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My First Build - Just need your input :D


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thanks a bunch :D
i believe he has a headset so that wont be a problem, and depending if he gets omre money i might get:
i7 2600k- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115070
GTX 560 Ti- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125401

he is a noob with computers so he is coming over tomorrow and i am gunna have to show him the ropes.
(drivers,temps,etc)
im letting him pick out his own case so he feels like he is apart of this build. :P
anyway...i will be sure to post benchmarks.

you guys have been more than a great help...keep up the good work and i will keep liking your posts :D
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The GPU is worth upgrading to but bang for buck the CPU is not IMO.
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The GPU is worth upgrading to but bang for buck the CPU is not IMO.


Agreed, the 2600K is only slightly better than the 2500K, for gaming. Maybe upgrade the case to the HAF, 922, http://www.newegg.co...7^11-119-197-TS
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The GPU is worth upgrading to but bang for buck the CPU is not IMO.


Agreed, the 2600K is only slightly better than the 2500K, for gaming. Maybe upgrade the case to the HAF, 922, http://www.newegg.co...7^11-119-197-TS


yeah, your right...i dont know why i have such an attachment with that stupid cpu.
it would save me a good chunk of money to get his mouse and keyboard.

i have looked at that case before. its great, but the unpainted interior would just bug me. its not my case so i shouldnt care. im going to see how much he cares about a case, but im not going to let him get a $20 one. im sticking to well known brands.
i might go for the big brother of that HAF case, or that nzxt phantom.
now that i look at it, the lanboy air is on sale for $120! (after rebate)
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129092
looks like a giant dust collector to me...ill look into it

also here is a link to the other case i was talking about
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146074
if i get the blue one its 5 dollars off.

thanks for sticking around for so long..again :D

EDIT:
if he goes with a different colored case, the ram wont match it. at that point if i need to change it all i need to look for is DDR3 1600 right?
they will all be compatible with my motherboard correct?

also the lanboy air looks fun to mess with

Edited by Superchimpo, 22 January 2012 - 05:35 PM.

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Whatever case you decide upon just make sure it will accommodate the MB (form factor size) has plenty of room for future upgrades, has removable/washable dust filters and a very good cooling system.
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Look at user reviews for the NZXT, not the best.
I would not recommend the Lanboy.

at that point if i need to change it all i need to look for is DDR3 1600 right?


they will all be compatible with my motherboard correct?



Yes to DDR3 1600.

No to compatible. Always use the QVL, you may pick a RAM like this http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148379 by mistake. not to be used.
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i just found some combo deals...im pretty happy with them!
check it out:
http://www.newegg.co...st=Combo.814898
http://www.newegg.co...st=Combo.814641
http://www.newegg.co...st=Combo.813542

i was all ready going to buy some this stuff...might as well spend less on it
tell me how you feel about those cases. if not those im going to that little haf case you mentioned earlier
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Combo 1 for me the case is too expensive, combo 2 you couldn`t order unless the bundled Ram is on the MBs QVL, combo 3 same thoughts as combo 2 so if 2 and 3 are compatible with the MB go for both combo deals.
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combo 2 you couldn`t order unless the bundled Ram is on the MBs QVL, combo 3 same thoughts as combo 2 so if 2 and 3 are compatible with the MB go for both combo deals.


Agreed.

if not those im going to that little haf case you mentioned earlier


Either of these, depends on his budget,

http://www.newegg.co...7^11-119-197-TS

In case you missed it in earlier, please see Posts #44 & #45.

You need to check that the PSU is still the correct wattage.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139020

So there is no confusion, please post your full selection in you next post.
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ok so i took your advice into consideration. i think im going to go with the haf 922.
i like the case, but it doesn't have any dust filters on it, or usb 3.0
the usb 3.0 shouldnt be a problem, because i am willing to bet he doesnt even know what it is.
but no dust filters is a big problem...for me anyway. he doesnt want the same case i have. so im going to try to talk him into this haf 922
the ram you guys told me to get on my first build is http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820233196
and it works with my mobo.
i want to get http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820233199
if im not mistaken, these should be the same. the only change is the white one has a lower voltage which i hear is better for oc.
would this work? also, this build will only use about 507W and i will be using my old TIM/cleaner.
his budget should be $1200 and with shipping and without rebate it is $1187.70
i didnt include rebate because he said he wouldn't do it anyway.
he gets his money soon...tell me if i forgot/need something

This is the current build
Case - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119197
CPU+DVD drive - http://www.newegg.co...st=Combo.813542
PSU+RAM - http://www.newegg.co...st=Combo.794890
Mobo - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157271
mouse - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16826153059
keyboard - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16823109191
Video Card - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125401
Monitor - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824009315
Hard Drive - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136891


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The RAM is 1.35v. some boards can very fussy with low voltage RAM, It is no easer to OC, just does not produce as much heat. I would recommend you stay with the same RAM as your build. You will get results just sticking with OC the timing, quite safe, if you go to far, the system just becomes unstable or refused to boot, easy to return to the defaults. playing with the voltage is very tricky, just go a bit to far like
0.o2v, the system will run then the RAM will go kaput, no recovery. Many boards come with auto over-clock RAM features.

Video card, very nice but, just to throw a spanner in the works, if you want to game on 2 or 3 screens, I have put up a couples couple of cards. http://www.newegg.co...5E14-102-954-TS

Review. http://www.guru3d.co...560-ti-review/1

HDD. No. A green drive is no good as a main drive and also 2TB is a waste. This drive will be more than large enough, good performance,
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136795 Later this year prices of hard drives will come down substantially and you could then get a larger drive to use for storage, music, video, etc.

Will give that case some thought.. You still have no speakers listed.
If at all possible I suggest you try visit a computer store and try out mouse and keyboard. Nothing like hands on for making a good choice.

Edited by iammykyl, 25 January 2012 - 09:07 AM.

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So i changed the hard drive and found ram that will work with this mb.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231461

Video card, very nice but, just to throw a spanner in the works, if you want to game on 2 or 3 screens, I have put up a couples couple of cards. http://www.newegg.co...5E14-102-954-TS

yeah i looked into it, but im not sure on what to do. i wanted to try and get a video card with 2gb of memory. how do you guys feel about me getting this one?
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102954
after rebates this would be about $1200 (before is about $1250)

You still have no speakers listed.

i said earlier that he would be using headphones

also i think im going to need a wireless adapter

Edited by Superchimpo, 25 January 2012 - 06:54 PM.

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RAM is good.

Great Card, this review. http://www.guru3d.co...0-6970-review/1 Also follow the links.

Sorry, missed that about the headphones.

Wireless for networking, or to the Internet?
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sorry...not sure what the difference is.
i am talking about something like this...
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16833180073
i got this when it was on sale for my computer because i had one that was 6 (maybe more) years old
works great for me.
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I connect to the Internet using a cable from the computer to the router. I use wireless for streaming, sharing, around the house.
A wireless network must be properly secured.

very good how to site, http://compnetworkin...twork-Diagrams/

You need to check about the GPU display connection. I feel sure I read that you need DVI on the monitor.
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