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I forgot to mention I'm on wireless, so I'll need a network adapter. How's this?



Thanks! I was reading the Air Cooling guide here. Do I need a fan controller?
That wireless card is an internal card for laptops not desktops. look at these if you want internal http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...eId=1&name=PCI http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=PCI%20Express

or these if you don't mind a little usb stick
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...name=USB%202.0

And no you don't need a fan controller. Depending on the fans they will either run of the motherboard (cpu fan and maybe the rear fan or another system fan). The rest it depends on what is in the case or what you buy. With the case you get plenty of fans that have speed switches so you can just use those to set the speed and leave them be. A fan controller would really just be an optional accessory.
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I would reccomend the Cooler Master Storm Sniper case, its sexy and amazing for cable management and cooling. Also, its toolless design, so its very easy to work with
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That wireless card is an internal card for laptops not desktops. look at these if you want internal http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...eId=1&name=PCI http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=PCI%20Express

or these if you don't mind a little usb stick
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...name=USB%202.0

And no you don't need a fan controller. Depending on the fans they will either run of the motherboard (cpu fan and maybe the rear fan or another system fan). The rest it depends on what is in the case or what you buy. With the case you get plenty of fans that have speed switches so you can just use those to set the speed and leave them be. A fan controller would really just be an optional accessory.
Thanks! I'm looking through those and have some questions. What do "Wireless Data Rate" and "Frequency Band" mean? I don't know how to compare these
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OK, I've taken some of the suggestions ITT and revised the build:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge -$225

Mobo: ASUS P8P67 PRO -$185

Video Card: EVGA 01G-P3-1380-KR GeForce GTX 460 -$200

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB -$65

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 -$160

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W -$90

Heatsink: Noctua NH-U12P SE2 -$75

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB -$90

Optical Drive ASUS Black DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM -$17

Monitor: ASUS VK246H Black 24" -$200

Total: $1307

I'd like to order soon, so keep the advice coming! Anything I can do to take the price down some without losing too much performance? Would using this motherboard instead be worth $55?
Edited by Rokabud - 1/18/11 at 2:55pm
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Do you need that type of mobo? This one is decent and cost a lot less.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128460
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The Deluxe is most certainly not worth the $55 unless you have a plethora of USB 3 items in your possession, it's nice, but you're here to cut prices, not raise them. If you live near a MC, they have bundle of the P8P67 Pro and the i5-2500k, not sure if it's still running, but it was $340 I think before taxes.

I also feel like for what you have, the case you're getting is just a little overkill, though cases are a personal preference and that case is great to work in.

I also think that your GPU is probably going to underserve your CPU, not that the 460 is bad (I'm rockin them), but if you want that, you'll probably be better going SLI (which was the deciding factor between the P8P67 Pro and another motherboard....well other then that sweet discount at MC). You'd be better served with a 6950 or 2 460's

If you don't mind rebates, then for a performance hit, you can get MSI Hawks for $159 AR, and also comes with the two free games (and free shipping to boot)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127518
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I also think that your GPU is probably going to underserve your CPU, not that the 460 is bad (I'm rockin them), but if you want that, you'll probably be better going SLI (which was the deciding factor between the P8P67 Pro and another motherboard....well other then that sweet discount at MC). You'd be better served with a 6950 or 2 460's
Thanks guys! And for the video card, what about a 470?

Is anything else bottlenecking/incompatible?
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post #28 of 36
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Planning on ordering today so I'll bump a little early=S
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post #29 of 36
Build looks good, and I agree with some other posters that if you are going to get a 460 you should SLI them and then they are beasts. But as a single card you can look at:

This 470 for $249

Or for $100 more this 570
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Thanks! I'm looking through those and have some questions. What do "Wireless Data Rate" and "Frequency Band" mean? I don't know how to compare these
Well first of all, the "Frequency Band" is 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz spectra. Each can have things that could interfere with how strong your signal will be.

The "Wireless Data Rate" is how many bits per second can be sent back and forth. One thing 99% of people do not realize is although your Wireless Data Rate maybe through the roof, wireless technology is still essentially half duplex. Meaning if you have more than 1 device sending data back and forth to the Access Point. The 2 devices could send data at the same time creating a collision. If you want to know more about how all this works you can find out more in most Networking Texts.

So long story short, best solution is wired, unless installing cabling is not feasible, then go with wireless.

For video, I'd recommend going with a GTX 570, cost will be roughly the same as 2 460's for SLI. Perfomance of the Single 570 will still outperform the 2x460's.
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