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post #1 of 7
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Hey, so I am building my first real computer (I've been on budget ones all my life). I was wondering if anyone could give advice on my build, anything I should take out, or anything I should add or change. I haven't overclocked my cpu before, but I think on this build I will be trying to get to 4ghz to start.

I've already got a few parts:
Zotac GTX 460
OCZ ModExtreme Pro 700W PSU
2TB WD Caviar Green drive
LG DVD drive
and a Coolmaster CM 690 II advanced case.



So I'm thinking that the rest of my build will be as follows

Corsair Performance 3 series 128gb Sata 3 SSD. $250

Asus P8P67 Pro motherboard. $193

Intel i5 2500k processor. $240

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline Stiletto 8GB dual channel kit. $85

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE PCI 7.1 Surround Sound Card. $31

Noctua NH-D14. $90 (probably overkill)

and then just to silence the thing
Noctua NF-P14FLX 140MM Ultra Quiet Cooling x3 =$65
Noctua NF-P12-1300 120MM Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan x1 $20

Windows 7 64 bit home premium. $125

=~$1100

All will be bought from NCIX


Also a quick question: with Ultra low noise adapters on the fans, do you think my system will be cool enough? Or should I just go with LNAs.
post #2 of 7
If you have a microcenter near you, check and see if they're still offering the $70 instant rebate on the 2500k at the store. I can't say anything bad about your motherboard choice, I've been very happy with mine. Rest looks good, enjoy the build!
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post #3 of 7
I got the noctua c-14 and its a monster preforms almost as good as the d-14 but it saves alot of room not as bulky. My 2600k is at 4.9ghz and when i prime 95 it never goes over 70c.
post #4 of 7
For your first build, it's quite good. You have all the bases covered. Personally I wouldn't use low noise adapters on it. I wouldn't mind the noise if it kept the PC cooler. It should be fine with them. Just not quite as cool.

A different option would be a Corsair H70 for the CPU. You would easily hit 4 with that and possibly depending on luck and the rest of the machine 5Ghz. And it would come to about the same as the extra fans you are getting.

Your GPU isn't the biggest so the heat output should be fine. And the CM90 should have enough air flow to cool it well.

Just my 2 cents.
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I wouldn't bother with an Audigy sound card, it's a dated chip. Either get one based on X-fi or one of the the Asus sound cards. But really, if you're not going to have an awesome speaker set, or a headset, you won't notice the difference from onboard sound cards, and some people still don't.

The rest of the build looks good. Try the fans without the noise adapters first, you may find that they're quiet enough.

Before you buy, check the weekly specials on the NCIX website, you might find something there for a bit cheaper. For instance, that version of Win 7 is almost always on sale for $99, but if you just look it up on the site its listed at $125. You might find a bundle price for that chip and motherboard too.
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post #6 of 7
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Wow, thanks for the fast responses!

I looked at the h70, and heard that the d14 actually keeps the cpu cooler while being quieter.
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Thanks Firehawk. I have steelseries Siberia V2 headphones. I think I'll upgrade to one of the Asus ones.
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