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Old 11-28-2011, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default new PC build please check

hey here is a pc build I want to order

I will use the PC for games, graphic design, cad design
would someone please check the compatibility of the components

I feel i am competent enough to assemble the pieces but my proficiency with computer hardware ends there.

Processer Intel Core i5-2500K $199.99
Motherboard ASUS P8Z68-V PRO $179.99
Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM $84.99
Video Card EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti $134.99
CPU Cooler GELID Solutions Tranquillo CC-TranQ-01-A $39.99
Storage #1 SAMSUNG 470 Series MZ-5PA128Z 2.5" 128GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $79.99
Storage #2 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache $79.99
Optical Drive ASUS BC-12B1ST Internal Blu-ray Drive $57.99
Case COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black $59.99
Power Supply CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W $94.99
Windows 7, pro 64 bit $139.99

Total $1,152.89

thanks for your help

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Old 11-28-2011, 02:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: new PC build please check

Everything is compatible.

Few suggestions:
1) Instead of buying a 16GB kit you can get the same amount in 8GB (2x4GB) kits for $25 less (here).
2) Stock that Gelid cooler looks like it performs well, but I'd consider the Hyper 212 EVO (here) since you can slap two fans on it for more cooling.
3) Are you sure the price is correct on the SSD? Google shopping thinks you might be missing a 1 before the 79. If it is closer to 180 than 80 I'd say look at SATA III Drives, know you can get a 120GB OCZ Vertex/Agility 3 or Corsair Force 3 for around that price.
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