the same link for both the power supply and the video card right.

NOOOooo. ok, thanks. fixed it.

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July 7, 2012 11:27:47 PM

the cx430 also works but for 15 more dollars, you get more wattage, more efficency, modularity, and made by seasonic instead of channel well
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