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post #1 of 12
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Hi Guys,
Long time lurker and finally need help getting my first self-assembled PC together. I'm using this PC for gaming, movies, etc.

I have pieced together this:

Intel Core i5 2500K
ASUS P8Z68-V Pro
Coolermaster Hyper 212+
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
Crucial M4 64gb
Corsair Graphite Series 600T
ASUS USB-N13
Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850
MSI N570GTX Power Edition OC (Sli in future maybe..)
Corsair Vengeance Lowprofile 8GB DDR3-1600
Win 7 Home.
LG 24X SATA Lightscribe

I'm not too sure if I can do better. I'm kind of stuck on whether the mobo is for me or if there's better for the $200 price range.
As well as the wireless network adapter. Can anyone recommend a good one?
The total comes to around $1,493.71CAD before taxes.
I'm thinking of ordering the parts soon.
Any recommendations are welcome.

Thanks!
Edited by Jerr - 10/8/11 at 11:11am
post #2 of 12
Seems nice to me, I think you could get away with 750Watt maybe but the 850 I would imagine is only a fraction more. And the motherboard is great no worries there, stick with it.

Maybe swap the Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB to a Samsung Spinpoint to save a little cash.


And finally Welcome to the forum.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/8/11 at 10:43am
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Thanks,
This is one awesome site!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
Seems nice to me, I think you could get away with 750Watt maybe but the 850 I would imagine is only a fraction more. And the motherboard is great no worries there, stick with it.

Maybe swap the Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB to a Samsung Spinpoint to save a little cash.


And finally Welcome to the forum.
+1

And welcome Look like a great build, you will love it
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Looks good. Let the addiction begin!
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where will you be ordering from ?
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I will be ordering from NCIX.
Pming from other sites.
post #8 of 12
Looks very good indeed, however im a little concerned about the choice of RAM, those are perfectly fine for everyday usage but you won't be getting any kind of overclock out of them. I believe those are the new 1.35v vengeance LP ram, reading through a couple reviews I've found that they don't overclock at all.

A lot member's have said the newer vengeance kits are quite bad for overclocking. If you're looking to overclock the RAM then a mushking or gskill what be a better option. THIS may help.
Edited by munaim1 - 10/8/11 at 11:04am
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I have not really thought about OCing ram. Is it something that should be done if I plan to OC the CPU and GPU in the near future?
post #10 of 12
Don't bother with overclocking your ram, its absolutely pointless unless you're trying to set records in benchmarks.

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