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Hello all, forum newbie here (first post!). I plan on building a new computer in the upcoming month to be primarily used for gaming (no encoding/heavy multitasking). I was also thinking about dabbling into overclocking (CPU and GPU) as well. I would like to keep the components (excluding monitors) under $1500. So far, here's what I have:

**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor]
**CPU Cooler** | [Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler]
**Motherboard** | [ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard]
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory]
**Hard Drive** | [Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive]
**Hard Drive** | [OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk]
**Video Card** | [MSI Radeon HD 6950 2GB Video Card]
**Case** | [Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case]

|| **Total**
| (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) | $1379.38
http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ar/cSp

I chose the Extreme4 over the Extreme 6 because it was cheaper and I don't see myself using the additional functionalities of the 6 at all. I would like to get an 850W PSU to keep my options open for crossfire in the future (plan on unlocking shaders, but not flashing to 6970). I'm not entirely sure how good that PSU is so if anyone could provide a better option, please speak up! Please let me know what you all think. I appreciate any and all feedback!

Cheers
post #2 of 8
Even if you got another 6950 you wouldn't need that PSU.

You could get away with an AX650/750 without any issues at all. Looks good though.


Comps
post #3 of 8
Nice build. The psu that you have chosen is more than capable of running crossfire/sli, even by power hungry cards like the gtx 480
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Everything seems fine, although I'm feel that the D14 might interfere with the side fan of the 932, although I have no experience with that.
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post #5 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by alwang17 View Post
Everything seems fine, although I'm feel that the D14 might interfere with the side fan of the 932, although I have no experience with that.
Agreed!
I like your thinking, and the Noctua NH-D14
will do it's job very well, but the problem is it's huge!

If I were you, I'd look at the Thermalright VenomousX Black! It's just as good, and has a smaller stance, which give more room for your surrounding components!

Or the Prolimatech Megahalems!
another great choice!

Both of the above 2 cpu cooler I mentioned, are excellent, and will come within 2 to 3 degrees C of the Noctua NH-D14

I'd especially change my cpu cooler, if the memory chosen, isn't low profile memory!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post
Even if you got another 6950 you wouldn't need that PSU.

You could get away with an AX650/750 without any issues at all. Looks good though.

Comps
Also agreed!

But the extra power will benefit him down the road!
& as to your question about the power supply, Corsair makes Quality PSU's, so nothing to worry about there!
Edited by Inteller - 6/7/11 at 12:56am
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post #7 of 8
If the price of it isn't that big of a deal to you, I would just keep that PSU you picked. Better to buy more than you need now, then run into it as a problem down the road as you upgrade.
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post #8 of 8
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I've read reviews about that specific RAM I chose and all of them said it was compatible with a D-14, which lead me to choose that specific cooler (was also debating between a Silver Arrow).

As for the heatsink interfering with the side fan, I will ask in another forum about that (or maybe that official club that is around here for the Noctua?).

Thank you all for your feedback. It is certainly appreciated!
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