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November 20, 2011 4:26:03 AM

Hi all,
This is my first time to build my computer. please give me some suggestions if you see something is not right

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K $314.99
Motherbroad: Asus P8P67 PRO Intel P67 $179.99
Ram: G.Skill Ripjaws 8 GB F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL X2 $86.00
Video Card: GeForce GTX 570 $344.99
Hard Drive: Seagate ST31000524AS Barracuda Hard Drive - 1TB $139.99**
Power supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX $149.99
DVD: Asus DRW-24B1ST 24X Internal DVD Burner $19.99
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT $99.99
Case: XCLIO A380COLOR Fully Black $99.99

Total: $1440.92

** Probably i will wait until the price comes back down because of the flooding in Thailand

Will my system work, guys ?
Also, should i wait until the Ivy bridge comes ?

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November 20, 2011 5:27:29 AM

-Why the 2600 ? Video editing ? CAD ? Huge spreadsheets ? If ya got nuthin that uses HT, drop to the 2500k and save $100.

-Look ya choices over .... GEN 3 gives you upgrade ability to PCIE-3.0 GFX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-131-730^13-131-730-TS%2C13-131-771^13-131-771-TS%2C13-131-790^13-131-790-TS

-Again, why 16GB ....any of the uses listed above under CPU ? If not, go w/ 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Don't see the ROI for the 570, especially with the new 560 .... essentially a 560/570 hybrid..... coming out in 9 days at the same price as the 560's

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/21520/nvidia_s_geforce_gt...

-Barracuda XT yes, Barracuda, no .... 2 year warranty should tell ya something.

- Doesn't list front panel USB3 as being provided....Id say that's a deal killer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 20, 2011 10:26:53 AM

I think you are right. i will switch from I7 to I5 in this case,
But the ram you suggested is not listed under the motherboard QVL and also sandy bridge only supports ram up to 1333MHZ. is it going to be a problem ?
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November 20, 2011 10:30:05 AM

Change motherboard to a Z68 its a much better one than the P67
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November 20, 2011 10:37:58 AM

Sorry, i forgot to mention that the build is mainly for gaming (WoW, SC2 and Diablo 3). Does Z68 do better than P67 in gaming?
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November 20, 2011 10:43:30 AM

Motherboards have nothing to do with the gaming performance. The Z68 is made up of the H67 motherboard and the P67 motherboard, the Z68 has the ability to work better with an SSD if you are going to get one down the line.

But in the end both motherboards are good no real big difference beside the SSD cache of the Z68.
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November 20, 2011 10:49:54 AM

I guess i will keep the original mobo. What about my ram? any suggestion? 1333mhz or 1600mhz ?
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November 20, 2011 11:15:20 AM

1600mhz is fine, you can get 8 gb of good g-skill or corsair for 50 bucks

Also i would suggest getting the modular form of that PSU
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November 20, 2011 11:20:49 AM

I looked over the motherboard QVL and sandy bridge. They only support up to 1333mhz ram. Will the mobo and sandy bridge have any problem running it ?
Also, what is modular form of PSU? (sorry, I am a big noob)
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November 20, 2011 12:19:42 PM

If you're going to wait, I suggest you don't finalize your build right now and ask 1 week before you buy all your CPU components. Tech changes so fast that a part that might be the best 3 months ago will not be the best right now.
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