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Building new system, thoughts/feedback appreciated

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&templete=2


CPU
intel core i7-2600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115071&cm_re=intel_core_i7-2600-_-19-115-071-_-Product

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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  1. Best answer
    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=N82E16820231426&cm_re=G_skill_8gb-_-20-231-426-_-Product

    GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121418&cm_re=6870-_-14-121-418-_-Product
    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.
  2. Best answer selected by cemmanisali.
  3. TY! I swear you were my PMer XD
  4. 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?
  5. Not out yet? I believe we went over that they were recalled till April.
  6. oh nvmnd, I got mixed up with the CPU my bad
  7. 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--
  8. looks good GL
  9. w8 question 4 u aznshinobi,

    will all of this work with an 850W power supply?
  10. Yes that's a defiantly.
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