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Case- NZXT Phantom
DVD Drive- Asus 24x Dvd burner
Hdd- Samsung Spinpoint F3
GPU- GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
PSU- Corsair HX1050
CPU- i5 2500k
CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14
MoBo- Gigabyte Z68x-UD4-B3
SSD- Crucial M4 128GB
RAM- G. SKill Ripjaw X
Monitor- Asus VH236H

including some additional stuff.

Total= $1900

What do you think? Should I change something or should I order these ASAP?

With this build I will have 100$ left to buy a nice game(s) (even though I already have TESV, SR3, BF3 and ACR).
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Are you near a microcenter?

Your PSU is overkill even if you were to SLI.

You can easily fit a GTX 570 into that budget tongue.gif

Oh and I would never pay that much for a HDD xD
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I'm planning on upgrading to i7 2600k and to a even better Graphic Card(s) in the near future (let's say February).
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The psu is way overkill, you only need like a good quality 650-750w, you can save like $70 going with this one, same company lots less wattage and still a great psu, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010&Tpk=hx750, everything else looks good thumb.gif
Edited by mikeyzelda - 12/13/11 at 7:19am
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I'm planning on upgrading to i7 2600k and to a even better Graphic Card(s) in the near future (let's say February).

What is the PC going to be used for? if you are gaming, stick with the i5-2500k, also. If you are going to get a better GPU, just SLI 2 GTX 560 Ti's. It beats any single card solution out there right now. an 750W is even overkill for ANY single GPU setup.
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I'm planning on upgrading to i7 2600k and to a even better Graphic Card(s) in the near future (let's say February).

That really doesn't make any sense unless you just like buying new stuff for fun with no concern for money. i5 is more than adequate for today's games and there's not a significant difference between 2500k and 2600k when you're just talking about gaming.

If you're looking for the best upgrade path, my advice is to get a 'gen3' motherboard (asus p8z68, asrock extreme 4 gen3, etc) that will allow PCIe 3.0 once ivy bridge comes out in 2012 - at that point if you have the itch you should upgrade to an ivy bridge chip on that same motherboard, thus enabling the latest tech. [note: your gigabyte board is now a deactivated item on newegg]

If you're going to upgrade to a better gpu in the near future, why not up the ante to a gtx 570 and just get a second one when the mood strikes? You stay within budget and you have a killer setup both in single gpu mode and in sli.

And as others have said, your PSU is beyond reason both in power and cost. You could probably save $100 or more with a different selection in the 700-850w range. If you have a backup external hard drive, you could get away with no internal HDD and just use the backup to store non-game/non-OS files... some people actually need the internal space so figure out if you're one of those people & take it off the build list if you're not one - HDD prices are nearly double what they were a couple months ago due to floods in thailand. So if we've shaved $250 with a different psu and no HDD, that money can go into a better GPU (gtx 570/580) or a larger monitor, or just into the bank.
Edited by TehStone - 12/13/11 at 7:30am
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What is the PC going to be used for? if you are gaming, stick with the i5-2500k, also. If you are going to get a better GPU, just SLI 2 GTX 560 Ti's. It beats any single card solution out there right now. an 750W is even overkill for ANY single GPU setup.

Yes it is going to be used for gaming. I'll use my laptop for editing.
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I'd go for 16GB of ram. BF3 runs over 6GB on my rig.
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The psu is way overkill, you only need like a good quality 650-750w, you can save like $70 going with this one, same company lots less wattage and still a great psu, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010&Tpk=hx750, everything else looks good thumb.gif

Power supply is never overkill, someday you wull need more power than what you need now and you dont want to spend again in a PSU, you might not need that much power now but if you wana get a better Graphics and another cpu, then you wont worry about power issues.

Im telling you that because now I wish I had bought a bigger PSU since I wana crossfire or SLI my system frown.gif
    
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Originally Posted by OnlineGamer View Post

I'm planning on upgrading to i7 2600k and to a even better Graphic Card(s) in the near future (let's say February).

That really doesn't make any sense unless you just like buying new stuff for fun with no concern for money. i5 is more than adequate for today's games and there's not a significant difference between 2500k and 2600k when you're just talking about gaming.

If you're looking for the best upgrade path, my advice is to get a 'gen3' motherboard (asus p8z68, asrock extreme 4 gen3, etc) that will allow PCIe 3.0 once ivy bridge comes out in 2012 - at that point if you have the itch you should upgrade to an ivy bridge chip on that same motherboard, thus enabling the latest tech. [note: your gigabyte board is now a deactivated item on newegg]

If you're going to upgrade to a better gpu in the near future, why not up the ante to a gtx 570 and just get a second one when the mood strikes? You stay within budget and you have a killer setup both in single gpu mode and in sli.

And as others have said, your PSU is beyond reason both in power and cost. You could probably save $100 or more with a different selection in the 700-850w range. If you have a backup external hard drive, you could get away with no internal HDD and just use the backup to store non-game/non-OS files... some people actually need the internal space so figure out if you're one of those people & take it off the build list if you're not one - HDD prices are nearly double what they were a couple months ago due to floods in thailand. So if we've shaved $250 with a different psu and no HDD, that money can go into a better GPU (gtx 570/580) or a larger monitor, or just into the bank.

Any specific one that you have in mind?
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