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February 10, 2011 6:38:58 PM

Hi tom's hardware community.
I'm going to build my first build for a friend, therefore I'm concerned about if something goes wrong.
Alright, so I know quite a lot of things about hardware, I've just never build a computer...
So right now I'm concerned about the components (if they work together) and if there's any bottlenecking.


MB: ASUS P8P67 EVO
GPU: SAPPHIRE TECHNOLOGY Radeon HD 6950 - 1 Go GDDR5
RAM: Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333MHz 8GB CL9 (4 x 2 GB PC3-10600)
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K
PSU: Corsair CX 600W PSU
Chassis: Cooler Master Elite 430
HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB (ATA-300, 3.5")

So what do you think?

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February 10, 2011 9:30:07 PM

You can manage to get your hands on a P67 mobo and i5-2500K? You must be pretty lucky, since nobody has those in stock due to the SATA controller issue.

Aside from that, what is the budget you're working with, and what is/are the intended use(s)?
February 10, 2011 10:17:02 PM

boiler1990 said:
You can manage to get your hands on a P67 mobo and i5-2500K? You must be pretty lucky, since nobody has those in stock due to the SATA controller issue.

Aside from that, what is the budget you're working with, and what is/are the intended use(s)?


http://www.atacom.com/program/print_html_new.cgi?Pageco... $193.95
Asus P8P67 PRO P67 DDR3 LGA1155 ATX, 2x PCI-Express X16, SATA 6G, eSATA, GBLAN,

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=I7-2600KBX&tit... $329.99 Free Shipping
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-2600K 3.4GHz 8MB LGA1155 CPU, Retail - BX80623I72600K

or....

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=I5-2500KBX&tit... $239.99 Free Shipping
Intel Core i5 Processor i5-2500K 3.3GHz 6MB LGA1155 CPU, Retail - BOX80623I52500K
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February 10, 2011 11:05:14 PM

When will the chipset issue be gone?
February 10, 2011 11:33:11 PM

Gamezor said:
When will the chipset issue be gone?

Rumor has it that the new 1155 mobo's will be back on the shelves by early April.
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