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September 5, 2012 8:52:00 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fgZQ


this is my final build and I need to know if my mother board is adequate to run the pc

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September 5, 2012 9:06:08 PM

The case is really bad. Raidmax is terrible. Mobo is OK.
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September 5, 2012 10:44:54 PM

Why are you getting an overclockable cpu with a motherboard that doesn't support overclocking?

Also, I recommend the HAF 912 over the raidmax case. HAF 912 offers superior cooling and cable management.

I also recommend you get the antec PSU over the coolermaster.

Depending on your budget, I recommend this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($116.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: MSI DH-24AAS-17 R DVD/CD Writer ($22.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $768.36
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-05 18:45 EDT-0400)
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September 5, 2012 10:49:03 PM

you see Im trying to stay with newegg only and my budget was $500 but this is better so im trying to stay under $800
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September 5, 2012 10:50:51 PM

do I need a cpu cooler it comes with one and I was using the 2500k because its cheaper and i would overclock a long time from now so yeah
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September 5, 2012 10:58:28 PM

The intel cooler that comes with it would be ok at stock speeds. But you won't be able to overclock until you purchase an aftermarket cpu cooler.
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September 5, 2012 11:13:04 PM

O and spend $20 - $30 for a decent cooler like a Cooler Master hyper 212 ( read that as ANYTHING WITH DIRECT CONTACT HEAT PIPES AND A FAN)
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September 5, 2012 11:14:34 PM

Hell, I hate to attack your build, you obviously are looking for budget build and the 2500k kicks ass... but consider an AMD cpu (phenomII 965) or a FX8120, then you can get a highend motherboard for a lot less, and look for atleast DDR 1600 and I'd even recommend 1866MHz... No reason at all a new system should have 1333 in it... finally... the budget video card (7770) is a bit of a terd too... look on Ebay for a decent 6870 or even a 6850... heck I've got 2 6870's I'd sell ya !!!
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September 5, 2012 11:26:13 PM

I built one off that link you had... while the price is the same ball park... I think it's a better unit (I KNOW the i5 > any FX cpu) but I'm considering the entire build for better balance in components

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gEWE

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September 6, 2012 7:24:10 AM

BTW this build is for a 16 year old that just wants to play high end games and make GFX
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September 6, 2012 7:27:49 AM

nothing less and not more than $750
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September 6, 2012 7:55:16 AM

well no less power than i specified price would be great
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September 8, 2012 2:42:42 AM

no less power but lower price is great




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