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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Vandarth, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Vandarth New Member

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    Are these parts all compatible?


    CoolerMaster V6GT CPU Cooler $64.00
    Intel Core i5 2500K $229.00
    ASUS Radeon 6970 DirectCU II 2GB $429.00
    Corsair TX-750 V2 Power Supply $145.00
    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard $135.00
    Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8R 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 $99.00
    Total: $1159

    But especially the GPU and Mobo.

    Thanks alot! Max.
     
  2. BarbaricSoul

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    no worries so long as the RAM is rated for 1.5 volts.


    BTW, you can save some money and not loose any performance. Instead of the expensive V6 cooler, get a Coolermaster Hyper 212. If you don't plan on adding a 2nd 6970 for crossfire, a Corsair or equivalent manufacturer 650 watt PSU will be enough for that computer.
     
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  3. N-Gen

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    Compatible as far as I can see. Personally I'd go for a 6950 and flash it to save some cash, but that's just me, I cannot imply anything.
     
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    i tryed to get that cooler but it was only for pre order, also everyone i check even with single gpus have like 850 or 1000watt psu's, says it makes it last longer

    "Corsair high performance Vengeance memory module 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz 8-8-8-24, 1.5V for motherboards using AMD, Intel dual channel processors and upcoming 2nd Generation Intel Core platforms."

    So all checks out i guess, thanks!
     
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    I'm running 2 6870s on an 850W and there should be loads of headroom. Test results have shown that even with these 2 cards the load power draw is hovering at about 400 watts, so a 650 and above would be adequate.
     
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    The only issue I see is checking your case/chassis size for the V6GT. Looks like a strong build.

    LOL @ Van Darth. Yeah, I posted in your new thread :p
     
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    That 750 watt PSU is more than you'll ever need with just one gfx card. I'm over 100 watts more than I need for my two 5870, and IIRC, 5870 cards pull more power than 6970 cards. AMD cards pull less power than Nvidia cards. Unless your running a GTX580, GTX590 or AMD HD6990, a quality 650 watt PSU is all that is needed.

    There are several heatsinks available that perform equal to the V6 and cost less. Where are you shopping? I'll take a look and make a suggestion.
     
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    Umart.com.au or pccasegear.com.au

    His build has been going on for a week now.
     
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    And you havent gotten him a better priced heatsink yet?!?!?:slap: Your better than that Jr :toast:
     
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    I can vouch for a Noctua NH-D14 as the best air cooler. But its close to a hundred bucks. Thermalright silver arrow is good too.

    I dont know anything about CM coolers, but the V8 is the same price.
     
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    What about the Cooler Master Hyper TX3? Will a socket 1156 heatsink fit socket 1155?
     
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    I had a TX3 on the i3 530, no better than stock. Surprisingly enough, the only thing better I can find is a Noctua. Hyper 212's are hard to find.
     
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    Newegg has Hyper 212s, but I don't know if you can buy from them in australia
     
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    Just a personal input, I bought that motherboard a few weeks ago and i love it. I just had to share that, haha.
     
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    Aha yes, my build has been going on for a week now, but it's paid for now, if the cpu cooler doesnt fit my case ill just have to get a new case from the umart shop i guess its half an hour away from my house, my case is about 2 years old, but ill cross my fingers :)
     
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    Stick to the 2500k. See if you can get a Coolermaster 690 advanced. 2.
     
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    Gotta vouch for the V6GT for never letting my temps break 50 C unless its in benchmarks :D
     

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