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I'm building a new rig, finally. need some help

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Yey! I've been meaning to do this for an year now but the time has finally come I'll be putting this together in the next 1.5 months.

I'm a little behind in the tech trend so can someone comment on my choices and give me suggestions. Ok budget wise I'm very flexible but i want a practical rig that'll let me comfortably handle games for the next 1-1.5 years.

CPU ~ i5-2400 sandy bridge 3.1ghz

MB ~ i can't find any socket 1155 MB on newegg

RAM ~ 8gbDDR3(2x4Gb @1333)

GPU ~ MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti


I'm wondering if i can use my existing PSU & HDD.

Thanks in advance
Danto
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I've just recently built my first rig, i'd recommend:
I5 2500k
P8P67

I think your current PSU would be more than enough, i'm just not sure about the GPU.
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From the number of sandy bridge recalls I recommend you wait til ivy bridge X68 is out. You'll get new releases of sandy bridge at a lower cost as well as newer options. In addition, I'd recommend you start with 2x2 gigs of ram instead of 8gb to lower costs.
    
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The reason you can't find any 1155 socket mobo's on the egg is due to a massive Intel recall on all 1155 Mobo's using their chipset for SATA ports.

I'm waiting as well. As far as my limited research has told me.. for gaming the 2500k is the best bang for the buck atm. Depending on how long it takes Intel to turn this recall around... might be worth waiting for the next gen.
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From the number of sandy bridge recalls I recommend you wait til ivy bridge X68 is out. You'll get new releases of sandy bridge at a lower cost as well as newer options. In addition, I'd recommend you start with 2x2 gigs of ram instead of 8gb to lower costs.
I can't wait till ivy bridge. I've waited long enough and my present rig is quickly getting outdated.
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I can't wait till ivy bridge. I've waited long enough and my present rig is quickly getting outdated.
Just think of it like this - you've gotta wait a little bit longer, which means you can save a little more money and make it even better.
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can't help feelin sorry for early adopters of Sandy Bridge. All that waiting for RMAs an the replacement chips.

Glad i stuc with me tried an true P55.
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