Compatibility check / Final thoughts?

I'm hoping to by the parts for my first build in the next week or two (yay!). I'll be using it for a some light gaming, some video editing, and multitasking. Are all these parts compatible? What do you think of this build?

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153 - $54.99
Mobo: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0371775 - $69.99
CPU: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589 - $179.99
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181 - $84.99
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161384 - $139.99
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231422 - $36.99
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182199 - $49.99

Total after tax + shipping: $654.86.


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  1. It look good.
  2. Here's a couple things to consider.
    -Assuming you are going to overclock (you chose the 2500k), you should invest in an aftermarket cooler to avoid wasting that extra potential.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    -For the PSU, you can be a lot more comfortable with a more reputable brand. Try Corsair.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028

    -I also think it's worth mentioning you can go with the 6870 over the 6850 and expect better performance.
    Here is a reliable 6870 card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948
    Here is a 6850, if you decide to stay with it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908
  3. darkclownjoe said:
    Here's a couple things to consider.
    -Assuming you are going to overclock (you chose the 2500k), you should invest in an aftermarket cooler to avoid wasting that extra potential.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    -For the PSU, you can be a lot more comfortable with a more reputable brand. Try Corsair.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028

    -I also think it's worth mentioning you can go with the 6870 over the 6850 and expect better performance.
    Here is a reliable 6870 card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948
    Here is a 6850, if you decide to stay with it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908

    Thanks for the input. A lot of people have mentioned getting a Corsair PSU, so I think I'll pay the extra 10 bucks for it. As for the video card, I'm already a little bit over budget. If you feel that there is a significant performance difference between the 2 cards, I might save a little more money, but otherwise I'll stick the 6850.
  4. xspectrum said:
    Thanks for the input. A lot of people have mentioned getting a Corsair PSU, so I think I'll pay the extra 10 bucks for it. As for the video card, I'm already a little bit over budget. If you feel that there is a significant performance difference between the 2 cards, I might save a little more money, but otherwise I'll stick the 6850.

    If it burdens your budget, you should stick with the 6850. I just thought it was worth mentioning.
    Good luck on your build!
  5. darkclownjoe said:
    If it burdens your budget, you should stick with the 6850. I just thought it was worth mentioning.
    Good luck on your build!

    Ok, thanks! I'm hoping to get a CPU cooler, also.
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