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April 5, 2011 5:57:31 PM

I am a first time builder when it comes to PCs. I have done plenty of research to understand what I am interested in though. Here is what I plan on purchasing in about two weeks for my first build. Now, if you see any problems regarding parts not being compatible with one another, please inform me. I will not include the HAF 932 tower since I already purchased that. I also plan on doing SLI a little bit later on. Anyway here it goes.

Processor
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card
EVGA 012-P3-1571-AR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply
CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-950TX 950W ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM Memory
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Drive
Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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April 5, 2011 6:10:00 PM

Great looking build. A bit overpowered even for SLI so you could save a few bucks on an 850w PSU and still have plenty of headroom for overclocking.

You might want to add an aftermarket CPU cooler for overclocking. The Coolermaster Hyper 212+ is a great choice and around $30. It will get your 2500K to its max clock with no problems.
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April 5, 2011 7:03:18 PM

anort3 said:
Great looking build. A bit overpowered even for SLI so you could save a few bucks on an 850w PSU and still have plenty of headroom for overclocking.

You might want to add an aftermarket CPU cooler for overclocking. The Coolermaster Hyper 212+ is a great choice and around $30. It will get your 2500K to its max clock with no problems.

Is everything compatible with one another? That is my biggest worry when putting this together.
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April 5, 2011 7:06:35 PM

Yes it is.
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