Pulling the trigger tomorrow - whatcha think?

2nd build. Current rig is 939 @ 3.0ghz w/ 9600GT. :)

Approximate Purchase Date: 1/13
Budget Range: ~$1000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, card reader
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg
Country: usa
Parts Preferences: see below
Overclocking: eventually
SLI or Crossfire: no
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 now, eventually 1920x1200

Already bought: I5 2500k, Windows 7 Home 64, Antec 300, Asus Blu-ray burner, Skyrim

Shopping cart (click):
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Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697

GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125385

Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371031

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157230

Everything look good?
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  1. Yes its ok. What you choosed look very good.
    If i had these money ill change the HDD with one with 500GB and for the diference il buy this motherboard : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 suport for better overclocking and Sli or Crossfire.
    Or you can do an efort by 10$ and change with this without changing the HDD : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157279
  2. Question.. can I install windows in RAID on a single drive to take advantage of a future SSD purchase using the Smart Response technology?
  3. nice build =) if you ever overclock consider the 212 hyper evo + liquid cooling is junk
  4. Going w/ the single-card Z68. Thanks sosofm. Crossfire doesn't interest me.
    ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157279&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1fpyhuodstgvg
  5. quick question, and maybe a dumb one.

    I didnt notice an IDE port on your motherboard, yet your CD drive is IDE?
  6. OMG fantastic question!!! I did not notice that. I owe you a beer.
  7. txrider said:
    OMG fantastic question!!! I did not notice that. I owe you a beer.



    haha no problem, happens to the best of us.
  8. Ok... so shopping for a new HDD (now that the combo deal incentive doesn't work - that was the burner).. and these prices suck. Sooooo I'm thinking I'm gonna buy a 60 gb SSD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233223) and play for a few months before I'll need more storage.

    At that point, hopefully the mechanicals have come down in price and I'll pick up a TB.
  9. Latest setup:
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125385

    Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371031

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

    ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157279

    Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3A-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233223
  10. BOOOOM - trigger pulled.

    $581.93 (this stuff) + 2500k ($194) + Antec 300 ($37) + Windows ($99) + Asus Blu-ray Burner ($69) = $980.93

    I'm happy. Thanks all!
  11. looks good, enjoy
  12. Well guys I've been fortunate. No bad parts, everything went together smoothly.

    I've since bought a 500GB WD Caviar Blue for extra storage and plan to buy the Hyper 212 heatsync to do some overclocking. I bought the Intel Performance Tuning plan so no reason not to.

    The SSD is awesome. I can cold boot in under 30 seconds and still have 20GB free after Windows, Office, and Skyrim. Gave my old system to the little brother so he's happy.

    Thanks for your help.
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