Advice on First Sandy Bridge Build

Approximate Purchase Date: Maybe today due to newegg promos ending

Budget Range: $1500 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS (Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:, tigerdirect, amazon

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Sandy Bridge

Overclocking: Hoping to try it for the first time

SLI or Crossfire: Yes (probably in a year or so)

Additional Comments: I'd like this to be a fairly future proof system too


Intel i7-2600K

Asus P8P67 Pro

GSkill Ripjaw DDR3 1600 8MB (2x4GB)


EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB HD


Cooler Master Hyper 212+ & Additional Blade Master 120 mm Fan

Arctic Silver 5

Antec Mid-Tower Gaming Case Nine Hundred Two V3

ASUS VH238H Black 23" Monitor

Total w/ combos after rebates: $1489.00

I've spent a lot of time trying to do all my homework on this build and I think I've got everything right. My main concerns are:
1) Did I spec the PSU right to allow for another video card in the future
2) Will the 212+ fit alright in the case

Thanks in advance for any input/suggestion!

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  1. For dual 570's and o/c cpu I would want an 850w.
  2. Why not a 2500k?

    i would upgrade the PSU
    the case is wide enough for the 212+ to fit with a bit of room to spare.
  3. Thanks for the input! I think I'll upgrade to the XFX 850W Black Edition
  4. Overall it looks like you have a very nice build but there is one area that I think you are missing in. SSDs can make a big difference on boot speed and software access times. Right now you can pick up an Intel® Solid-State Drive X25-m 80GB for under $200 to use as boot drive.

    Christain Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
  5. Christain, I originally had a SSD in my build but I think I'm going to wait for prices to come down a bit more before I head that route. Thanks for your input!
  6. Christain Wood is doing publicity -_-
  7. abswindows7 said:
    Christain Wood is doing publicity -_-

    He's trolling other forums also such as guru3d. Funny thing about it is that there is no such thing as "Intel Enthusiast Team".
  8. And who would buy an intel ssd ^^
    Sandforce FTW
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