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Gday.

This PC build is primarily used for typical home computing. No advanced or heavy gaming, no video editing or heavy encoding software.


We just about broke your arm persuading you to up the build from the mixed older parts first proposed in your other topic but unless the above criteria has changed, I think you could use a less powerful CPU that would give you what you wanted and still support a mid range GPU if you decided to install one later and bring down the cost.
You have,
MB, > http://www.intel.com...ml?wapkw=dz68bc
You could download the User Manual and also check out the memory QVL.
PSU? > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817438014
Case,? The NXZT 210 only has 1 x Standard Audio/Mic, 2 x USB 2.0, and one rear fan installed.
> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146075
The 210 Elite has 1 x Standard Audio/Mic, 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 rear and 1 top fan installed.
> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146078
HDD. Suggest you stay with a 1TB, this one is very good, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148840

2 CPU charts on this page to use as a reference point. > http://www.cpubenchm...mmon_cpus.html#
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Gday.

This PC build is primarily used for typical home computing. No advanced or heavy gaming, no video editing or heavy encoding software.


We just about broke your arm persuading you to up the build from the mixed older parts first proposed in your other topic but unless the above criteria has changed, I think you could use a less powerful CPU that would give you what you wanted and still support a mid range GPU if you decided to install one later and bring down the cost.
You have,
MB, > http://www.intel.com...ml?wapkw=dz68bc
You could download the User Manual and also check out the memory QVL.
PSU? > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817438014
Case,? The NXZT 210 only has 1 x Standard Audio/Mic, 2 x USB 2.0, and one rear fan installed.
> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146075
The 210 Elite has 1 x Standard Audio/Mic, 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 rear and 1 top fan installed.
> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146078
HDD. Suggest you stay with a 1TB, this one is very good, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148840

2 CPU charts on this page to use as a reference point. > http://www.cpubenchm...mmon_cpus.html#


Nobody had to twist my arm too hard for me to jump into a better build. Believe me, I've been reading so much information online lately. There's so much to learn, but I've learned a lot in such a short time. The case you and nic777 suggested is the one I purchased yesterday http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146078. I will go with your suggestion on the HDD. I am pretty much settled on the i5-2500k. I know there are cheaper, and the CPU is more than what the PC has been used for in the past. I just feel that with this new setup, there will be some new usage down the line that will warrant that CPU. I might as well do it while I have the funds.
Also, please note my user name was changed as of this morning. Thanks to Admin for doing that.

Edited by Webslinger64, 01 October 2013 - 07:32 AM.

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Topic merged by request :thumbsup:
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Topic merged by request :thumbsup:


Thank you :)
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You are most welcome Webslinger64 :thumbsup:
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Gday.

MB, > http://www.intel.com...ml?wapkw=dz68bc
You could download the User Manual and also check out the memory QVL.
PSU? > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817438014
Case,? The NXZT 210 only has 1 x Standard Audio/Mic, 2 x USB 2.0, and one rear fan installed.
> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146075
The 210 Elite has 1 x Standard Audio/Mic, 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 rear and 1 top fan installed.
> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146078
HDD. Suggest you stay with a 1TB, this one is very good, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148840


I have obtained or purchased all of the above components, MB and PSU in hand; case, HDD, and CPU bought and on the way. I did decide in favor of the i5-2500k processor. One thing I haven't gotten yet is RAM. Here are the MB's memory specs:

The Desktop Board supports the following memory and interface:
• Four 240-pin Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) SDRAM Dual Inline Memory Module
(DIMM) sockets with gold-plated contacts arranged in two channels
• 2133 MHz to 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM Memory Modules
• Support for single- and dual-channel memory interleaving
• Unbuffered, non-registered single- or double-sided DIMMs with a voltage rating of
1.65 V or less

I would like to install 8GB RAM, 2x4GB modules and this is what I've come up with so far http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148496

Please let me know if you agree, or if there are other recommendations you might make. I'm not sure if it is better to run 4x2GB in the 4 memory slots or 2x4GB in 2 memory slots.
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The timing on that ram is a bit more tight(8-8-8 vs 9-9-9), but not likely going to be a noticeable difference. Anyone disagree?

Perhaps this would be a cheaper option: Corsair Veng 8GB

Edited by nic777, 01 October 2013 - 06:48 PM.

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The timing on that ram is a bit more tight(8-8-8 vs 9-9-9), but not likely going to be a noticeable difference. Anyone disagree?

Perhaps this would be a cheaper option: Corsair Veng 8GB


I was under the impression the lower the timing numbers the better. Is 9-9-9 better suited for my MB?

BTW, the RAM you recommended has a promo code going on till tomorrow at Newegg. I went ahead and purchased it tonight. Price was $7 cheaper than Amazon :)

Edited by Webslinger64, 01 October 2013 - 10:12 PM.

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Gday.

BTW, the RAM you recommended has a promo code going on till tomorrow at Newegg. I went ahead and purchased it tonight. Price was $7 cheaper than Amazon :)


Good choice and agree with nic777, the only place you would see the difference is in benchmarking. When installed it will defaullt to 1333MHz, after your up and running, stable, then if you wish you can enter the BIOS and enable XMP to have it run at 1600MHz.
I do recommend you install a mini system speaker like this, > http://www.cwc-group.com/casp.html Why should you, > http://www.brighthub...cles/67186.aspx

Here is the G2G how to build, thankss to Troy and Artellos, > http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/
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I do recommend you [/size]install a mini system speaker like this, > http://www.cwc-group.com/casp.html Why should you, > http://www.brighthub...cles/67186.aspx

Here is the G2G how to build, thankss to Troy and Artellos, > http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/


Will do. I've looked at the G2G build thread a few times already. Can't wait to put it all together soon. Thank you all for your expertise.
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You are most welcome Webslinger64 :thumbsup:


Should have all the hardware for my PC build by the end of the day. Excited to get started. I still need to purchase on OS. From the replies I've received earlier in this post, it seems Windows 7 would be the ticket. I'm looking at purchasing http://www.newegg.co...-_-32116986-L0D
That way I can take full advantage of the memory capacity of the Motherboard, well at least 8GB's worth. Would this choice be the best? I know there are different versions of Windows 7, including OEM and Retail. If I understand it right, OEM means the software is registered upon installation and matched with the Motherboard so it can only be used with that specific Motherboard, whereas the Retail version means I can install the OS on this Motherboard and also on future Motherboards/PC builds I may do. Is that correct?
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Hello Webslinger64

You are correct regarding the OEM licence restriction/s but just to clarify regarding the retail version - the product key purchased with the disk can only be used on the one computer at a time (unless a bulk volume licence has been purchased).

A less expensive option for purchasing W7 is availableHere Amazon is charging circa $90 with free shipping :)
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Hello Webslinger64

You are correct regarding the OEM licence restriction/s but just to clarify regarding the retail version - the product key purchased with the disk can only be used on the one computer at a time (unless a bulk volume licence has been purchased).

A less expensive option for purchasing W7 is availableHere Amazon is charging circa $90 with free shipping :)


Thanks for the reply phillpower2...it just so happens that Newegg has a 48-hr power sale going on right now. W7 is $79.99 :)
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You are welcome Webslinger64 and that is a bargain :thumbsup:
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You are welcome Webslinger64 and that is a bargain :thumbsup:


I love good deals. So, I've started the build this evening. Just installed the Motherboard and PSU. BTW, love the NZXT Source 210 Elite case. Can't remember who recommended that, may have been iammykyl. Very cool!
I would like to ask about the installation of the stock heatsink/fan for the i5-2500k CPU. Seems like a lot of people will install an aftermarket heatsink/fan instead. Is the stock item inferior in some way? Should I consider another CPU cooler?
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