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Hello everyone I'm building a new computer and I need help/advice/suggestions.
Sorry if this is in an inappropriate section as I do not see one that specialises in PC building. So all info will be provided below feel free to suggest anything at all.

Approximate Purchase Date: When I convince my dad lol/Within a month probably a week

Budget Range: $800-$1100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Web browsing, Gaming, Folding@home,Progamming

Parts Not Required : keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, RAM/Memory, Sound Card

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences : (my idea so far)
CPU+GPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge+XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870
Other video cards:EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti OR EVGA GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi)
Motherboard ASRock P67 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel P67
Case+PSU NZXT Phantom ATX Full Tower Computer Case + NZXT HALE 90 HALE90-650-M 650W OR if more power is needed: NZXT HALE90-750-M 750W
Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB
CD/DVD Burner LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-C14
Optional Fan 140mm NZXT FN-140RB 140mm Case Fan
Wireless Adapter TP-LINK USB 2.0 High Gain Wireless Adapter OR TP-LINK PCI Express Wireless Adapter
Bling:NZXT Sleeved LED Kit - Blue
Total so far: ~$1050 (I think, I can't do math when I'm sleepy)



Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1600x900

Additional Comments: Please also tell me what extension cables I'll need and here's 2 pics of finished rigs:
Front:
Back:
I also want to know in order to set up the led lights would just one of of the Blue LED sleeve(1meter long) be enough?Also feel free to suggest me other case mods. Here's what I'm trying to achieve:

For a better view:


I'm a semi-frequent PC gamer and hope to build a rig that can run Crysis and later this year: TES V: Skyrim.
Is everything compatible? Feel free to make any suggestions at all and thank you all for your help.
Edited by shuojinz - 1/26/11 at 7:44am
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black Noctua NH-D14 
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit LG E2050T-SN 20" 1600x900 Daskeyboard Ultimate Silent NZXT HALE 90 HALE90-650-M 650W 
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post #2 of 11
I have an ASRock Extreme3, I've been very impressed with the board, however my only concern was that if I did want to go Crossfire down the road I don't know if there would be enough room.
    
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Love that case looks really good.
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Oh, and your video card is a good choice, I have one and everything I throw at it runs on full (Mostly BFBC2). You could always go with a 6950 and hope to unlock it to a 6970 (plenty of guides for that).
    
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Seagate Barracuda N/A Rasa RX360 kit Ubuntu 10.10 
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by CarlosSpiceyWeiner View Post
Oh, and your video card is a good choice, I have one and everything I throw at it runs on full (Mostly BFBC2). You could always go with a 6950 and hope to unlock it to a 6970 (plenty of guides for that).
What do you mean unlock? Sorry for being noobish at this since I have never owned an ATI/AMD card and always used nVidia. Also I'm only running a 1600x900 monitor shouldn't this card be sufficient to run just about any game? And to your previous comment I think there should be plenty of room I've seen people done it with this case.
And anybody got any suggestion for me for the parts I still need?
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Intel Core i5-2500K @4.39GHz ASRock P67 Extreme4 XFX Radeon HD 6870 G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 1333 Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit LG E2050T-SN 20" 1600x900 Daskeyboard Ultimate Silent NZXT HALE 90 HALE90-650-M 650W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom White Logitech G9x from staples, with wrist rest :D Klipsch Promedia 2.1 
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Intel Core i5-2500K @4.39GHz ASRock P67 Extreme4 XFX Radeon HD 6870 G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 1333 Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit LG E2050T-SN 20" 1600x900 Daskeyboard Ultimate Silent NZXT HALE 90 HALE90-650-M 650W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom White Logitech G9x from staples, with wrist rest :D Klipsch Promedia 2.1 
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post #6 of 11
A solid list. 650w unit is fine. 6870 is a 150w GPU and may draw a bit more in bench. That unit can pull 54a/648w on 12v.
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A solid list. 650w unit is fine. 6870 is a 150w GPU and may draw a bit more in bench. That unit can pull 54a/648w on 12v.
is 650w still good if I go Crossfire later on?
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Intel Core i5-2500K @4.39GHz ASRock P67 Extreme4 XFX Radeon HD 6870 G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 1333 Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit LG E2050T-SN 20" 1600x900 Daskeyboard Ultimate Silent NZXT HALE 90 HALE90-650-M 650W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom White Logitech G9x from staples, with wrist rest :D Klipsch Promedia 2.1 
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Intel Core i5-2500K @4.39GHz ASRock P67 Extreme4 XFX Radeon HD 6870 G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 1333 Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit LG E2050T-SN 20" 1600x900 Daskeyboard Ultimate Silent NZXT HALE 90 HALE90-650-M 650W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom White Logitech G9x from staples, with wrist rest :D Klipsch Promedia 2.1 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shuojinz View Post
What do you mean unlock? Sorry for being noobish at this since I have never owned an ATI/AMD card and always used nVidia. Also I'm only running a 1600x900 monitor shouldn't this card be sufficient to run just about any game? And to your previous comment I think there should be plenty of room I've seen people done it with this case.
And anybody got any suggestion for me for the parts I still need?
What hes talking about as far as "unlocking" is turning a hd 6950 into a 6970. Will save you about 70 bucks I think from buying a 6970 but perform like one. Some people have had they're cards not work properly after trying this though. You can probably read through some of the reviews here.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-914-_-Product
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by shuojinz View Post
is 650w still good if I go Crossfire later on?
6870 CF. Yes.
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by jamesschmidt82 View Post
What hes talking about as far as "unlocking" is turning a hd 6950 into a 6970. Will save you about 70 bucks I think from buying a 6970 but perform like one. Some people have had they're cards not work properly after trying this though. You can probably read through some of the reviews here.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-914-_-Product
Alright thanks that clarifies it for me but I think I would just buy the 6870 seeing as how after MIR it's ~$75/~$105 (depending how you count it) cheaper than the 6950
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K @4.39GHz ASRock P67 Extreme4 XFX Radeon HD 6870 G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 1333 Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit LG E2050T-SN 20" 1600x900 Daskeyboard Ultimate Silent NZXT HALE 90 HALE90-650-M 650W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom White Logitech G9x from staples, with wrist rest :D Klipsch Promedia 2.1 
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Intel Core i5-2500K @4.39GHz ASRock P67 Extreme4 XFX Radeon HD 6870 G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 1333 Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit LG E2050T-SN 20" 1600x900 Daskeyboard Ultimate Silent NZXT HALE 90 HALE90-650-M 650W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
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