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Hi there and thank you for helping me! I am going to be building my first PC which will be a 3D model rendering / gaming rig sometime before May 26, probably in two weeks. I have all my parts except graphics card selected since I am waiting for the rest of Kepler to come out. The only problem is I need to know if all my parts are compatible with each other, and if there is anything else I need to buy like cables and maybe stand offs.

Parts in no order whatsoever.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106335

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811322046

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320074

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152036

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148544

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130646

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

Thanks so much for the help! smile.gif

Alrighty, fixed the HDD. Couldn't find one cheap enough though so I had to go to 500 gbs.
Edited by Kackle526 - 4/30/12 at 4:59pm
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Everything looks good
Although, do you plan on getting an SSD?
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[Seagate] [Crucial] M4 [Lite-on] DVD Burner [NZXT] Havik 140 
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post #3 of 8
Everything will work together, but I have a couple suggestions before you buy:

You should plan on getting a different PSU, the raidmax isn't so hot and you'll want something quality in your computer. If it goes out, it could take other parts with it.
If you're planning on just one GPU, you can use a 400-500 W PSU. You won't need anywhere near this much, but there aren't very many quality units that provide lower wattages. Something like a Corsair CX500 would be better for less cost, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027 or someone else could help you find a better unit. Are you looking for a dual GPU setup? If so, you would need something beefier.

For RAM, get 2 of these if you want to OC, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147094
Or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820576011 this if you want to save a few bucks. Heat spreaders don't really do anything on RAM.

If you aren't planning on a SSD, get a 7200 rpm drive as your boot drive. You don't want to use anything labeled as 5400 rpm, green, or variable speed as a bootdrive, as it will be slow and be very noticible. 5400 rmp drives are fine for backups and data, but not booting. Some programs that you don't use often are ok on them too.

You won't need any cables or stand offs or anything for your build as is. The motherboard comes with 2 sata cables, you'll need one for each HDD and CD/DVD drive you have. So if you get an additional HDD or SSD, you'll need one more.Standoffs will come with your case, as will all the screws for the motherboard and other components.
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Originally Posted by HybLeaf View Post

Everything looks good
Although, do you plan on getting an SSD?

Eventually, but I am on a $1000 budget, including the future video card. I might get one once prices come down a bit more.
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Originally Posted by Molybdenum View Post

Everything will work together, but I have a couple suggestions before you buy:
You should plan on getting a different PSU, the raidmax isn't so hot and you'll want something quality in your computer. If it goes out, it could take other parts with it.
If you're planning on just one GPU, you can use a 400-500 W PSU. You won't need anywhere near this much, but there aren't very many quality units that provide lower wattages. Something like a Corsair CX500 would be better for less cost, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027 or someone else could help you find a better unit. Are you looking for a dual GPU setup? If so, you would need something beefier.
For RAM, get 2 of these if you want to OC, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147094
Or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820576011 this if you want to save a few bucks. Heat spreaders don't really do anything on RAM.
If you aren't planning on a SSD, get a 7200 rpm drive as your boot drive. You don't want to use anything labeled as 5400 rpm, green, or variable speed as a bootdrive, as it will be slow and be very noticible. 5400 rmp drives are fine for backups and data, but not booting. Some programs that you don't use often are ok on them too.
You won't need any cables or stand offs or anything for your build as is. The motherboard comes with 2 sata cables, you'll need one for each HDD and CD/DVD drive you have. So if you get an additional HDD or SSD, you'll need one more.Standoffs will come with your case, as will all the screws for the motherboard and other components.

Wow, thanks alot, I didn't even notice the HDD was 5400rpm, saved me there. I don't plan on going SLI yet, but maybe when my card gets out of date, so should I go for around 550 watts?
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Well, I wouldn't recommend adding a second card when your first isn't cutting it anymore. I feel that it would be better to buy a new card of the current gen that's out in a couple years. It will be more efficient and probably comparable to the performance of 2x current cards. It would also produce less heat and you could save some money on a PSU.
If you're looking to game at high resolutions (1440p+) or across multiple monitors, definitely get SLI/CF now, but otherwise, I'd say get a lower watt PSU and upgrade to a new GPU later.
If you decide that you do want to prepare for SLI, I'd suggest a 650 W PSU, but it really depends on what kind of power the newer nvidia cards pull if you're waiting for one of those.

One more note about waiting: prices change pretty quick, so these recommendations may not be good in another week or two.

edit: in response to below, I'd stick with one GPU. Get something around 500 W.
Edited by Molybdenum - 4/29/12 at 6:49pm
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Hmm, I'll be using 1920x1080p. This may be a problem for a budget build.
post #8 of 8
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Maybe I will try and use the Intel HD 4000 for a little while and save up money. So I guess only one card is what I can do? Btw, I want to use Nvidia.

EDIT: If anyone can help me find a spot or two to cut some costs, it is still possible to get an SSD in there.
Edited by Kackle526 - 4/30/12 at 1:28pm
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