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Please verify compatability and case
12-06-2011, 07:02 AM,
#1
Please verify compatability and case
Hi,
I could use some help making sure I have selected the right build with a case that cools and fits. I would prefer the intel processor and will tend to use this setup for web, MS office video/photo editing, guitar port, and a few games. I am also hoping I can get at least 5 years out of it.
I am limited in case size by my cabinet maximum height of 17". I also need front mounted ports for USB, 1394(video connection) and SATA would be nice too.
Here is what I have selected so far: Thanks in advance:
INTEL Core™ i5-2500K Quad-Core 3.3 - 3.7GHz TB, HD Graphics 3000, LGA1155, 6MB L3 Cache, 32nm, 95W, EM64T EIST VT-x XD,

ASUS P8P67-M Rev 3.0, LGA1155, Intel® P67, DDR3-2200 (O.C.) 32GB /4, PCIe x16 /1+1*, SATA 3 Gb/s RAID 5 /4, 6 Gb/s /2, USB 3.0 /2, HDA, GbLAN, FW /2, mATX,

G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) Ripjaws PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz CL7 (7-7-7-21) 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC

HEC X-Power 585 Power Supply, 585W, 24-pin ATX12V, Dual 80mm Fans, OEM

SAMSUNG 1TB SpinPoint F3, SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200-RPM, 32MB Cache,
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EVGA GeForce® GTX 550 Ti FPB 951MHz, 1GB GDDR5 4356MHz, PCIe x16 SLI, 2xDVI+mini-HDMI,

ASUS Xonar DG PCIY

SONY AD-7261S Black 24x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner w/ Lightscribe, SATA, OEM

ASUS DVD-E818A7T Black 16x DVD-ROM Drive, SATA, OEM
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12-06-2011, 10:14 AM, (This post was last modified: 12-06-2011, 10:17 AM by ichigeki.)
#2
RE: Please verify compatability and case
This case might be a good choice. It is hard to find any ATX Mid sized case under 17 inches. This one doesn't have front USB, but you can install your own USB in one of the slots.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6811112218

I don't recommend overclocking with a small case and a max of 2 fans. Once you install everything, it becomes very stuffy. If you have very small clearance, I don't recommend putting a computer there at all, the air around the computer needs to flow easily for a cool PC.
Desktop: CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 3.30GHz RAM: G.Skill 8GB MOBO: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Video Card: SLI MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768 SSD: Corsair Force 3 60GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Mouse: Storm Sentinal Z3RO-G Keyboard: Das Keyboard Silent/Filco Majestouch 2 Speakers: Behringer MS-16 Headphones: Alessandro MS-1/Shure SRH440 modded Router: D-Link Xtreme DIR-655 Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM De-anti-glared Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X120e/Thinkpad T430
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12-06-2011, 12:43 PM,
#3
RE: Please verify compatability and case
For the cases, here are a few that are less than 17" high. Some of them include USB and FireWire and some offer USB and E-SATA. I unfortunately couldn't find one that offered all three.

In order of price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6811163166
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6811163171 (Requires slim optical drive, see the HTPC builds for recommendations)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6811163118
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6811112300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6811112228
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6811112303

I also don't recommend overclocking the CPU.

For the motherboard, I'd stay away from the ASUS P8P67-M: A lot of customers are unhappy with it if you look at reviews.

I'd look into this Intel motherboard instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6813121515

You get pretty much everything you need, including the FireWire port header.

I'd consider an after-market CPU Cooler, in order to lower noise and keep CPU temperatures in check. A Scythe Big Shuriken or a COOLER MASTER GeminII S, depending on the case, will do the job.

HEC power supplies are rubbish, completely unreliable, if not plain out dangerous for the rest of your build. To avoid. I'll let you figure out your case first and I'll help you find a better power supply once that's done.

I'd look into a Radeon HD 6850 for the video card. It's quite a bit more powerful than the GTX 550 Ti and will last you longer, while sipping power. The Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 6850 is what I recommend, with its superior cooling system: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6814102953

Any reason you have two different optical drives?
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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12-06-2011, 03:53 PM,
#4
RE: Please verify compatability and case
The Sapphire Vapor is pretty long, at 9.37inches while the GTX 550 Ti is 8.25inches. Would it still fit in a micro atx case?
Desktop: CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 3.30GHz RAM: G.Skill 8GB MOBO: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Video Card: SLI MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768 SSD: Corsair Force 3 60GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Mouse: Storm Sentinal Z3RO-G Keyboard: Das Keyboard Silent/Filco Majestouch 2 Speakers: Behringer MS-16 Headphones: Alessandro MS-1/Shure SRH440 modded Router: D-Link Xtreme DIR-655 Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM De-anti-glared Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X120e/Thinkpad T430
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12-06-2011, 04:57 PM,
#5
RE: Please verify compatability and case
Yes, it would fit in any of the cases listed above. Thankfully, the power connectors are on the side of the card, not at the end of it, so the power cables don't add to the length of the card.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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12-06-2011, 08:28 PM,
#6
RE: Please verify compatability and case
Well first of all I want to thank everyone for their valuable time and recommendations.
My current system that I am giving to my kids, uses an Antec Sonata case, mid-tower, I believe. At the time I made a rack with slide out shelves and fully open back that houses my workstation box, scanner, and laser printer. I'd like to keep using it. The max height is actually 17 3/4" and the width is 20". The rack shelving makes it easy to pull out the system and work on it as needed.
Maybe I can find a mid-tower that fits? Is the problem that they are very hard to cool?
I am also hoping to keep my budget somewhere around $800.
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12-06-2011, 10:08 PM,
#7
RE: Please verify compatability and case
Well, if you lay the case on its size, as I'm sure you did with the Antec Sonata, most mid-size towers should fit. The vast majority of cases on Newegg list the physical dimensions in the details section.

As for your budget, I'm not sure how much we're at right now, so I'll leave it to you to tally up the total Wink

If you intend to pull out the case from the rack shelving, a flat desktop type of case would be preferable, as it would fit on the rack shelving and would give you more space to work with than a mini-tower. It would also be easier to pull it out of the rack shelving. Cooling isn't an issue as long as you plan ahead.

The http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6811163118 costs less, comes with a FireWire port in the front. I'd add this fan to ensure proper cooling: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6835426004

The http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6811112303 is more expensive, but comes with a beautiful aluminum finish and LIAN LI fine craftsmanship. It also will offer improved cooling compared to the case above. It doesn't come with a FireWire in the front, but does have three USB 3.0 ports and an E-SATA port.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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12-12-2011, 08:42 PM,
#8
RE: Please verify compatability and case
OK I figured out that I can fit a mid tower case like I have listed below. I need some additional help finalizing my build. I'd like to order this week and have a few questions on this build.
Questions:
1. Am I better off installing a firewire PCI card and use a Z68 Mobo or the one selected?
2. Please recommend a CPU Cooler?
3. Please recommend thermal compound?
4. Have I selected the appropriate ram for the mobo, i do want 8gb?
5. Please recommend a power supply for my situation?
6. Do I need any specific tools, such as the antistatic wrist strap?
7. Have I missed any parts, I'd like to buy in one shot? I have windows 7, keyboard, mouse, speakers, and monitor.

Part Item Cost on Newegg
Motherboards Intel BOXDQ67SWB3 LGA 1155 Intel Q67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $119
CPU Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K $220
CPU Cooler: ???
Thermal Compound: ???
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL $37.99
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan $49.99
Power Supply:
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $150
video card: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100315VXL Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $169
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card $80.99
DVD Burner: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM $19
Tools: ???Antistatic wrist strap

THANKS FOR YOUR HELPSmile

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