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So I am trying to get up the nerve to order the parts on new egg and do my first build. Scared out my freaking mind of not being able to get the thing to post like all the horror stories I've seen.


Case :Cooler Master HAF 932
GPU: msi 6970 lightning
PS: seasonic x750
Ram : Corsair Vengeance 8gb 1600mhz
MB: Sabertooth P67 (rev3.0)
Heatsync/fan: Scythe SCMG-2100
disc Drive: light-on 24x
Hard Drive: WD Caviar Black 640 gb.
Processor: 2600k

Any input on changing to parts that have less issues or would increase my chances for smooth build would be helpful. I've upgraded computers many times but never built one or done much with the bios beyond turning off onboard graphics back in the day.
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It looks good. What are you going to use it for?
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Originally Posted by duox View Post
So I am trying to get up the nerve to order the parts on new egg and do my first build. Scared out my freaking mind of not being able to get the thing to post like all the horror stories I've seen.


Case :Cooler Master HAF 932
GPU: msi 6970 lightning
PS: seasonic x750
Ram : Corsair Vengeance 8gb 1600mhz
MB: Sabertooth P67 (rev3.0)
Heatsync/fan: Scythe SCMG-2100
disc Drive: light-on 24x
Hard Drive: WD Caviar Black 640 gb.
Processor: 2600k

Any input on changing to parts that have less issues or would increase my chances for smooth build would be helpful. I've upgraded computers many times but never built one or done much with the bios beyond turning off onboard graphics back in the day.
Looks like a pretty solid build and good choices Good luck and chill out it's not really that hard
~~Also don't static shock your stuff
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I would think about possibly downgrading in some areas, and uping in others.

Example would be going with an i5-2500k, especially since the board you are looking at is a beast for OC-ing. If you are going to be doing MAJOR video encoding and such, the hyperthreading of the 2600 will help, but it won't be a huge difference, and going with the 2500k could either save you $100 or allow for $100 upgrades to other items.

Your GPU pick is also a beast, so just keep in mind the other ATI and Nvidia options that could be cheaper and still get what you need done (think 460/470/570) and the potential to SLI those for cheaper. You picked a great one, though. Just pricey

Also, if you're going to be doing major gaming, might want to look at getting a larger storage drive, or getting an SSD to supplement your 640 for faster speeds.

Other than that, it looks great! You're doing your research ahead of time, which is a good thing. It took me a lot of rebuys and quick sales to correct some of my earlier purchase mistakes. As far as the build goes, just take your time, get the CPU, cooler and RAM in the board and make sure it posts. If it doesn't, don't panic. As long as you don't bend your mobo pins, you can usually RMA if needed, but a lot of times it's that you forgot a plug or something. If you panic, you're likely to screw something up in haste and possibly ruin a part beyond returnability. After your mobo, ram and chip all post, then continue with the rest of your build, its pretty much plug and play at that point HAVE FUN!!! This forum is great for this sort of thing

EDIT: Letting us know what you are using your PC for will help out a ton too
Edited by SurfBuckeyesBC - 5/31/11 at 11:50pm
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Mostly gaming , a the ocassional adobe creative suite but being PR i do more logo work than image work so that probablly isn't really a factor. Which is the reason I went for the card I did. I was looking at the 2500k i just worry about always wondering what ive i got the 2600k lol. But if ya don't think I'll see a difference in regular stuff like web browsing and watching movies then maybe I'll go that route.

Basically for the past 10 years ive just bought a new mid range comp every 2 years with crap parts and an average card just enough to run games on low. I'm ready for some direct x 11 and high.

As for ssd I find it difficult to pay more than $1 per gb when i can get a 60gb to boot from for 60-70 dollars im in.
Edited by duox - 6/1/11 at 10:15am
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Originally Posted by duox View Post
Mostly gaming , a the ocassional adobe creative suite but being PR i do more logo work than image work so that probablly isn't really a factor. Which is the reason I went for the card I did. I was looking at the 2500k i just worry about always wondering what ive i got the 2600k lol. But if ya don't think I'll see a difference in regular stuff like web browsing and watching movies then maybe I'll go that route.

Basically for the past 10 years ive just bought a new mid range comp every 2 years with crap parts and an average card just enough to run games on low. I'm ready for some direct x 11 and high.

As for ssd I find it difficult to pay more than $1 per gb when i can get a 60gb to boot from for 60-70 dollars im in.
From the uses you've described, then I highly recommend the 2500k. I've seen a few polls on here comparing that to say the 2600k or the 980, and everyone pushes for the 2500k because the price point is too hard to beat. There are enthusiasts who will need the extra oomph when rendering massive photoshop files or music production files, but for browsing the internets, doing some 1080 gaming and even occasional folding, a nicely overclocked 2500k will get you very far. If you are worried about buyers remorse, take stock in the fact that you could probably sell your 2500 in the near future if you NEEDED a 2600k, but I doubt you will want to give it up! haha

With the GPU you chose, along with a 2500k, you will not have a "crappy midrange build" I think you will be very happy, and gaming for a long time to come at high settings.

I agree at this point on the costs of SSD, but they are very very very fast, watch some youtube videos on speed comparisons, and then keep an eye out for a great price point for one in the near future.
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Mostly gaming ----> 2500k+SSD
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Whats the max supported RAM speed for sb?
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Whats the max supported RAM speed for sb?
32gb usually

it is dependent on the mobo/bios

EDIT: Sorry! I misread your question. Not sure on speed, my motherboard supposedly supports up to 2100+ but not sure what the chipset will support
Edited by SurfBuckeyesBC - 6/1/11 at 11:34am
post #10 of 23
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Ya I think you've bout sold me on the 2500k thing spending around 1410 instead of 1510 sounds kinda nice. would a 650x seasonic push that graphics card fine to ? I appreciate the responses its helping me get my nerve up to pull the trigger on this thing. Soon as my University graduation money gets handed out I think I'll order and do a build log. And ya I see the ssd's maybe I'll just order and ssd and once im sure it posts and such buy a data drive. I'm just trying to stay under 1500 for the initial setup.
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