New build... 1 paycheck away from buying!

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the month

Budget Range: 1500 $

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photoshop (huge works) - Watching Videos

Parts Not Required: Video card, but will still be listed.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050


Been planning this build for a while, and now need final reviews and opinions.
I have a few of these parts thanks to some deals, and a shell shocker, but I've opened nothing and am within the return policy.

I am trying to stay within the 1,500 range and this build comes out to about 1,300.

I plan to try to overclock (never done it before) and will mostly use this computer to game and to do photoshop (massive files).

NZXT Phantom (White) Case

Extra Harddrive:
Western Digital 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s

Power Supply:

Intel 510 Series 2.5" 120GB SATA III

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3

Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz

ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

Video card:
EVGA 01G-P3-1467-AR GeForce GTX 465

Other parts:
1TB WD Sata HDD, 1-2 years old
DVD burner Lite-on
320GB IDE WD drive... very old and don't care if it can be used or not.

Please advise or comment!
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  1. got lost in the click-jungle please list your items like this:
    Case: NZXT Phantom (white)
    or if you haven't figured out the paper clip looking button like this
    Case: NZXT Phantom (white)
  2. Ok... I think I fixed it!
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    Do you already have that video card? You also didn't state what you got as a shell shocker so I don't know the price of those nor the other stuff you also have. Do you need a OS or monitor?

    I kept the case, assuming you like the design, but there are good options with a lower price. Since you have an ssd, the 2tb hdd will only be for storage so I put a cheaper one. You don't need 850w so I changed to a 650w. The ram is currently 25% off so I put 2kits of those. You said yes to OC so I changed to the "K" version. You put no to sli/cf so I changed to a lower priced mobo.

    NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD204UI 2TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
    2x CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
    MSI P67A-C43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) SSDSC2MH120A2K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
    TOTAL: $1,194.56 Shipping Included. Before MIR.
  4. Thanks a lot,
    Actually i got the 16gb of ram and the video card already... I can return the ram if its bad for this build or it doesn't work out. I haven't opened it.

    Do you really think I only need 650W? It seems too little for the amount of stuff I am going to put into this computer.
    You are right. The HD is only for storage, thank you for the samsung link, gonna be picking that one up!

    Now while I said no to SLI, I don't want to save 40 dollars or so to lose that option.
    Is that the only thing that I am losing when I go with your motherboard?


    Hm... meet in the middle with this one?

    Rosewill Xtreme Series RX750-S-B 750W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire Ready, Active PFC Compatible with Core i7, i5 Power Supply
  5. The parts you have are good if you got them for a good price. You just didn't say what you already had and what price. If they are better prices than the current deals then keep them. Sli/cf is a good option to have just in case you want to later and can definitely fit in your budget.

    This is cheaper than the asus pro and can sli/cf.

    Then you would get a 750w for sli/cf, this is $10 less than that rosewill.
  6. Thanks a lot! I picked up that power supply.
    I also noticed you found a combo with the CPU and Cooler... more money saved!

    The PRO just went on sale on newegg with email coupons.. so the price difference between that ASrock and the ASUS pro is now 10 dollars, so I will probably keep the ASUS at this point.

    Thanks a lot for your help!

    Final build:

    NZXT Phantom White
    Samsung F4 2TB HDD
    GSkill rip jaws 16GB 4X4GB kit *Bought already for 139.99*
    ASUS P8P67 PRO
    Intel i7 2600k Sandy bridge
    Intel 510 SSD 120GB
    Nvidia GTX 465*Bought already for 179.99*
    Antec earthwatts 750W
    Cooler master 212 heatsink
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