I5 2500k system last check before order! Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: September 25, 2011 4:40 AM in Systems Share mtech23 September 24, 2011 10:26:47 PM under 1000$ build will be used mostly for gaming already have win7 pro/keyboard/mouse/monitor Mobo: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard-155$ CPU: Intel i5 2500k-220$ GPU: SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card-170$ PSU: Antec Earthwatts series EA-750-95$ Hdd:Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Cooller Master 212plus-28$ Mem: 2 X G.Skill Ripjaw series 4gb DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) SDRam-59$ Asus 24x DvD +-RW-21$ Case: Apevia X-Trooper LED Mid-Tower-65 Total:977 Inc tax and shipping -30$ in mail in rebates any compatibility tweaks and or price/performance would be greatly appreciated. More about : 2500k system check order yo_yo2400 September 24, 2011 10:57:57 PM I'd swap the Hdd for a Cavalier blue of 500gb or 750gb for the pure reason of the blacks can be noisier and in my experience the blues are perfectly fast enough. Thats just a personal preferance. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I have that Hd and it gives great performance. BTW im biassed I hate the cavalier blacks. I've had bad experiences. m 0 l mtech23 September 24, 2011 11:04:21 PM i will check that out thank you. other then that i am completely ok on compatibility? m 0 l Related resources Last system check for compatibility before i order - Forum Last check before I order, Intel i5 750 build - Forum Last check before order! 1700 gaming system - Forum 2.6c system last check before order - Forum Last Check Before Ordering! 650$ System. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer yo_yo2400 September 24, 2011 11:08:26 PM You could get 8gb of ram for the price of that ram ill link some below but very nice pc! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l mtech23 September 24, 2011 11:09:28 PM that price is 8gb 2 x 4gb m 0 l ScrewySqrl September 24, 2011 11:09:31 PM the 750W is overkill. You need 500W for 1 card, or 650 for Crossfire. Rather than any WD, I'd suggest the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB drive, on sale at newegg for $49.99 after promo code m 0 l mtech23 September 24, 2011 11:13:00 PM i agree on the overkill butFor the price difference i chose to stay at 750w just for the fact that id rather have to much then not enough and I'am checking out the drive now thank you m 0 l yo_yo2400 September 24, 2011 11:13:18 PM ^+1 the spinpoints are amazing! The spinpoint will give you higher performance than a blue their aimed at the Black series but have less issues lol. m 0 l mtech23 September 24, 2011 11:18:06 PM added the spinpoint knocked 20 bucks off the total so good stuff. still open to more suggestions but getting so tempted to hit order!!! m 0 l ScrewySqrl September 24, 2011 11:23:38 PM if you're going to overclock. get a cpu heat sink. Hyper 212+ is a middling model, but good for 4.5GHz on a sandy Bridge http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Thermaltake Frio is a better sink, but loud http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Noctua is quieter, but more expensive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... consider this PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l mtech23 September 24, 2011 11:29:35 PM as far as the PSU for a 20-30$ difference should i risk going down to 620w? i feel like id rather be ready for any upgrades with the 750 especially with the price difference whats everyones thoughts? m 0 l mtech23 September 24, 2011 11:34:07 PM sounds good and as far as the rest of the components I'am 100% compatible including the ram at 1600ghz? m 0 l mtech23 September 24, 2011 11:37:15 PM Good my eyes heart from comparing hardware for a week thanks everyone m 0 l mtech23 September 24, 2011 11:38:04 PM Best answer selected by mtech23. m 0 l ultafraz September 25, 2011 3:47:09 AM Even i was rethinking of a GPU, here is my build list.. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/321890-31-advice-moth... Newegg shows OOS; did you get it from somewhere else? m 0 l mtech23 September 25, 2011 4:40:25 AM Nope everything is from Newegg i went for the 6870 over the 6850 because the slight price difference is worth the upped graphic results especially once crossfired down the road m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Building gaming PC, one last check before I order everything Forum One last check on PSU before I order parts Forum Last check before order Forum Last check before order Forum The last check before I order for my new build! Any suggestions plz? Forum New Gaming PC parts list, last check before order Forum last check before I order, could you guys give your input on my build Forum Last check before order Forum Last check before i order my fisrt build Forum SolvedLast check before I set my orders Forum Last Check Before Ordering. HELP! Forum Ready to order my system - Last check - any thoughts? 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