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It's very easy to get carried away with things you don't need on your first build and forget about the things you do need. Here are my recommendations:

1. Motherboard: the p8p67 pro os a good board. Go with this unless you really see the benefit of the additional power phases and/or the usb 3.0 case attachment.

2. Cpu: definitely save the coin and go with the 2500k for a gaming rig.

3. Memory: you don't need 16gb to start. Buy yourself 8gb of 1600 ddr3 and save the dough.

4. Ssd: the new sandforce ssds all have bugs. They're faster but reliability is an issue. Get the ocz vertex 2 (or last generation equivalent) and save money, increase reliability and still have the improved performance of an ssd.

5. Hdd: you don't need the raptors. Get yourself a 1tb wd black or blue or something along these lines.

6. Soundcard: skip the Soundcard for now. the Internal sound will do you fine and save you coin.

7. Gpu: buy a single 580 and sli it down the road. EVGA has a b stock 580 for 370. That's a steal!

8. Psu: don't skimp on this. Buy yourself a high quality 750w/850w corsair ax, ocz, Silverstone or xfx. It's not a sexy purchase but oh so important!

9. Heatsink: spend the money you are saving and spend some of it on a top performing heatsink such as those made by noctua or thermalright. You won't regret this purchase when you're ocing your new 2500k to 5ghz and still topping out temps at 70c or less.

10. Case: buy yourself an awesome case that has great airfow such as the haf x or Silverstone raven or lian li.

Don't spend money on peripherals you don't need and neglect the things you really can use to increase performance.

I wish you luck with your first build! The first time is always the most exciting but never the last.
Edited by bce22 - 8/21/11 at 2:14pm
post #12 of 43
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What are you using this for? It will matter on whether you get 8 or 16 gb of ram and whther you get the the 2500k or 2600k. If you get the 2500k, try to pick it up locally at Micro Center. It'll save you some dough.

For PSU, I'd bump it up to one of these two. Both are modular, which is nicer to have. The seasonic is a great brand, free shipping, is cheaper, and has an instant rebate. The corsair is good too, comes with 2 more years under warranty.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151087

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139016

Are you planning for any cooling? Air or water?

Also, that case kicks butt. But you can get a good case for a lot cheaper unless you really want that specific one.
Those PSU's are WINNERS. Highly recommend getting one of those for your soon to be 570 SLI setup. Gold class and Modular? I roll Gold Class/Modular. Wouldn't do it any other way.

Don't get the lvl 10 agreed....
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post #13 of 43
firstly OP whats your budget? and what do you want this rig for? just gaming or video editing? That would help alot with us to pick parts

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Those PSU's are WINNERS. Highly recommend getting one of those for your soon to be 570 SLI setup. Gold class and Modular? I roll Gold Class/Modular. Wouldn't do it any other way.
You damm right, I have the seasonic x-650 GOLD modular PSU..absolutely brilliant. How does a 4.8ghz overclock folding at 100% load, with the fan not spinning due to it not needing to? These power supplies are literally the definition of effecient.
Edited by $ilent - 8/21/11 at 2:20pm
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Thread Starter 
Going with the Corsair PSU you guys suggested, as well as the asus deluxe mobo. Silent, my budget is 2.5k or thereabouts. Why is everybody asking I avoid the level 10 gt case? Is it bad? I've also been looking at the bitfenix colossus window.

A couple questions: Doesn't ASUS have some sort of enthusiast brand for motherboards, is it worth it? If I decide on 8gb RAM, how important is CL, and what brands would you suggest?

Thanks a lot for all the help guys, I'm not sure how the rep system works, but I figure you all deserve it, so +you're awesome. (And if i forgot you let me know.)
Edited by fox_frost - 8/22/11 at 6:14am
post #15 of 43
if your budget is $2,500 you can spend alot more than on a corsair PSU, trust me, the seasonic ones are better.

Not so sure about that level 10 case, I just knida know which are the most popular

8GB ram again, your budget allows you to easily purchase some CL7 kits, as apposed to CL8 or 9, its only extra $40
post #16 of 43
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How about brand for the RAM then $ilent? And would you suggest the seasonic previously mentioned?
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How about brand for the RAM then $ilent? And would you suggest the seasonic previously mentioned?
I'll suggest some RAM:

G.Skill (Ripjaws, RipjawsX, Sniper)
Mushkin
Corsair
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How about brand for the RAM then $ilent? And would you suggest the seasonic previously mentioned?
For ram id go with 8GB G.skill RipjawsX CL7 timings kit, that seasonic x-750 is a fantastic power supply, however unless your doing SLI you dont need thta much power. The 650w or the 560w version will be enough with one graphics card generally.
post #19 of 43
i5 2500k
dual channel 2x4 gb ram corsair 1600mhz
nvidia gtx 560ti
decent PSU
nice case
Z68 motherboard
decent CPU cooler

save alot money ..
well ^^ 570sli? not worth it.. get 560ti sli it will run most games smooth.. buying 570 sli is not necessary..
Edited by insyxion - 8/22/11 at 9:51am
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Sandybridge only supports dual channel ram right? Does that mean I can only have two sticks?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231401

vs

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231440

vs

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231431
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