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Thread Starter 
Appreciate the help gents.

I finally got the okay from my wife to get a new computer. Unfortunately, my old desktop is so outdated, I do not even have a reliable keyboard/mouse/monitor to reuse. I am probably capped at spending 1300.00, and that is including a keyboard and monitor (could scavenge up a mouse if needed.


I don't get the chance to splurge like this often, so I want to make sure I get everything I want/need for now.

Also I am planning on using my existing 9800 gt(hopefully upgrade at later time) and RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W... so i can get higher end parts in other areas. Also have a couple 80 gig raptors, I could use for storage and user documents.

Main questions I have:
-Will that power supply handle this system?
-Will the xigmatek heatsink fit on that motherboard?
-Should I pick a different motherboard?
-If I need a new powersupply should I reduce 2 4gb ram to 2 gb ram sticks?

Any other suggestions or help would be great. Thanks for your patience in this wall of text.

Heres a list of what I have picked out:




ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$16.99


COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
-$10.00 Instant
$109.98
$99.98


ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor
Item #: N82E16824236052
-$40.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$219.99
$179.99


ASUS Xonar DS 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Audio Card
Item #: N82E16829132013
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$49.99


Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard
-$7.00 Instant
$59.95
$52.95


Logitech G9x Black Two modes scroll USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse
-$30.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$99.99
$69.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
$109.99


XTRAC PADS Ripper Optical Mouse pad
-$5.00 Instant
$17.99
$12.99


Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
$139.99


XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler bracket included I7 i5 775 1155 AMD and dual fan push pull compatible
$32.99


OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
-$30.00 Instant
$159.99
$129.99


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
-$59.99 Combo
$394.97
$334.98


Subtotal:$1,230.82
post #2 of 5
Thread Starter 
I found this combo.

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119197
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS700-PCAAE3-US 700W ATX 12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817171054




Wondering if I should pass on the more expensive mouse/keyboard for other areas at this point?
post #3 of 5
The CoolerMaster PSU is crap; in fact, every PSU CoolerMaster currently sells that doesn't have "silent" in the name is garbage, and even those vary in quality (though the top end are fairly decent).


Your Raidmax is an overrated Andyson unit, more like a 450W. It's not terrible, but not particularly good. It will run that setup with your 9800GT, but replace it before you upgrade your graphics card. Come back here for advice when you do.
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
Should I move this thread to a different forum?
post #5 of 5
I highly suggest that you get a cheaper keyboard and mouse so you can get a good PSU, I'll tell you that much. The PSU is the last thing you should skimp on, and yet it's one of the most overlooked part in a computer, due to the consumers' poor awareness of what a good PSU is and what a bad one is.
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