First time! Check out build please!

So I am going to build my first computer!! I am very excited and have become very fascinated with the process. Computer parts are consuming my thoughts! I don't know much of anything, I have really only started my research 3 days ago.... but, I am pretty sold on doing this thing. Originally I was going to just customize a rig though CyberpowerPC, but it seems I can save a little bit of money this way, get a opportunity to really learn my machine and be able to use Silverstones Raven.

I will be using the computer for gaming, graphic design software and as a entertainment center. I plan on using eyefinity and utilizing crossfire in the near future as well. So here is what I have came up with.

CASE: SILVERSTONE RAVEN RV01-BW Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
MOBO: ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
GPU: XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
HARD DRIVE: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model KHX1333C7D3K4/8GX
OPTICAL DRIVE: LG Black 10X Blu-ray Burner - Bulk SATA WH10LS30 LightScribe Support - OEM
COOLER: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Final price tag of around $1350 after a few mail in rebates.

First question, do all the pieces fit, will this work?
Am I missing anything imperative?
Should I go with liquid cooling over the Hyper 212? Do I need extra fans?
Should I go with the Deluxe over the Pro on my MOBO? Will I even utilize the extra features the Deluxe offers?
5870 vs 6870.. If I plan on going crossfire months down the road, should I still stick with the 5870?
I wish to make this wireless, bluetooth enabled, but I have yet to do any research on that yet. Is there a certain quality of chip I must get?
Lastly, am I in way over my head or is the process of building your first computer really not all that difficult?

Thank you very much for your feedback, I really do appreciate it!
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  1. Your questions


    1) Yes, and this is better RAM and is the same price.

    2) No.

    3) Hyper 212+ by CM is the best "bang for buck" air-cooler on the market, great choice.

    5) HD5870 if you're not Crossfiring but HD6870 if you do plan to Crossfire.

    7) The first time I built a computer, I was really nervous but it really is easy and doesn't take long to do. Enjoy!
  2. Thank you Omni,

    What do you think of the build? Is it good?
  3. Check out the sticky for step by step build guide and troubleshooting guide.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/288241-31-read-posting-buyer-guides-troubleshooting

    Wireless kB and mouse tech is all USb based. So it's just plug in receiver install drivers if necessary. Most wireless KB + mice aren't bluetooth though.

    Changes
    Go with a RV02E rather than RV01 case though. Much improved.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163173&cm_re=silverstone_case-_-11-163-173-_-Product

    Swap PSU to a 750. Best deal ATM would be XFX 750 Black edition $100 AR.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207003&Tpk=xfx%20750

    RAm change as suggested above is good, though you can consider paying some more for Cas 7 Kit.

    HD i'd swap to a f3 1tb $55 right now. Much better deal and performance is about the same.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=f3%201tb

    If you don't actually have a need for a blue ray burner, don't bother. Future is digital distribution.
  4. Double the capacity
    Half the transfer rate

    Samsung HD103SJ, as Banthracis stated above is the better choice of HDD. Especially for only $55! It's regarded as the best SATA2 drive on the market for the price.
  5. banthracis said:
    Check out the sticky for step by step build guide and troubleshooting guide.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/288241-31-read-posting-buyer-guides-troubleshooting

    Wireless kB and mouse tech is all USb based. So it's just plug in receiver install drivers if necessary. Most wireless KB + mice aren't bluetooth though.

    Changes
    Go with a RV02E rather than RV01 case though. Much improved.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163173&cm_re=silverstone_case-_-11-163-173-_-Product

    Swap PSU to a 750. Best deal ATM would be XFX 750 Black edition $100 AR.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207003&Tpk=xfx%20750

    RAm change as suggested above is good, though you can consider paying some more for Cas 7 Kit.

    HD i'd swap to a f3 1tb $55 right now. Much better deal and performance is about the same.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=f3%201tb

    If you don't actually have a need for a blue ray burner, don't bother. Future is digital distribution.


    Will read the guide tonight, thanks!

    With the case, I am willing to pay a little extra for the look alone. Its the best looking case I have seen imo. Unless of course, the functionally and efficiency is superior on the RV02E?

    Will 750 be enough power for what I am doing? Or should I look into getting something larger? It seems the PSU is very important, but I do not know much about it yet. Not sure where the quality vs size comes into play yet.

    Is this the RAM you are referring to?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231440

    When it comes to the HD, how important is the size of the cache? Should I look into getting something with a larger RPM or will 7200 be sufficient?
  6. Samsung HD103SJ

    7200rpm is standard and anything higher is just a marketing scheme.
  7. While 7200RPM HDDs will give great performance, you should get a small SSD to boot. I recommend the Crucial C300 60GB. Best on the market.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148357&cm_re=crucial_c300-_-20-148-357-_-Product
  8. Updated! Thanks! Changed the CASE, RAM, HARD DRIVE, PSU and added a SSD.

    Still debating on the GPU, not sure when I want to drop another 200+ to go crossfire. I do plan on running Eyefinity soon with 3-24" monitors, would it be wise to go crossfire before hand or can the 5870 handle it well?

    Also, for Longevity purposes, I am still debating whether I should just go with the i7-2600k now. What do you think?
    What do you think of this build? Is it looking respectable?

    CASE: LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    MOBO: ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    PSU: XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    GPU: XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
    HARD DRIVE: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    SOLID STATE DRIVE: Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-8GBXH
    OPTICAL DRIVE: LG Black 10X Blu-ray Burner - Bulk SATA WH10LS30 LightScribe Support - OEM
    COOLER: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
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