Thread: My PC Build

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    My PC Build

    Right, Im not tech savvy but anyone who is, PLEASE reply to this post with the compatability of my build, thankyou in advance!

    CPU-Intel Sandybridge i7-2600K Unlocked Core i7 Quad-Core Processor (3.40GHz, 8MB Cache, Socket 1155)
    Motherboard-Asus MAXIMUS IV GENE-Z/GEN3 Motherboard (Socket 1155, Intel Z68 , DDR3, ATX, PCI Express 3.0, USB 3.0, ROG Connect with GPU TweakIt)
    RAM-Corsair CMZ12GX3M3A1600C9 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3 Vengeance Memory
    PSU-Seasonic 750W M12II Bronze Series Modular Power Supply
    GPU-Gigabyte nVIDIA GTX560TI 1GB PCI-E Graphics Card
    Aftermarket Fan-COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
    Thermal Paste-Arctic Cooling MX-4
    OSWindows 7 Home Premium 64bit


    If i have left anything out please tell me!

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    The i7-2600k is dual channel, not tri channel. So you'll want to get either 2 sticks or 4 sticks of matched RAM.
    other than that looks okay. I personally don't like the motherboard but if that's what you want. (Remember to buy motherboards based on features not what they look like in the picture... you spend very little time actually looking at it.)

    (Dont forget the case, or Optical drive if you dont already have either)
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    Assuming this is just for gaming:
    - The 2600K is overkill, you'll be fine with the i5 2500K.
    - That motherboard is a little overkill as well, take a look at the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3.
    - 12GB of Ram is usually not optimal, normally you wanna double it (i.e. 2 -> 4 -> 8 -> 16, etc).
    - 750W is overkill for that system unless you plan on adding another video card, but SeaSonic is a good brand.

    Obligatory caution: Intel has new chips coming out soon, the latest rumors say April 29. They offer a 5-15% performance increase for very little price difference.

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    Thanks for all the information dudes, much appreciated, I forgot to add my Case, Obsidian 650D and am currently choosing an optical drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trynon View Post
    Thanks for all the information dudes, much appreciated, I forgot to add my Case, Obsidian 650D and am currently choosing an optical drive.
    As far as Optical drives go they're mostly the same as far as the end user experience goes. Unless you particularly need Blu-Ray or Lightscribe any cheap $10 drive will do.
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    Added links with suggestions mentioned in the thread, the case you mentioned and optical drive:

    Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($264.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($151.29 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1082.06
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated 2012-04-01 13:38 EDT-0400)

    CPUHS - Hyper 212 is fine but I suggest the Xigmatek because it's similar performance, lower RPM and quieter heatsink. Another option is the Corsair A70 (comes with 2 fans) but you have to rely on the MIR to get it at the same price
    RAM - Cheaper, low profile set
    PSU - Kept it Seasonic, fully modular, gold rated.
    GPU - Newer generation, uses much less power and 2GB vRAM, With the saved money you should consider the 7870, I'll provide a link
    CASE - 650D is a great case but also fairly expensive, take a look at the 500R (white/black or black) or 550D (quiet case), I'll provide some links

    Review, corsair-obsidian-550d

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    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($377.49 @ CompUSA)
    Total: $377.49
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated 2012-04-01 13:35 EDT-0400)

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    Case: Corsair 550D ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $119.99
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated 2012-04-01 13:32 EDT-0400)

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    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($139.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $139.98
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated 2012-04-01 13:34 EDT-0400)
    Last edited by Notarget; 2012-04-01 at 05:39 PM.
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    GPU: Asus 280X TOP (1130MHz/1750MHz) RAM: Corsair LP/LV white 8GB 1600MHz
    SSD: Samsung 840Pro 256GB + Crucial m4 128GB (040H) PSU: Seasonic 620M CASE: Corsair 500R (White/Black) Monitor: LG 237L-BN IPS
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    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    Obligatory caution: Intel has new chips coming out soon, the latest rumors say April 29. They offer a 5-15% performance increase for very little price difference.
    Will these new chips be 1155 sockets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trynon View Post
    Will these new chips be 1155 sockets?
    Yes, they will be.

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