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I5 2500k system last check before order!

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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.
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.
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September 24, 2011 11:04:21 PM

i will check that out thank you. other then that i am completely ok on compatibility?
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September 24, 2011 11:09:28 PM

that price is 8gb 2 x 4gb
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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
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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
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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.
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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!!! :) 
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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...
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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?
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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?
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September 24, 2011 11:37:15 PM

Good my eyes heart from comparing hardware for a week thanks everyone
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September 24, 2011 11:38:04 PM

Best answer selected by mtech23.
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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
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