$1500 build

Any input would be appreciated!

Note: I already have a storage drive

Specifically, sub-$300 monitor advice? I am currently considering the listed ASUS and the Samsung PX2370
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  1. looks like a solid build
    great case
    i can't say i know much about the new P67 mobo's
    a solid PSU, assuming its enough power for you, one needs to think about future upgrades (newegg has a PSU calculator that tells you the recommended wattage)
    great SandyBridge CPU, should provide some good OCing headroom (i assume thats why you got the K series and an aftermarket fan)
    Great HDD, i have one myself. Just make sure TRIM is enabled and AHCI in the BIOS.
    The rest look good too... although for monitors i always recommend a 1920x1200 monitor, a little bit wider than standard 1080p
  2. You're right--I am planning on overclocking.

    Unfortunately, the Newegg Power Supply Calculator is a bit out dated (no Sandy Bridge, no SSD. Using some approximations, though, it looks like 750 W will be enough for another 6870 later on.

    Thanks for verifying my choices--it's good to get feedback from someone who has worked with these parts before!
  3. 750w will definitely be enough btw here is a better psu calculator http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
  4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.584425 Combo Price: $243.98
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118039 $16.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157217 $152.99
    ASRock P67 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000116/ASRock-P67-Extreme4-Motherboard-Review/0 <--- Fairly recent review of the ASRock P67 Extreme4 with some o/c tips and great screenies.

    http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1098/pg10/asrock-extreme4-p67-and-fatal1ty-professional-p67-vs-x58-with-core-i7-950-review-overclocking.html <--- Recent review.
  5. Joel:

    This price calculator is great!


    Thanks for the recommendations--those should save me some cash. As it happens, there is a better 2500k combo deal for this build at the moment:


    (discount of $30 with that GPU)
  6. that's a good combo glad you liked the psu calculator, you ment psu not price right?
  7. Oh yeah, my bad.
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