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How does this seem and where can I improve:
Asrock Extreme4 - $160 (Extreme6 - $205 [+$45])
i5-2500k - $225
Hyper 212+ - $30
8GB CL9 1600 G.Skill RAM - $90
MSI R6950 TF3 [3mm too big for Storm Scout ] - $300 (MSI GTX 560Ti Hawk - ~$270? [-$30])
C300 128GB - $225
1TB Samsung Data HDD - $65
650HX - $120
Antec 902 V3 - $110 (CM Storm Scout - $80 [-$30])
DRW-24B1ST DVD Drive - $25
Total: $1340 ($1325 [-$15])
Edited by csm725 - 4/16/11 at 5:38pm
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I would go with the Samsung F3 for the data drive. Cheaper, better, etc.

Not as familiar with the Antec 902, but I upgraded out of the 900 because it was just too small and difficult to work with. You might look at a CM HAF case, whether it be the 922, 932, or the HAF-X. They are all excellent cases, and if the 902 is as close to the 900 as I believe it is, they will blow it out of the water.

Not so sure I like the RAM choice - I would probably go with some CL7 G. Skill. 8GB is so cheap you're almost doing yourself a disservice buying 4gb for 20 cheaper. Check out these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...odeId=1&name=7

I don't know if you're purchasing today, but I think I would wait for a memory promotion - they usually have 10% off every other day it seems.

Looks pretty good other than that.
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Which CM case is smallest but will still fit the 10.63" (270mm) R6950 TF3?
E: And SB prefers freq. over timing.
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Which CM case is smallest but will still fit the 10.63" (270mm) R6950 TF3?
E: And SB prefers freq. over timing.
Cm 690 II Advanced should cope with that.
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I might get the MSI GTX560Ti Hawk + CM Storm Sniper if the Hawk comes out soon.
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I might get the MSI GTX560Ti Hawk + CM Storm Sniper if the Hawk comes out soon.
+1 on both. Sniper is a great case.

I was thinking that you should drop back to a 2500K. Ultimately wont be any slower than a 2600k and you can apply the savings elsewhere.
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did you factor in california sales tax?
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did you factor in california sales tax?
yah tax is a female dog : \\
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+1 on both. Sniper is a great case.

I was thinking that you should drop back to a 2500K. Ultimately wont be any slower than a 2600k and you can apply the savings elsewhere.
I will end up buying Storm Scout; and where did you get 2600k? I had said '2500k'.

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did you factor in california sales tax?
No, before tax.

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yah tax is a female dog : \\
This ^.
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If you live in cali here are my 2 suggestions. Buy your chip from micro center... the 2500k is $70 off retail, the 2600k is $90 off retail. Second, you can buy parts off tigerdirect (if available) for no tax, and free shipping on most stuff.

Saves quite a bit of money when $1000's are being spent.
    
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