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This is the first computer I've built in 4+ years so advice and feedback is greatly appreciated.

Part list:

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3Ghz
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819115072

ASUS P8P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813131705

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...tem=20-231-445

ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814121432

Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820148357

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B Black Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16811112154

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817341018

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...t&promoid=1306

In addition, I have a disc drive and hard drive I will be re-using from an older computer.

Total is $1271.92 CDN but I do plan on shopping around and finding the best prices possible.
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    You are in good shape. IMHO, change the PSU to the one below and pull the trigger...

    Corsair 750w => http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006&cm_re=corsair_power_supply-_-17-139-006-_-Product
  2. I agree with sadams04, but if you want a case that would be really easy to build in, you could look at the 600t
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139003&Tpk=600t
  3. Thanks for the advice guys. I'm going to follow both of your recommendations.
  4. piata said:
    This is the first computer I've built in 4+ years so advice and feedback is greatly appreciated.

    Part list:

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3Ghz
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819115072

    ASUS P8P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813131705

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...tem=20-231-445

    ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814121432

    Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820148357

    LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B Black Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16811112154

    OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817341018

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...t&promoid=1306

    In addition, I have a disc drive and hard drive I will be re-using from an older computer.

    Total is $1271.92 CDN but I do plan on shopping around and finding the best prices possible.

    If your looking to eventually go with dual vid cards then that mobo isn't the one to go with. It runs a single card @ 16x, and dual cards @ 4x. Are you looking to run dual cards in the future or do you want to go with a single card set up ?
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