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First Build - Intel i5 2500k SB based, how's it look?

post #1 of 33
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Hey all, I am building my first build in the next few days and I just finished putting it all together, it's an i5 2500k SB 3.3ghz (3.7ghz tubro) based build. How's it look? Any suggestions? Is it all compatible with each other?

-ASUS 24X DVD Burner
-COOLER MASTER HAF 922 Mid Tower Case
-SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
-PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 650W 80 PLUS SILVER Certified
-G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600
-ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
-COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
-EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
-Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Total Price : ~$1100
How's she look? All compatible? Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance all.
post #2 of 33
You might want to look more in to that 570. I think it's the HD 570's that have problems with bad vrm's. The PSU I'm not sure about, not saying it's bad I just don't have any knowledge of that brand. Everything else looks pretty solid. thumb.gif
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post #3 of 33
Do you plan to SLI? I would think you would need a 750w power supply for that, maybe go with one of the xfx ones... they are usually priced nicely. If you don't though, I would go with the antec earthwatts 650w green. You can get it for under $50 and it's 80+ bronze. Great value on that.

I'm not a fan of the haf 922 personally, I like the 500r from corsair much better. The cm 690 II advanced is also a good case but it doesn't have usb 3.0

The rest looks good though.
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post #4 of 33
PSU-Corsair TX650
GPU-MSI Twin Frozr III GTX 570
I wouldn't get the 570 you chose because it's 570 gpu on a 560 pcb and air cooler.
post #5 of 33
Looks pretty good. I was gonna get a PC Power & Cooling PSU also because they make great PSUs. 650W is good enough for this setup, and the reason why people get higher wattage PSUs is to keep the noise down when the unit is under load. I hope you had fun building your first gaming rig (I did) biggrin.gif
    
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post #6 of 33
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So I changed it up, new stuff:

New PSU for this build: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W

GPU: MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16

RAM: (Low Profile now) CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

However, all these changed raised the price up a little bit. Now it's almost $1200, and my original budget was $1000 :/

Not to mention, I'm still looking at cases... and all the recommended ones in this thread and the other thread I made about my case are more expensive than the HAF 922. Should I just say forget it and that the HAF 922 is good enough? Really don't want to keep raising the price....
post #7 of 33
Look's pretty good!!! thumb.gif

One though though either, go for a quality 500/550w for a single card or go 750/800w PSU for SLI. I believe the corsair one you picked is available in the 750w range which should be fine for SLI.

Hope that helps smile.gif
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post #8 of 33
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Originally Posted by munaim1;15588137 
Look's pretty good!!! thumb.gif

One though though either, go for a quality 500/550w for a single card or go 750/800w PSU for SLI. I believe the corsair one you picked is available in the 750w range which should be fine for SLI.

Hope that helps smile.gif

I'm not planning on doing SLI for awhile, probably a year out. I think one MSI 570 should be fine for awhile. Do you suggest just getting like a 550w in the meantime and upgrading later, or?
post #9 of 33
get the Corsair 400r instead of the HAF922. Trust me, it is MUCH nicer!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139008
 
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post #10 of 33
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Originally Posted by vitality;15588170 
get the Corsair 400r instead of the HAF922. Trust me, it is MUCH nicer!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139008

Just out of curiosity, what is nice about it? Does it have just as good/if not better airflow? Can it support a CPU cooler like the Hyper 212 EVO or other CPU cooler? Thanks in advance.

Also, I switched to the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139023 PSU. Is this one good enough for my needs? (1 card)
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