My First Build. I have some questions. Help??!?

I am building a new PC I need a monitor for 150 or less I also need a PSU. Also do prices go down during Cyber Monday?

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz 8 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80637I73770K (319.99 @ Amazon)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.98 @ NCIX US)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)


Video Card: $406 @ ncix

Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black/Orange) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.98 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US) [...] r-Supplies
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  1. What will you be using this system for? If you aren't doing heavy editing/rendering there is no reason to have an i7 and 16GB RAM.
  2. first of all,

    what is your budget, usage of the build, and if you are going to overclock. ill build something out of that info
  3. First off guys I am a programmer I will be compiling things as big as a linux kernal really I just want one monitor that is pretty solid and a PSU that will not choke my components. My budget is 1400.
  4. are you overclocking or not. makes a big difference
  5. I will be yes. Although not that much at all.
  6. I will obviously be gaming so a monitor that will be decent for that will be nice
  7. because if you are not, i can save 70 bucks or more


    cyber monday or black friday will definitly kill around 100 dollars in cost from what i see
  8. Thank you like I said I really don't need a new build. If you could just give me the PSU and Monitor.
  9. Also do prices go down on Cyber Monday?
  10. of course they do.

    still, take my recommendations on the component parts. saves you money

    monitor: id get the pb238q in the parts list
    psu: id get the xfx 550w as it states in the parts list
  11. Ok also how easy is it to break a CPU during installation?
  12. Also does that heatsink come with thermal paste on?
  13. -pretty hard to break a CPU. just dont touch the bottom
    -pretty easy to bend pins on the socket so dont touch that either.

    no. all you have to do is put a pea sized blob of thermal paste in the middle of the CPU and the goop will spread out from the pressure from the heatsink. too much thermal paste will have negative effects on your temps
  14. Also how much do the prices go down?
  15. oh and dont touch the CPU heatspreader aswell
  16. Ok what brand do you recommend for the paste? So when I am putting the CPU in it isnt that easy to break I am kind of scared haha.
  17. The heatspreader?
  18. I was just reading that you should put thermal paste under the metal cap on the CPU?
  19. So should I put it under the heatspreader?
  20. the heatspreader is the thing that covers the CPU. that piece of aluminum

    you cant put thermal paste under the heatspreader

    the stock paste that comes with a hyper 212 works fine
  21. OH sorry read it wrong
  22. ^ Holy crap I live there! Springfield TN for the winz! :kaola:
  23. No don't put it under the heatspreader. Just put it on top where the heatsink will touch. Some extreme people pry off the heatspreader and put better paste under there. It is for min/maxers, not really for someone who will only slightly overclock.
  24. Ok I mean I might do alot of OCing I am not sure so should I?
  25. removing the heatspreader = no warranty. plus there is no point unless you are doing LN2 benching
  26. Ok can you get me a monitor that is around 150?
  27. Also how much do prices go down on cyber monday?
  28. get teh vs228h-p

    how would i know? i dont work at those companies
  29. Can you save me some money? I dont want to change the gfx card or to big of a drop in the cpu but i need to save some money.
  30. Im thinking on the hdd
  31. well there isnt much to drop. if you drop overclocking, you save 50 bucks. if you drop the SSD, you are going to have to go through hell to add a SSD into a pre-existing rig.
  32. I already did drop it lol
  33. Why?
  34. Ill just move my stuff over with symbolic links
  35. I need a hdd that is less money and doesnt suck
  36. well than just get a plain hard drive.

    if you are to add a SSD to a pre-existing system, you would have to

    -reformat hard drive
    -reinstall os
    -reactivate windows with microsoft
    -transfer all data to the new ssd
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