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post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by desyar View Post
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157251
Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231425
Power Supply: Corsair TX650 v2 650w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...t-_-17-139-020
Case: NZXT GAMMA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=NZXT%20GAMMA
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827118040
Video Card: EVGA 01G-P3-1370-TR GeForce GTX 460 1GB
Amazon.com: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 1 GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card (01G-P3-1370-TR): Electronics
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM
Amazon.com: Western Digital Caviar Black 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD5002AALX: Electronics

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit DVD Pack 1
Amazon.com: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack: Software





All compatible? Final check please.



Also, these Windows 7 are the same right?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116986
Amazon.com: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack: Software



just wanna make sure haha
I'm probably checking out today or tomorrow.
All looks good to me. Glad to see you're going with the i5-2500k. Everything looks compatible. Like the others said, 4gb is kind of low, but you'll get by fine. You can always upgrade later. Also note that the mobo accepts DDR3 2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 RAM. So if you decide later that you want more RAM, maybe you'll spring for some faster RAM (your current ram is at the low end of the spectrum).

Yes, those are both OEM Win7 Home Prem. 64bit discs. Remember that with OEM you can legally only use that disc for 1 mobo.

Like I said, looks good. Good luck!
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 ASUS Crosshair VI Hero Gigabyte Windforce OC GTX 1700 G.Skill TridentZ DDR4-3200 (2x8GB) Model F4-320... 
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MyDigitalSSD MDNVME80-BPX-0256 Phillips DVD Windows 10 AOC E2752VH 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
MyDigitalSSD MDNVME80-BPX-0256 Phillips DVD Windows 10 AOC E2752VH 
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post #22 of 25
Looks great. Everything looks compatible and good to go. You will have a a very potent rig for a while. If anything, that GTX460 will probably will be the first to upgrade, but when you do, the newest generation of cards will be out. It should keep you covered for a while longer.

Good luck and have fun.
Edited by wanako - 10/7/11 at 8:44am
     
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Crucial M4 ASUS DVD burner Windows 7 Logitech K750 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M550 M.2 SSD Western Digital Caviar Black Hitachi Ultrastar Crucial MX200 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H80i Windows 10 Professional Dell Ultrasharp U2412M Corsair K70 
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AudioAudio
Creative SoundBlaster Z Creative Aurvana Live! 2 
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Intel Core i3 2105 ASRock Z68M/USB3 EVGA GeForce GTX 760 CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600MHz 
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Crucial M4 ASUS DVD burner Windows 7 Logitech K750 
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post #23 of 25
Actually, I just checked your build again, and, unless I'm blind, noticed you didn't list a cooling solution for your CPU. The stock heatsink that comes with the processors is "OK" but not great for gaming, especially if you're planning to overclock. They provide minimum cooling and can't keep up with the heat demands of the processor. I have a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ myself, and it is currently one of the greatest bang-for-the-buck coolers on the market right now. It is VERY GOOD for it's price and will keep your processor cool and happy up to approximately a 4.5GHz overclock. It is probably one of the top 5 recommended air coolers by members of OCN. I think the only one more loved is the Prolimatech Megahalems.

Another thing you need is Thermal Paste, also called TIM. There are many choices and some heatsinks come with them either already applied or have included a tube of it. You will notice a grey block at the bottom of the heatsink that comes with the 2500K. Generally the stuff that companies provide pre-packaged is garbage. You want quality stuff to help cool your CPU. I suggest to buy some also. There are hundreds of TIM around, so to make the choice a little less daunting, here is a list of the most of the most excellent TIM available. I personally use Arctic Silver 5, which is one of the top of this list, but it takes a VERY long time to cure, so I no longer recommend it for anyone to use, but use it myself as I have plenty left. You can get whatever you want from that list and you'll be fine. I'll probably will be going with either Arctic Cooling MX-4 or Tuniq TX-4 later on, as they are newer versions of the TIM that were tested in that article, provide great performance and cure very quickly.

Last thing to know is proper application. Optimal application will depend on the design of your Heatsink's part that makes contact with the CPU. Here is a a guide to optimal TIM application. If you do decide to go with the Hyper 212+, or any other Heat-pipe Direct Touch (HDT) style coolers, you can skip to the last page to see how to properly apply, or you can read the whole article to educate yourself, whichever you prefer. I went with the suggested application method and has worked excellently thus far.

Sorry to bombard you with tons of extra info, and the big long essay, but for the sake of performance and most importantly, the safety of your components, I felt it was necessary to let you know. When you get all your parts and start building make a thread in the Build Log section, keep us updated and post TONS of pics. Nothing is better for us on this board than seeing new systems come to life. Good luck and have fun.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4790K MSI Z97M GAMING EVGA GeForce GTX 980TI Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Mushkin Blackline 16 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M550 M.2 SSD Western Digital Caviar Black Hitachi Ultrastar Crucial MX200 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H80i Windows 10 Professional Dell Ultrasharp U2412M Corsair K70 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX760 Silverstone Sugo SG-10 Logitech G602 Steelseries gaming mousepad 
AudioAudio
Creative SoundBlaster Z Creative Aurvana Live! 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i3 2105 ASRock Z68M/USB3 EVGA GeForce GTX 760 CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
Crucial M4 ASUS DVD burner Windows 7 Logitech K750 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 SILVERSTONE Sugo SG01-BF Logitech Performance MX ASUS XONAR_DG 
Other
Rosewill RNX-N150PCe 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4790K MSI Z97M GAMING EVGA GeForce GTX 980TI Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Mushkin Blackline 16 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M550 M.2 SSD Western Digital Caviar Black Hitachi Ultrastar Crucial MX200 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H80i Windows 10 Professional Dell Ultrasharp U2412M Corsair K70 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX760 Silverstone Sugo SG-10 Logitech G602 Steelseries gaming mousepad 
AudioAudio
Creative SoundBlaster Z Creative Aurvana Live! 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i3 2105 ASRock Z68M/USB3 EVGA GeForce GTX 760 CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
Crucial M4 ASUS DVD burner Windows 7 Logitech K750 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 SILVERSTONE Sugo SG01-BF Logitech Performance MX ASUS XONAR_DG 
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Rosewill RNX-N150PCe 
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post #24 of 25
@ OP, if you want to get a GTX 460. Look at EVGA's B-stock. You can get a GTX 460 1Gb for $100.
     
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
APPLE SSD SM0512F 500GB macOS Sierra 15" Retina Display (2880 x 1800) Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) keys 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
85W Magsafe 2 Precision Aluminum Unibody Multi-Touch Trackpad Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 2nd Gen 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5-3317U @ 1.7GHz (Turbo @ 2.6 GHz) Intel HD Graphics 4000 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM APPLE SSD TS128E 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
macOS Sierra 11.6" LCD/LED Backlit IPS Display (1366 x 768) Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) keys 85W Magsafe 2 
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post #25 of 25
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by wanako View Post
Actually, I just checked your build again, and, unless I'm blind, noticed you didn't list a cooling solution for your CPU. The stock heatsink that comes with the processors is "OK" but not great for gaming, especially if you're planning to overclock. They provide minimum cooling and can't keep up with the heat demands of the processor. I have a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ myself, and it is currently one of the greatest bang-for-the-buck coolers on the market right now. It is VERY GOOD for it's price and will keep your processor cool and happy up to approximately a 4.5GHz overclock. It is probably one of the top 5 recommended air coolers by members of OCN. I think the only one more loved is the Prolimatech Megahalems.

Another thing you need is Thermal Paste, also called TIM. There are many choices and some heatsinks come with them either already applied or have included a tube of it. You will notice a grey block at the bottom of the heatsink that comes with the 2500K. Generally the stuff that companies provide pre-packaged is garbage. You want quality stuff to help cool your CPU. I suggest to buy some also. There are hundreds of TIM around, so to make the choice a little less daunting, here is a list of the most of the most excellent TIM available. I personally use Arctic Silver 5, which is one of the top of this list, but it takes a VERY long time to cure, so I no longer recommend it for anyone to use, but use it myself as I have plenty left. You can get whatever you want from that list and you'll be fine. I'll probably will be going with either Arctic Cooling MX-4 or Tuniq TX-4 later on, as they are newer versions of the TIM that were tested in that article, provide great performance and cure very quickly.

Last thing to know is proper application. Optimal application will depend on the design of your Heatsink's part that makes contact with the CPU. Here is a a guide to optimal TIM application. If you do decide to go with the Hyper 212+, or any other Heat-pipe Direct Touch (HDT) style coolers, you can skip to the last page to see how to properly apply, or you can read the whole article to educate yourself, whichever you prefer. I went with the suggested application method and has worked excellently thus far.

Sorry to bombard you with tons of extra info, and the big long essay, but for the sake of performance and most importantly, the safety of your components, I felt it was necessary to let you know. When you get all your parts and start building make a thread in the Build Log section, keep us updated and post TONS of pics. Nothing is better for us on this board than seeing new systems come to life. Good luck and have fun.
Ordered. My friend recommended me that cooler too lol
Edited by desyar - 10/8/11 at 9:13pm
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