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First rig, need help

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January 27, 2011 2:25:16 AM

I plan on using this setup for games/movies/music and all around multipurpose use. I'd like the build to be overclock friendly across the board with the possibility of SLI in the future.



Tower : NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Solidstate Harddrive Don't plan on buying one at the moment but wouldn't mind a suggestion

Harddrive : SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor : ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU : CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(could use help here, I only went off price/review ratings to choose this one, would like to eventually overclock and possibly SLI)

RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders -OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU : Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Videocard : MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(not sure which version of the GTX 560 Ti is best so I will be using the cpu's integrated graphics until more reviews/ratings come out for gtx 560's)

Motherboard : ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Soundcard : ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface 124 dB SNR / Headphone AMP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(this will be purchased at a later date along with a high quality headset, just want to make sure its compatible)

I've added/changed some components on a pc before but never a motherboard/cpu or assembly from scratch so if someone could post a newbie friendly guide for it I'd be grateful.

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January 27, 2011 3:42:42 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/288241-31-read-postin... <--- bottom of that post...guides to building a pc.

Now bundle / combo your mobo with your cpu, and bundle the antec psu with windows. That should have you like $30 right there. Oh and the gtx 560 is out since yesterday and it's on newegg for $250 give or take a dollar. Your build looks good :) 
January 27, 2011 5:09:37 AM

Changed the PSU to a similar Corsair version. Ty for mentioning the PSU/OS bundle I missed that one
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January 28, 2011 12:40:31 AM

Will have to start buying some components tonight, any more advice will be greatly appreciated.
January 28, 2011 1:08:27 AM

might I recommend a Caviar Black instead? I had 2 Samsung F3's go bad on me. My 3rd on is working nicely
January 28, 2011 1:48:57 AM

SSD's are nice and all, but I would probably wait until prices come down if you're considering getting one. just a suggestion
February 3, 2011 3:30:39 PM

Since sandybridge has been pushed back I've decided to wait it out and slightly upgrade a few components, mainly the PSU with the SLI of 2 GTX560 TI being alot more likely then before. Question is will a 750w psu be enough to run that setup comfortably with room for future additions and even being moved to newer more powerful builds, or should I be looking at a 850w.

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

I used this site to try and give me a reference but not sure how accurate it is. It said I needed a minimum of 630.
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