millerlw13

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My dream rig I'm hoping to get for christmas.

Specs:

CPU- Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K- $219.99

GPU- 2 EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Cards- $379.98

Motherboard- MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard- $124.99

PSU- Corsair Gaming Series 800-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms - CMPSU-800G- $106.95

RAM- Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model TED38192M1333C9DC- $39.99

Hard Drive- Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive- $69.99

OS- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM- $99.99

Case- Apevia X-Dreamer 3 Metal Case w/ Side Window-Black- $59.99

CPU Cooler- Hydro Series™ H40 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler- $59.99

Wireless Card- ASUS(PCE-N13) Wireless-N Network Adapter (150Mbps Transmit / 300Mbps Receive) with PCI-E interface, Include Full height and Low profile bracket, WPS button Support (replace by PCE-N15)- $33.99

Optical Drive- Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)- $25.99
 

fuzzykiss

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obviously you haven't really read or compared the reviews..
 


If your going to grab a 60 dollar water cooling i would just step it down to a 25 dollar hyper evo :) i believe if your going to grab water cooling go big... but thats just me :)
 

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Toms comparison of that Model:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/corsair-h50-fort120,2370-5.html

"At only $80, it’s difficult to exclude the H50 from our recommendations, but its performance level is not what we'd consider exceptional, either. We’d choose it for situations where a 120 mm semi-remote radiator fits, but a 6.25” air-cooling tower doesn’t, or whenever additional space it required around the CPU socket. Otherwise the big air coolers provide better overall value."


Reviews everywhere allow that it's good, but way more expensive than comparable air. And with 2x GTX 560s, the system isn't going to be quiet anyways, so why pay the premium for it?
 

fuzzykiss

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well i agree really, just bump it up to the corsair h100 and be done with it.
 

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If it's so obvious, what does it make you that you stated it? I, too, have obviously not read or compared the same reviews as Fuzzykiss. Just think along with me for a minute---the heat has to be transferred to the air. That happens at the fins, either at the meager radiator at an exhaust fan, or at the humongous device of a good air cooler. Also, the heat has to pass through 4 interfaces in water cooling and only two in air cooling. Some heat gets trapped in the water. Air is better, even if there aren't test results to back that up, and there are. Water is for quiet and space---and for enthusiast overclockers who will run a meter-square radiator.

We're talking passive, of course. If you throw in refrigeration, that's another matter.
 

casualbuilder

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honestly, a GTX580 will outperform GTX560's, and won't have the microstuttering, for roughly the same price. Do some more research, as an extra $80 will probably run much better, and lessen your power useage by about 100W as well, which could make that $80 back almost immediately.

I would second the Hyper Evo as well, and save some money there to put towards either a HAF 922 (better looking case than the 912) or something other than that APEVIA.

i5 2500k is a great chip! Nice choice. With the new options i gave (only options of course), i would recommend this power supply though:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341041

Lastly, a longer ethernet cable would be cheaper than a wireless card, and much faster if you plan on playing online games such as WoW, KotOR, LoL, CoD, etc. If you are too far from the modem, obviously this wont work, but it is highly recommended.



I hope i dont sound pushy, you have a great build started. I think these things might help you out though putting money in places it will help more.