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First Build (For Gaming): Advice needed

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
About to buy my first build in a day or two and would like some advice if everythings alright/best bang-for-buck. I'm trying to stay in a $800 budget but it's looking more like $900-$1000 =/
(All links are Newegg for ease, but I will most likely be getting everything from there anyways)

CPU: i5 2500k
Motherboard: Asus P8P67
GPU: XFX HD 6870
Case: HAF 912
PSU: SeaSonic S12II 620
RAM: G.Skill Sniper 2x4GB

HDD will most likely just be nabbed from the cheapest local store, hoping to not have to pay too much as prices are getting a little more then ridiculous.
Definetly open to opinion for anything thats great bang for buck if it's not too much more/cheaper.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8P67 XFX HD 6950 G.Skill 2x4GB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
CM Hyper 212+ Windows 7 / Linux Mint Seasonic S12ii 620 HAF 912 
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post #2 of 6
Good build for the price, can't go wrong with that.
Gaming PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD][Phenom 955 C3][4ghz-1.44v-24/7] [Gigabyte][GA-990FXA-UD3] [Zotac][GTX 570][810/1950mhz] [CORSAIR][XMS3 Dominator][2x2GB][1406 7-8-7-24-1T] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Corsair][F90] [WD][Caviar Black][640GB] [Samsung][DVD-RW] [XSPC][Rasa+EK580GTX+] 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
[Windows 7][64bits] [Benq][21.5''][1920x1080] [CM][QuickFire] [CORSAIR][TX-650] 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
[CM][Custom HAF 922] [CM][Inferno] [Tt][Dasher] [Audio-Technica][ATH-M50] 
Audio
[Asus][Xonar DG] 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[I5-2430m] [Acer HM65] [ATI][6850m] [2x2GB][1333mhz] 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOS
[Seagate][750GB] [DVD+/-RW] [Win7][Home premium] 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD][Phenom 955 C3][4ghz-1.44v-24/7] [Gigabyte][GA-990FXA-UD3] [Zotac][GTX 570][810/1950mhz] [CORSAIR][XMS3 Dominator][2x2GB][1406 7-8-7-24-1T] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Corsair][F90] [WD][Caviar Black][640GB] [Samsung][DVD-RW] [XSPC][Rasa+EK580GTX+] 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
[Windows 7][64bits] [Benq][21.5''][1920x1080] [CM][QuickFire] [CORSAIR][TX-650] 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
[CM][Custom HAF 922] [CM][Inferno] [Tt][Dasher] [Audio-Technica][ATH-M50] 
Audio
[Asus][Xonar DG] 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[I5-2430m] [Acer HM65] [ATI][6850m] [2x2GB][1333mhz] 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOS
[Seagate][750GB] [DVD+/-RW] [Win7][Home premium] 
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post #3 of 6
i'd suggest a hyper 212+ for cpu cooling and a 6950 2gb if you can stretch it, though it would be dependent on what you are going to be playing.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 5ghz P8P67 Pro 6970 Crossfire 8gb GSkill 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
128gb Crucial m4 ASUS XSPC RX360 XSPC Raystorm 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Heatkiller 69X0 Windows 7 Home Premium Samsung S27A950D Filco Ninja Tenkeyless "Browns" 
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Corsair AX850 HAF 932 Razer DeathAdder Black x-fi titanium 
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i5-2500k @ 5ghz P8P67 Pro 6970 Crossfire 8gb GSkill 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
128gb Crucial m4 ASUS XSPC RX360 XSPC Raystorm 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Heatkiller 69X0 Windows 7 Home Premium Samsung S27A950D Filco Ninja Tenkeyless "Browns" 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair AX850 HAF 932 Razer DeathAdder Black x-fi titanium 
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post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
I was originally going to grab a 1GB 6950, as I'll only be playing on 1080p but it's going to be too much, and I was also going for the Hyper 212 but I'll probably get it later. Hell I'm not going to be getting a monitor for awhile and I'll be stuck with a super old one thats like 16" and extremely low res -.-
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8P67 XFX HD 6950 G.Skill 2x4GB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
CM Hyper 212+ Windows 7 / Linux Mint Seasonic S12ii 620 HAF 912 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8P67 XFX HD 6950 G.Skill 2x4GB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
CM Hyper 212+ Windows 7 / Linux Mint Seasonic S12ii 620 HAF 912 
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post #5 of 6
I would grab an HDD as soon as possible, since prices are only going to go up for the next few months.

Everything else looks great, except I would get an aftermarket CPU cooler, like the Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus.
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
I'm definitely getting the Hyper 212+ but probably not for a few months, definitely won't OC until I get it though xD
And I'm going to stick to just a 320GB I have in my laptop, hopefully I won't run into storage issues since I have a handful of small IDE's hooked up to a stream/storage computer. Hopefully the prices don't stay high long... hopefully.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8P67 XFX HD 6950 G.Skill 2x4GB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
CM Hyper 212+ Windows 7 / Linux Mint Seasonic S12ii 620 HAF 912 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8P67 XFX HD 6950 G.Skill 2x4GB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
CM Hyper 212+ Windows 7 / Linux Mint Seasonic S12ii 620 HAF 912 
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