New Build. Compatability Check.

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=N82E16811147153
-Rosewill

CD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
-ASUS 24x

Harddrive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697
-Seagate 1TB

Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908
-HD Raedon 6850

Pwr Sply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017
-OCZ ModXStream

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139075
-Kingston 8gb

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
-ASrock

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
-i7 Sandybridge

CPU Cooling: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
-Coolmaster


Thanks, i'll gratefully accept all feedback, and suggestions!
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  1. 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=N82E16814102954

    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=N82E16814150524

    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=N82E16814102924
  2. 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?product_id=0354587

    And the i5 2500k is $100 less. http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589

    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=N82E16820231424 , http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231422

    Other than that you should be good to go.
  3. Thank you for the help! I'm downgrading to the i5, getting rid of the extra CPU cooler, and bundling in a moniter:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254058
    Hanns-G 21.5in HD
  4. Quote:
    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.

    Quote:
    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.

    Quote:

    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=N82E16817151095
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