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July 13, 2012 7:56:50 PM

Hello
I'm pondering a new sys I will purchase from Newegg today. here is the rundown and cost. comments please...

Intel BOXDH67CLB3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Motherboard
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core
2 X Pareema 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Memory (8mb total)
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS90
COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Computer Case

Subtotal $711.92
Ship $7.60
Order Total $719.52

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July 13, 2012 8:05:03 PM

I don't see a power supply?
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July 13, 2012 8:12:46 PM

oops!...any recommendations?
I am considering
Rosewill RG630-S12 630-Watt Green Series 80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail @ $70.00
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July 13, 2012 8:19:00 PM

If you're getting the i5-2500k, then you should get a motherboard that will support overclocking. the H67 chipsent doesn't. Either go for a board with P67 or Z68 chipset. Or you can save a couple bucks and not get a processor that has an unlocked multiplier.
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July 13, 2012 8:19:17 PM

Don't get that motherboard if you're going to make use of that 2500k - you cannot overclock with it. Get a Z77 motherboard - if you're looking for something affordable, something like an MSI Z77A-G43, or ASRock Z77 Pro3, or Biostar TZ77B would be better than that H61.

The only Rosewill PSU I can recommend is the Hive series (which are good, at best). This Seasonic S12II 620 would be much, much better - more efficient, quiet, more reliable, better support, etc.
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July 13, 2012 8:19:40 PM

rosewill green is fine, but 630W is overkill for a single card, especially a 7850.

also, no point getting a K-class processor with an H67...it won't overclock.

either step back to the base 2500, or switch to a P67/z68 board
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July 13, 2012 8:27:56 PM

Oops again...I meant

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400

not the K chip BTW knock another $30 down off of the quote
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July 13, 2012 8:44:15 PM

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$69.99 and a !0 rebate makes the final price $59.99

This is the same price as the Rosewill and is a much better brand name and comes with a power cord. Green series power supplies do not come with a power cord
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July 13, 2012 8:48:29 PM

mousseng said:
Don't get that motherboard if you're going to make use of that 2500k - you cannot overclock with it. Get a Z77 motherboard - if you're looking for something affordable, something like an MSI Z77A-G43, or ASRock Z77 Pro3, or Biostar TZ77B would be better than that H61.

The only Rosewill PSU I can recommend is the Hive series (which are good, at best). This Seasonic S12II 620 would be much, much better - more efficient, quiet, more reliable, better support, etc.



great advice and I'll take it. Thanks mousseng! :) 
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