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Old 09-12-2011, 02:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building new 3d gaming system. Are all parts compatible?

All I am asking is for anyone to tell me if any parts are not correct and incompatible, than, please do not hesitate to let me know as I am buying this system today!

CPU Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) $220
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570(Fermi) $334
Newegg.com - EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Motherboard MSI P67A-G45(B3)LGA 1155 Intel P67 ATX $135
Newegg.com - MSI P67A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Memory Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104203

HDD Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s $40
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case Rosewill Smart One ATX Mid Tower Computer $40
Newegg.com - Rosewill Smart One ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, Black interior, comes with three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan, Option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

Power Supply CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W SLI Certified (Getting this cuz I might get a 2nd video card, so that will be good enough right?) $135
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

TOTAL $940

So, if anyone know any parts that are not compatible with each other than let me know!
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Yes they are all compatible. Yes that PSU will work for 2 graphics cards.

Suggestions:
Corsair TX850 V2 same power, same price, more efficient.
4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1.5v instead of 1.65v, means it hasn't been tweaked to run at 1600MHz.
I'd suggest a Caviar Black drive since they are faster, but about $20 more for the cheapest (750GB).
I'd suggest the Rosewill Challenger case since it has cable routing holes, its about $15 more.

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Yes they are all compatible. Yes that PSU will work for 2 graphics cards.

Suggestions:
Corsair TX850 V2 same power, same price, more efficient.
4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1.5v instead of 1.65v, means it hasn't been tweaked to run at 1600MHz.
I'd suggest a Caviar Black drive since they are faster, but about $20 more for the cheapest (750GB).
I'd suggest the Rosewill Challenger case since it has cable routing holes, its about $15 more.

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Okay I changed the ram to one you suggested and already buying $100 win7 Home Premium.

However I have trouble deciding and forking over $20 for a faster HDD. So please inform me does that really make a difference in game speed/performance?

And why would I need cable routing holes?
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Thats as no brainer... get the black.. I would however not get a factory overclocked gpu.. save money on a non clocked and do it for free.
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Thats as no brainer... get the black.. I would however not get a factory overclocked gpu.. save money on a non clocked and do it for free.
But I never OC so is it safe to do so? Have you done it?
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Yes... The factory overclocks is 60mhz... Most of us easily get 150 to 200mhz safely and easily.

Gpu overclocking is no where near as hard as cpu overclocking. All the card makers provide easy software to do it.

But i just check the price, and theyre 10 bucks more, so meh stay with your choice... it might oc even better.

My only other choice would be the double fan for the same price, dshould run cooler, but fermi arent too bad for heat.
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Cable routing holes get all the cables out of the way so air-flow through the case isn't being blocked and keeps everything cooler, which is good for the health of your system.
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Cable routing holes get all the cables out of the way so air-flow through the case isn't being blocked and keeps everything cooler, which is good for the health of your system.
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I apologize for sounding like an idiot but what part of the images I should be looking at that shows where the cable routing holes are.
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2nd image, right below the bottom right corner of the motherboard. Cables from the power supply enter a hole and go behind the motherboard tray, then pop out holes further up where they need to plug in. Its not the cleanest cable routing I've ever seen, but better than the 1st picture where there is just a mass of cables creating a wall blocking air coming in the front of the case from reaching components.
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