I5-2500k Build

I've been searching, and decided to go with an i5-2500k build for my first build. This is the parts list:

Core i5-2500k 3.3 GHz
G.Skill Ripjaws X 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333
CM Hyper 212+
WD Caviar Black 1 TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 6.0 GB/s
ASUS 24x DVD Burner
Antec 902 V3
Need help on graphics (Choose between Sapphire, XFX, or Asus on a Radeon HD 6850)
Need help on PSU

Any suggestions would be useful, as this is my first build.
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  1. Hello screemer11;
    What kind of budget are you working with for the GPU & PSU?
  2. Looking around 180 for the GPU, the PSU probably not upwards of 90, but could go. Again there were 3 models of the 6850 I was looking at, one from Asus, one from XFX, and one from Sapphire. I just wanted to know what the best company was.
  3. xfx is alright but the support is sketchy same with sapphire but the are more of the premium amd brands and asus is asus reliable but very very fussy if anything has been done to the card during rma
  4. So what would you guys recommend for the brand?
  5. The XFX PSU; modular cables, 80+ Bronze efficiency, 4x PCI-e power connectors if you want to add a 2nd video card.

    And the least expensive XFX video card. I tossed a coin and it came up XFX.
  6. Just making sure, this will all work with the h67 board and sandy bridge right? And also, if the DVD Burner functions on SATA 3.0 GB/s will it work? Thanks for the help
  7. It will work - but it's far from ideal. The H67 boards don't overclock like the P67 boards do.
    I know the H67 boards are less expensive, but you really do want a P67.
  8. If that Asus DVD Burner is a SATA burner than you're good to go. You didnt list the model or give a link for us to check. SATA is good... IDE or PATA is not good.
  9. I had thought we had you on a P67 board in your other thread.
    Pre-Sandy Bridge Build I guess that P67 board went out of stock.

    If you want to cut some costs you could go with a i5-2400 & ASUS P8H67-M PRO H67 when it become available. It won't overclock like a 2500K & P67 will but you could still the nudge the i5 2400 from 3.1Ghz up around ~3.8Ghz.
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