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

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November 18, 2012 12:16:46 AM

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?



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

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i73770k


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

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...




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

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-p8z77vlx



Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz16gx3m2a...




Storage: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...

Video Card: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr797... $406 @ ncix



Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black/Orange) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.98 @ Newegg)
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-caph410b3



Power Supply: XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] r-Supplies
PC Power&Cooling Silencer MKlll.

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

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November 18, 2012 12:22:00 AM

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.
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November 18, 2012 12:22:30 AM

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
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November 18, 2012 12:31:56 AM

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.
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November 18, 2012 12:33:06 AM

are you overclocking or not. makes a big difference
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November 18, 2012 12:37:09 AM

I will be yes. Although not that much at all.
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November 18, 2012 12:38:11 AM

I will obviously be gaming so a monitor that will be decent for that will be nice
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November 18, 2012 12:43:46 AM

because if you are not, i can save 70 bucks or more

anyhow
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/o7Zf

cyber monday or black friday will definitly kill around 100 dollars in cost from what i see
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November 18, 2012 12:45:46 AM

Thank you like I said I really don't need a new build. If you could just give me the PSU and Monitor.
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November 18, 2012 12:50:07 AM

Also do prices go down on Cyber Monday?
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November 18, 2012 12:53:53 AM

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
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November 18, 2012 1:03:54 AM

Ok also how easy is it to break a CPU during installation?
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November 18, 2012 1:06:52 AM

Also does that heatsink come with thermal paste on?
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November 18, 2012 1:08:32 AM

-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
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November 18, 2012 1:08:37 AM

Also how much do the prices go down?
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November 18, 2012 1:08:48 AM

oh and dont touch the CPU heatspreader aswell
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November 18, 2012 1:11:04 AM

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.
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November 18, 2012 1:17:51 AM

The heatspreader?
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November 18, 2012 1:19:05 AM

I was just reading that you should put thermal paste under the metal cap on the CPU?
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November 18, 2012 1:28:07 AM

So should I put it under the heatspreader?
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November 18, 2012 1:29:01 AM

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
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November 18, 2012 1:39:22 AM

OH sorry read it wrong
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November 18, 2012 2:00:51 AM

^ Holy crap I live there! Springfield TN for the winz! :kaola: 
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November 18, 2012 7:52:54 AM

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.
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November 18, 2012 2:41:47 PM

Ok I mean I might do alot of OCing I am not sure so should I?
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November 18, 2012 2:55:21 PM

removing the heatspreader = no warranty. plus there is no point unless you are doing LN2 benching
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November 18, 2012 9:45:40 PM

Ok can you get me a monitor that is around 150?
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November 18, 2012 9:48:25 PM

Also how much do prices go down on cyber monday?
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November 18, 2012 10:38:02 PM

get teh vs228h-p

how would i know? i dont work at those companies
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November 19, 2012 9:51:20 AM

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.
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November 19, 2012 9:51:26 AM

Im thinking on the hdd
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November 19, 2012 9:57:50 AM

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.
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November 19, 2012 10:03:24 AM

I already did drop it lol
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November 19, 2012 10:04:53 AM

Ill just move my stuff over with symbolic links
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November 19, 2012 12:57:36 PM

I need a hdd that is less money and doesnt suck
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November 19, 2012 6:29:45 PM

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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