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Hey guys I'm new here so I apologize if this was the wrong section to post this. I looked through the numerous topics and this seemed to be the best one.

Anyways, I'm somewhat familiar with building desktop computers (I have never actually made my own) and I've decided to finally take that step and try out building one myself. For the past month I've been looking at some parts and trying to figure out a good gaming computer that will be great for the future (I know parts get outdated so fast though).

This is my build and I was wondering if you all could just look it over so I'm sure I haven't missed anything or picked a component that does not match with another. Like I said I'm totally new to building one. Thank you for taking your time to help me out!

CPU - The Intel Core i7-2600k Sandy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115070

Motherboard - Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131760

GPU - EVGA 03G-P3-1584-AR GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130655

RAM - Corsair Vengeance 16 GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145347

Case - Thermaltake Chaser MK-1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0Chaser%20MK-1

CPU Cooler - Corsair CWCH60 Hydro series
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Hydro%20series

SSD - Crucial M4 64 GB SSD drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148441

HDD - Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB HDD drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136284

Optical Drive - LITE-ON black 18x DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106274

PSU - Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139009

OS - Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-32116986-L0C


Thanks again for the help. The only thing I wasn't totally loving was the motherboard because it seems that ASUS has terrible tech support from what I was reading. I may get a side fan for the case as well. Still up in the air though.

If you think anything in this is overkill please let me know, however I will say that I do like to get up to date parts so I won't have to replace them for a long time. Thanks!
post #2 of 6
Drop the i7 and get an i5-2500k. It is the same without HT, so no difference in games. Also, I think that same graphics card is on amazon for cheaper + free shipping.
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pretty balanced rig. do you have edu email address? if you do i heard you can buy windows 7 pro for like 30 bucks
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Originally Posted by Ironman517 View Post
Drop the i7 and get an i5-2500k. It is the same without HT, so no difference in games. Also, I think that same graphics card is on amazon for cheaper + free shipping.
Thanks, I'll definitely check that out. So an i5-2500k will run the same as an i7? I had no idea.
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pretty balanced rig. do you have edu email address? if you do i heard you can buy windows 7 pro for like 30 bucks

I do, I'll have to look into that as well. Is pro worse than home premium or better? I never really understood the difference so I just went with what I gathered from a website.
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Thanks, I'll definitely check that out. So an i5-2500k will run the same as an i7? I had no idea.
It will run games the same, if you were video editing, that would be a different story. HT does not help with games, making i5-2500k the best choice for a gaming CPU.

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pretty balanced rig. do you have edu email address? if you do i heard you can buy windows 7 pro for like 30 bucks
How? I know Microsoft only offered upgrades last year and not full versions. Link or source please?
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Wifey Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4.8GHz stable ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 MSI GTX 980 Ti 32GB (4 x 8GB) 1866Mhz Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Acer 28" 4K Corsair AX750 Corsair 800D SWTOR Razer Naga 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium XSPC RS120 8 x GT AP-15s White Sleeved Cables for Corsair AX750 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3Ghz Asus P5G41T-M LX Plus EVGA GTX 680 2x4 GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB WD Black 64 GB Crucial M4 Sony CD/DVD burner H40 w/ GT AP-15s 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
256GB Crucial M4 Old Laptop CD/DVD drive Windows 7 picoPSU-150-XT 
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