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Hello everyone. I would need a second opinion about all the specs I would like to get and also some advice or feedback on the parts. This would be my first home build so I would like to have a good building experience.

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO is the motherboard im thinking for right now. I might also see if any new boards come out with ivy bridge.

2x4 8 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3

A intel i5 2500k. Which I would like to overclock to 4.4 GHz and a vcore of 1.35

A 1TB mechanical at 7200 RPM. Which im going to take from my older computer. After a while I might buy a Corsair SSD 60GB as a boot drive.

A gtx 570 but then after a few months get a second one for dual sli

A H100 for a CPU cooler.

Here is the part im debating the most. To get a combo of a 650d and a hx1050 for $375. Or a level 10 gt and get a ocz zx 1000w.

So if i can get any feedback please leave some. Thanks.
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  1. Sometimes you are better off not getting combo's and just getting the parts you want. In this case you would not be getting a 650w psu if you intend on getting a second 570 later on. I would also not get an OCZ power supply I would be getting one from a company the specializes in them. If you are building thid Pc now then you do not want to wait for Ivy Bridge because that will not be out for quite a while and you want the Pc either now or very soon. The parts you have chosen are good up to the cpu cooler , with Sandy Bridge you don't need high priced cooling so I would go with this;

    COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible $35.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057

    Power supply;

    Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    $139.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371050

    Case;

    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $89.99 and a $10 rebate and free shipping

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
  2. Great looking build. For your motherboard, go for the cheaper P8Z68-V model:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131792

    Go for the 650D and HX1050 combo. The 650D is a quality midtower and should be enough for you. The HX1050 is a solid PSU.
    The OCZ ZX 1000W is also a quality PSU, and it's Gold Certified, so it's a PSU that you cannot go wrong with. However, the case is a deal breaker. The Level 10 GT does not perform like a $200 to $280 IMO. Though this is debatable, and it all depends on the user. A 650D should still make you happy.
  3. hello you have a good system it is good if you are a super gamer than still you need upgrade
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    Great MoBo

    Make sure RAM is low profile .... no tall toothy heat sinks that don't do anything for cooling other than "looking cool".

    CPU - why stop at 4.4 .... 4.8 -> 5.0 easily doable on air.

    GFX - Twin 570's get 873 fps on Guru3D's game test suite ..... two 900MHz 560's get 862 fps for 60% of the cost of the 570's. But there's a new hybrid 570 / 560 ....... er something popping in 10 days:
    http://www.tweaktown.com/news/21520/nvidia_s_geforce_gtx_560_ti_448_cores_packs_a_great_green_punch/index.html

    The HX1050 is not a great PSU. The HX850 (10.0 performance rating) is ... but not the 1050 (8.5 rating) ... the the 850 it's plenty big for two 570's
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=245
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=153

    Most of the brands you know don't make PSU's.....Antec, Corsair, XFX don't "make" a single one .... brand loyalty can be a funny thing ..... I have oft seen peeps trash OCZ and worship PC Power and Cooling without realizing that for the last 4 and a half years, they are the same company.
    http://www.ocztechnology.com/aboutocz/press/2007/222

    The Level 10 GT Snow is a smokin case..... more features than any case I have yet to see and the best reviews I have ever seen for any case. Make sure that you avoid some of the venerable old names that haven't yet gotten around to putting USB3 ports on the case front. Corsair 500R is another new arrival that has great features.
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=843&Itemid=61
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=767&Itemid=61

    Of all ya choices, the only thing I'm really not thrilled about is the cooler.....
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