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Hello all! If this is in the wrong spot, then sorry...it's only my second post. Anyways, I am building a desktop computer for the first time, and I am very excited. I have seen a lot of advice and reviews online here and from build guides I found online. I will be using the system for gaming (can't wait for Battlefield 3) and I plan on overclocking whatever I can, and I want to have the future option of SLI if I decide to buy another 570. Anyways, I have purchased the following components:
  • intel i5 2500k processor
  • 2x 4gb kingston ddr3 ram
  • EVGA GTX570
  • WD Caviar Blue 1TB 7200 rpm hdd
  • asus dg xonar sound card
  • HAF 912 Case
  • Thermaltake 750w power supple
  • Antec Formula5 Silver Thermal Compound

The last part I was looking at is a ASRock p67 extreme4 motherboard that I did not have the chance to pick up yet. Anyways, I appreciate any advice or feedback on these parts and if my motherboard choice should work out ok. Also, anything I might not know as a first time builder would also help. Thanks, and I'm glad to be here.
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post #2 of 16
Don't forget to buy a good aftermarket cooler to take that little baby to 5GHz

Other than that, i believe everything is good.

What the RAM speed and latency BTW?
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post #3 of 16
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ram speed is 1333. How do i find latency?
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post #4 of 16
Usually comes next to Speed, CL something

If you can find some G.Skill Ripjaws 1600MHz CL7 and afford them, i think you would be better served

Are those Kingston generic? If so, they prob are 9-9-9-27.
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post #5 of 16
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cl 9 it says.

edit: and it says hyper x on it
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post #6 of 16
RAM speed and low latencies is kind of important in a gaming rig, and those Kingston sticks aren't know for their ability to overclock. If you can swap them for a 1600MHz CL7 or CL8 kit, that is the suggestion i would like to leave for you to think on it

they are more expensive then the Kingston one, yes...
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post #7 of 16
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haha, ok. Thanks for the advice. is 1600 vs 1333 a big deal? i had heard mixed things along with some saying it didnt really make a difference. the latency thing i will look at though.
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post #8 of 16
1600 vs 2133 or CL9 vs CL7 in gaming amounts to less than 1%. Don't waste your money on something that you don't need. I would look into the G.SKILL Ripjaw X DDR3-1600 CL9 1.5V or the Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 CL9 1.5V series' though. They're fairly cheap in both 2x2GB kits and 2x4GB kits.

750W is good since you plan on SLI later. Otherwise, 550-650W would be plenty. Which Thermaltake 750W did you get? There are probably better/cheaper options. I'm partial to the Corsair TX/HX series. The Antec TruePower New's are also good.

ASRock P67 Extreme4 is a good choice.

You definitely need a new cooler though. The budget friendly Cooler Master Hyper 212+ would be my choice at $20-$30. Paying $40-$60 for a cooler isn't going to get you much more. It's not until you get to the $70-80 D14/SA where you get max air cooling.

If you didn't get the HAF 912 Advanced, you will want to look into making sure you fan enough fans/cooling in the case.
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post #9 of 16
Not a very big jump on performance really...

1600 CL8 is kind of equal to 1333 CL7, depending on the applications. 1600 CL7 would be a good upgrade over your generic 1333 CL9 kit though.
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post #10 of 16
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1600 vs 2133 or CL9 vs CL7 in gaming amounts to less than 1%. Don't waste your money on something that you don't need. I would look into the G.SKILL Ripjaw X DDR3-1600 CL9 1.5V or the Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 CL9 1.5V series' though. They're fairly cheap in both 2x2GB kits and 2x4GB kits.

750W is good since you plan on SLI later. Otherwise, 550-650W would be plenty. Which Thermaltake 750W did you get? There are probably better/cheaper options. I'm partial to the Corsair TX/HX series. The Antec TruePower New's are also good.

ASRock P67 Extreme4 is a good choice.

You definitely need a new cooler though. The budget friendly Cooler Master Hyper 212+ would be my choice at $20-$30. Paying $40-$60 for a cooler isn't going to get you much more. It's not until you get to the $70-80 D14/SA where you get max air cooling.

If you didn't get the HAF 912 Advanced, you will want to look into making sure you fan enough fans/cooling in the case.

Ok, so you echo the new ram thing? where would be the best place to buy this new ram? tried microcenter(awesome store) and bestbuy (i know...lol) but neither had anything good. I know newegg is solid, but i'd love to get a "pick it up" place. Same question kinda goes for the motherboard.

Glad to hear I picked a good motherboard
Thanks for the advice on the cooler too. Everyone seems to be saying the 212+ is nice so I will jump on that as well.

Thanks again for the help guys!

EDIT: the power supply was only 80 after mail in rebate
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