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Thread Starter 
I've been reading here for a while, finally joined to make some posts

Yes yes, another "How is this build?" "Help me build a computer!" and "Which parts should I use?" thread.

I did build my current computer (5 years ago) but It's nothing special...at all.

So here I go, dreaming(well planning) of building my next fun-box.

Budget at this current moment- ~$1000 (give or take a couple hundred if it's really an improvement). But probably wont start getting the parts until April/ a few more paychecks

Parts:
CPU - Intel 2500k
MB - This is where I need the most help
GPU - PNY gtx 460 oc (picked one up on sale for $150, still have like 20 days
to return it)
RAM - Hear good things about these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277
SSD - Something to use mainly as bootup and school work (So microsoft
office stuff). Will get a larger HDD from Fry's since they are on sale like
every other day.
PSU - Again, help needed. I would say 750 watt in case of SLI?
CPU Fan - Cooler Master 212 if I need one

Additional information- If the gtx 460 oc is good enough for games coming out nowadays (playable with high...med/high? graphics), I would like a MB that I can use to SLI 460's when the price drops on them.

Purpose- A computer that will last/be upgradable for a decent amount of years to come. Yes, I like playing games, watching movies, and everything basic. I plan on majoring in Computer Science so it will be used constantly. But I do actually turn off my computer when I am asleep or out of the house (amazing, I know).

Ok what have I left out? dvd drive, mouse, and monitor- I've got those
Let me know if I am missing anything!
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post #2 of 14
The 1155 motherboards will start showing up for sale again around mid-March to April time frame. The were all recalled due to faulty sata ports. Once they come back out, asus is a good choice.

As far as the PSU goes, people here will recommend many different models. I am currently using this for my crossfire 2600k build and it is rock solid. Everything in my build is extremely overclocked and it is not even blinking. I verified voltages with a multimeter and they are solid.
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post #3 of 14
Are you planning on overclocking the cpu? If so, the 2500k is fantastic. If not, get the 2500 since you wont need the unlocked multiplier. For the motherboard you will need to wait a bit because there was a recall on all sandybridge mobos with b2 stepping and they haven't yet come out on the market. Basically you want to look for a board from a good company (asus, evga for example), a good warranty, and the right features (in your case at least 2 well spaced out pci-e ports for sli, usb 3.0, decent onboard sound, ect). That ram is really good and should work great for you. For the psu, 750W is a good choice and should allow for sli later on. In terms of ssd, take a look at ocz vertex 2 drives of intel x25-m drives. The vertex 2 drives are a little cheaper but I find the intel drives more reliable and the newer ones are slightly faster. Definitely get a new cpu fan because stock options are usually crap. Read reviews on the 212 though before you buy, there might be better options available.
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Intel X25-M 2.5" 80GB SSD and 1TB WD Caviar Black Pioneer Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell u2711 
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post #4 of 14
As for the video card, GTX 460s are good mid range cards that can play most games at 1920x1080 on high settings with good frame rates. In sli, they perform very well indeed. Normally I would recommend buying a slightly higher end card like a gtx 570 or hd 6870/6950. However, $150 is a fantastic price for that card and I think you will be pleased with it.
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post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
Wow thanks for the quick and detailed replies!

Yeah I wasn't sure if I could still find some motherboards or had to wait.

As for the cpu, If I will be getting great performance without needing to overclock than i'd be fine with the 2500. Would overclocking be that noticeable with all the other hardware?
If it saves money and gives a worthy performance boost then I don't mind.

Also if it is worth mentioning the case I'd probably be getting is the HAF 922 + Extra fans
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Corsair F60 SSD, Samsung 1T HDD Corsair H50 Windows 7 HP 2311x 
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post #6 of 14
Well if you overclock it then you will certainly see a performance increase. the 2500k comes at 3.3GHz stock and I have seen people get up to 4.5-4.8GHz stable on air. This guy actually did it using the same cooler as you want to buy.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ipe-dream.html

I would say that you should overclock it as long as you are comfortable with it. It will make your build seem much quicker and more responsive.

Edit: it wouldn't really save money to overclock though.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel X25-M 2.5" 80GB SSD and 1TB WD Caviar Black Pioneer Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell u2711 
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post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
Well what I mean by saving money is like if putting in the extra $20 for the 2500k a good enough improvement than say adding $50 in other hardware?
Or are you saying that if I go with the 2500k and overclock I will need some better hardware in addition?
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Corsair F60 SSD, Samsung 1T HDD Corsair H50 Windows 7 HP 2311x 
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Corsair F60 SSD, Samsung 1T HDD Corsair H50 Windows 7 HP 2311x 
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post #8 of 14
nah a good cpu fan is all you need to overclock a 2500k. I was just saying that the 2500k is slightly more expensive than the 2500. I definitely think a 1.5GHz increase in cpu speed is worth an extra $20.
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Intel X25-M 2.5" 80GB SSD and 1TB WD Caviar Black Pioneer Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell u2711 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel X25-M 2.5" 80GB SSD and 1TB WD Caviar Black Pioneer Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell u2711 
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post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
Alright cool. Pretty much all that's left is to wait for the motherboards I guess.
I will definitely post again if I have more questions.

Green for you Omnius!
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Corsair F60 SSD, Samsung 1T HDD Corsair H50 Windows 7 HP 2311x 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k MSI P67A-G65 (B3) GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr 12GB Ripjaw X 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair F60 SSD, Samsung 1T HDD Corsair H50 Windows 7 HP 2311x 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
$15 Microsoft cheap-o Corsair 850TX HAF 922 Logitech G9X 
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post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
And I just realized I said "Hep" instead of "Help" on the title...oops
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair F60 SSD, Samsung 1T HDD Corsair H50 Windows 7 HP 2311x 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
$15 Microsoft cheap-o Corsair 850TX HAF 922 Logitech G9X 
Mouse PadAudio
Cloth with dolphins on it Logitech Z-2300/ Sennheiser HD448 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k MSI P67A-G65 (B3) GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr 12GB Ripjaw X 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair F60 SSD, Samsung 1T HDD Corsair H50 Windows 7 HP 2311x 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
$15 Microsoft cheap-o Corsair 850TX HAF 922 Logitech G9X 
Mouse PadAudio
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