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Need suggestions on building a new computer

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March 3, 2012 6:05:14 PM

I'm looking to build a computer at the moment. My budget is around $1200-1300 at this moment. I am looking to upgrade a lot in the future though. Here are my choices at the moment:

CASE: NZXT Phantom PHAN-001RD ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

MOTHERBOARD: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

GPU: MSI GTX 560 ti 2GB Twin Frozr II ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

PSU: CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 800W ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

HDD: WD 1TB @ 5400 RPM ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

OPTICAL: ASUS 24X DVD Burner ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

WIRELESS: Rosewill RNX-G300LX Wireless Adapter Card ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

I need the wireless adapter because I currently do not have a cable in my room. I will be adding RAM, SDD, and maybe SLI in the future.

Do you think this is a good setup? Or should I consider something else? Thanks.

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March 3, 2012 6:27:52 PM

That motherboard is dual channel, so I'd get 2 x 2GB RAM. Get a lower PSU as for one 560ti, you don't need 800W. Drop that to 650W.
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March 3, 2012 6:32:38 PM

Also you need a 7200 RPM harddrive. Or a SSD bootdrive. And good Ram is cheap. Get one of the Gskills 8GB kits for around 40 bucks

If you ever plan on SLI or Overclock get a 700-850 watt PSU. You might as well buy one now as have to replace it later.

Also thats way overkill on a Wireless Card. The 15-20 dollar ones work great
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March 3, 2012 6:35:02 PM

Also, might want to fix those links as they don't work. Add a space before and after the address if in parenthesis.

EDIT: Get lower profile RAM. Those heatsinks do nothing. Before buying wifi card, make sure your router can support it. Green drives are not worth it if you're not getting an SSD. Either add an SSD in to your build or get WD Caviar Blue 1TB 7200RPM. Save $20 and get the V/Gen3. The Pro isn't going to give you anything important.
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March 3, 2012 6:45:06 PM

I used this one on a friends build. It picked up from his 29.99 walmart router from 3 rooms away.

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

Rosewill RNX-G300LX Wireless Adapter Card IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Up to 54Mbps Data Rates 64/128bit WEP WPA WPA2 802.1x, 802.11i, AES, TKIP with 2 dBi Antenna $14.99
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March 3, 2012 6:49:54 PM

I can vouch for that Wifi card. I was suggested the same thing, but I decided to run a cat5e cable to my room upstairs. :p 
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March 3, 2012 10:13:19 PM

Okay, I editted some stuff. Any other suggestions?
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