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Alright, so I sold my sig rig, and as of today have ordered/obtained my new Intel build. This is literally the first Intel PC I have ever owned. I wanted to wait for Bulldozer, but thought I would give Intel a shot at least until Bulldozer arrives. Here are my specs:

Intel i5 2500K - $180 plus tax @ Microcenter
ASUS Sabertooth P67 B3 - $215 Plus tax @ Frys
PNY XLR8 4GB DDR3 1600 CL8 - $49 Plus tax @ Newegg - $20 MIR ($29 after MIR)

- $90 NO TAX @ Amazon.com - $10 MIR ($80 after MIR)
- $315 NO TAX @ Amazon.com - $30 MIR ($285 after MIR)
HP DVD+-RW - $29 plus tax @ Frys
LIAN LI PC-9F - $140 plus tax @ Newegg

As for the HDDs, I already have a 1TB so no need to buy a new one. I also already have a mouse/monitor/keyboard, since when I sold my sig rig I literally only sold the tower.

I did not pay for shipping for anything. Total after tax comes to $1,069 minus $60 in MIR, I pay a total of $1,009. When I receive all my rebates, I will purchase a Corsair H60 for $60 from Fry's

Now all I have to do is wait for my parts to arrive. They can't come soon enough :-P
    
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10/10

Post pics when finished!
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Decent looking build, I don't think the Sabertooth is worth the $215 asking price though. Much rather grab the

and spend the $30 elsewhere, like upgrading your H60 to something better.

Also, the PNY kit you currently picked out runs 1.65v. You want 1.5v or lower modules for SB.
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Nice, looks like you've really shopped around and made good choice's. While the TX650 is a good PSU, you may want to go a little bigger to leave room for SLI 570s if need be
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9/10

-1/2 for getting a reference 570
-1/2 for the Sabertooth, IMO too much for a p67 board

Everything else was pretty good, and great deal after rebate on that RAM for sure.
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Decent looking build, I don't think the Sabertooth is worth the $215 asking price though. Much rather grab the PRO from Amazon for $185 and spend the $30 elsewhere, like upgrading your H60 to something better.

Also, the PNY kit you currently picked out runs 1.65v. You want 1.5v or lower modules for SB.
Microcenter has a bundle deal for the 2500k and the p8p67 pro. When I researched the pro mobo, turns out lots and lots of people had issues with the overclock failing to post, so I decided to definitely stay away from that board.

Thanks for the tip with the RAM though, I didn't know that SB need 1.5v or lower. I'll do some more research and return the RAM if I have to (but 1600 CL8 for $30 is just awesome!).
    
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In my opinion its a nice build
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Nice, looks like you've really shopped around and made good choice's. While the TX650 is a good PSU, you may want to go a little bigger to leave room for SLI 570s if need be
I thought about this for awhile, and decided to keep just one GPU and get a PSU that could handle just one. Sounds silly, but I hate modular PSU's, and if I got a bigger wattage such as the 750, I would have two PCI-E cords floating around unless I got a second GPU, which I don't see myself doing anytime soon, so I decided to stick with the 650
    
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9/10

-1/2 for getting a reference 570
-1/2 for the Sabertooth, IMO too much for a p67 board

Everything else was pretty good, and great deal after rebate on that RAM for sure.
I don't OC my GPU's, so I'm not worried about that

But yes, the Sabertooth was a tad expensive, but for only $30 more than most other decent boards, I thought the aesthetics and functionality was worth it.
    
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Microcenter has a bundle deal for the 2500k and the p8p67 pro. When I researched the pro mobo, turns out lots and lots of people had issues with the overclock failing to post, so I decided to definitely stay away from that board.

Thanks for the tip with the RAM though, I didn't know that SB need 1.5v or lower. I'll do some more research and return the RAM if I have to (but 1600 CL8 for $30 is just awesome!).
Hrm.. I guess YMMV when OCing. Several of my friends are using 2500k/P8P67 pro/combinations of 4/8gb total ram/Silver Arrow and none of them have had issues yet, fingers crossed for their sake!

Concerning the ram, most kits will have no problem doing their advertised timings and clock speeds with 1.5v instead of the listed 1.65. If you can get it to run at 1.5, save yourself the hassle and just keep them. Like you said, $30 is definitely an awesome deal
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