Mid-High Range System Oct 2011 / Advice before order placed

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Mid-High Range System Oct 2011 / Advice before order placed

Postposted on Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:04 pm

So I have been researching a PC build since last summer. Due to having to move a couple months ago and the imminent release of Bulldozer I kept pushing the purchase back. Tonight the weekend Newegg sale made me cross the line and produce a final build. I welcome the advice of anyone feeling generous tonight to check over my components and made note of any glaring imbalances or issues.

A few things of note:
-My emphasis with this build is for it to run quite and cool where possible; also to be clean and tidy inside (thus the modular power supply)
-This is my first build so any parts or equipment needs to be ordered, I do not have any supplies here
-I will be gaming but doubt I will be over-clocking much (will the CPU fan I have picked out be suitable?)
-I want a mobo that will last me 5-6 years (like my previous) and will probably buy an updated GPU within 2 years and a cheap CPU upgrade in 3-4, so....if anything, I would like to put money toward a nice mobo with a healthy CPU and GPU that aren't OP
-My price limit is $1,500 for everything; I already have a new Asus monitor, a tb harddrive that is only 2 years old for my storage and a blu-ray drive for my CD-ROM

Any help is much appreciated!

Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
Model #:400R
Item #:N82E16811139008
-$10.00 Instant $99.99

BYTECC 18" Serial ATA-150/300 Cable w/Locking Latch Model SATA-118C
Model #:SATA-118C
Item #:N82E16812270093
$6.98

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Model #:P8Z68-V PRO
Item #:N82E16813131730
$209.99

GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Model #:GV-R695OC-1GD
Item #:N82E16814125385
$239.99

XTRAC PADS Ripper Optical Mouse pad
Model #:X-TRAC RIPPER
Item #:N82E16817114174
-$3.00 Instant $14.99

Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 650W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V ...
Model #:Hive-650
Item #:N82E16817182132
-$20.00 Instant $79.99

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Model #:BX80623I52500K
Item #:N82E16819115072
$219.99

Patriot Wildfire PW120GS25SSDR 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Model #:PW120GS25SSDR
Item #:N82E16820220599
-$55.00 Instant $244.99

Rosewill RCR-AK-IM5002 USB2.0 75 in 1 internal Card Reader w/ 3 ports USB2.0 Hub / eSATA port / Extra silver face plate / ...
Model #:RCR-AK-IM5002
Item #:N82E16820223113
-$5.00 Instant $19.99

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9B
Model #:CML16GX3M4A1600C9B
Item #:N82E16820233198
-$20.00 Instant $99.99

RAZER Black Wired BlackWidow Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Model #:RZ03-00390100-R3U1
Item #:N82E16823114011
$79.99

Cyborg CCB437080002/04/1 Black USB Wired Laser R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse
Model #:CCB437080002/04/1
Item #:N82E16826102062
$84.99

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Model #:AS5-3.5G
Item #:N82E16835100007
$12.98

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
Model #:RR-B10-212P-G1
Item #:N82E16835103065
-$4.00 Instant $25.99

COOLER MASTER R4-S4S-10AK-GP 140mm Case Fan
Model #:R4-S4S-10AK-GP
Item #:N82E16835103078
$9.38

Subtotal: $1,450.22
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Re: Mid-High Range System Oct 2011 / Advice before order pla

Postposted on Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:23 pm

MEKsLP wrote: BYTECC 18" Serial ATA-150/300 Cable w/Locking Latch Model SATA-118C
Your motherboard will include some SATA cables.

MEKsLP wrote: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
The P8Z68-V lacks firewire, but it's slightly cheaper than the P8Z68-V Pro.

MEKsLP wrote: Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 650W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V ...
While this may work fine, I'd feel more comfortable with a power supply from SeaSonic, Enermax, PC Power & Cooling, Antec, Corsair, etc.

MEKsLP wrote: Rosewill RCR-AK-IM5002 USB2.0 75 in 1 internal Card Reader w/ 3 ports USB2.0 Hub / eSATA port / Extra silver face plate / ...
I've installed these in several systems. They seem to work fine.

MEKsLP wrote: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9B
I have that kit. It works well.

MEKsLP wrote: Cyborg CCB437080002/04/1 Black USB Wired Laser R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse
Have you tried out this mouse? I like the Logitech MX518.

MEKsLP wrote:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler
This cooler does a good job for its low price.

MEKsLP wrote:COOLER MASTER R4-S4S-10AK-GP 140mm Case Fan
You'll want to use a PWM fan to take best advantage of your motherboard's Q-Fan controller.
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