First System Build - Opinions and Advice Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: November 29, 2011 9:20 PM in Systems Share edelcid November 28, 2011 9:04:31 PM Hi everyone! Long time guest but I finally decided to formally join the community. I am working on my first build ever I was hoping I could get your opinions as well as any advice you all have. I have already purchased the items listed below to take advantage of the savings but I have no problem making any returns if necessary. Thanks for dropping by! Approximate Purchase Date: This week Budget Range: Current Retail Price: $1,633.88/ Price After Rebates and Black Friday Deals: $1,149.92 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, creating home videos Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor and speakers Parts Already Purchased: - Processor: Intel Core i7-2600k ($279.99) http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354587 - Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe ($244.99) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0053HCOMM/ref=ox_ya_os_product - RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL ($29.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428 - Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE 100311-2SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity ($319.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102918 - Solid State Drive: OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ($59.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227550 - Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Continuous Power Supply ($54.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371051 - Optical Drive: LITE-ON Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM SATA 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature IHBS112-04 - OEM ($59.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106369 - Computer Case: NZXT Crafted Series Phantom ATX Full Tower Gaming Computer Case ($99.99) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004MYC6O8/ref=asc_df_B004MYC6O81795588?smid=AZ8ZZL30AH7DI&tag=dealtmp646872 - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM ($79.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 Parts Still Needed: HDD and Operating System (Thanks steadywaters!) Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.newegg.com, www.amazon.com, www.microcenter.com or any other sites you all recommend Country: United States Overclocking: Yes SLI or Crossfire: Yes in the future Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080/1920x1200 Additional Comments: I want to play games like Skyrim, Battlefield 3, MW3 as well have the ability to run future games at full specs with ease! All recommendations welcome! More about : system build opinions advice steadywaters November 28, 2011 9:39:40 PM Looks good. Jump for Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM now for $80: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... edelcid November 29, 2011 12:08:16 AM steadywaters said:Looks good. Jump for Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM now for $80: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Just picked it up! I appreciate the help! 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