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So, I'm thinking about building a computer cause the one I'm using right now (check my sig and tell me what you think ahah) is becoming like 10-11 years old now.

So, I decided to go with an Intel build hoping it would last me a while until I have to upgrade again. So here it is, like all those typical i5. I was thinking I wouldn't do any video editing or really little. Also, I'll be doing some Photoshopping for school though... Also, any recommendations about other sites other than Newegg could be helpful cause I really don't like the tax in CA...

CPU: i5-2500K Sandy Bridge (OCed to 4.5~4.8 Hopefully)


RAM: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model MD8192KD3-1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820178333
Which goes for $85 - 15% - $20 rebate = $52

Or should I go all out and go for:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314
Which is $75 without rebate.
The G.Skill ones run at DDR3 1600 compared toe PNY's 1333. Would I notice a difference? (other than the ~$25 difference?) Also, I assume the most safe measures would be to have ram at 1.5v for SB right?

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2 GB DDR5 DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100312SR
Unlocked Probably but would a K62 be able to work with 2 of them in the future? Also, would Antec's TP-750 be able to support them?

Cooling: Still don't know yet. Which would work to OC my CPU to 4.8 or 4.5? I was thinking about Thermalright's Silver Arrow (but it's kind of ugly)
http://www.directron.com/silverarrow.html?gsear=1

DVD: ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204

PSU/Case combo:
Lancool PC-K62 + Antec TP-750 - $165
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.612974
Is the PSU any good? I really like the design on the K62 but would it fit two 6950 unlocked to 6970? Would the PSU handle it?

Mobo: ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported Intel P67 DDR3 2400 ATX Motherboard
I really can't see a differences in Mobos so I just got the one that has the most recommendation.

So, is there anything that wouldn't work in this build? Or is it kind of solid? I didn't really add up the total yet so hopefully it's under my budget. I added up a while back and the total was under 1k without the silver arrow, but with it, I think it would go over my budget.

Any recommendations would be helpful!

Thank You!
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Samsung F3 1tb Asus 24x Windows 7 Antec TP-750 
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Lian Li Lancool K62 
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post #2 of 19
This isn't a build log.

Anyway, the TP-750 is a great power supply - especially for its price. However, even the TP-650 would be enough to power this system if you had two 6950s in it.
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
This isn't a build log.

Anyway, the TP-750 is a great power supply - especially for its price. However, even the TP-650 would be enough to power this system if you had two 6950s in it.
Sorry, couldn't figure out a better place to put it. If I ordered all my parts and put it up pics, would it then be considered a build log?
Oh I see, but it comes with a bundle which (I have no idea) seems like a good deal...
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post #4 of 19
I don't know if it's a good deal either, but it would certainly be way more power than you'd ever need - even with two 6950s in it.

Anyway, a build log is one where the thread's title is the title of the log, and the content is an actual log of the build. So, the purpose of a build log isn't to ask questions, but to just show off your build and its progress.

So, Intel - General is the best place. However, it's all good because a moderator will move this thread and it will be seamless.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #5 of 19
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Oh sorry thanks for the info. New to OCN haha -.-"
If a MOD could move it I would be thankful =)

Would Unlocking a 6950 increase how power hungry it is though?
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post #6 of 19
Yeah, but not enough to drown a 650W TruePower New.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #7 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Yeah, but not enough to drown a 650W TruePower New.
Oh ahah thanks. Would memory speed matter? I mean do you see a huge difference in these?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231308
~$67
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314
~$75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820178333
~$52

Thanks repped for being so helpful
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Samsung F3 1tb Asus 24x Windows 7 Antec TP-750 
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post #8 of 19
The psu is good, especially bundled with the case.

But if you ever picture yourself switching to SLI or something ( for reasons unknown to me ) then maybe shelling the extra moolah for the 750 is worth it...but then again, there's really no point...

Save cash, use it somewhere else.

I'd get the gskill, for the hell of it.

The HDD can be bought on MWAVE or ewiz, forgot which and not quite sure if they tax CA.

MSI has their 6950 on amazon for about 250 i think. plus, there's only 1 in stock for the sapphire one.

EDIT: 1333mhz is adequate for the build, but if you have the extra money, go for the gskill, it may help out in photoshop.
    
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post #9 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by lunarpoc View Post
Oh ahah thanks. Would memory speed matter? I mean do you see a huge difference in these?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231308
~$67
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314
~$75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820178333
~$52

Thanks repped for being so helpful
When it comes to technology this modern, I'm useless.


@Kick: Even the 650W TruePower New would have no problems powering this system if it had two unlocked 6950s in it.
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
When it comes to technology this modern, I'm useless.


@Kick: Even the 650W TruePower New would have no problems powering this system if it had two unlocked 6950s in it.
I said SLI so i was referring to their nvidia counterparts.

But, yes, 650 is enough.
    
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