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September 26, 2012 3:06:33 PM

This is what I have so far,
Will I need any adapters, thermal compount, etc to get this build running as soon as it comes in?
I'm buying a GPU later on down the road. I don't think I'm going to be gaming too much.

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Again, I'm wondering if there's any other accessories i need to buy as this is my first build. I know I need thermal compound, but I am not sure if I need to buy SATA cable seperate, or anything else.
September 26, 2012 3:21:50 PM

The hyper 212 comes with decent thermal compound, no need to buy it separately. Each sata device usually comes with a cable, you normally don't need to buy anything extra. You should be fine!
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September 26, 2012 3:23:00 PM

Even with the SSD? Would I need to buy an adapter? Or will it fit in that case without one? Sorry, I haven't built a computer since AMD Phenom II black came out!
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September 26, 2012 3:30:20 PM

First off, get rid of the cheap Rosewill PSU and spend $$$ on a Corsair. The last thing you want frying is your PSU, and Rosewill's are cheap for a reason.

Second, extra thermal compound really isn't necessary unless your OCing. I assume there is no reason to overclock if you aren't getting a GPU (read: gaming, video editing, etc.), but I could be wrong. Really, the extra CPU cooler probably isn't necessary at this point either, but that's your call. I just installed an i5-2500K with the standard fan and it stays right around 30 degrees C, even with moderately heavy use (Borderlands 2).

Third, the SSD should come with a SATA cable, so that should be just fine.

Fourth, optical drive?

Otherwise, everything looks great. Good luck with your build!
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September 26, 2012 4:16:14 PM

This case is a better deal:

COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $55 after $20 rebate.

You can get an upgraded motherboard with free RAM for almost the same price:

ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

This motherboard comes with a front panel USB 3.0 adapter that also will hold your SSD.

And this SSD will be better:

Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 128GB SATA 6.0GB/s Internal Solid State Drive SSD) with Indilinx Everest 2 Controller

CPU Cooler:
The Hyper212 EVO is the same price as the 212 plus after rebate.
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September 26, 2012 4:47:29 PM

lighter17 said:
This case is a better deal:

COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $55 after $20 rebate.

You can get an upgraded motherboard with free RAM for almost the same price:

ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

This motherboard comes with a front panel USB 3.0 adapter that also will hold your SSD.

And this SSD will be better:

Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 128GB SATA 6.0GB/s Internal Solid State Drive SSD) with Indilinx Everest 2 Controller

CPU Cooler:
The Hyper212 EVO is the same price as the 212 plus after rebate.
+1 to all these recommendations except i wouldn't switch the SSD because the one you have already is solid and known to be very reliable.
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September 26, 2012 4:54:31 PM

Also you don't want to buy that ram with the aftermarket cpu cooler because you may have issues allot of times most aftermarket cpu coolers conflict with ram with big market gimmick heatsinks like the ones in your link i recommend you switch it to one of these take your pick -

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 26, 2012 5:03:24 PM

The Extreme6 motherboard I linked above comes with free memory that should work in his build.

As to the SSD, the Vertex 4 is $30 cheaper (after $10 rebate). I'm not sure if the Samsung is worth the difference.
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September 26, 2012 5:07:04 PM

lighter17 said:
The Extreme6 motherboard I linked above comes with free memory that should work in his build.

As to the SSD, the Vertex 4 is $30 cheaper (after $10 rebate). I'm not sure if the Samsung is worth the difference.
if it comes with free ram forget i mentioned it OP the ssd i will leave it up to decide ;) 
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September 26, 2012 10:20:32 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Also you don't want to buy that ram with the aftermarket cpu cooler because you may have issues allot of times most aftermarket cpu coolers conflict with ram with big market gimmick heatsinks like the ones in your link i recommend you switch it to one of these take your pick -

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I really don't understand how a CPU cooler could affect my RAM.

and to the person who linked that motherboard, I'd prefer better RAM I don't want to sacrifice quality for a different motherboard.
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September 27, 2012 1:14:41 AM

interlaced said:
I really don't understand how a CPU cooler could affect my RAM.

and to the person who linked that motherboard, I'd prefer better RAM I don't want to sacrifice quality for a different motherboard.


The fan of the Hyper212 cooler overhangs the memory slots on the motherboard. RAM with large fin-like heatsinks can have clearance issues.

The Z77 Extreme 6 deal was to get a better motherboard and lesser RAM for the same price as the motherboard/RAM you included in your build. I would prefer that, but if you prefer better RAM that's your choice.
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September 29, 2012 3:14:02 AM

Thank you guys for your help, I took some of your advice, I ordered the computer but now I'm having doubts / regrets about what I bought. I'll list everything I've ordered. Can you guys recommend me on whether I should keep it or list an item better?

It's as follows.

Cooler:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Subtotal: 973.02
Status: Shipped

The items I'm unsure about as of now are the Motherboard, Power Supply, and the Case. I started seeing bad reviews about the power supply and case. Did I make a bad decision? Should I return the Motherboard, Power supply, and Case? If so, for which ones?
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September 29, 2012 3:39:02 AM

The motherboard, PSU and case are fine. There are always going to be bad reviews. Half the time (or more) it's because the people are idiots and can't figure something out so they rant. There's always the luck of the draw in getting good/bad components when you buy, no matter how much you spend. Your choices are solid.

The only thing I'm not sure of is why you bought two different memory kits.
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September 29, 2012 3:41:44 AM

One memory kit was free with my Motherboard.
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September 29, 2012 3:43:14 AM

So you say I made good choices?
Should I switch the PSU with a Modular one and one with more watts?
I'm buying a 660 ti later this week. I want a high quality motherboard and psu that can work well with everything I have. Thanks for all you guys help so far, I'm looking forward to solving all of this.
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September 29, 2012 3:56:42 AM

I thought the memory was free with the Extreme 6 motherboard, but you linked to the Extreme 4. Which one did you buy? And if you got the Extreme 6 the idea was to use the free memory that came with it so that you wouldn't have to buy memory.

The Corsair Builder series are adequate PSUs. A 500 Watt or greater unit is good enough for any single video card system out there.

If you want one that's modular here's one of the cheaper options:

PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 500W ATX Modular Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze 120MM Fan
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September 29, 2012 4:02:14 AM

Like i told you everything is o.k. with what you bought as far as i know the motherboard is not horrible it's a good motherboard.The only negative I have for this motherboard is that it slips outside of typical ATX specifications. It’s 3cm thinner than a standard ATX motherboard and as a result may lack secure mounting on the far side since this isn’t a common size, which also means you should be very careful when plugging in the 24-pin ATX motherboard power – as the motherboard may flex.The case i have never used but everything i hear from people is good stuff nothing bad the power supply i just looked it up see here Tier 3 Brands - Power supplies fully able to meet ATX specs, although closer to the edges of the limits than higher tier units. Still solid units. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/permalink/323050/323050/... so no need to return it after all.
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September 29, 2012 4:02:25 AM

I purchased Extreme 4. The one I linked. I am keeping the memory that I bought just returning the motherboard, and PSU. I'm just puzzeled on which ones to buy. I'd rather buy something from newegg as that's where I just ordered all of the things I listed in my first post from.
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September 29, 2012 4:15:34 AM

So I should Just keep everything I ordered and not return anything? I am still hesitant. I just really hope they work. If I have any problems with them I will Return them and get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for PSU: I am thinking about...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-139-...

I'm hoping everything works though, I've been waiting to have a computer for so long and I just want everything to be perfect..
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September 29, 2012 4:28:37 AM

yes that is a good power supply as well the asus motherboard is good i don't know about the other check your messages
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September 30, 2012 3:25:35 AM

Guys, is my SSD good for gaming? Could I have gotten better for my money?
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September 30, 2012 3:56:19 AM

Yes it's good one of the very best no worries!
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September 30, 2012 9:41:49 PM

Best answer selected by Interlaced.
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September 30, 2012 9:49:04 PM

What the hell. I selected Bigcyco as the best answer. I'm contacting a mod to tryand fix it.
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September 30, 2012 9:56:43 PM

No...no it's o.k. i don't care i don't help for best answers it's nice but no big deal don't worry about it
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October 1, 2012 7:25:03 AM

Best answer selected by randomizer.nnChanged at the request of the OP.
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