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My First Build, Sandy Bridge

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Hey all how you doing, my first post but been lurkin for a couple weeks now. awesome forum here I love it.

Well i'm building my first computer, i've been a laptop guy for a few years now and don't even own a desktop so i'm starting from scratch. I am asking if ya'll can review my list and tell me if i'm forgetting anything. only thing I can think of that I need for completing build is thermal compound, lol... if i'm going to need anything else please inform me, will be greatly appreciated.( I do have a set of precision drivers also).

another thing is I pretty much went overkill on this whole build, but for reason, once I build this thing I really don't wanna have to upgrade or buy anything for atleast 2 years, I have the money now so I rather just get the best.......but I am open to suggestions on cuttin back a little, I guess if I save some money on the build I can put it in savings for future upgrades. here are my uses:

Photoshop cs5
Premeire cs5
after effects cs5
3dsmax
COD Black Ops
Crysis

Of course I have the motherboard missing, waiting for the p67 motherboards to make they're grand comeback to the market, also I have the evga 580 gtx superclocked on my list but will be holding out on my build for the 590 gtx. that is the plan anyways unless someone talks some sense into me on cuttin back on that purchase.



1 CORSAIR Professional Series AX1200 1200W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply CORSAIR Professional Series AX1200 1200W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139014
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$20.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$299.99
$279.99


1 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $17.99


1 EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814130590
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy $529.99


1 Logitech MX 518 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse Logitech MX 518 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse
Item #: N82E16826104178
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$8.00 Instant
$44.99
$36.99


1 CyberPower 850 6 Feet 8 Outlets 2400 Joules Home/Office Surge Protection CyberPower 850 6 Feet 8 Outlets 2400 Joules Home/Office Surge Protection
Item #: N82E16812120401
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $17.99


1 ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24 ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
Item #: N82E16824236049
Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy -$30.00 Instant
$229.99
$199.99


1 Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5 Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820148348
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy -$35.00 Instant
$279.99
$244.99


1 ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface 124 dB SNR / Headphone AMP Card ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface 124 dB SNR / Headphone AMP Card
Item #: N82E16829132010
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $199.99


1 Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
Item #: N82E16819115070
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy $329.99


1 OCZ HYPERSONIC Gaming Mouse Pad OCZ HYPERSONIC Gaming Mouse Pad
Item #: N82E16826997034
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $7.99

2 G.SKILL Ripjaws X + Turbulence II Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2200 (PC3 17600) Desktop Memory Model F3-17600CL9D-4GBXMD G.SKILL Ripjaws X + Turbulence II Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2200 (PC3 17600) Desktop Memory Model F3-17600CL9D-4GBXMD
Item #: N82E16820231453
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy $319.98


1 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy -$5.00 Instant
$99.99
$94.99


1 Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136533
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $89.99


1 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
Item #: N82E16835100007
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$9.99
$6.99


1 COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119225
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $199.99


1 Logitech 920-000914 Black USB Wired Ultra-thin Illuminated Keyboard Logitech 920-000914 Black USB Wired Ultra-thin Illuminated Keyboard
Item #: N82E16823126043
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$20.00 Instant
$79.99
$59.99



Plan on purchasing everything through newegg, build cost is up to about $2,620 w/o motherboard. yikes. again i'm open to suggestion! specially if that number goes down...lol. alot better then building a high priced dell though which is what I almost did.
post #2 of 12
First thing I'd recommend is drop down to either an ax750 or ax850 and thats assuming you plan to add a 2nd 580 down the road, the 1200 is just a little more than you will be using. The other thing I recommend is to change to a different memory kit. Either a nice Corsair or Ripjaw-x kit in the 2x4 flavor. Memory and psu changes should save you aprox $300 and you wont really notice any difference, even with future proofing
post #3 of 12
I don't think u would need to buy thermal paste, if you don't have an heat sink. Your psu is real big overkill imho.
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Yeah, I would recommend getting a nice cooler, h50/70, Noctua D14 or silver arrow. Do you plan on overclocking much?
post #5 of 12
You are getting the "K" CPU but no aftermarket cooler?

If you don't plan on overclocking just get the normal 2600 then, but yeah if you are going to get the unlocked CPU there is no point in not overclocking it unless you are still on the stock cooler.
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Originally Posted by mjl4878 View Post
First thing I'd recommend is drop down to either an ax750 or ax850 and thats assuming you plan to add a 2nd 580 down the road, the 1200 is just a little more than you will be using. The other thing I recommend is to change to a different memory kit. Either a nice Corsair or Ripjaw-x kit in the 2x4 flavor. Memory and psu changes should save you aprox $300 and you wont really notice any difference, even with future proofing

thank you for the response, that is the only reason I chose 1200watt incase I did add a second gpu and was overclocking, but if a 850 or 750 will do the trick, sounds good to me!
post #7 of 12
DO what mjl4878 said and get an aftermarket cooler or even loop if ur up to it! Since ur getting the K series
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post #8 of 12
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I do plan on overclocking down the road, for the 30 dollar price difference of the K I rather have the option.. will be running it stock off the bat, but maybe in 8 months to a year i'll probally overclock that bad boy.
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thank you for the response, that is the only reason I chose 1200watt incase I did add a second gpu and was overclocking, but if a 850 or 750 will do the trick, sounds good to me!
Yeah 750/850 will be fine for 2 580s and an overclock. But definately pick a nice solid cooler, and swap out the memory for something like this kit


Edit: a "good" 750/850
Edited by mjl4878 - 2/20/11 at 3:11pm
post #10 of 12
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Yeah 750/850 will be fine for 2 580s and an overclock. But definately pick a nice solid cooler, and swap out the memory for something like this kit


Edit: a "good" 750/850
awesome, yeah i'll probally stick with the corsair AX series, but switch to the 750 or 850.

Memory tip sounds good, too, thanks man savin a little over $300 sounds good to me.

Now if i'm running stock speed(not overclocked psu) will I need aftermarket cooling?

can ya recommend a good cooling set-up if I do decide to overclock sooner, which I might... I am interested in Water Cooling but a little clueless about it, would like to get a descent priced one, or from what I think i'm hearing on these forums is a custom built set-up is the way to go. but I have no idea on what parts and supplies I need.

I seen on new egg corsair has a real simple set up http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=hydro%20cool

but would like something more awesome lookin than that.
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