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So this is my first computer i have built myself in some time. I have done alot of research and think this will be a pretty good computer for at least the next 5 years, but i just wanted to see if anyone else had any input?

Thanks.

I know some of this is overkill, but i have some extra to spend so im okay with that.

1. Purpose of computer: Gaming/Internet/General Use

2. Budget: ~$1500

3. Parts List.

a. CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Processor
$279
http://www.microcenter.com/single...id=0354587

b. Mobo: P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard
$209.99 (Buy together with Processor Save $60)
http://www.microcenter.com/single...id=0364206

c. Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2 GB
$264.99 ($244.99 After Rebate)
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DL-DVI-I-SL-DVI-D-PCI-Express-100312-3L/dp/B005X64QAG/ref=pd_cp_e_3

d. Hard drive: Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F60GBGT-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive
$114.99
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005ACIYXI

Western Digital Caviar Black 750 GB
$119.99
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004CSIG1G

e. Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX16GX3M4A1600C9
$57
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6820233203

f. Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 850-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Modular Power Supply
$131.99
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Ent...pd_sbs_e_1

g. Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced
$99.99
http://cmstore.coolermaster-usa.c...cts_id=613

h: Optical Drive (DVD/BluRay, etc):LITE-ON Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM SATA 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature IHBS112-04 - OEM
$59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=u0t3602106f9fp63186dd0c0s701&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16827106369

i: Liquid Cooling Fan: Corsair Hydro Series H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
$88.99
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Performance-Liquid-Cooler-CWCH80/dp/B0051U7HMI/ref=sr_1_1?t=slickdeals&tag=slickdeals&ie=UTF8&qid=1318603740&sr=8-1

j: Monitor: SyncMaster P2770HD 27" Widescreen LCD TV Monitor
$279.95
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/687861-REG/Samsung_P2770HD_SyncMaster_P2770HD_27_Widescreen.html


4. Will you be overclocking?: Possibly in the future.
post #2 of 4
Ok ditch the 16gb and go with 8gb of memory

Ditch the i7 and go wit hthe i5 2500k.

Don't bother with the 6950, go with the new GTX560ti 448 core.

850w is too much, you can run a single 560ti on a 550w or SLi on a 700w. I'd go with the TX750w.

Go with the silver arrow as a cooler rather than the H80.

If you can, hold off on the WD black until the prices come back down to normal, you should be able to get a 1tb drive for a bout $60

The rest looks good.

Comps

EDIT - If you do the above and save enough, get a second GTX560
post #3 of 4
i say you can keep the 2600k, but get yourself sli graphics cards and get a silver arrow
   
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core 2 duo P8700@2.53GHz 2242CTO Intel X4500MHD 4gb 
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PowerCaseMouse
Panasonic 6-cell + 65W AC adapter lenovo t500 Logitech MX518 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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Spare Rigs
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
core 2 duo P8700@2.53GHz 2242CTO Intel X4500MHD 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
fujitsu 320gb dvd rom cd/rw Windows 7 Professional x64 15.4" 
PowerCaseMouse
Panasonic 6-cell + 65W AC adapter lenovo t500 Logitech MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 760 evga p55 sli MSI gtx460 Hawk corsair dominator 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
kingston ssdnow hyper 212+ windows 7 professional sam syncmaster 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer Razer Blackwidow ocz 650W coolermaster elite 335 
Mouse
Logitech MX518 
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post #4 of 4
If you're using your pc for rendering that 16gb will come in handy, but if it's a strict gaming computer 8gb would be good.
Also, go with the i5-2500k, it's 100 bucks cheaper and just as steady of an oc.
an 850wt psu may be a little overkill, i'd recommend anything >=650w.
You don't need a 6950, go with an 6870 or consider going nvidia and check out the gtx 560ti. I'd deeply reccomend SLI.

Hope i could help!
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