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January 15, 2012 11:31:12 PM

This will be my first build, but i want to make sure all the parts are compatible before i buy anything. This will be for more home based use, along with some gaming. (BF3, Diablo 3, SC2, and Minecraft.) I'm also hooking it up to my home theater.

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-Rosewill

CD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-ASUS 24x

Harddrive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-Seagate 1TB

Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-HD Raedon 6850

Pwr Sply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-OCZ ModXStream

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-Kingston 8gb

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-ASrock

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-i7 Sandybridge

CPU Cooling: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-Coolmaster


Thanks, i'll gratefully accept all feedback, and suggestions!

January 15, 2012 11:54:14 PM

You can save yourself $100 by going with the i5-2500k. The 2600k will give you no additional performance over the 2500k and it costs $100 more , because it has hyperthrerading which is not utilized in gameing. You could take that $100 and put it towards getting a better video card.

SAPPHIRE 100312-3L Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
$259.99 and a $20 rebate makes it $239.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-695X-ZNDC Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
$254.99 and a $30 rebate makes it $224.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If this is too expensive for you then you could look at this one;

SAPPHIRE FleX 100314FLEX Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
$199.99 and a $20 rebate makes it $179.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 16, 2012 12:02:41 AM

Somebody has done their homework. Good Job.

Personally i prefer ASUS or Gigabyte motherboards, but that Asrock seems pretty popular.

Those processors were just $299 at Newegg last week! Bummer. However, if you live near a Microcenter, they have a better price. There is a drop down box at the top pf the page with the locations. http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

And the i5 2500k is $100 less. http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Here is a couple of links to other good ram in case they run out of the Kingston before you buy. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... , http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Other than that you should be good to go.
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January 16, 2012 3:59:13 PM

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Those processors were just $299 at Newegg last week! Bummer. However, if you live near a Microcenter, they have a better price. There is a drop down box at the top pf the page with the locations. http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0354587


Yeah - why is Newegg jacking the price of the 2500K? Is it to meet demand? Is it something else. I don't get it.

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Personally i prefer ASUS or Gigabyte motherboards, but that Asrock seems pretty popular.


I'm the same way - I generally prefer Asus or Gigabyte (currently using Gigabyte) and I'm open to trying Asrock but it seems either people have great success with their boards or they don't.

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Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811147153
-Rosewill


If you want case suggestions I'd suggest looking at the Cooler Master HAF 912, Antec 300 or if you want to spend a bit more on the case - the Corsair Carbide 400R or Fractal Design Arc MIDI.

I would probably swap the PSU for something better, maybe like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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