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Hi ive been planning on making a new gaming pc and ive pretty much collected all the parts. I am a first time builder and thats really all i need, I can still take some recommendations but id rather not have the price go up. The only thing iam wondering about is will all these parts go and work together and also with the current cpu cooler/heatsink i added how far from 3.3 speed can i go where it is still at a safe level that i wont feel worried with? here is the part listing: Here. Thx to everyone who replies. Also does the i5 cpu i bought come with a stock cooler?
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  1. It looks pretty good everything is compatible and yes the cpu comes with a stock heat sink cooler
  2. it looks good, although i would try go to a 7200 rpm sata hdd over a 5400 rpm.

    the case only takes 2 80mm and 1 120mm fans however, so make sure to monitor your temperatures with a hardware monitor as well.

    with 8gb of ram make sure that you install 64 bit windows 7 so as to be able to utilise it all as a 32 bit system can only utilise 4gb

    also if its for eg call of duty, a wired mouse/ keyboard would be provide faster response times.

    good choice of processor, motherboard and ram however, and not a bad graphics card.

    wish i could get motherboards and processors that cheap in new zealand
  3. Thanks for all the help, I updated to 7200 as you said and it actually saved me about 10 so thanks :P, now all thats really left is the case, any suggestions prefferably with 500 watts built in power. Here is the build with everything but the case now, only hdd changed here

    Actually i may have found my own case here, Case, its a bit heavy (20 pounds :P) but with its fans its worth it, plus lots of optimization
  4. bloodfoox said:
    Thanks for all the help, I updated to 7200 as you said and it actually saved me about 10 so thanks :P, now all thats really left is the case, any suggestions prefferably with 500 watts built in power. Here is the build with everything but the case now, only hdd changed here

    Actually i may have found my own case here, Case, its a bit heavy (20 pounds :P) but with its fans its worth it, plus lots of optimization


    thats a decent case, but it hasnt got a psu in it. i personally am a fan of antec cases, such as this one, http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066, but your one is also a good choice.

    in terms of power supplys, you are actually better off buying your own and putting it in anyway. it will likely be of better quality, and with the most important component of a new build, it pays not to go cheap.

    if you want a decent psu of 500w, then i would recommend this corsair psu http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    however if you are willing to spend a little extra and get something with a little more kick i am happy with my cooler master 650w here http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    the 500w will be plenty for your build however
  5. also for a first time builder, these websites give a good comparison of individual parts benchmarks

    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php

    http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/hdd_list.php

    and if in doubt about your power supply being sufficient, then this website is very handy

    http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
  6. How about this case
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    no look at these cases raidmax makes junk Case:Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119257#top
    Case:Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139008#top

    Case:Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021#top

    Case:Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066#top


    Case:COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional ) Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119240#top

    Case:Antec Eleven Hundred Black Super Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129178#top

    Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197#top

    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233
  8. Here is my proof Raidmax is Tier 5 worst of the worst. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
  9. I really like this case that you mentioned but I dont understand what it means by optional power supply?
  10. It says that because you can pay extra for a cooler master power supply which is not a good idea you can get these from tigerdirect XFX P1550SXXB9 Core Edition Power Supply - 550W, 80 Plus Bronze, 135mm Fan, Active PFC, Single +12V Rail $69.99 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=125449&CatId=5431 Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2 Builder Series™ CX600 Power Supply - 600W, 80 Plus, 120mm Fan, Single +12V Rail, Active PFC http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=422166&CatId=5432
  11. Will this do, its the same wattage it has a fan thats a bit weaker but its fine and its a lot cheaper. Most of the extra features on the one you mentioned i dont really need so? this will probably be the last thing I am asing cause i have it pretty well set up
  12. no. whatever you do dont get that psu. the last thing you want to skimp on is the power supply, as if its cheap crap it can take out your whole system.

    as far as cases go, lian li, cooler master and antec to good ones, and thermaltake arent bad either.

    and the raidmax case would have a raidmax psu which have a terrible reputation for failing.

    basically, go for a case without a psu and get a decent branded one of eg 600/650w seperately to give you spare power for if you decide to upgrade or overclock. pick one you like the look of with decent cooling potential.
  13. also that psu that you posted (the cheap and nasty one) only has a 4 pin cpu plug. your cpu can run off that but it works far better running off an 8 pin as your motherboard was designed for
  14. bloodfoox said:
    Will this do, its the same wattage it has a fan thats a bit weaker but its fine and its a lot cheaper. Most of the extra features on the one you mentioned i dont really need so? this will probably be the last thing I am asing cause i have it pretty well set up
    no it's not good the cheapest PSU you can get for your set up is the ones i mentioned
  15. Alight i went with the one you mentioned thanks for all the help from both of you
  16. bloodfoox said:
    Alight i went with the one you mentioned thanks for all the help from both of you
    No problem!Your very welcome! :)
  17. bloodfoox said:
    Alight i went with the one you mentioned thanks for all the help from both of you

    no worries. as a final tip, if your installing the parts yourself, be careful of static discharge to avoid damaging your new parts.

    enjoy your new computer :D
  18. Just one question, I want to try hooking up my pc to my tv, i heard it would take an LCD tv which i have and also a graphics card compatible with the TV. This is my graphics card, can it do it? If not I do have a computer monitor, this would be nice though.
  19. it has an hdmi port, so yes you should be able to through a standard hdmi cable like you would use for a playstation or xbox, although im unsure of how well it would perform for gaming
  20. Best answer selected by bloodfoox.
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