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April 13, 2012 12:12:09 AM

About to buy this build any critiques?

Any thoughts on the motherboard?

PLANAR PX2710MW Black 27" Full HD HDMI WideScreen LCD Monitor w/Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MKNSSDCR240GB-DX 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2550K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Without IGP BX80623i52550K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-750 750W Continuous @ 50°C, 80 PLUS GOLD Certified, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GV-R797D5-3GD-B Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9D-8GBXM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON Black Internal 12X Blu-ray Combo SATA Model ihes112-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...

the total including windows home 7 is 2235 on newegg might use amazon.

Thnx :) 
April 13, 2012 12:20:05 AM

Mobo is a bit pricey, and RAM doesn't have to be that fast (DDR3-1600 is fine). I'm sure an Extreme4 would suit you. Also, if you don't want to wait for April 29th (IB), it's fine.

Might want to think about a GTX 680, though.
(psst... your link doesn't work... it's not public ;)  ).
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April 13, 2012 1:59:17 AM

april 29th IB? sorry i made the list public but newegg isnt posting it... :( 

But yea I'd prefer the 680 so maybe Ill hold off.
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April 13, 2012 2:02:02 AM

The 680 is available now, it's just that IB isn't until April 29th. I'd recommend it... won't hurt...

Just put the final price of your build, and preferably prices for each component for better help.
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April 13, 2012 2:18:02 AM

This PSU is much better:
CORSAIR TX750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

have had problems w/Rosewill

Also get this HD

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

the same as the one above but 50% larger for a bit more cash, a good investment.
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April 13, 2012 4:14:16 AM

nice Thor, ill def be exchanging those 2 components.
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April 13, 2012 4:36:40 AM

I agree with Thor on is changes. I would suggest waiting for IB as the new i5 will be about 225 and draw less power and have better performance and hopefully better overclocking. I would also get the 680 over the 7970.

MSI does have their Twin Frozer II already

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

great cooling system on that one.

I like the extreme 7 but I agree you would be fine with the extreme 4 as it still provides SLI upgrade later.

here is the 4 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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April 13, 2012 7:15:08 PM

Hmmmm.... do you think even a Pro3 Z77 would work for him?
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April 20, 2012 12:15:49 AM

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