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Thoughts on my desktop build
06-12-2011, 03:56 PM,
#1
Thoughts on my desktop build
Hello I have been dreaming on building my own desktop and I found some parts I like and got some help from this site. Tell me what you think.

Specifications:

RAM: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)

Motherboard: ASUS P8P67-M Pro (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 mirco ATX Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i5 - 2500k Sandy Bridge


HDD: Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 5900RPM


GPU: HIS Radeon 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5


PSU: Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2


Case: NZXT Vulcan Gaming Enthusiast MicroATX Computer Case

CD/DVD Burner: ASUS Black DVD Burner

I have another build with a Storm Scout case from newegg.ca and the ASRock Extreme4 Motherboard.

Tell me if there is anything missing or anything I should change. Also I was wondering what's the difference between micro - ATX builds and the others, because I love this case to death as it is small and portable yet it can store a lot.
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06-12-2011, 04:02 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-12-2011, 04:04 PM by cubsrule93.)
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RE: Thoughts on my desktop build
I have a couple suggestions for you. One being that I will always recommend a Z68 motherboard over a P67, as the Z68 allows for you to take advantage of everything the i5-2500K offers. You should also go with a different hard drive, either a Samsung or Western Digital, Seagate has been having bad luck with reliability recently. As for differences in ATX sizes, its simply the size. MicroATX is smaller and generally has less options than ATX. Otherwise good build and good luck.

Here is a link to to Newegg for the case (unfortunately not the Canada Newegg) and I think it is less than NCIX (unless shipping is ridiculous). http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...t%20vulcan
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06-12-2011, 04:05 PM,
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RE: Thoughts on my desktop build
(06-12-2011, 04:02 PM)cubsrule93 Wrote: I have a couple suggestions for you. One being that I will always recommend a Z68 motherboard over a P67, as the Z68 allows for you to take advantage of everything the i5-2500K offers. You should also go with a different hard drive, either a Samsung or Western Digital, Seagate has been having bad luck with reliability recently. As for differences in ATX sizes, its simply the size. MicroATX is smaller and generally has less options than ATX. Otherwise good build and good luck.

Here is a link to to Newegg for the case (unfortunately not the Canada Newegg) and I think it is less than NCIX (unless shipping is ridiculous). http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...t%20vulcan

What are your recommendations on a new motherboard?
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06-12-2011, 04:07 PM,
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RE: Thoughts on my desktop build
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...-_-Product

The only real difference is price and maybe some small details, but you can't go wrong with any of those.
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06-12-2011, 04:10 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-12-2011, 04:51 PM by ThatBrownGuy.)
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RE: Thoughts on my desktop build
(06-12-2011, 04:07 PM)cubsrule93 Wrote: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...-_-Product

The only real difference is price and maybe some small details, but you can't go wrong with any of those.

Thank you, and how does the change of motherboard affect build, for example will it interfere with any of the parts I have picked out or will it fit in my case, etc?

Also about the case, I found that case first on Tigerdirect.ca for around 80.99 then I found it on NCIX for slightly cheaper and the case on newegg is sold out.
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06-12-2011, 04:50 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-12-2011, 05:00 PM by cubsrule93.)
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RE: Thoughts on my desktop build
I am sorry about this but I didn't realize that the case you have picked out was not compatible with ATX motherboards so in this post I will link to a microATX Z68 board on Newegg. But the board will not interfere with any of your other parts, it is just smaller.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...-_-Product

It is also cheaper than the other boards, made by a great brand (Gigabyte), can support 2 way SLI, and up to 32GB of RAM.
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06-12-2011, 05:29 PM,
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RE: Thoughts on my desktop build
Awesome, the thing is that the colours are not very appealing but if that is the best motherboard for the price I am very fine with that. I have another question about cooling fans, I have picked out two case fans but I am a bit uneducated in the CPU Fans & Heatsinks parts, so far I have one XIGMATEK 80mm fan and a 120mm one.
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06-12-2011, 05:43 PM,
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RE: Thoughts on my desktop build
Yeah it is too bad that they cant make the mobo coolers darker, with some blacks, that would look a lot better. But honestly, I would save your money because there is already one 120mm front fan, one 120mm top fan, and one 200mm side fan. Those case fans will be more than adequate for your setup and future upgrades. As far as CPU fans/heatsinks go, obviously any boxed processors are going to come with one, but you would only need to upgrade to something like the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ if you plan on overclocking.
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06-12-2011, 05:59 PM,
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RE: Thoughts on my desktop build
I believe there is only 2 x 120mm fans included in the case and there is space for 1 x 120mm fan, 1 x 92/80mm fan, and 200mm fan on the side. I do plan on overclocking since I got the 2500K so I should get that then.
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06-12-2011, 06:15 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-12-2011, 06:20 PM by cubsrule93.)
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RE: Thoughts on my desktop build
Oh yes you are right about the two 120mm fans, Newegg was wrong about the 200mm fan. Just get the CMH 212+ CPU Fan/Heatsink and you will be fine for overclocking.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...-_-Product
And you will be fine with the two included fans. If you got another video card, you would need to consider setting up some more fans to help pull out the heat. Plus from the looks of the case, it already has great ventilation with the mesh side panels and whatnot.
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