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Onoku

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Hi, I'm new around here. I actually found TechPowerUp! Forums while searching for how-to's on building a computer desk. Since I am also building a new computer, I thought I'd post it here and see if you guys have any ideas. I already have the monitor, keyboard, mouse. So I am looking purely at the tower. I want to keep the price close to $1000. Here is what I have come up with so far, just from browsing newegg yesterday. I really don't know what the hell I am doing though, so any suggestions are welcome.

Processor:
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

Mobo:
MSI H55M-E33 LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Video:
MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Memory:
Patriot Viper Xtreme Series, Division 2 Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PXD38G1600LLK

Harddrive:
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case:
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Power:
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

CD/DVD-RW:
LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE CD/DVD Burner LightScribe Support - OEM

Heatsink/Fan:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

Operating System:
Ubuntu (Free)
and
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Misc Stuff:
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

Total: $1013.89 (assuming Newegg's deals will be there when I purchase, then about another $60 from rebates)

What I am most concerned about at the moment is whether or not my RAM will be compatible with my MOBO, but if you see anything else that might be wrong with my build please let me know. Thanks!
 
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System Name MSI GT72S 6QE
Processor Core i7 6820HK
Motherboard Intel Sunrise Point CM236
Cooling 2 fans
Memory 2x 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-RAM (2133 MHz)
Video Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M - 8192 MB
Storage 1 ssd 3 hard drives
Display(s) 17.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, LG Philips LP173WF4-SPF1 (LGD0469), IPS, Full HD
Case ??!!!
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC899
Power Supply most beautiful brick you have ever seen
Well first of all, your processor and motherboard don't match. You need a LGA 1155 chipset for that processor, P67 recommended.
 

Onoku

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Well first of all, your processor and motherboard don't match. You need a LGA 1155 chipset for that processor, P67 recommended.
In Newegg's options I didn't see LGA 1155, only 1156 so I assumed they were compatible. The motherboard says it is compatible with Core i5.
 
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System Name MSI GT72S 6QE
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Motherboard Intel Sunrise Point CM236
Cooling 2 fans
Memory 2x 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-RAM (2133 MHz)
Video Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M - 8192 MB
Storage 1 ssd 3 hard drives
Display(s) 17.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, LG Philips LP173WF4-SPF1 (LGD0469), IPS, Full HD
Case ??!!!
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC899
Power Supply most beautiful brick you have ever seen

Onoku

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Well that really rains on my parade. I was planning on building this at the end of next month, so if I can't get my hands on one, then I'm going to have to find another processor.

Any recommendations for a processor with specs and price range close to that?
 
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Memory 2x 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-RAM (2133 MHz)
Video Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M - 8192 MB
Storage 1 ssd 3 hard drives
Display(s) 17.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, LG Philips LP173WF4-SPF1 (LGD0469), IPS, Full HD
Case ??!!!
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC899
Power Supply most beautiful brick you have ever seen

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Onoku

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I believe this Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LG... was the best price/performance processor u could buy on LGA 1156.

But I suggest you wait for sandy bridge. I personally would not invest in an old platform.
Good point. I don't really need it until like July, so I guess I'll put it off until then and hope they have everything straightened out.

Thanks for your help, you saved me a lot of heartache.
 
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