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Advice on First Sandy Bridge Build

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March 9, 2011 6:15:37 PM

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: newegg.com, 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


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Intel i7-2600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus P8P67 Pro
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

GSkill Ripjaw DDR3 1600 8MB (2x4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS DRW-24B1ST DVD/CD Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler Master Hyper 212+ & Additional Blade Master 120 mm Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Arctic Silver 5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Mid-Tower Gaming Case Nine Hundred Two V3
http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Mid-Tower-Gaming-Hundred-V3...

ASUS VH238H Black 23" Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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!

Steve
March 9, 2011 6:47:45 PM

For dual 570's and o/c cpu I would want an 850w.
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March 9, 2011 7:06:43 PM

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.
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March 9, 2011 7:40:17 PM

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 IntelĀ® Solid-State Drive X25-m 80GB for under $200 to use as boot drive.

Christain Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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March 9, 2011 8:09:45 PM

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!
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March 9, 2011 8:21:58 PM

Christain Wood is doing publicity -_-
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March 9, 2011 8:45:44 PM

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".
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March 10, 2011 6:49:15 PM

And who would buy an intel ssd ^^
Sandforce FTW
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