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June 11, 2011 10:20:28 AM

First time building any suggestions would be great. This is what I have so far.

Seasonic SS-850HT 850W ATX12V v2.31,EPS12V v2.92 80Plus Silver Certified, Active PFC Power Supply

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

Scythe Mugen 2 rev.B SCMG-2100 - Processor cooler - ( Socket 478, Socket 754, Socket 940, Socket 775, Socket 939, Socket 1156, Socket AM2, Socket AM2+, Socket 1366, Socket AM3 ) - copper with nickel-plating finish - 120 mm

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

May get 2 more later if needed.

EVGA 01G-P3-1380-KR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) SSC+ 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

May get another 1 and run 2 or a different GPU.


I still need a HD and case, a full tower is what I'm looking for.

Thanks for anything you guys can mention.

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June 11, 2011 3:07:29 PM

MoBo / CPU - The Asrock boards only come with a 1 year warranty, the upped it to 2 years on the B3 P67 ones after the recall.....I'd want a industry standard 3 year warranty. This Asus P9P67 Pro combo gets ya three years at the same price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Case / PSU - I'd suggest:

Antec DF-85 ($170) w/ CP-850 ($120) or HAF-X ($180) w/ Corsair AX750 ($170) ..... if ya like the Seasonic's you'd want the X series Seasonic X-850 . Both cases are great for performance systems tho, having built with both, I have to give the edge to the DF (not to mention the $60 price difference). All three PSU's are 1st tier, get 10.0 performance ratings from jonnyguru and will handle twin video cards.

RAM - The Corsairs are lower profile and much cheaper for the same specs ($68)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd move up to a current generation card. The factory OC'd 560 Ti's are the best bang for the buck available for 1920 x 1200 ($220).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD - For generic performance oriented 1TB, there is no "best", pick the one that best fits your applications.
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har...[2371]=on&prod[3016]=on&prod[2365]=on
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June 11, 2011 4:10:53 PM

are you looking for saving money, monster performance, looks, quiet ... ?
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June 12, 2011 9:41:33 PM

Looking to run The Old Republic on High and then continue using this comp for future gaming. Saving money would be nice but I'd take performance over savings.
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