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[NEW BUILD] Memory, Case+PS, CPU and SSD Question

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October 31, 2012 4:25:11 PM

Hi,

Here is my current wishlist in Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/wishlist/1BEXKFOI9RCCF/ref=reg...

Below each item, I'm providing a link to Amazon. There is where I buy most of my products. However, I can buy them in another place if needed or cheaper.

I'm going to build a high-performance computer that will run Windows 8 Pro. The main purpose is Computer Graphics.

I have the following choices so far and some questions.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT​ LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/P8Z77-V-PRO-THUNDERBOLT-Intel-Mot...

CPU :Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz 8 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80637I73770K
[Is this the best CPU that I can get for around $250 to $400 dollars] that will make sense. Any recommendations?

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i7-3770K-Quad-Core-Processo...

Case: Which case do you recommend from the two belows and which power supply should I buy for Case B (I think case A has PS)
CASE A) Cooler Master HAF XM - Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 Ports and X-Dock (RC-922XM-KKN1)​

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-HAF-XM-RC-922XM-KKN...

or


CASE B ) Corsair CC600TWM-WHT Special Edition Graphite Series 600T Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - White

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CC600TWM-WHT-Special-Grap...


Memory: 16 GB ram (but I will want to max out at some point to 32GB) Which Memory do you recommend


Storage: Crucial 256 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT256M4SSD2 ( I will add other mechanical drives as well)


http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-Solid-State-CT25...


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October 31, 2012 4:46:16 PM

That CPU is about the best CPU you can get period. And the MoBo is excellent. RAM you really don't even need 16gigs I wouldn't worry about 32 for another 5 years atleast, get G.SKILL Ripjaws or something from Corsair. Good SSD, allow me to recommend WD Caviar Black 1TB for HDD also.

As for the case I'm not sure I would personally get either of those, but probably the Corsair because of the included fans.
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October 31, 2012 4:49:25 PM

I like the 600T better. Don't get me wrong, I like both of them, to me the haf xm is the best haf out there but I prefer the looks of the 600T a bit more. Function and performance wise, both should be fairly equal though the haf xm might have more functionality and flexibility without having to mod the case.

I prefer G.skill for memory, can easily recommend the RipjawsX or RipjawsZ

Buy a good quality psu. Choose from either Corsair, seasonic or antec. I suggest the seasonic x660 or the corsair HX650
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October 31, 2012 4:55:42 PM

Problem is he wants to add 32gb of memory later so RipjawsX won't work unless hes going to water cool that ram will conflict with aftermarket cpu cooler if he intends to use all ram slots
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October 31, 2012 5:38:57 PM

Can you explain why RipjawsX would not work if I use all the slots. I'm not familiar with RipJawsX
Also,
Do I need to buy any additional CPU Cooler?

How about this memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10)

Do you guys think I need a better memory?

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory-...
Thanks
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October 31, 2012 5:53:44 PM

blues76 said:
Can you explain why RipjawsX would not work if I use all the slots. I'm not familiar with RipJawsX
Also,
Do I need to buy any additional CPU Cooler?

How about this memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10)

Do you guys think I need a better memory?

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory-...
Thanks

If your intending to overclock your cpu yes you need additional cooling
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January 18, 2013 9:25:51 PM

Best answer selected by blues76.
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January 11, 2014 11:55:39 AM

Thank you guys. I'm reviewing the options proposed... I will let you guys know soon.
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