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post #1 of 13
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Alright, after a few days of searching the internet I have finally concluded my search for parts for my new build. Which was supposed to be ~$900. This is what I finally ended up with. I have already purchased all of these and a lot of these parts have arrived but some of them are still in transit. A few of them I got off ebay and the rest from newegg.

  • Intel Core i5-2500k $185 - ebay
  • MSI Z68A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 $105 - ebay
  • EVGA GTX 480 015-P3-1482-AR with backplate $225 - ebay
  • SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB HDD $67 - ebay
  • SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM $13.99 newegg
  • COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 $49.99 newegg
  • RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W ATX12V V2.2 $49.99 newegg
  • CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 $54.99 newegg


newegg shipping cost: $3.87

Total rig build: $754.83

I have never built my own computer before and I don't really know anything about computer parts or building other than what I just find on these forums. So hopefully everything will be compatible and I did not forget anything.

So anyway, what do you guys think? Was this a good build for the parts vs price contrast?
Edited by Ckivi - 4/16/12 at 9:35pm
post #2 of 13
Thats not bad really. i would just change the PSU to a more reliable one.
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Any bad experiences with RAIDMAX?
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by Ckivi View Post

Any bad experiences with RAIDMAX?

I'm not sure about the build quality but it certainly is less effective than say a Seasonic based 650w or even the Antec Earthwatt 650w.
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Oh jeez, I definitely should have done more research on that psu...the reviews for that brand are TERRIBLE. confusedsmiley.png
I guess I can return it...no point in dealing with a bad psu since it can cause my hardware to short out so I hear. Not worth the risk.
post #6 of 13
Just get this. Its only 65$ after rebate.
post #7 of 13
Keep in mind Newegg may charge a 15% restock fee on return. Yeah if I have to buy a PSU RAIDMAX certainly won't be on my shopping list. If you want Rosewill Green 530 W is a better choice.

Nice deal on the motherboard and the HDD.
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You also should have gotten the samsung low voltage RAM. They will overclock better and are cheaper than the Corsair Vengeance, but no big deal.

So, I see a 2500K, but where is the CPU cooler? tongue.gif
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post #9 of 13
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Cpu comes with a stock cooler I thought?
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it does, but you got the 2500K, with an unlocked multiplier and a decent board for overclocking. Aren't you going to overclock it?
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