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Old 01-23-2012, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok this is my first attempt at my own build. System will be used for gaming, day to day and movie watching. Don't think I forgot anything and I think it's all compatible, but certainly could be wrong.

Case-Newegg.ca - ZALMAN Z9 Plus Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

psu- Newegg.ca - OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

motherboard- Newegg.ca - MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM- Newegg.ca - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

cpu- Newegg.ca - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

cpu cooler- Newegg.ca - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

gpu- Newegg.ca - EVGA 01G-P3-1561-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

ssd- Newegg.ca - Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

hdd- Newegg.ca - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

optical drive- Newegg.ca - ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - Blu-Ray Drives
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Looks good but i would Newegg.ca - OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom for 15 dollars more its better to be safe then sorry.

or OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W ATX 20/24PIN SLI Ready Modular Cables 135mm Fan 80PLUS Power Supply - OCZ Technology - OCZ700MXSP for 5 dollars less.
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Ok this is my first attempt at my own build. System will be used for gaming, day to day and movie watching. Don't think I forgot anything and I think it's all compatible, but certainly could be wrong.

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I cropped the quote a bit as it was quite long to be part of another post. The build looks solid. Everything is compatible from what I can see as well. I will give you some personal insight, however.

It really depends on the life expectancy of this computer. By that, I mean how long you plan to have it as your main gaming computer. If you want years of functionality, I recommend an i7 over the i5. If you plan on replacing it next year, it is a great build. My personal stance is staying one generation of hardware components behind the top tier. I built my last computer when the 500 series GTX cards came out. So, I opted for a 400 series in my build. The best cpu's and gpu's are always overpriced, so it makes sense to me to stay one generation behind because I intend to build a new gaming rig every year. That's all I have. Thanks for posting.

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If you want years of functionality, I recommend an i7 over the i5.
Sorry, but I have to disagree.

The equivalent i7 (2600K) is essentially the same as the 2500K, except it has hyper-threading and 2mb more L3 cache.
Neither of which, as of current games, gives it a leg-up over the 2500K for that purpose.
And unless he is using software that utilizes HT, won't make a difference in day to day use.
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Checked out the one at ncix and they have a $30 MIR on until tomorrow, will definitely be snagging that, thanks.
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Checked out the one at ncix and they have a $30 MIR on until tomorrow, will definitely be snagging that, thanks.
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