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post #1 of 5
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Hey everyone, just bought everything and waiting for them ship to my house. While I am waiting, just want to make sure my build look ok.However, I want to add ssd but dont know which will fit for mine, can you take a look.

i5 2500k

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

AZZA Dynamo 850 850W ATX & EPS 12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

asus dvd burner

I got the power supply pretty cheap so anyone have experience from use it ?
do I need to add anything eles beside ssd? And which brand ssd is good?

For noobie question, my video card said sli support, so my video card have SLI? why they dont write like gtx 570 sli like other gtx
post #2 of 5
HDD: Go with a WD black or Spinpoint F3 if you can. You probably already know this, but for a mechanical drive going from SATA 3 Gb/s to SATA 6 Gb/s has no effect on speed.

PSU: 850 Watts....ummm....wut? 650 watts would be reasonable. Go 750 watts if you want to make it "future proof". 850 watts is kind of a waste for that PC.

GPU: If you want a GTX 570, look at the Asus DCII GTX 570's. They overclock to GTX 580 speeds without breaking a sweat, and their cheap too (relatively).

SSD: The SSD market is changing faster that the political state of the middle east. Here is a EXCELLENT review breaking down best SSD's per price range --> http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-price-ssd,3070.html. I would recommend the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120 GB if you can afford it, the reviews have really been turning heads. --> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226225&Tpk=Mushkin%20Chronos%20Deluxe%20120%20GB

Case: Consider getting a nicer case. That case will work...but it seems out of place to put such a beautiful high end PC in such a cheap case (And it's super tiny. Have fun fitting that video card in there). This is really more of a "personal preference" questions, but look at the HAF 942. The 942 will let you show off your high end components, it will cool better, and it will be easier to put your computer together and upgrade it in the future. Did i mention it looks good too?

Are you overclocking, and what are you using as a cooler for your CPU? Noctua makes the best coolers,...but personally i find them ugly.

Also, what are you using for RAM?

Once you put your PC together, make sure to put the SSD in AHCI mode or it won't function properly.
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 12/23/11 at 3:53pm
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I choose evga because they have life time warranty. Kind of cool, dont have to worry about it later.

For the hdd, I got recommend by a friend who will help me build that pc, he said cuz it 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s faster than 3 sata. Alot ppl recommend me for samsung f3 but when I read review, lots said it is not last long. So with your experience, If you really really think those good, I will buy it

I will love to get the haf 942 case but my budget kind of low and I got it already. Can I return to newegg, I didnt open it yet

The tomhand link is dead, Some one told me crucial ssd or ozc is good. Here the website they give me and told me to buy the top 5. Is it good? http://www.anandtech.com/bench/SSD/65

I dont think I will overlock it, just use for normail game. And why do I need to overclock? get extra speed? Cuz I heard mobo will not last long after OC

I got the corsair 24gb ddr3 for RAM

But really advice, thanks thumb.gif
Edited by boywelcome - 12/23/11 at 6:48pm
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Originally Posted by boywelcome View Post

Hey everyone, just bought everything and waiting for them ship to my house. While I am waiting, just want to make sure my build look ok.However, I want to add ssd but dont know which will fit for mine, can you take a look.
i5 2500k
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
AZZA Dynamo 850 850W ATX & EPS 12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
asus dvd burner
I got the power supply pretty cheap so anyone have experience from use it ?
do I need to add anything eles beside ssd? And which brand ssd is good?
For noobie question, my video card said sli support, so my video card have SLI? why they dont write like gtx 570 sli like other gtx

Good choices man! Nice CPU, nice motherboard, pretty decent HDD and your case is nice thumb.gif

The only thing I can comment on is your PSU. I have never heard of the brand and I usually wouldn't want to cheap out on the PSU if I were you. If you can, get a quality Corsair PSU or even a Antec PSU.

As for the GPU, it looks great, good warranty too! SLI is where you pair two card of the same model to boost your graphics performance. So while your GPU says that it supports SLI, you will need another card to be able to take advantage of SLI (I think you won't need another card anyway, yours looks good).

I would advise you to get a Corsair, Samsung, Intel or Crucial SSD. A lot of people on the forums are going to say get a Crucial M4 because they are so reliable. Either way, whatever SSD you pick out of the brands I listed about should serve you well. Just remember to get a 60GB SSD if you want to use it as your boot drive because Windows 7 (if thats what you are using) doesn't take up all that much space so 60GB should suffice.
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Originally Posted by boywelcome View Post

I choose evga because they have life time warranty. Kind of cool, dont have to worry about it later.
For the hdd, I got recommend by a friend who will help me build that pc, he said cuz it 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s faster than 3 sata. Alot ppl recommend me for samsung f3 but when I read review, lots said it is not last long. So with your experience, If you really really think those good, I will buy it
I will love to get the haf 942 case but my budget kind of low and I got it already. Can I return to newegg, I didnt open it yet
The tomhand link is dead, Some one told me crucial ssd or ozc is good. Here the website they give me and told me to buy the top 5. Is it good?
I dont think I will overlock it, just use for normail game. And why do I need to overclock? get extra speed? Cuz I heard mobo will not last long after OC
I got the corsair 24gb ddr3 for RAM
But really advice, thanks thumb.gif

First of, why did you get 24GB of RAM? You should only need 8GB and that is even overkill.

Secondly the Samsung SpinPoint is a great HDD to have, I would get one because it is faster than the Seagate.

Lastly, overclocking makes your computer perform faster and is also fun biggrin.gif Just because people told you that is unreliable isn't 100% true. Overclocking is definitely worth it especially if you are getting the 2500K CPU. Why get the 2500K if you don't plan on overclocking? Save your money and get the i5 2500 because it has a locked multiplier.

If I were you, I would definitely overclock because of the added performance and it is fun to do!

Good luck thumb.gif

-Shaq
post #5 of 5
I just now realized that you have another post for the same build and i also commented on it. lolz.

I am just going to combine my comments from this post with my comments for the other post.

See the other post for my feedback.

It will help me from going crazy.
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 12/23/11 at 7:22pm
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TOSHIBA MK3256GSYF  TOSHIBA MK3256GSYF  DVD-Rom HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GU40N Windows 7 Professional 
Audio
Dell Computer 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Fami... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Athlon 64 X2 6400+  Asus M2N-E Nforce 500 SLi 8800GT  9800 GT 
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OCZ ReaperX WD LG lightscribe Multilayer DVD burner Windows 7 
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Antec 500W Smartpower 2.0 Aspire X-Navigator 
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i5 580M Dell 0R1203 NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M Samsung 4Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
TOSHIBA MK3256GSYF  TOSHIBA MK3256GSYF  DVD-Rom HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GU40N Windows 7 Professional 
Audio
Dell Computer 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Fami... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Athlon 64 X2 6400+  Asus M2N-E Nforce 500 SLi 8800GT  9800 GT 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
OCZ ReaperX WD LG lightscribe Multilayer DVD burner Windows 7 
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Antec 500W Smartpower 2.0 Aspire X-Navigator 
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