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Building new system, thoughts/feedback appreciated

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February 24, 2011 10:46:39 PM

Okay, so this will be my second self-built system. I want this new system to last a long time so I will not be doing any OCing. Also, I will wait until the Sandy Bridge motherboards come out in April.

Purchase Date:
Whenever new wave of Sandy Bridge MOBOs are released


Budget:
below $1500

Purpose:
Gaming (I don't plan on running anything at high, I just want very smooth performance)

Overlocking:
****NO****

Crossfire:
****NO****


Parts not required:
keyboard, mouse, monitor, audio, OS, **Power supply** (Corsair TX850W)


Preferred website:
Newegg


****BUILD IN MIND:****


Motherboard
ASUS P8P67 PRO
http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=HMMvTCuBcZLfu2YL&...


CPU
intel core i7-2600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
[Please Recommend a Corsair brand RAM, I can't decide]


CASE
Nzxt Phantom
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product


GRAPHICS
Diamond HD 6870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 0hd%206870

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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
February 24, 2011 10:52:35 PM

Check out my build guide in my siggy.

Suggestions:
Motherboard: Your not OCing so there is no point getting the Asus P8P67, the Asrock Extreme4 P67 would save you bout 30$. Plus it's basically the same board. The Asrock can OC just as well, your not using that though so it doesn't matter.

CPU: Drop down to the i5 2500. The 2500 still beats out the i7 950 and is cheaper by quite a bit. Plus you really don't need multi-thread since your only playing games. The 2500 is enough and will save you about 100$.

RAM: Corsair... is kind of not a good bang for the buck. Gskill is a good deal, This kit is 70$ after Promo plus it is good enough since it's 8gb. It'll last you awhile.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Get the Asus DirectCu 6870, great cooling 220$ cheaper too! Plus its 200$ AR. Might as well get the better cooling route. quieter than stock cooling to.
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February 24, 2011 11:22:03 PM

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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
February 25, 2011 12:02:20 AM

TY! I swear you were my PMer XD
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February 25, 2011 1:08:21 AM

oh btw, I can't find an online purchase link for the motherboard will this come out later or am I just not looking hard enough?
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
February 25, 2011 1:10:28 AM

Not out yet? I believe we went over that they were recalled till April.
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February 25, 2011 7:50:52 PM

oh nvmnd, I got mixed up with the CPU my bad
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February 26, 2011 2:03:37 AM

Final Build:

PSU
Corsair Tx850W
**pre-owned**

HARD DRIVE
**pre-owned**

Motherboard
Asrock Extreme4 P67
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Extre...


CPU
intel core i5-2500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$209.99

RAM
GSKILL Ripjaws X serires 8gb(2x4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$99.99


CASE
Nzxt Phantom
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$139.99


GRAPHICS
Asus HD6870 w/ cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$299.99
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February 26, 2011 2:10:33 AM

PSU
Corsair Tx850W
**pre-owned**

HARD DRIVE
**pre-owned**

Motherboard
Asrock Extreme4 P67
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview. [...] 20Extreme4


CPU
intel core i5-2500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product
$209.99

RAM
GSKILL Ripjaws X serires 8gb(2x4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 63938&SID=
$99.99


CASE
Nzxt Phantom
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] om%20white
$139.99


GRAPHICS
Asus HD6870 w/ cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 63938&SID=
$229.99 --CORRECTION--
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
February 26, 2011 2:16:24 AM

looks good GL
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February 26, 2011 6:43:18 PM

w8 question 4 u aznshinobi,

will all of this work with an 850W power supply?
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
February 26, 2011 6:48:51 PM

Yes that's a defiantly.
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