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Hi everyone, i'm new to these forums and first things first, i'm rather new to this scene as i'm not and have never been an extreme gamer, although that may change soon. Anyway, having had an indescribably slow pc for the last 4 years (celeron 420... lol), and after having done a bit of research, i ordered a new system to come in the next few days. these are the parts i chose:

CPU: intel core i5-2500k
mobo: ASUS P8P67 PRO Rev 3.1
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II
RAM: 8gb (2 x 4gb) Kingston Hyper X 1600MHz
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
PSU: Antec NeoPower 650
Cooling: CM Hyper 212 Plus
Case: CM HAF 912
OS: Win 7 64bit PS1

Everything cost me just under $1200.
Coming from a celeron 420 (got the computer for free... enough said), no doubt this will feel incredible, however, i will be using this computer for the next 3-4 years probably and just want to make sure my money is well spent. I tried to future-proof a bit by getting the P8P67 PRO as it has SLI support, which I may do in the future.

What do you think of the system? Keep in mind that I don't play any gfx intensive games (yet at least) and my res is 1680 x 1050 and won't be changing.

Thank you
Edited by danik05 - 8/20/11 at 1:19am
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Good job on that i5. Later on, SLI'ing another 560ti or getting a new-gen card might be wise to keep up with the current status of cards. Also, i have that hard drive and love it. Good job bro.
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The only suggestion that pops out immediately is the HDD would probably be better off as a Samsung Spinpoint F3. If you are going to play games at 1680 x 1050, then this rig will most likely max the majority of games out.
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Did you already order this?
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Good job on that i5. Later on, SLI'ing another 560ti or getting a new-gen card might be wise to keep up with the current status of cards. Also, i have that hard drive and love it. Good job bro.
Thanks, glad I did my research. I'd love to add another 560 ti in there, but i really have no need for that at the moment, heh.

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Did you already order this?
Yep, a couple of hours ago. Ordered at a local store (infonec.com), very good prices, $25 assembly fee.

have a question: i know i don't need it, but would i be able to add 8 MORE gb of RAM (into the 2 remaining slots)? do they have to be 1600 MHz like the existing RAM in there, do they have to be the same brand..?
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have a question: i know i don't need it, but would i be able to add 8 MORE gb of RAM (into the 2 remaining slots)?
unless you do serious video editing, you will never, NEVER, use 16GB of ram. someone correct me if im wrong, please. if you do, make sure to get the same kind as before.

EDIT:same kind as in brand, make, model, everything. down to the product number. works the best in mah book.
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Far from entry-level. Awesome setup! I'd really only change the HDD, and maybe the PSU.

$25 assembly fee? You're not putting it together yourself? D:

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have a question: i know i don't need it, but would i be able to add 8 MORE gb of RAM (into the 2 remaining slots)? do they have to be 1600 MHz like the existing RAM in there, do they have to be the same brand..?
strat's correct. Not sure why you would ever want 16GB (unless you're doing some crazy memory-intensive work we don't know about), but they need to be the exact same sticks.
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$25 assembly fee? You're not putting it together yourself? D:
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but seriously, its like expensive lego's. and that is far from entry bro
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not heard of those antec power supplies, but the rest of it looks good. I know you will love your 2500k, I just got mine few days ago and cannot describe how good it is.
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I wish I had the expertise to build a system, unfortunately i don't have that expertise yet and i'd rather shell out $25 and let a professional do it for me.

Regarding the PSU, I wanted to ask about that. I honestly picked that one because it was on the cheaper end, and i'm sure it will suffice for the current set-up. However, if I was to, let's say, add another GPU (SLI) and overclock, well, whatever is overclockable (sorry, still noob), which PSU (how many watts) should I have without overkilling it (as in, the 1500W ones)? And which water-cooling set up and how many fans should I have in order to keep temperatures down? (unless the hyper 212+ is good enough for all that?)

thanks for the help, i really appreciate it.

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and that is far from entry bro
Really? well, good value for money then.

p.s. just found out there's new sandy bridges coming out. ***, i find out right after i order a new pc. oh well, probably don't need them anyway..
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