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First time homebuild. Check my work please?

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July 7, 2012 6:26:50 AM

So I'm build a computer for the first time and I wanted to get my build checked by some experts. I have done a fair amount of research up to this point and I'm pretty sure that all of my components are compatible (feel free to prove me wrong though). My biggest concern is that my motherboard doesn't have enough I/O bells and whistles to handle the case I want to get. I also have already been pushing the price of my build so if my motherboard isn't quite right I don't want to spend to much more on one. Anyway thanks for looking over my stuff!

My Build:

Case: APEVIA X-TROOPER Series X-TRP-GN
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144267

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

Video card: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787

Power supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

Hard drive:Seagate SV35 Series ST3500411SV 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148728

Disk drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Screen: ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236079

Extra questions:

So I'm worried that I won't have enough places to power the five fans that come with the case. Do you plug these directly into the power supply or into the motherboard?

Also I noticed that the motherboard only had two internal I/O USB plugs, does this mean that I can only plug two of my case's USB ports in?

Furthermore does the motherboard have the correct plugs for the rest of the stuff on the case's I/O?

And lastly will the heat sink and fan that the CPU comes with be enough for cooling or will I need a more powerful one? If I do need a more powerful one would this (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057) be a good one?
July 7, 2012 6:38:30 AM

So I realized there is a forum for new builds. I'm going to resubmit this there. Sorry....
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July 7, 2012 6:50:41 AM

your build seems fine with that case you will find it will probably come with molex plug adapters so i wouldnt worry about fan headers also for 30 bucks or so i would get a cm hyper 212+/evo as it will allow for overclocking should you choose to also i will be much quieter than the factory one also with all those fan you might wanna consider a fan controller in your your build something like the nzxt sentry is simple and works great for me and my 6 fans turn em up a bit while your gaming and flick them all down for a silent compu when your just browsing
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July 7, 2012 7:09:27 AM

Build looks perfect as is but might i recommend a CM Storm scout or a CM Storm enforcer
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July 7, 2012 7:25:52 AM

You're fine where you are honestly.
Yes its a very nice build.

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So I'm worried that I won't have enough places to power the five fans that come with the case. Do you plug these directly into the power supply or into the motherboard?


You won't be plugging them into the motherboard, you'll be daisy-chaining them to a molex connector on the power supply.

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Also I noticed that the motherboard only had two internal I/O USB plugs, does this mean that I can only plug two of my case's USB ports in?


One internal header for 2 USB ports typically. Meaning if the front case has 4 USB ports, it will have 2 plugs.

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Furthermore does the motherboard have the correct plugs for the rest of the stuff on the case's I/O?


Long answer, everything is standardized. Short answer, yes.

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And lastly will the heat sink and fan that the CPU comes with be enough for cooling or will I need a more powerful one?


Not if you overclock. The Hyper520 is decent (I have one as you can see), this one is a little better
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 7, 2012 8:09:39 AM

Thanks for all the help guys. I'm going to post a couple of my follow up questions here too since I'm getting some responses.

So I was looking at cases and I was wondering how important filters are? I like the structure of the APEVIA case and the green led's but this case (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066) is also good. I can understand that the filters would keep dust out of the system but how important is that?

Also what version of windows 7 operating system should I get?
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July 7, 2012 8:21:20 AM

No problem. The Antec 300 is a nice case too.

I have an NZXT Phantom, it has filters as well. Honestly, dust still gets into the case, filters or not. As to how important keeping dust out of the case is, very. Dust can get in between the heatsinks and cause the components to heat up, this is especially important if you're overclocking.

Also, if you're a smoker, its a bad idea to smoke around your computer as nicotine can and will build up and stick to the electronics. You should clean the dust out of your case of any computer every couple of months honestly.

This is not something you should want to see.




As to what OP system, Windows 7 64 bit SP1 Home Premium. (Keep in mind MS office 2010 is not included)
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July 7, 2012 8:39:17 AM

That picture is truly terrible!
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July 7, 2012 8:45:20 AM

The 2nd one is what a smoker's computer looks like. Its not just the fancy pictures of blackened lungs anymore :lol: 
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