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New Rig Help - first time builder

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March 24, 2011 11:52:12 AM

Hi guys,

I need some advise please.

Had this pc for about 6 years.

Current specs:

Motherboard: Asus P5Wdh Deluxe
CPU: C2D E6600
GPU: His 1900XTX
PSU: OCZ 700w
Ram: 2 gigs OCZ
Harddisk: 120 gig Seagate
Monitor: Benq, 1680 * 1050 rez.


Going sandybridge.

Some of the components that I've picked:

mobo: ASUS Sabertooth P67 (Rev B3) LGA1155 mb with EFi - R2159
http://rebeltech.co.za/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_31_259&products_id=6657

Undecided
CPU: Intel Sandybridge lga1155 i5-2500K Quad core - R1845.77
http://rebeltech.co.za/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=251_252_255&products_id=5702

OR

Intel Sandybridge lga1155 i7-2600K Quad core+H - R2692.05
http://rebeltech.co.za/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=251_252_255&products_id=5704

Undecided. It gets really hot & humid in summer, yesterday was 33 deg.
CPU cooler: Noctua NH-C14 : C-shape heatsink design - 6x com - R620
Noctua NH-D14 : 6x composite heatpipe with dual
http://rebeltech.co.za/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1_90&sort=3a&filter_id=107
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus , RR-CCH-LB12-GP - R262.14
http://rebeltech.co.za/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_90&products_id=1676

Thermalright Silver Arrow , retail pack , alumin - R717
http://rebeltech.co.za/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_90&products_id=1731

Thermalright Archon , with 40-70lbs pressure adj- R690.67
http://rebeltech.co.za/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_90&products_id=1732

GPU: already have a Gigabyte 560 SOC

Undecided
I want to sli the 560 if I get another cheap.
PSU: Corsair HX650 , Eps12V + Modular cable managemen - R1181.44 (cheapest cosair)
http://rebeltech.co.za/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=39_86&products_id=1468

Undecided
Memory: Mushkin 1333MHz DDR3 4GB Silverline Low-Voltage - R477.60 (cheapest)
http://rebeltech.co.za/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_4_10&products_id=5396

Corsair CMV4GX3M1A1333C9 , value select , 4Gb- R429.72
http://rebeltech.co.za/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_4_10&products_id=146

No Idea about the case. I like the cosmos but thats over R2000, can't afford it.
Case: ?

Not really sure
Hard disk: Western Digital Av-GP WD1600AVVS 160gb , with AF - R330.37 (cheapest)

I'd appreciate any input you guys can give. Keep in mind this is the first time that I'm building a pc myself and stability & longevity are important. Will be used for gaming & the usual everyday stuff.

I'm trying to keep this under R8000 but can go higher if I have to.

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March 25, 2011 4:33:57 PM
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March 25, 2011 4:36:18 PM

Here is a Step-by-Step Guide to Building a PC

Look over the forum's "System won't boot" checklist to see some of the common build errors and how to avoid them.

-> The usual advice; read the manual / install guide; look at the parts, read the manual again and if everything makes sense and looks right - then go ahead with the install.

While you're waiting you can download the online version of the motherboard manual and start getting familiar with it. Same for the other parts you want to order if they have install guides or manuals available.
March 25, 2011 5:47:11 PM

Thanks for the advice. Those guides will probably come in handy, looks like I've got a lot of reading to do.
!