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Last night my pc died after a short 3 year life span frown.gif. Anyway, ive been looking around this morning at some stuff and i have a build in mind and wanted to see what you guys thought of it. I dont know much about hardware stuff so please feel free to suggest things. A friend i was talking to told me to get a 600w psu. He also suggested i wait for the keplar series to come out so i think im gonna hold off on a gpu until they come out.

Here are the things i am considering buying:
Case- nzxt phantom http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146067
Cpu- i5 2500k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072&Tpk=I5%202500k
RAM- G.Skill 8gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231424 OR http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004HZG4ZO (can someone tell me the difference?)
Mobo- whatever the name of this thing is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131783&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4003003&SID=ypbm1m4m59ix

So there it is. Can someone please suggest a psu for me to buy? And tell me if this is a good build. Thanks
post #2 of 18
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Alsomforgot to say my budget is around $1000. Trying to stay within that budget
post #3 of 18
I suggested the 600w psu because no one is entirely sure how much the kepler cards will use and you're also interested in overclocking.
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post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by Lost4468 View Post

I suggested the 600w psu because no one is entirely sure how much the kepler cards will use and you're also interested in overclocking.
Please dont spam my thread.
post #5 of 18
You need a P67 board or a Z68 board to OC on SandyBridge, you picked an H67.

I would suggest getting some ram with low profile heatsinks like these

Do you need a HDD? It wasnt included in your list.

600W should be PLENTY for any single card GPU setup.

I suggest you get a CPU cooler. The Corsair H series are nice and don't intrude on your ram slots. wink.gif

Lastly, are you near a microcenter? if so, which one?
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2500k + H67 chipset = no tongue.gif

You want a P67 or Z68 board.

Perhaps something like:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131792
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131701

A decent 600W PSU is good for any single GPU setup, maybe something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

It might be a good idea to wait for Kepler, because either way, prices of other cards should drop.
If you want to buy now, the 7950 is pretty epic, but that may put you over budget, so maybe look for a 6950 or a GTX 570:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593

Presuming you're keeping HDD's and Optical drives from your old rig, I'd say you're good to go.

Hope this helps thumb.gif


EDIT: Maybe drop the GPU to a 560 ti and put the money saved towards a good CPU cooler, like the Noctua NH-D14.
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post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by Ironman517 View Post

You need a P67 board or a Z68 board to OC on SandyBridge, you picked an H67.
I would suggest getting some ram with low profile heatsinks like these
Do you need a HDD? It wasnt included in your list.
600W should be PLENTY for any single card GPU setup.
I suggest you get a CPU cooler. The Corsair H series are nice and don't intrude on your ram slots. wink.gif
Lastly, are you near a microcenter? if so, which one?
I have a HDD already. Also, what is a microcenter? Why do you suggest that ram btw?
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by Kyronn94 View Post

2500k + H67 chipset = no tongue.gif
You want a P67 or Z68 board.
Perhaps something like:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131792
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131701
A decent 600W PSU is good for any single GPU setup, maybe something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020
It might be a good idea to wait for Kepler, because either way, prices of other cards should drop.
If you want to buy now, the 7950 is pretty epic, but that may put you over budget, so maybe look for a 6950 or a GTX 570:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593
Presuming you're keeping HDD's and Optical drives from your old rig, I'd say you're good to go.
Hope this helps thumb.gif
EDIT: Maybe drop the GPU to a 560 ti and put the money saved towards a good CPU cooler, like the Noctua NH-D14.
Thanks for your suggestions. Are there any cheaper mobos that would suffice?
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post #10 of 18
Any board with a 4+2 or better power phase and with heatsinks can be a good overclocker. That build looks great, but i woulnt wait on nvidia. We already know there having yeald issues and amds 28nm gpus are already out. Also amd (uselly) has the best bang for buck, prefect for the budget. The 6870 is amds 560, and the 7870 should be comeing soon. If you want more the 7950 and 7970 are already out. The 7970 is the fastest single gpu card you can buy today.
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