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January 27, 2011 10:13:45 PM

Any input would be appreciated!
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

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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January 27, 2011 11:12:56 PM

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
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January 28, 2011 1:17:58 AM

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!
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January 28, 2011 9:40:32 PM

that's a good combo glad you liked the psu calculator, you ment psu not price right?
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January 29, 2011 12:33:04 AM

Oh yeah, my bad.
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