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this is my first time building a pc and i think this is the best place to ask for the help and get honest answers. all i really have is the case (nzxt phantom) so everything else i need other then m/kb and monitor. any and all help/comments are useful.

case: nzxt phantom (black)
cpu: im thinking the SB i7 2600k
mobo: asus p8p67 deluxe or an msi mobo, not sure yet
SSD: 120 gb (for windows and programs) not sure which make and model
HDD: 2tb for everything else, again not sure of make and model
ram: no idea need help on this, im thinking like 6 or 8gb
disc drive: cd/dvd burner for now so any good one will work
PSU: no idea as well open for ideas

anything else i will be open for suggestions and help. thanks.
post #2 of 19
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also GPU: xfx 6970
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What kind of budget are you looking at?
What do you use your PC for?
Sandybridge motherboards only have 4 Ram slots.
CPU cooler?
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im thinking around $1200-1600ish
i use my pc for gaming and normal everyday stuff
i was told i should get a cpu cooler since the stock ones are loud and not that good
but this is why im posting so i can figure out everything i need
post #5 of 19
CPU + PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.612843 $361.98 - $10 MIR
RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-431-_-Product $149.99
CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608018 $74.99
GPU ( I would go with the 6950 and unlock or flash BIOS to 6970 save yourself a decent amount of money, plus for this price it may be worth getting a second and going for cross fire ) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150518 $289.99 - 10$ gift card - 30$ MIR
DVD / CD Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204 $18.99
HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148506 $169.99
120GB SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227590 $199.99 - 30$ MIR

Total $1265.92 -$70 Mail in rebates - $10 Gift Card
Grand Total $1185.92

If you can push the 1600 end of the budget I would get a second 6950 and set up crossfire.
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okay awesome
will all that run okay on that 750watt psu?
and what about mobo? i was thinking asus deluxe
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okay awesome
will all that run okay on that 750watt psu?
and what about mobo? i was thinking asus deluxe
Absolutely.

I agreed with just about all of your suggestions except this one. Seagate kind of makes my stomach turn. To be fair, most of my angst for their products is due to a lot of external hard drive failures but there's still an internal drive in there failing. I'd go with WD or Samsung for your storage drive.
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http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/201...6950-review/10

2 6950's are going to push roughly 500W if you unlock them to 6970 they are going to run 600W.

If you plan on unlocking them both 750w may be pushing it. If you are worried about 750w not being enough I would get one of these. The 850w is modular which is nice to have.

850W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139011
950W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139013
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Absolutely.



I agreed with just about all of your suggestions except this one. Seagate kind of makes my stomach turn. To be fair, most of my angst for their products is due to a lot of external hard drive failures but there's still an internal drive in there failing. I'd go with WD or Samsung for your storage drive.
would you suggest a WD HDD for me then for music and gaming, same like 2tb
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Oh, A 6970, bad Idea dude, if you can reverse that selection I Highly recommend a Nvidia GeForce GTX580, please consider this, it is only a bit more expensive, but a way better investment.
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