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What should I add/delete in this build?


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thestever

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Hey there everyone, I am trying to make the perfect build. Im not afraid of price as long as its 2000 and below. So please go ahead and look at my build and see if you would change anything or delete something. Thank you!!

http://secure.newegg...Number=13932289
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:welcome: thestever

Change your CPU for http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115072 the difference in speed is minimal but the integrated graphics more than compensate for this and it is $10 less expensive and this can be better spent elsewhere.

You do not need http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835103065 and if you did use it you would void your CPU warranty, Intel are clear on this;

• damage to the Product due to external causes, including accident, problems with electrical
power, abnormal electrical, mechanical or environmental conditions, usage not in accordance
with product instructions, misuse, neglect, alteration, repair, improper installation, or improper
testing
Full article @ http://www.intel.com...b/cs-009862.htm

Again the money saved can be better spent elsewhere.

Change http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148441 for http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820226236 or http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148448 as this will allow for many Windows 7 and other important updates for years to come.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16899261002 and http://www.newegg.co...N82E16899888207 are not necessary, all you will require is a small electrical Phillips and possibly a small flat type electrical screwdriver, touching a bare metal part of the case while you are working is sufficient grounding and again the cash saved can be used on something worthwhile such as the larger capacity SSD.

NB: Don`t forget to purchase a good quality thermal paste such as Arctic Silver 5 http://www.geekstogo...rface-material/
I use a kit like the one in the .jpeg below;
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Wow thank you so much for helping me! Yeah I noticed when watching a couple videos people touched the case to get rid of the electrostatic on them, but some videos I watched said you needed a wrist band of some sort. So I was unsure what to do there. This build is mostly for gaming, so do you have any other suggestions so I can get a great overclock experience?
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I would up the PSU to at least a 750-800W, as you will probably want to upgrade that puppy in the future, and you will need the extra wattage, especially if you ever decide to go SLi or add in other HD's as those two really suck up the watts.
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So I changed my power supply to 750W, hopefully the one I chose is sufficient. Now would changing my processor to an i7 change anything for gaming?
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I love my i7 960 and it does everything I need it to do and then some.


***and yes, that PSU will do nicely. OCZ stuff is good. :)

Edited by Fenor, 24 April 2012 - 05:18 PM.

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Yep nice improvements you have made :thumbsup:
Good to see you have chosen a PSU with a single 12V rail ( a very good price as well <_< )
Are you aware that there is no actual thermal paste in the selected Arctic Silver kit and that it is sold separately, check local suppliers or ebay to see if you can obtain the 3 in 1 kit and reduce costs.
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Oh wow I did not know that, thank you phill for giving me the heads up! Another thing I am worried about right now is the cooling, do I need more fans or will my build be fine?
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Your case cooling is fine, good, tidy cable management inside your case will reduce turbulence and allow for good induction from the front fan and an effective exhaust of the warm air by the rear fan.
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Alright well great! Thank you so much for your help! I will be sure to stock up on a lot of twist ties.
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Keep us posted on your progress and any questions give us a shout.

NB: Did you have any luck with the 3 in 1 Arctic Silver 5 kit?
I get mine off ebay here in the UK http://www.ebay.co.u...=item27b6f2bc14 equivalent to $19.39
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Hmm I found this on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/...=item5ae24f58fc

I'm guessing that is the same product as the one you listed.
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It states the cleaner and purifier are comparable to the Arctic Silver 5 product so it should be ok.
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Hmm I found this on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/...=item5ae24f58fc

I'm guessing that is the same product as the one you listed.

THIS is all you need. Since it is a new build, the cleaner stuff isn't needed to remove old thermal paste from a used cpu/heatsink.
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Oh well okay then, I found that product by itself on newegg. But it is cheaper on ebay. Someone mentioned to me earlier that I should wait till Ivy Bridges come out, but when are those going to be available if anyone knows?
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