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Hello folks, I am really new to the pc building game but since it's the holidays i had about 800 bucks to spend and thought about building a PC. I may want to overclock a little bit but since i am a newb probably not at first. Also i don't really game much but occasionally i like to play racing games. Anyways these are the parts that i ordered.

Mobotherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA1155
CPU: Intel i7-2700k (holiday deal)
RAM: G-skill 8 X series
GPUs: powercolor 6850 and gigabyte 6850 (factory overclocked)
HDD: Intel 320 SSD 160GB
Case: Corsair 500r (white)
CPU cooler: Corsair H100
PSU: Antec NEO eco 620c

Total came out to be $794.29 after all the rebates. Which were about $200 btw.

Anyways I am waiting for all the parts to arrive and when i do ill post pictures of the build. In the meantime if anyone has any tips or advice since this is my first build ever, I would greatly appreciate it!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned...
Edited by ocular89 - 11/28/11 at 1:57pm
post #2 of 6
Looks like a solid system. I'm curious as to why you used two different manufacturers for the graphics cards though (unless you already had one).
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Looks like a solid system. I'm curious as to why you used two different manufacturers for the graphics cards though (unless you already had one).

I was not planning on doing a crossfire setup but came across the great deal and couldnt pass up. From what i've read its okay to crossfire two different cards as long as they are from the same series.. .
post #4 of 6
I would change the power supply to a corsair if you could... Where are you buying your hardware from?
    
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Originally Posted by ocular89 View Post

I was not planning on doing a crossfire setup but came across the great deal and couldnt pass up. From what i've read its okay to crossfire two different cards as long as they are from the same series.. .

its fine to xfire from different brands, but you want to make sure that the pre-OC'd card matches the specs of the other card, and if not, overclock that card to those same specs. I am not sure if xfire works well with one card OC'd and one at stock. I would post that question in the graphics card section just to be sure you won't come across stability issues.
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Samsung 850 Evo 500GB Crucial MX 100 256GB Toshiba P300 3TB EK Supremacy MX Copper Plexi 
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Hey guys just finished putting it together. I'm still working on the wire management but it's pretty tricky because the psu is non modular. anyways been busy with finals but just got a chance to do a preliminary prime test for about 1 hr and its stable so far. Its weird though the motherboard did not set the RAM timings to the default settings so I changed that. by the way i did change out one of the gpu's and also the motheboard was changed at the last minute. Anyways any suggestions or comments please post. Also if you happened to know the reason for the RAM timings let me know because i think it was making my system unstable. Thanks for looking as always.

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