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post #1 of 14
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I'm putting together a build for a friend and just wanted to get a possible critique before I had the order placed. He already has a solid SDD, HDD, and monitor so they won't be included in the purchase.

Case: NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge
Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series HX750
Video: EVGA 025-P3-1579-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) HD 2560MB 320-bit GDDR5

Any help would be appreciated. Looking to keep the price around $1,200. It's at $1,211 including discounts and shipping right now. I'd prefer to make all purchases through Newegg and it'll be shipped near Chicago.

EDIT: New specs are in image on the lower portion of this page.
Edited by Xvelocity - 3/3/12 at 4:04am
post #2 of 14
looks good..but the samsung ram is better
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=samsung+ram&hl=en&prmd=imvns&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1289&bih=843&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=1693932428983254321&sa=X&ei=IBBPT9q1BaL-sQKH5cCyDg&ved=0CIkCEPMCMAU

A buck or two could be saved on the PSU without compromising reliability/performance
Edited by Schmuckley - 3/2/12 at 9:16pm
 
Thuban Powah!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
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Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
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Thuban Powah!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
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post #3 of 14
Gigabytye video card, I have two and they are great biggrin.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125384

As for PSU:
OCZ are also pretty good thumb.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341051

BUT

if you plan on SLi'n cards later look at a 850w+ PSU
post #4 of 14
I doubt you would use 16 GB of RAM, seriously... (Even 8 GB would be difficult to use)

Unless you plan on SLI (using 2 video cards), then this PSU would be a much better choice!

SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $90 (Best PSU for the Money!)

You will not need more than 620 Watts with a GTX 570, ran the PSU Calculator by our professional PSU Guru..

I allowed for extra HDD and Folding @ Home 24/7 too..

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Edited by _GTech - 3/2/12 at 9:44pm
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post #5 of 14
Looks very solid to me. If anything I'd say the RAM may be a bit overkill, but if you have the money to spend for the extra Gb's why not. I have personal experience with the Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 Mobo, 2500k, and Corsair Hx750 in one build and they all work well together. The Mobo is a great OC board. I also have a Hyper 212 + in another build and my only concern with it is mkae sure your fans are pointing the correct direction before mounting it otherwise it can be quite the pain to get them back on inside the case. thumb.gif
post #6 of 14
holy god you have a budget of 1200$ and you are have a 2500k and a GTX 570 and y do you need 16GB RAM 8GB is more then enough for gaming buddy
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Total 1182$ shipped all this before a 35$ MIR biggrin.gif
if can manage to grab soem parts from NCIX the it will be great liek the 2500k is for 200$ and the case is for 50$ i case you can go with a HAF 922 for 76$
Hope that helped thumb.gif
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
Nice recommendations. Made me rethink the entire build.
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post #9 of 14
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I have altered my order. I dropped down to 8GB ram and changed the MOBO which allowed for me to upgrade to the ASUS 7950. The friend prefers a full tower case so no adjustment was made there and I think I might have some unneeded headroom on the PSU but I'm not sold that lowering to 700 or 650, despite the 7000 series requires far less energy, is worth it. Any critique for this? Trying to place an order before the fifth as it is somewhat time critical.
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With sales promotions discounted and shipping included, the final price is $1,188.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Xvelocity View Post

I have altered my order. I dropped down to 8GB ram and changed the MOBO which allowed for me to upgrade to the ASUS 7950. The friend prefers a full tower case so no adjustment was made there and I think I might have some unneeded headroom on the PSU but I'm not sold that lowering to 700 or 650, despite the 7000 series requires far less energy, is worth it. Any critique for this? Trying to place an order before the fifth as it is somewhat time critical.
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With sales promotions discounted and shipping included, the final price is $1,188.

Looks very solid. Some people would tell you to get better Thermal paste like m4 or something, but i don't see anything wrong with this. My only suggestion is getting an Asus P8Z68 board instead of the Asrock, but the Asrock has been reviewed to be a solid board. I just trust asus more over asrock is all. GL on your build. thumb.gif
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