My first build and I have a few questions


Mar 3, 2011
These are all the parts I'll be buying in the next few weeks. I also plan on upgrading to 2 video cards at one point. I will be using this rig for heavy rendering and possible video editing.

Case:Cooler Master RC-922M-KKN1-GP HAF 922M ATX Mid Tower Case (Black)
CPU:Intel Core i7-2600K Processor with 8 MB Cache, 3.40 GHz for Socket LGA1155 - Unlocked Boxed
GPU:EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Superclocked 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card - Lifetime Warranty 01G-P3-1563-AR
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-950TX 950-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i7 and Core i5
Mobo:ASUS P8P67-M PRO LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported Intel P67 DDR3 2200 Micro ATX Motherboard
RAM:Corsair Vengeance 12 GB ( 3 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i7 SDRAM CMZ12GX3M3A1600C9
HD:(2) Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Green SATA Intellipower 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive WD10EARS
Heatsink: Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 Hyper 212 Plus 775/1156/1366/AMD/AM2/AM3 Universal Direct Contact Heat-Pipe 120mm Fan CPU Cooler
CD/DVD Reader: Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)
Fan Controller:AeroCool Touch2000 Fan Controller
Extras: ASUS USB-BT211 - USB Bluetooth 2.1 Adapter - EDR (3Mbps),NZXT IU01 Internal USB Expansion (Black),SATA Data Cable (2pk.) ,Syba SY-CAB40007 Molex 4 Pin to 2x 15 Pin SATA Power Cable (5.5 Inches)

I have a few questions for you guys.
1.Am I missing anything in terms of cables or anything else?
2. Will everything be compatible? I've read stuff about all of the parts but I just want to double and triple check before I go off spending money.
3. Will all 3 RAM's fit on the Mobo with this heatsink in, I read that there is a tight fight once you have the heatsink in.
4. Will the heatsink actually fit within the case since its a mid tower case.
1) You aren't missing anything
2) Everything is compatible(but why a green drive on such a performance machine? Get a black edition)
3 & 4) That is a tight fit with the RAM, but it will clear. A good alternate cooling solution when space is tight is an H50 or H70.

I am considering replacing one of my current PCs with nearly an identical build.


Mar 3, 2011
someone said on another forum that the ram wouldn't be compatible. This is their reply
3. P67 is DUAL CHANNEL memory, get 4x2GB if you think you need more than 4GB of memory (which I doubt). Also make it CL7 DDR3 1600.

Also whats the difference between the black edition and the green drive. Would I be able to use a lower power PSU, maybe an 850w even if I crossfire

These 1155 boards require DDR3 Dual Channel RAM. Either 2x2 gigs, or 2x4 gigs preferably. Also you want to use low voltage RAM with these boards in 1.5v or even less. G.Skill, Mushkin, etc... all carry that RAM. Also fast timing, low latency RAM means ZERO in regards to over clocking with these boards sans the reason you see so many CL9 RAM kits being recommended on the hundreds of 1155 builds posted on this board.

For a HD, look at the Samsung F1 1TB.

In your build I see a gtx 560. gtx 560's in SLI require a 750w psu so that you have room to o/c, add extra drives, etc... You can get a decent Antec 750w bronze certified psu on newegg for as low as $90 right now. 850w psu is usually recommended if you plan on running dual gtx 570's in SLI.

I measured my wattage using an appliance load tester. The setup in my signature regularly reaches 750W while gaming with 2 580s. 850 watts will work, though I wouldn't go any lower. You want to accommodate aging parts in the power supply and components in your system. You get more years out of it if you get a little more than you need.

This is correct. You're just using DDR3 in two channels. The Corsair brand is great. I agree that you should go with 2x4GB.

The black edition drives have the lowest seek times and faster spin speeds (7200 as opposed to 5400rpm). Green drives are all about saving power, while black drives are all about providing performance. Performance advantages are gained through quicker application load times and better write performance when using audio and video production tools.


Sep 26, 2011

I want a similar system with 16GB Ram... How can i accomplish that/