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November 22, 2012 1:30:46 AM

Hi. I'm in need of a new computer as mine is aging. I'm ready to order but it would be valuable to have some input or confirmation that everything i put together will be okay.

This will be my first build and I need to know if I'm missing anything small I might need, maybe extra cables or thermal grease? (does it come applied to the heatsink I have selected? And if so do I still need to buy some to apply to the cpu?)


Approximate Purchase Date: Now.

Budget Range: $500, (not including SSD, CPU, GPU, or PSU.)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming. BF3, Planetside 2 and MMO's in the future.

Location : Texas

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon only.

Overclocking: Maybe in the future.

SLI or Crossfire: No.

HAVE:
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6850 (also reusing this)
PSU : Antec EA-500D (which I'm reusing from my old build)


NEED:
CPU : I5 3570k (Purchased, on the way)
SSD: Intel 330 (Purchased, on the way)
HDD : WD Black 1TB
MOBO: ASRock Extreme4 Z77
Case: HAF 912
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB
Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO


Here are the links for the associated items :

CPU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZM7YTA/ref=ox_sc_a...
Memory: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CRSM4I/ref=ox_sc_a...
Heatsink: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_a...
MOBO: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007KTY4A6/ref=ox_sc_a...
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (mine is the non-green colored version)


I will be upgrading the video card once I have the funds for it in the future as well, could my current power supply (the Antec) support a card such as the GTX 670 or the ATI equivalent?

My monitor is an Asus VW246H (1920x1080)

I mostly just want to make sure the above items will all work together before I order, I have all the items sitting in my basket @ Amazon I just need some reassurance.

Also if you have any suggestions please feel free to add, I am only able to shop at Amazon as of now though, since I already purchased the SSD and CPU from Newegg.

Thanks so much for you help .

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November 22, 2012 1:44:55 AM

Get an NZXT Source 220, better and has USB 3.0. The 912 is not that good anymore.

I think the 500w PSU can handle it as long as you don't overclock.
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November 22, 2012 9:49:09 AM

Items will work, just make sure you're getting 1.5V RAM.
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November 22, 2012 1:28:09 PM

Thanks. The ram I have picked out is 1.5v if I am reading it right.

I have a problem now though, the ASrock Extreme4 Z77 board went OOS from Amazon where it was selling for $105, is there any other boards that are recommended over it, or should I try and wait to see if it comes back in stock at this point? I've read that some people like the Gigabyte Z77 UD3H over the Asrock, which seems to be either you love or hate it.

Thanks again!
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November 22, 2012 11:05:57 PM

Okay I've pretty much decided on a motherboard now, and due to the Extreme4 being OOS at amazon, and the UD3H being 30 dollars more than I was willing to spend.

I'm going to go with : http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-CrossFireX-NVIDIA-Mother...

Now for the case I also have one more question, depending on which I get (as suggested by beans above) the 220 or HAF 912 which I had originally planned, which fans do I need to get? I can't find a clear answer on what fans come with the HAF 912.

Here are the fans I have in cart, just not sure if I need them or not.
200mm - http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-MegaFlow-Computer-R...

120mm - http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-SickleFlow-Computer...

If I were to need these how many would I need of each for the HAF 912?

Again thanks for all the answers, I appreciate them all and can't wait to get this thing ordered soon :) 
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November 23, 2012 12:53:23 AM

Hi, friend. I don't think you would need to buy fans for your computer just yet.

The 220 is already cool. Don't get the Haf 912. It's overpriced and still hasn't gotten the USB 3.0.
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November 23, 2012 7:55:41 AM

Mobo is fine.
Depending on how much you willing to spend take a look at NZXT case, they have some nice in 50-60$ range. And make sure there's usb 3.0 in front panel.
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