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August 12, 2011 11:58:40 PM

I'm about to do my first build for a computer for college, but I would like your opinion on the parts I picked out. Now, to avoid the whole ATI vs. NVIDIA dispute, I am boycotting NVIDIA products (due to their refusal to release full specifications that would allow for a Free Software driver to be written, and also due to ATI's cards' superior performance with OpenCL). I also prefer Intel processors to AMD processors. Anyway, the major parts to my build are as follows:

LIAN LI K60B Black CECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
MSI R6970-2PM2D2GD5 Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD3-2VTX90G 3.5" 90GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
2x G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

I've also got a Blu-Ray burner, NIC, thermal paste, cables, etc., but I won't list all of those here (unless you really want me to).

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August 14, 2011 7:53:52 AM

If you plan to overclock you might need a better cooler than stock.
August 16, 2011 6:10:46 PM

I probably won't overclock, at least not right away. Do you think all the parts would be compatible and everything? That's the main thing I'm concerned about.