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This is an intel build that I am thinking about building...

CPU- Intel Core i5 2500k
Cooling- Prolimatech Megahalems Push/Pull (Scythe S-Flex)
Graphics- MSI GTX 570
Motherboard- ASRock P67 Extreme4 B3
Memory- G.Skill Ripjaws X 2x2GB DDR3-1600
PSU- Corsair TX750 V2
Case- Silverstone FT02B-W

Wondering if everything should fall into place correctly, my main concern would be if the megahalems would fit in the case and if it would be compatible with the Asrock P67 Extreme4.



Totally Offtopic: W00t, my first post on the forums, and there will be many more coming if you give me a good response!!
Edited by Newfie-Overclock - 5/22/11 at 1:07pm
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post #2 of 13
lolol. Your build is almost identical to the PC i am going to build soon!

My Build wish list --> http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...l#post13597730

My only complaint is the case. Is there any reason why you went with such a small case? Cramming all those parts in that tiny case is not going to be fun. I'm not sure if the heat sink will fit. Not a bad case, just really tiny. (and too plain for my tastes)

What are you doing for hard drives?

Other than that, solid build.

EDIT: I searched newegg.com's reviews of the Silverstone FT02B-W for Megahalems and got "I also have a Megahalems CPU cooler with a 140 mm fan inside this case." So apparently, it fits.
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 5/22/11 at 1:23pm
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post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by crimsontears809739 View Post

My only complaint is the case. Is there any reason why you went with such a small case? Cramming all those parts in that tiny case is not going to be fun. I'm not sure if the heat sink will fit. Not a bad case, just really tiny. (and too plain for my tastes)

What are you doing for hard drives?
Do you have any cases to suggest? Personally, I actually like the build quality of this case, the aluminium shell and sound deafening foam really speaks for itself. A bit small in height but makes up for it in length. Also the air flow in this thing is CRAZY!!

I'm not really up to date on hard drives, just going to keep my old 750GB samsung.
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post #4 of 13
that's a solid build, if you are a "future proof" guy like me, I would add another 4GB of ram
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by xXjay247Xx View Post
that's a solid build, if you are a "future proof" guy like me, I would add another 4GB of ram
That is probably one of the most debatable topics I have ever come across since I have been arranging my build, its exhausting!

Games in the future may use more than 4GB, but currently none that I know of do, although that could be in another 3 years when I may upgrade my system.
Its only 30$ more than 4GB anyway so I could compensate.
Edited by Newfie-Overclock - 5/22/11 at 1:50pm
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post #6 of 13
As far as cases go, is quiet super important to you?

I have really liked what i have seen with the Coolmaster HAF cases and the higher-end Antec Cases, but these will likely be much louder than the case you have picked out.

Edit: As far as hard drives go....I would recommend two different ways to speed up your system.

1.) solid state drives are really nice and really fast. A SSD with your existing hard drive would work really nice.

2.) Mechanical hard drives are cheap. If you wanted, you could throw in a second 750Gb hard drive and make a RAID array for like $55. It would double your read/write speeds. Add parity to the RAID array for a extra $55.

(in my new build i decided i want to do both, a SSD and a mechanical hard drive in a RAID array)

Your build is really solid. Any suggestions at this point are "personal preference'.
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 5/22/11 at 3:05pm
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by crimsontears809739 View Post
As far as cases go, is quiet super important to you?

I have really liked what i have seen with the Coolmaster HAF cases and the higher-end Antec Cases, but these will likely be much louder than the case you have picked out.

Edit: As far as hard drives go....I would recommend two different ways to speed up your system.

1.) solid state drives are really nice and really fast. A SSD with your existing hard drive would work really nice.

2.) Mechanical hard drives are cheap. If you wanted, you could throw in a second 750Gb hard drive and make a RAID array for like $55. It would double your read/write speeds. Add parity to the RAID array for a extra $55.

(in my new build i decided i want to do both, a SSD and a mechanical hard drive in a RAID array)

Your build is really solid. Any suggestions at this point are "personal preference'.
Nah, in my honest opinion quietness doesn't matter much, how about the Raven RV03, only came out a month ago. It has superb cooling performance like the FT02, 100$ cheaper, larger than the FT02 and about as large as a HAF X (you can fit a ton of stuff in there if you need to).

Edit: Also, they both look like ugly dinosaurs anyway.

The cable routing is also much better because the PSU inputs face behind the motherboard tray- http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...w-lessons.html (Full Review)

In terms of hard drives, I think I will keep my current drive and see how it goes because I have no use for it for games except loading times. If I need to speed up my system I'll just go with a 20GB boot drive in the future.

Edit: http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/4504/img0192w.jpg (Image of a done build without ram and heatsink in the the RV03 case)
Edited by Newfie-Overclock - 5/22/11 at 3:35pm
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post #8 of 13
yay! I think this case is a much better choice! I approve!
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post #9 of 13
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@crimsontears809739- Thank you for your help on approving this case (Great to see someone else that likes it), I believe I have made up my mind on the Raven RV03 and will maybe consider getting a second mechanical hard drive to put in raid or 8GB of ram suggested by xXjay247Xx for future proofing.

I know one thing is for sure, the FT02 wasn't worth it according to the specs of the RV03. The 100$ that it frees up gives possibilities for other things too. Thank you everyone!

Also, I will definitely be coming back to this forum time and time again.
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Newfie-Overclock View Post
This is an intel build that I am thinking about building...

CPU- Intel Core i5 2500k
Cooling- Prolimatech Megahalems Push/Pull (Scythe S-Flex)
Graphics- MSI GTX 570
Motherboard- ASRock P67 Extreme4 B3
Memory- G.Skill Ripjaws X 2x2GB DDR3-1600
PSU- Corsair TX750 V2
Case- Silverstone FT02B-W

Wondering if everything should fall into place correctly, my main concern would be if the megahalems would fit in the case and if it would be compatible with the Asrock P67 Extreme4.



Totally Offtopic: W00t, my first post on the forums, and there will be many more coming if you give me a good response!!
I like it all but that crappy PSU, its so voerrated and underpowered, youre better off with an XFX 650w or an antec 650w.
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