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Last two decisions before ordering!

By fdart17
Feb 29, 2012
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  1. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265

    I was going to go for this board but unfortunately I was looking on the US site and it's $40 more on the .ca site. Does anyone know a cheaper comparable motherboard?

    I am getting the i5 2500k and this RAM: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

    Again I don't know much about motherboards I was following the techspot guide. It was nice the board supported SLI.

    I don't know if you get discounts for buying a lot of things together on newegg. If not, I will probably hold off on buying a monitor until a good deal. I am looking for a 27'' monitor. If you know of a good deal, please share!
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    The only "discount" you might get buying a lot of things together might be the shipping. The total shipping on multiple items is often less than if you buy them individually. At least that's the case in the US.

    I have the ASRock P67 Extreme6 and I'm very satisfied with it although it's even more expensive than the Extreme4. How about this one?: ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Performance
    It's reasonably comparable to the Extreme4 but less expensive.

    As far as your RAM is concerned, it's one of the brands of RAM I use although I haven't used this particular model. It should work fine.
     
  3. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Posts: 301

    If you plan on adding an aftermarket CPU cooler to OC your 2500k and you are ever going to use all 4 RAM slots I would choose RAM that doesn't have the big heat sinks on them.
     
  4. fdart17

    fdart17 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 39

    Are the heat sinks going to somehow interfere with the cooler? Why?
     
  5. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Posts: 301

  6. fdart17

    fdart17 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 39

    I see. So the ram is simply too bulky? What would you recommend?
     
  7. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Posts: 301

    Since you haven't bought one yet maybe consider a water cooled unit that will only cost a few bucks more. You won't have to worry about the RAM slots and you will likely get a few degrees cooler than air.
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Cooling-Hydro-High-Performance-CWCH60/dp/B004MYFOE2

    ...or if you have room in your case and more of a budget.
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005FOVCCG

    about the monitor. If you are building a primarily gaming machine than I suggest not going bigger than 24 inch. When you go to the next size up you notice the pixels more since you are so close to the monitor. If size is what you want consider hooking a HDMI cable to your TV if you have one that is capable.
     
  8. fdart17

    fdart17 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 39

    Is the liquid cooling going to be small enough? Do I have to buy some sort of product to cool, I have never used liquid cooling before?
     
  9. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Posts: 301

    the corsair H60 (single 120mm fan enclosure) is an all in one, very basic CPU cooling unit. The Corsair H100 is a dual 120mm so it will take up two 120mm fan enclosures.
    Compare this...
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    to this..
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  10. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Posts: 301

  11. fdart17

    fdart17 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 39

    I see. I am just ordered a bunch of parts online so updating my specs :)
     

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