First build questions

Hey guys,

This is my first time building a computer from scratch, so I'd really appreciate any tips, tricks, or suggestions you could throw my way. I've been doing a bit of research, and here's what I've come up with so far.

Case - Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021&cm_re=case_atx-_-11-129-021-_-Product

Mobo - ASRock P67 Extreme4 ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157229&cm_re=p67_motherboard_1155-_-13-157-229-_-Product

CPU - intel i5-2500k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072&cm_re=Intel_Core_i5-2500k-_-19-115-072-_-Product

Ram - Patriot Gamer 2 DDR3 - 2x4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220558&cm_re=patriot_ram_p67-_-20-220-558-_-Product

Graphics - Either GTX 570 1.28 GB or Radeon HD 6970 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593&cm_re=gtx_570-_-14-130-593-_-Product
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102915&cm_re=Radeon_HD_6970_2GB-_-14-102-915-_-Product

PSU - SeasonicX 750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087&Tpk=seasonic%20x-750

Hard Drive - Samsung 1TB 7200rpm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&cm_re=samsung_f3-_-22-152-185-_-Product&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=474tcbcnu0f8

(I'm still looking for a durable cd/dvd drive)
After all this, the total ends up around $1100. Is 750W enough to power this thing? Even if i add another graphics card later on? Am I missing anything important? What about cables, screws, etc. ?

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Get a cheaper PSU, that psu isn't even close to worth what you're paying.
    Save 30 bucks and get this. You get more wattage and the same efficiency.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152043&cm_re=850w-_-17-152-043-_-Product
    Trust me, I've seen the reviews for this, it's a solid PSU.

    Get the 560 Ti save some money, it's stock OC'd and performs to the level of the 570. Plus even on par with the 6970.
    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-PCI-Express-N560GTX-TWIN-FROZR/dp/B004JLNZXU%3FSubscriptionId%3D19BAZMZQFZJ6G2QYGCG2%26tag%3Dsquid1240995-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB004JLNZXU
    Source: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2011/01/27/msi-geforce-gtx-560-ti-1gb-review/6

    Everything else looks good. If you use the 850w and SLI with the 560 Ti's I suggested it's good to go. As for anything important nah. Oh just so you know the 560 Ti's (even OC'd) run a lot cooler and quieter than the 570 and 6970.

    If you bought the 560 off my amazon link I posted that'd be great in supporting me!
  2. Eww.. Raidmax? But why?
    Can't say anything bad about the product, and the Tom's PSU article didn't tell who made that specific PSU. But I mean, it's a raidmax and it's cheap. You really trust in it Shinobi?
  3. Yes.
    http://yutubemedia.com/raidmax-rx-850ae-850w-psu-review/2/
    It's not the BEST, but it's half decent. Plus not the worst capacitors. Decent review if you ask me.
  4. I appreciate the help guys-- looks like I'm all set to order and get this thing going. Sorry, Shinobi, but I won't be buying your card. Good luck finding a buyer, though!
  5. I think it's actually more of a revenue sharing thing. He gets a small portion of the revenue (probably like 2%) for redirecting you to the amazon link. It's not like an ebay thing.
  6. aznshinobi said:
    Yes.
    http://yutubemedia.com/raidmax-rx-850ae-850w-psu-review/2/
    It's not the BEST, but it's half decent. Plus not the worst capacitors. Decent review if you ask me.

    Excessively mediocre review:
    No load testing, no verification of efficiency, no hum and noise tests, no thermal tests
    (see JohnnyGuru or hardwaresecrets for how to test a PSU)

    of an excessively mediocre PSU (a good 850 watt PSU should be able to produce 70 amps on the 12 volt rails).
  7. @Striker, he's correct. I get 2% and the site I split w/ gets 2% to host my site.

    The review isn't the best, I agree. But it's the only one that really reviewed it. I haven't seen any other reviews for it.
  8. i would HIGHLY reccommend this PSU if your buying today/tommorrow, its on sale from $139 to $79!:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371026&cm_re=antec_750w-_-17-371-026-_-Product
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