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July 26, 2011 6:03:12 AM

Here are the components:

NZXT Phantom PHAN-001RD Red White Finish w/Red Trim Steel
ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
HIS IceQ X Turbo X H695QNX2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Plextor PX-M2 Series PX-128M2S 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
ASUS PCE-N15 PCI Express Wireless Adapter
LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler

Also, with these specs, should I get a larger PSU? I might get two GPUs in the future or add on some other features and I just want the PSU to keep up. Thanks!

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July 26, 2011 6:27:04 AM

yes it all works

but if you are building a gaming pc you are wasting a lot of money

replace the relevant parts with
i5 2500k
2 x 2 gig of RAM
750 watt psu
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July 26, 2011 6:32:14 AM

I'm kinda building a combination of a gaming pc and a pc for 3D rendering and video/image editing. Am I still wasting money if that's what I'm going to use it for? Mostly, the 3D and such isn't going to be for at least a few years, so would you suggest I start with your specs and, if the need arises, just upgrade from there?
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July 26, 2011 6:37:35 AM

For 3D rendering then the 2600k and the RAM overkill make sense

but if you are not going to actually do that NOW then you will be much better off builkding a computer to do that in two years time . By then processors and graphics will have advanced significantly

You still dont need more than 750 watt psu
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July 26, 2011 6:37:44 AM

Sylvynn said:
I'm kinda building a combination of a gaming pc and a pc for 3D rendering and video/image editing. Am I still wasting money if that's what I'm going to use it for? Mostly, the 3D and such isn't going to be for at least a few years, so would you suggest I start with your specs and, if the need arises, just upgrade from there?

If that's the case then stick with the 2600K, but like outlander posted... a 750w will work just fine. Also is this a prebuilt? If not, then look at newegg for a Z68 board. Asrock, Asus, Gigabyte.
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July 26, 2011 6:44:01 AM

No, this isn't a prebuilt. I thought about that route, but I kinda want to build it myself and get that satisfaction (assuming it works lol). I know I'll be doing some of the video/image editing this upcoming semester, but I won't get into the BIG times until after I graduate. I'm not really a hardcore gamer. I don't play WoW or BF:BC2 or any of the numerous names and abbreviations I've come across while researching...though having the option to would be nice.
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July 26, 2011 6:54:02 AM

Don't forget CAD favors Nvidia cards ...something to think about. CAD also has a crap load of plugins for Nvidia cards.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99 - $109.99 after mail-in rebate
XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80Plus Silver 750 Watt Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $179.99
ASUS P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

and two sets if you want 16GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $64.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
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July 26, 2011 7:05:54 AM

What benefit will I gain from switching from P67 to Z68? I remember looking that up a while ago, but now I can't remember for the life of me.
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July 26, 2011 7:11:03 AM

Sylvynn said:
What benefit will I gain from switching from P67 to Z68? I remember looking that up a while ago, but now I can't remember for the life of me.

SSD caching, Lucid Virtu...for the integrated graphics, and some other crap that nobody actually uses...but with your budget wtf...you might as well have the latest and greatest. :p 

You never know when you might need and/or use that stuff. There's a few other benefits with the Z68 that I can't remember.
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