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Just ordered this - What did I screw up

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September 6, 2011 4:44:11 AM

Ok, I played with so many combos, surely I screwed something up. so before Newegg and Microcenter ship this out, let me know if I made a horrendous choice or if something isn't going to play nice together. I am pretty sure I am good, but I am far from an expert (When you look at the prices, remember this is before all of Newegg's coupon codes).

Intel i5-2500K Processor

GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100328VXL Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

HANNspree By Hanns-G HF225DPB Black 21.5" Full HD WideScreen LCD Monitor w/Speakers
$239.98 (Qty Ordered: 2 - $119.99@)

Rosewill CRUISER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Side Panel Window and Four Fans

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM

LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer - Bulk - Black SATA Model iHAS224-06 LightScribe Support - OEM

Logitech Wireless Combo MK260 920-002950 Black USB RF Wireless Standard Keyboard and Mouse

Rosewill RNX-N300 IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless-N 2.0 PCI (1T2R) Up to 300Mbps download

XIGMATEK 3.5" Internal 75 in 1 Card Reader 75 in 1 USB 2.0 Card Reader

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September 6, 2011 4:55:56 AM

It's all good.
September 6, 2011 6:01:39 AM

I'm surprised you went with a fairly mid-level GPU, especially since you ordered 2 monitors.
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September 6, 2011 6:39:35 AM

you want wired mouse and keyboard if you game online
September 6, 2011 2:35:03 PM

Thanks everyone. I am not huge into gaming, so I was not concerned as much with a crazy graphics card, but figured if/when I get more time to do more gaming, I can always get a new card and use crossfire...

As for the keyboard and mouse, I have a wired set at home. We wanted the wireless to make it easier/more flexible for work (we are old farts who will use this more for office work than video editing and gaming).

One other question. What is a decent (inexpensive) heatsink that I can pick up? Or will the stock fan and heatsink do me well enough? thanks!
September 6, 2011 2:42:36 PM

if your not overclocking then the stock fan will do fine, sounds like a bit of an overkill for your needs, but ah well. (overkill is always better than not having enough power).
September 6, 2011 2:51:29 PM

Totally overkill, but I'd rather have it limping along capably in 3 or 4 years having spent $300 or so too much than to have to start over. Plus I have kids who will want to tinker sooner or later.