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First Time Build - Final check before I buy!

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November 10, 2011 5:54:37 AM

Hi Everyone. First time poster and first time builder. Wanted to put my parts up here to see if there is anything I am missing or if there are any mistakes I am making.

Approximate Purchase Date: Less than a week.

Budget Range: Need to keep it at or under $800.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (warcraft, skyrim, diablo 3, etc.), internet/media

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, os.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, amazon, microcenter, fry's. Whatever is cheapest.

Country of Origin: usa

Parts Preferences: Tend to like intel and nvidia

Overclocking: Yes, maybe not right away, but yes.

SLI or Crossfire: No, possibly down the line, but not right now.

Additional Comments: Here is what I've come up with. Let me know if anything should be changed before I buy!

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
i5 2500k

ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) LGA 1155 Intel P67
ASUS P8P67

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Corsair Vengeance 8GB

MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
560Ti Hawk

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified
Corsair CX600

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1
HAF 912

Optic drive I'll pick up for cheap and I'll figure out a hard drive solution until later. Priced all this out at around $775.
November 10, 2011 6:10:17 AM

if its your first time i would say go for a full tower case. it makes it a lot better in my view, not so cramped...
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November 10, 2011 6:30:58 AM

robin banks uk said:
if its your first time i would say go for a full tower case. it makes it a lot better in my view, not so cramped...


Haf 912 is already big. You would only need a full tower if you were going to tri SLI or something.
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November 10, 2011 7:03:14 AM

That 600w PSU is fine for one 560 Ti, but won't handle 2x 560 Ti's in SLI if you plan on getting another in the future.

Get a 750w if you plan to SLI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cutebeans said:
Get this. Asus z68 motherboard.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...\

You might want this $90 500gb hdd
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-7200-12-Interna...

That mobo has only 16x/4x PCIe, not good for SLI/CF.
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November 10, 2011 7:40:19 AM

Yeah, that's right.
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November 10, 2011 8:36:53 AM

+1 to the ASRock motherboard
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