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January 16, 2011 11:37:11 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: March 2011


Budget Range: $1000 - 1250 before rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, General (internet browsing, word processing etc.)


Parts Not Required: OS, keyboard and mouse,monitor


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com or amazon.com


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: No preferences


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Will upgrade to crossfire/sli in the future


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200


These are the parts I've chosen so far:

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P8P67 PRO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS EAH6950/2DI2S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG WH10LS30 10X Blu-ray Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Black 24X DVD+R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Subtotal comes down to $1181.89

Any adjustments, advice, recommendations and/or thoughts about this build would be greatly appreciated.
Note that this is my first time building a PC.

Thanks

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January 16, 2011 11:51:16 PM

The only nit is with the Asus DVD burner. you don't need it as the Blu-ray burner will also burn DVDs and CDs.

You will also need some thermal compound for the 212+.
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January 16, 2011 11:52:30 PM

Case - $90 - Coolermaster HAF-922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case Fans - Later - CM Red 200 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $110 - XFX Black Edition 850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $390 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $80 - 2 x (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $370 - GTX 570 Superclocked http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - Later - Same
HD - $55 - Samsung F3 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - Later - OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $80 - ASUS BR Model BC-08B1LT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $1220

Original build comments:

PSU - to OC and use two GFX cards, you'll need more than a TX seriesto maintain fgood stable voltages. The HX series is $40 more than the XFX.

GFX - The 570 is evenly matched against the 6870.... and will well outperform the 6850 unless you flash it successfully (and void ya warranty) . However, two 570's in SLI outperform two 6970's so that's what gives the 570 the nod.

RAM - no advanatge to more than 8 GB in 1155 / 1156 so not filling all slots for future upgrades doesn't apply.

Cooler - The 212 is substantially outperformed by the Mugen 2 for just $8 more
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January 17, 2011 2:44:09 AM

Thanks for the response

So would I be better off going with the HX series PSU or the one that you recommend?

According to the reviews on newegg the mugen 2 is somewhat difficult to install as I am a noob when it
comes to install that concerns me alittle. Also would that cooler work with the new Sandy Bridge architecture?
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