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post #1 of 23
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Hi guys, some of you may have seen me on this thread. I'm building a new gaming rig, and have picked out basically all the parts already. I'm just running around the Internet looking for any last-minute advice on these parts. So here's the basic breakdown:

EDIT 4/18:

[ordered] CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K
[ordered] Heatsink/Fan- COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
[ordered] Mobo- MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
[ordered] PSU- CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
[ordered] GFX- MSI N570GTX-M2D12D5/OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB
Case:


[ordered]RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
CD/DVD Drive: LG Black GH24LS50 SATA DVD Burner


Edited by BrownMasterV - 4/18/11 at 11:12pm
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post #2 of 23
If you have a micro center near by, you can get the CPU cheaper than you can on the egg. i5 is $70 off MSRP and the i7 is $90 off MSRP.

Have fun!
    
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post #3 of 23
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Unfortunately, I don't have a MicroCenter nearby

Any other qualms or comments on this build? Anywhere I'm going wrong? Any concerns?
I would think OCNet would be the most critical of computer builds
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post #4 of 23
You could cut a 40 bucks by going with a TX V2 series PSU instead, but other than that it seems great. What are you doing for storage?
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post #5 of 23
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Oh, I have a hard drive that I'm grabbing off a different computer. It's a 1TB WD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136284
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post #6 of 23
If you can add a SSD like 64GB c300, you would have huge performance boosts, but that is a luxury that isn't necessity.
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post #7 of 23
Thread Starter 
^I may get an SSD later.

So I just ran into a potential complication:

The heatsink (CM Hyper 212+) seems absolutely HUGE. Looking at its dimensions along with the motherboard (MSI P67A-G43), it looks like the heatsink+fan will completely cover one of the RAM slots

Can someone confirm this for me? Will this be a big problem?

I plan to get this RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233144 which looks like it has a pretty tall heatsink as well.

Will the CPU's heatsink/fan cause any problems for the SECOND RAM slot if I use the above mentioned RAM?
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post #8 of 23
I have that heatsink and ram, and it blocks the first slot a little bit but you can use the 2nd and 4 th slots instead.
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64 GB Crucial C300 SSD + 1TB Samsung F3 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner Windows 7 64bit Spectre 24" LED TV 
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post #9 of 23
Nice one MSI.... Get your money back and find something with a little more thought and quality. MSI boards in my opinion are poorly constructed with cheep parts. Your probably going to have issues with capacitors or other parts if your an overclocker (assuming you are because your posting on this site) Im not going to try to tell you my board is better or any of that but MSI is not a board i would buy.

Good Luck with your build! Everything seems in order for the most part.
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post #10 of 23
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Oh? I think it's more of a brand preference TBH. In the time I've been running around the Internet searching for advice, I've come across various factions that are either loyal to one brand or absolutely hate another brand.
Fortunately, I've seen more positive feedback on MSI products than negative

In other news, my graphics card and motherboard arrived today. Haven't ordered any other components yet due to some hangups I'm having about the PSU (cables ;-

Post is here (and yes, it's the "another concern" post, not the main thread topic)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrownMasterV View Post
Alright people, I'm back with another concern:
I was reading some customer reviews on the AX850, and it seems like the cables are extremely short. Will this be a problem if I'm going for this case?

And one more question: is this PSU compatible with my motherboard (MSI P67A-G43)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrownMasterV View Post
HX850 is quite a bit cheaper than the AX850...are they equal or close in quality?
The HX850 has a lot more customer reviews on it and a higher rating, too
What do you guys think? Go for the HX850 or the AX850?
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HAF 922 
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