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October 24, 2011 6:17:57 AM

This is my idea for my new build, tell me what you think about the compatibility of them all, if they all flow together then cool, if not shoot some opinions my way. I will be Cross-firing eventually and doing some light OC-ing of the CPU. Mostly for heavy gaming and heavy heavy video editing, encoding, production, etc. Also editing videos and the like always take forever, I heard that more RAM helps with it, but wouldn't that in a way hurt the OC ability (which I've also heard). So let me know on that.

And also one more quick question: I'm buying a wireless keyboard and mouse, will these work right away without an OS? or should i use friends wired keyboards to be able to get everything set up?
Thanks in advance guys!

CPU: Intel 2500k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: Sapphire 6950 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: MSI Z68-GD 65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Mushkin Radioactive 8GB (4GB x 2)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Cougar SX850 850w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Corsair 500r
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a b B Homebuilt system
October 24, 2011 6:36:07 AM

I'd suggest swapping out the MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$160 ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX (save $20)

also with only 1 6950, you don't need an 850W PSU, a 650W is more than enough.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$85 SILVERSTONE Strider Essential series ST70F-ES 700W

or if you think you'll need higher wattage

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$150 KINGWIN Lazer LZ-1000 1000W Modular (10% off with promo code)

*EDIT* you'll need to run setup with a WIRED keyboard and mouse.
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 24, 2011 6:44:03 AM

Won't the colors of your memory and psu clash :)  ?

I'm not a fan of using a psu that hasn't been reviewed by a qualified reviewer. There's no need to run a risk on such an important part. Please use one of the Corsair, Antec, or Seasonic 850W units, modular or not. Their prices range from $115 (non-modular) to $150 (modular) . . . watch the shipping costs, some are free . . . and the MIRs.

Enjoy the build.

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October 24, 2011 7:02:33 AM

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