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Over the last month or so, I've been researching how to actually build my own computer. At first I, my initial plan was to upgrade my current dell desktop with a 550 ti, AMD 6 core, and a AM3 Sabretooth MB (lol wat) but over the time I've learned a lot.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 Deluxe R3

PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 850W

GPU: MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi)

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit

OD: ASUS DVD-Writer

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Soon after making the initial purchase, I plan on getting 4 120mm Scythe Slipstream case fans for the 912. I'm going to put two in the front as intake and 2 on the front as exhaust. I plan on taking the stock fan of the 912 that was in the front and moving that to the side. I do plan on replacing all of them overtime but I have a feeling that 4 will probably do me well.

I also plan on getting a Noctua D14 to overclock my 2500k. Hopefully the D14 will work out with a small case like the HAF 912.

I'm going to get the motherboard, case, and processor from my local Micro Center simply because they cost less. There's a deal with any 1155 processor/mobo combo and I'd like to be able to just take my mobo into the store rather than shipping it if I'm forced to RMA it. The rest of the hardware that I'm getting is from Newegg.

So yeah. Here's what I want to get. Hopefully there's no problems. If there is, help if you can.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (Rev 3.0) MSI GeForce GTX 570 Twin Frozr III PE/OC G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB ASUS DVD-Writer Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell E228WFP 1680 x 1050 CORSAIR AX850 Cooler Master HAF 912 
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My System
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Intel Core i5-2500K ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (Rev 3.0) MSI GeForce GTX 570 Twin Frozr III PE/OC G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB ASUS DVD-Writer Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell E228WFP 1680 x 1050 CORSAIR AX850 Cooler Master HAF 912 
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Your build looks pretty decent thus far, but there are a few things I would change. You really don't need a 850W PSU for your set up - you could get away with 500W but I would recommend a 600-650W PSU just for stability, reliability, and the ability to upgrade in the future. The Corsair HX (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139012) series are good ones to look at.

As for the MoBo, is there any particular reason you're going for the Deluxe over the PRO? The Deluxe is a great board, don't get me wrong, but unless you're going to use some of the features on there (which judging by your build, you aren't) you might as well save ~$40and go with the P8P67 Pro Rev. 3.

Also, the Noctua is a great cooler, but how high are you trying to clock your 2500k? If you're just going for the standard 4.5-4.7Ghz, the Cooler Master Hyper212+ will do just fine and save you ~60 bucks (212+ runs about ~$25-30). http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

Finally, I would just go with the 8GB kit for your RAM. It's like $10-15 bucks more but totally worth it. It'll allow you to make sure RAM isn't being a bottleneck (4GB most likely won't, but at $10-15 more for 8GB you can't go wrong) and make sure that you have enough RAM for the foreseeable future. (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314 - depends if you want to spend $20 more for CAS8).

Congrats on building your first PC. It's definitely much better than buying store bought or attempting to upgrade a pre-made PC. If you have any questions about your build feel free to PM me or post here.
Edited by Zzari - 8/7/11 at 2:13pm
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i5-2500k @ 4.5GHz Asus P8P67 PRO Rev. 3 EVGA GTX580 SC 1.5GB 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 64GB, 1TB W.D. Black Samsung DVD-RW 22X Corsair H70 [Modded] Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit 
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Dell U2412m Das Model S Professional Silent Antec Signature SG-850W Corsair 600T 
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Crucial M4 64GB, 1TB W.D. Black Samsung DVD-RW 22X Corsair H70 [Modded] Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit 
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Dell U2412m Das Model S Professional Silent Antec Signature SG-850W Corsair 600T 
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Originally Posted by Zzari View Post
Your build looks pretty decent thus far, but there are a few things I would change. You really don't need a 850W PSU for your set up - you could away with 500W but I would recommend a 600-650W PSU just for stability and reliability. The Corsair AX/HX series are good ones to look at.

As for the MoBo, is there any particular reason you're going for the Deluxe over the PRO? The Deluxe is a great board, don't get me wrong, but unless you're going to use some of the features on there (which judging by your build, you aren't) you might as well save ~$50 and go with the P8P67 Pro Rev. 3.

Also, the Noctua is a great cooler, but how high are you trying to clock your 2500k? If you're just going for the standard 4.5-4.7Ghz, the Cooler Master Hyper212+ will do just fine and save you ~60 bucks (212+ runs about ~$25-30).

Finally, I would just go with the 8GB kit for your RAM. It's like $10-15 bucks more but totally worth it. It'll allow you to make sure RAM isn't being a bottleneck (4GB most likely won't, but at $10-15 more for 8GB you can't go wrong) and make sure that you have enough RAM for the foreseeable future.

Congrats on building your first PC. It's definitely much better than buying store bought or attempting to upgrade a pre-made PC. If you have any questions about your build feel free to PM me or post here.
I chose 850w because I plan on doing SLI in the near future. I also do want some more headroom for upgrades too.

At Micro Center, both the 2500k and the P8P67 Deluxe are $179.99. The deal is incredible IMO. I was going to get the PRO version, but when I saw the deal and saw the features of the Deluxe (more phases, usb 3.0 front box, small led panel) I decided it was worth the extra $30.

I'll look into whether or not I'll actually need a D14 over the Hyper 212+. I've been switching my decision between both of them for a while.

I'll look into some more RAM.

Thanks a lot for the help.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (Rev 3.0) MSI GeForce GTX 570 Twin Frozr III PE/OC G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB ASUS DVD-Writer Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell E228WFP 1680 x 1050 CORSAIR AX850 Cooler Master HAF 912 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (Rev 3.0) MSI GeForce GTX 570 Twin Frozr III PE/OC G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB ASUS DVD-Writer Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell E228WFP 1680 x 1050 CORSAIR AX850 Cooler Master HAF 912 
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Originally Posted by uA- View Post
I chose 850w because I plan on doing SLI in the near future. I also do want some more headroom for upgrades too.

At Micro Center, both the 2500k and the P8P67 Deluxe are $179.99. The deal is incredible IMO. I was going to get the PRO version, but when I saw the deal and saw the features of the Deluxe (more phases, usb 3.0 front box, small led panel) I decided it was worth the extra $30.

I'll look into whether or not I'll actually need a D14 over the Hyper 212+. I've been switching my decision between both of them for a while.

I'll look into some more RAM.

Thanks a lot for the help.
No problem. If you still want to save some money, you could go with a 750W PSU and definitely SLI GTX570's or even 580's. If the deal is good on the deluxe, then go for it - however I'm one of those budget conscious people so of course I recommend the Pro

The D14 vs H212+ will come down to how high you're looking to overclock and how much you want to spend. The D14 is definitely a better cooler but it is ~3x the price of the 212+.

You're definitely on the right track though!
SB Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4.5GHz Asus P8P67 PRO Rev. 3 EVGA GTX580 SC 1.5GB 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 64GB, 1TB W.D. Black Samsung DVD-RW 22X Corsair H70 [Modded] Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2412m Das Model S Professional Silent Antec Signature SG-850W Corsair 600T 
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Razer DeathAdder Steelseries qCK Creative XiFi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro 
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i5-2500k @ 4.5GHz Asus P8P67 PRO Rev. 3 EVGA GTX580 SC 1.5GB 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 64GB, 1TB W.D. Black Samsung DVD-RW 22X Corsair H70 [Modded] Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2412m Das Model S Professional Silent Antec Signature SG-850W Corsair 600T 
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Razer DeathAdder Steelseries qCK Creative XiFi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro 
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lookin nice
+1 for Noctua or 212+ choice and the 8Gb RAM
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i5 2500K 4.8ghz - 1.33v Asus P8P67 Pro Rev 3.1 MSI GTX460 Hawk Talon Attack 950mhz core 8GB Kingston HyperX Genesis 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB WD Cavair Black, 1TB WD Cavair Green LG Lightscribe DVD Writer, LG Blu-Ray Drive Windows 7 Pro x64 LG 22" lcd monitor (1680x1050) 
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i5 2500K 4.8ghz - 1.33v Asus P8P67 Pro Rev 3.1 MSI GTX460 Hawk Talon Attack 950mhz core 8GB Kingston HyperX Genesis 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB WD Cavair Black, 1TB WD Cavair Green LG Lightscribe DVD Writer, LG Blu-Ray Drive Windows 7 Pro x64 LG 22" lcd monitor (1680x1050) 
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Logitech Wireless Corsair HX650 Cooler Master CM690 Logitech Wireless Laser 
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