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This is my first build. All parts from new egg. I'm looking for suggestions

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January 4, 2012 1:01:37 AM

Hello,
These are the parts currently in my cart. This will be my first build and not positive what is the best parts for the price.

Asrock z68 extreme3 gen3 LGA 1155 motherboard ($125)

Intel core i7 2600k sandy bridge 3.4ghz LGA 1155
($320)

Apevia mx-pleasure bx black steel full tower computer case with 500 watt power supply.
($120)

G.skill ripjaws x series 8gb (2 x 4gb) ddr3 2133 (pc3 17000)
($80)

Xfx hd-687x CNFC Radeon 6870 2gb 256-bit GDDR-5 PCI express 2.1 x16 HDCP ready
($220)

Then I have 2 hard drives I'm taking out of my old dell xps 600. I'm running windows 7 64bit. I also have a creative extreme sound card but has problems with sound on windows 7 so I may upgrade if I still can't fix this issue after my new build.

Any recommendations on parts that I should switch or parts that I should add to the list?
January 4, 2012 1:13:24 AM

Oh I also have 2 monitors. One is a 23" led 1080p and the other is a 20 LCD 720p
I will be useing both.
January 4, 2012 2:01:09 AM

and whats your purpose
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January 4, 2012 2:15:47 AM

Gaming, hd movies, and music
January 4, 2012 2:28:15 AM

i5-2500k better bang for buck for gaming, movies and music
and 600w power supply
January 4, 2012 2:39:37 AM

truegenius said:
i5-2500k better bang for buck for gaming, movies and music
and 600w power supply



The case I pick out from new egg comes with a power supply. I figured $120 for both was a good deal. You dont think 500 watts will be enough power?
January 4, 2012 3:02:43 AM

when overclocked and at full load cpu, gpu, and other will require 150w, 300w and 100w respectively. Equals 550w and thus 600w is needed.
January 4, 2012 3:15:23 AM

truegenius said:
when overclocked and at full load cpu, gpu, and other will require 150w, 300w and 100w respectively. Equals 550w and thus 600w is needed.


I got u. This is why I asked. So what I'm gonna do is get the i5 2600k save the 100 bucks and put it into a good case and power supply. Hopefully stay around my 850 budget.

Any cases that you recommend? I have my mind set on a full tower.
January 4, 2012 3:35:41 AM

If you want full tower, the HAF 932 is phenomenal.
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