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Hello Everyone, I have a few questions about my first build. If im not in compliance with something or two items do not work together please let me know. Also if there is something that is to "weak" let me know. i will be using this for gaming mostly(Very little wow when my brother is in town and is having withdraws.. lol and i will play Diablo 3. and web browsing.)
Thanks in advance. Brian

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It looks like you are ordering from iBuyPower... Do you have a reason to not build it yourself?

You don't need a 750w for a single 560 (or 2 for that matter).

EDIT: That mobo is a h67 m-atx btw, bad choice as the post below stated
Edited by Winrahr - 7/19/11 at 5:10pm
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Bad choice in motherboard. H67 chipset doesn't allow overclocking, yet you have a 2500K...an OCing chip. P67 or Z68.

If you're only going to use one card with no intentions of SLI/Crossfire, a quality 500-620W PSU is plenty. 750W is overkill.

Hard drive...get the Samsung F3 1TB. Similar performance, may be cheaper.

Looks like you're at a custom build site...should really just build your own.
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I would just be p*ssed if I bent a pin or two on anything installing it. Also im not to sure on how to install a ssd. Is it easy to break them while putting them together?
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I would just be p*ssed if I bent a pin or two on anything installing it. Also im not to sure on how to install a ssd. Is it easy to break them while putting them together?
They're just like your normal hard drives, and pretty hard to break (don't try to break it though )

If you bend a pin, just bend it back
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what would be an alternate site to buy parts for me to build it?
Newegg a good idea?
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what would be an alternate site to buy parts for me to build it?
Newegg a good idea?
Assuming you are in the US

newegg and amazons are good choices, they have quite a lot of deals and combos too (especially newegg)
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Bad choice in motherboard. H67 chipset doesn't allow overclocking, yet you have a 2500K...an OCing chip. P67 or Z68.

If you're only going to use one card with no intentions of SLI/Crossfire, a quality 500-620W PSU is plenty. 750W is overkill.

Hard drive...get the Samsung F3 1TB. Similar performance, may be cheaper.

Looks like you're at a custom build site...should really just build your own.

what brand ausu or giga?
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what would be an alternate site to buy parts for me to build it?
Newegg a good idea?
NewEgg is the best idea ever in ever. You should look into a Spinpoint F3 1TB which could be cheaper like stated. Your RAM is 1333 freq. Higher freq RAM give noticeably better performance. You can pick some up for about 5 dollar more.
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Bad choice in motherboard. H67 chipset doesn't allow overclocking, yet you have a 2500K...an OCing chip. P67 or Z68.

If you're only going to use one card with no intentions of SLI/Crossfire, a quality 500-620W PSU is plenty. 750W is overkill.

Hard drive...get the Samsung F3 1TB. Similar performance, may be cheaper.

Looks like you're at a custom build site...should really just build your own.
+1 on the P67 or Z68 motherboard to overclock your -K series processor.

If you're not going SLI/Xfire, even 500-620w is overkill. A solid 450W unit will be plenty.
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