Alright, so I'm just finalizing some things now with my build, then I'm hopefully going to be ordering the basics of it tonight. I luckily found a nice sale on some RAM! So that'll save me some money
Also, is this PSU the same as grass posted? And will it be sufficient?
And I also have a question about the 6950 aftermark heatsinks. Does that mean that I should go with the XFX one that grass linked? Or should I just go with the MSI one that was also linked. Its not that big of a price difference, and I would prefer the better of the two. But if they both ahve this 'aftermark heatsink' that you guys so highly speak of, let me know asap! Thanks a bunch guys, I'll let you know how the build goes after everything arrives here, which could be between now and never, so stay posted.
Note for parts, will these all be compatible with each other?
Final list of products (before GPU comments, etc)
Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB
ASUS P8P67 Pro ATX P67 LGA1155 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI Sandy Bridge B3 Motherboard
XFX 750W PRO750W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM
2x MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity (I was told this would stay cool, and quiet <3, but I also heard you can't unlock it to 6970? will that really be a problem?)
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X 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 CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Final cost after price matching : Basically $1400
Now I could get a different case (higher model?)
OR grab some lights and have lulz
OR get a small SSD: Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State (close enough to 1500, 40 bucks isnt ZOMG-END-OF-WORLD)
OR..get the i7 2600k instead of i5, for potential longer lifespan (would that even be compatible/viable?)
OR..Keep it incase the current cables im using, AND the cables from my 120004i12039182310 other computers, AND the cables some of this crap comes with, aren't enough.
OR...sneak in about 100 dollars and grab another monitor for DUALSCREANZ
PandemixEdited by pandemix - 4/6/11 at 6:00pm