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First time build: i5 2500k + radeon 6950

post #1 of 29
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This is my first time building my own computer and am looking for some confirmation from the pro's in-case I overlooked anything. I've spent a few week's researching how to choose the parts and this is what I've come up with:

CPU: i5 2500k 3.30ghz $220
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 $30
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

Mobo: ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) $180
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131771

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 $55
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

GPU: HIS IceQ X Turbo Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit $270
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161372

PSU: Corsair TX750 V2 $110
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 7200 RPM 1TB $75
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185


Basically I'm looking for confirmation that all these parts will work together. I do plan on experimenting and overclocking this computer so I want to make sure I've got the right parts to do it. I'm also wondering if these prices are coming down soon because I'm looking at builds from early this year with these same parts costing the same.

Also have I chosen good parts? Or are there cheaper/better parts that I could substitute in? Any advice/comments on my build is appreciated as I plan to start purchasing the parts soon.
post #2 of 29
Yes those parts will work together. Found the 6950 at a cheaper price for you
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150523
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post #3 of 29
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That's the 1GB version, mine is the 2GB and also mine is a bit overclocked right out of the box and has extra cooling on it to support it. (at least that's what I remember reading about it)
post #4 of 29
If you don't plan 6950 crossfire, I would recommend cheaper PSU, any quality 600W should (will) be enough, including overclocking of course.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/38899-amd-radeon-hd-6970-hd-6950-review-25.html
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Deciding between Corsair Carbide 400R and Cooler Master HAF 922 (they are the same price here $100). Don't really know how to tell if either will have enough space for the parts I've chosen.
post #7 of 29
The vengeance memory might not fit under the CPU heat-sink. Just look for memory with the same specs with shallow heat spreaders, there is no need for those big fins.

Everything else looks good. Check pricing on PC Power and Cooling brand PSUs as an alternative.

GPU brand preferences are all over the map. I don't have a positive or negative feeling about HIS, but think that most of their GPU shroud logo/graphics are less attractive than alternatives smile.gif Lots of people like Sapphire: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102945
     
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Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
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Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
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post #8 of 29
I prefer the CM690II Advanced to the HAF 922 but that's just personal preference. Solid looking build you got there!
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Corsair 400r> CM 690 II> HAF 922
 
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post #10 of 29
You can use a smaller PSU. I recommend checking on the recommended PSU's here: http://www.overclock.net/power-supplies/183810-faq-recommended-power-supplies.html
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