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December 27, 2012 1:52:49 AM

Hi guys,

I'm nearly ready to order all the parts for my new and first decent gaming build :D  But as it's been quite a few years since I built a rig I would really like a few more pairs of eyes to thoroughly check this over for incompatibilities or anything I may have over looked.
I haven't fully decided on a mouse & KB and the monitor yet but I have list a couple I'd considered but I am completely open to suggestions???
It's main use will be gaming and lots of movies, and I would like to do a bit of mild OC'ing.

(CPU) i5 3570k - http://www.dabs.com/products/intel-core-i5-3570k-s1155-...

(CPU HSF) Hyper 212 Evo - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/cooler-master-hyper-212-...

(Motherboard) ASRock Extreme4 - http://www.dabs.com/products/asrock-z77-extreme-4-s1155...

(RAM) Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB - http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-vengeance-8gb--2x4...

(Gfx Card) Sapphire 7970 Vapor-X 1Ghz - http://www.dabs.com/products/sapphire-technology-amd-ra...

(SSD) Samsung 830 256GB - http://www.dabs.com/products/samsung-256gb-830-series-s...

(HDD) Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA3 - http://www.dabs.com/products/seagate-2tb-barracuda-sata...

(PSU) XFX 850w XXX Edition Modular - http://www.dabs.com/products/xfx-850w-xxx-edition-singl...

(Case) Corsair Carbide Series 300R - http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-carbide-series-300...

(Monitor) Not 100% decided yet. But it's probably between these 2. £60 difference but I can't see any other differences in spec?? Very confusing!
BenQ XL2420T 120hz - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/24-benq-xl2411t-120hz-3d...
or
BenQ XL2411T 120hz - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/24-benq-xl2411t-120hz-3d...

(Mouse & Keyboard) Not 100% decided. Maybe these 2 but I've heard complaints about the mouse so not sure.
Corsair M90 mouse - http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-vengeance-m90-perf...
and
CM Storm Quickfire TK Cherry RED - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/cooler-master-cm-storm-q...

(Optical Drive) - Not picked one yet.

(OS) - Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

(Other Stuff) - Arctic Silver 5 paste and a few extra case fans.

Soooooo, what are your opinions guys???
Thanks very much =)
December 27, 2012 1:07:10 PM

AMD Radeon said:
(Other Stuff) - Arctic Silver 5 paste and a few extra case fans.
this is a waste... 212 evo paste is already good

BenQ XL2420T 120hz - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/24- [...] -black-red
or
BenQ XL2411T 120hz - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/24- [...] -black-red

they are practically the same... just product refresh :) 


Oh ok, I thought the thermal compound that comes pre-applied would be cheap rubbish, but ok that's good to know thanks for that.
Regarding these monitors, can you actually see any difference between them??? I've Googled, searched forums and review sites everywhere and nobody seems to have a comparison between them.
Also may I ask if you have any suggestions for a good Mouse & KB???

Thanks
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December 27, 2012 1:09:36 PM

The paste in the 212 Evo kit isn't preapplied. Comes in a little tube that you apply yourself IIRC.
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December 27, 2012 1:11:07 PM

JMer806 said:
The paste in the 212 Evo kit isn't preapplied. Comes in a little tube that you apply yourself IIRC.

Oh ok thanks.
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December 27, 2012 3:27:32 PM

AMD Radeon said:
if you want quality KB, make sure it is mechanical :)  expensive but worths the price

this one is an example
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-keyboard-ch9000004...

find in your local store

Yeah a mech KB is what I wanted. And funny enough I was kinda set on the Corsair K60 until I read reviews from buys saying not all keys are mech, the wrist support is uncomfortable and hard to remove. Plus thinking about it, I mostly play late in the evening with all lights off so a backlit KB would be better for me. So I was looking at the <a href="http://www.scan.co.uk/products/cooler-master-cm-storm-q...">CM Storm Quickfire TK Cherry RED</a>.
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