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July 15, 2011 3:42:48 PM

I'm taking a crack at building a new gaming/graphic arts desktop for the first time as everyone suggests DIY is the best path to get the most for your money. I've put together a list of parts and I think they are compatible (I'm iffy on the SSD though) but was hoping the kind folks over here might be able to pick it apart and make suggestions/note errors. Thanks in advance!

Cooler Master RC-932-KKN5-GP HAF 932 Advance Full Tower Case - ATX, Black, SuperSpeed USB 3.0

Ultra U12-40841 X4 Gold Edition Modular Power Supply - 1000W, ATX, 80 Plus Gold, 135mm Fan, SLI Ready, CrossFire Technology, Active PFC, Vibration Dampener Included, Lifetime Warranty w/ Registration

ASUS P8P67 Deluxe B3 Intel P67 Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA 1155), Intel P67 Express, 2200MHz DDR3 (O.C.), Dual Gigabit LAN, 8-CH Audio, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, USB 3.0, SLI/CrossFireX, Bluetooth

Intel Core i7-2600K BX80623I72600K Unlocked Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 3.40 GHz, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Retail

Corsair CWCH50-1 Hydro H50 CPU Liquid Cooler - 120mm Fan, Copper Cold Plate, Aluminum Radiator, LGA775, LGA1366, LGA1156, AM2/AM3

Corsair CML16GX3M4A1600C9 Vengeance LP Desktop Memory Kit - 16GB (4x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency, 240-pin DIMM, 1.5V, Unbuffered, Intel XMP Ready

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti Free Performance Boost Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Dual DVI, HDMI, DirectX 11, SLI Ready

Corsair Performance 3 Series CSSD-P3256GB2-BRKT 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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July 15, 2011 5:50:18 PM

Corsair has not gotten good reviews for warranty claims. But they're very fast. I've had good service from patriot and kingston ssd's, but they're slower. Each new generation of ssd is getting better; you'll just have to read some more reviews and decide which brand is right for you.
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July 15, 2011 7:39:43 PM

You don't need a 1000W PSU to run this rig even if you add another 560 Ti and overclock the crap out of that CPU.
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July 22, 2011 12:02:04 PM

I was thinking ahead on the 1000W PSU for potential to upgrade. With 2 560 Ti cards in there the recommended wattage on average (from the calculators out there) was around 730W. Eventually I would like to get a larger card, something like the 1.5GB 580 or whatever else comes out.

Having the large power supply keeps me from needing to buy another one to support future upgrade plans.
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