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computer build i was going to buy today

by thephonypope / January 15, 2012 11:31 PM PST

hey I just wanted a second opinion before I shell out all my precious moneys getting these parts. and comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated

intel core i5 2500k
sapphire radeon 6850
500 GB hard drive (Caviar Blue)
Kingston hyperx ddr3 8GB RAM
Asus P8268 motherboard
Coolermaster extreme power 500W

plus windows 7, creative labs sound card, logitech mouse and keyboard etc etc

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Just an opinion
by Bob__B / January 16, 2012 3:39 AM PST

I'd go back to Newegg and look for a single rail psu.
Corsair/Pc power+cooling........hint.....hint.

Your watts seem fine but that dual rail @18a might be a problem.

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oh yeah
by thephonypope / January 15, 2012 11:33 PM PST
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by thephonypope / January 16, 2012 5:46 AM PST

ah yeah, right you are
im still catching up with the new generation(s) of technology

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You might hold off on the sound card for now
by Steven Haninger / January 16, 2012 6:18 AM PST
In reply to: ooohhh...

Unless you already know that your needs are special, I'd back away from spending money on a sound card. The on board sound will probably do fine for 90+ % needs for most people. You might use the built in for a while. If it's not doing what you want, you can buy according to your needs later.

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by thephonypope / January 16, 2012 6:56 AM PST

fortunately my computer buying plans were delayed...
any costs I can cut in favor of other things is nice

speaking of which, I was actually considering getting a geforce 560 ti, but I'm unsure what sort of cooling equipment I'll need if any.
I'm also thinking of getting a p67 motherboard for overclocking the intel 2500k, which would affect heating as well?

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When on a budget, I'd suggest to forget over clocking
by Steven Haninger / January 16, 2012 7:27 AM PST
In reply to: thanks!

as it will not only add the expense of needing better cooling but will likely shorten the life of other components. It makes sense to buy what one needs that does what one wants without breaking a sweat. In the long run, it will probably save most people some money.

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all right!
by thephonypope / January 16, 2012 11:37 AM PST

thanks a lot

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