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This is what I've come up with for the Sandy Bridge system I'm going to build within the next month. Anything I should reconsider? Thanks for the help.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072 (CPU)
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103089 (CPU cooler)
COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128463 (MBU)
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231444 (RAM)
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL6D-4GBXH

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150518 (GPU)
XFX HD-695A-CNFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006 (PSU)
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185 (HDD)
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148357 (SSD)
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146068 (case)
NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Edited by koyeall - 1/23/11 at 11:31am
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id do 570 over 6950, but thats a controversial topic
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I would go with this RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231303
Same price and you get better timings.
If you can swing 15$ more I would go with these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231444
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id do 570 over 6950, but thats a controversial topic
Why exactly would you go with the 570 over the 6950?
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Why exactly would you go with the 570 over the 6950?
Heres a discussion that is on here.
http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...-vs-570-a.html
Along with a review of the cards against each other.
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...roduction.html
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I enjoy pysx and folding, as well as the fact that nvidia has mildly better drivers and tessalation for future games, my 570 maxes everything ive thrown at it (2033, CIV 5, Fallout with hires mods...etc)
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I would get a GTX 570 instead.

Also, a different CPU cooler. If you don't want to drop the money for a NH-D14 or Silver Arrow, then get a Hyper 212+.
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since u r getting a 2500k and a cf/sli capable board 850w corsair psu will be more future proof, u r picking pretty good parts so upping the psu to 850w probably wont break the bank.
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post #9 of 9
I just built one with the same processor, mobo, and cooler. Excellent, its doing great. I went with the 570. With that cooler i have it OC to 4.6, i could do more but i didn't see a point.

Newegg was running a combo mobo/memory deal you should see if they are still doing it.
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