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First build super excited. Any suggestions?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hey guys I'm building my first desktop and would appreciate your expert advice on my choices ^^. I eventually plan on overclocking the I5-2500K obviously as well as the video card.
Thanks for the suggestions

_ ATX tower (or mid-tower) case
Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139005

_ Power Supply
Rosewill Green Series RG530-S12 530W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182199

_ CPU
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

_ ATX Motherboard
ASRock P67 EXTREME6 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813157231R

_ RAM
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231468

_ Graphics/video card
XFX HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150521
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (Rev 3) LGA 1155 2X MSI twin frozn II GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Crucial M4 64GB Shitty Windows 7 Professional CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V 
Case
COOLER MASTER CM690 II Advanced Black 
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i5-2500k ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (Rev 3) LGA 1155 2X MSI twin frozn II GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Crucial M4 64GB Shitty Windows 7 Professional CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V 
Case
COOLER MASTER CM690 II Advanced Black 
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post #2 of 6
Get the 2500k combo with the XFX.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.662895


$10 off w/ promo code XFX719, ends 7/25
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Seagate Barracuda 500GB LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Corsair H60 Windows 8 Developer Preview 64bit 
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ASUS MS246 1920x1080 iRocks RF-6570 Antec HCG-520 LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W 
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Seagate Barracuda 500GB LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Corsair H60 Windows 8 Developer Preview 64bit 
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ASUS MS246 1920x1080 iRocks RF-6570 Antec HCG-520 LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W 
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post #3 of 6
One more thing...

DO NOT DO THE XFX REBATE.

Just FYI, don't get screwed out of your warranty.
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Phenom II X6 1100T GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 XFX Radeon HD 6870 Mushkin Blackline 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda 500GB LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Corsair H60 Windows 8 Developer Preview 64bit 
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ASUS MS246 1920x1080 iRocks RF-6570 Antec HCG-520 LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W 
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Phenom II X6 1100T GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 XFX Radeon HD 6870 Mushkin Blackline 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda 500GB LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Corsair H60 Windows 8 Developer Preview 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS MS246 1920x1080 iRocks RF-6570 Antec HCG-520 LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W 
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post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
are you saying taking the $30 rebate loses the warranty?

also switching out power supply for
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817339002
$59.99 after rebate.
First Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (Rev 3) LGA 1155 2X MSI twin frozn II GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Crucial M4 64GB Shitty Windows 7 Professional CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V 
Case
COOLER MASTER CM690 II Advanced Black 
  hide details  
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First Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (Rev 3) LGA 1155 2X MSI twin frozn II GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Crucial M4 64GB Shitty Windows 7 Professional CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V 
Case
COOLER MASTER CM690 II Advanced Black 
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post #5 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by ddrnick View Post
are you saying taking the $30 rebate loses the warranty?

also switching out power supply for
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817339002
$59.99 after rebate.
Yes because you have to cut out the UPC.

There have been many of people denied service because they do not have a UPC.

It is still a great, cheap card with great combos, just don't do the rebate.
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Phenom II X6 1100T GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 XFX Radeon HD 6870 Mushkin Blackline 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda 500GB LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Corsair H60 Windows 8 Developer Preview 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS MS246 1920x1080 iRocks RF-6570 Antec HCG-520 LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1100T GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 XFX Radeon HD 6870 Mushkin Blackline 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda 500GB LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Corsair H60 Windows 8 Developer Preview 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS MS246 1920x1080 iRocks RF-6570 Antec HCG-520 LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W 
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post #6 of 6
never take anything involving xfx if u ask me...
and about ur rig,change that psu to something better for eg. corsair tx650 v2...
and reduce expenditure on case and get better gfx card like hd 6950 or gtx 560 ti...
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