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September 7, 2011 8:07:00 PM

This will be my first build and I would like to know how this looks? I want to make sure everything will work and is of good quality. I have very limited knowledge on this so any helpful advise would be nice.

Approximate Purchase Date:Getting parts as I find what I want and find good prices. Plan on getting cpu and mobo tomorrow 9/8/11. Case coming today :whistle: 

Budget Range:( e.g.: 600-800)Before / After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (In no order) gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, video editing, music, will have two other laptops connected through this computer/internet.

Parts Not Required:( e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)**Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: open

Country of Origin: Illinois USA

Parts Preferences:by brand or type None

Overclocking: Maybe, but the idea scares me right now. lol

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: Going to use my 22 LCD until I can buy a nicer one at a much later date

Additional Comments: I don't do a lot of gaming but would like to have the option in the future and others in the house might do it, so I would like a good card but not a real expensive one. Also thinking of adding a SSD but not sure if I will wait for prices to drop, but really thinking of using two HD.

What I am looking at now:
Case Azza Soarton (Should be del. today)
Mobo-i5 2500k (I know overkill but can get a very good price on it so I figured why not)
CPU-Gigabyte z68X-UD3H-B3
GPU-Radeon HD 6790 (really just picked one out that seemed ok)
PSU-Haven't picked one out but thinking I need at least 650w
Memory-Haven't picked out but want 8gb
Extra cas fan for top of my case (will I have enough spots on the mobo for a lot of fans?)

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September 7, 2011 8:17:34 PM

you won't need 650W for a 6790.... a 6970, sure. 6790 will run on a good quality 380-450w PSU.

I'd sugges a 6850 or 6870 over the 6790, however.
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September 7, 2011 8:28:19 PM

Do you have a Microcenter buy? If you do, check out my $850 build. The $180 2500K should knock off that $50 giving you a total for around $800.
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September 7, 2011 8:35:44 PM

The microcenter isn't close to me but I will be close to it tomorrow. I plan on purchasing the cpu and mobo there. I will check them out for the gpu too.
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