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Finally going to make a move with the SB build

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So, I have been looking for my first selfbuilt computer now for like 4-5 months. I started planning with the i5 760, then came SB out, and that is because this project have lasted so long. But now I'm tired of waiting!

I have decided to go with these parts:

CPU: Intel i5 2500K
CPU cooler: Scythe Mugen 2
Motherboard: AsRock Extreme4
GPU: Gigabyte GTX460 SOC or MSI GTX560 twin frozr OC
PSU: Antec TP-650W or Corsair TX650 V2
Case: Fractal Design R3
RAM: 2x2Gb Elixir 1333Mhz (http://www.elixir-memory.com/search_...2G64CB8HA4N-CG) or the 1600Mhz version
HDD: Samsung 1Tb F3
and a optical DVD-RW drive

The whole package comes around 910-960 €

So what do you guys think? I'm going to OC both the CPU and GPU, so that is why I decided to go with the 650W PSU (always good to be on the safe side, right? ). The Corsair is about 10€ cheaper, but what I have heard and read, that the Antec is perhaps a bit more of a quality/more silent unit than the corsair.

Still a bit thorn with the GPU, though. The 460 SOC is very cheap atm for 182€, while the 560 is around 215-225€. And I'm not a huge gaming typ of guy, so I think I would manage with the 460SOC (It is still pretty powerful card).

So, should I just pull the trigger on this bad boy? Please say what You think of this set up, and if You think I-ll make a huge mistake with these parts, plase say so and suggest better

Thanks alot for your thoughts and help!!
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looks solid build I would get amd 6870 1gb gpu instead, go with 1600mhz ram, Mother board I'm not sure about asrock mother board, you should get asus p8p67 or get asus p8p67 Pro if going to use Sli,crossfire feature in future, everything else looks good.

and go with Corsair TX650 V2 psu its better.
Edited by fatmario - 4/22/11 at 1:00am
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looks solid build I would get amd 6870 1gb gpu instead, go with 1600mhz ram, Mother board I'm not sure about asrock mother board, you should get asus p8p67 or get asus p8p67 Pro if going to use Sli,crossfire feature in future, everything else looks good.

and go with Corsair TX650 V2 psu its better.
I'm pretty set on the AsRock. Extreme4 handles sli/crossfire as well. I see no advantage to go with asus boards. But thx for the other pointers, will consider them
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I'm pretty set on the AsRock. Extreme4 handles sli/crossfire as well. I see no advantage to go with asus boards. But thx for the other pointers, will consider them
Firstly your probably going to need a bigger power supply, something like 850 watts just to have some head room. Secondly you should get a SSD, no point overclocking everything but being held back by a HDD. Finally go 560 ti over 480 :-)
Edited by hirolla888 - 4/22/11 at 1:20am
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I'm pretty set on the AsRock. Extreme4 handles sli/crossfire as well. I see no advantage to go with asus boards. But thx for the other pointers, will consider them
Asrock isn't bad company it owned by asus. I heard that asrock use lower quality parts for thier mobo also their UEFI has some issues but its good mother board though.

and the main reason i recommend amd 6870 because it has better architecture and newer tech then gtx 460 and of crouse Gtx 560i is far superior then both of this graphic cards.

You don't need 850 psu thats overkill really, 750 watt sounds about right if he wants sli gtx 560 in future.
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I havent had any issues out of my ASRock or when using their products in other people's builds and if needed, I'd feel comfortable buying one of their products again. Pick up the 1600mhz ram for sure. The 560 is superior, if you can fit it in your budget, grab it.
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Firstly your probably going to need a bigger poer supply, something like 850 watts just to have some head room. Secondly you should get a SSD, no point overclocking everything but being held back by a HDD. Finally go 560 ti over 480 :-)
Naah, I believe that 850w is way to overkill for that set up 650 should be enough. SSD would be nice, I know, but it would get the total price of the rig a bit too high
Edited by eGGe - 4/22/11 at 1:24am
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Asrock isn't bad company it owned by asus. I heard that asrock use lower quality parts for thier mobo also their UEFI has some issues but its good mother board though.

and the main reason i recommend amd 6870 because it has better architecture and newer tech then gtx 460 and of crouse Gtx 560i is far superior then both of this graphic cards.

You don't need 850 psu thats overkill really, 750 watt sounds about right if he wants sli gtx 560 in future.
Yeah, perhaps I will go with the gtx560
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I havent had any issues out of my ASRock or when using their products in other people's builds and if needed, I'd feel comfortable buying one of their products again. Pick up the 1600mhz ram for sure. The 560 is superior, if you can fit it in your budget, grab it.
Right!
The price difference between the 1333 and 1600 RAM is only like 4-5 €, so I will take the 1600Mhz RAM. Thank you!
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Naah, I believe that 850w is way to overkill for that set up 650 should be enough. SSD would be nice, I know, but it would get the total price of the rig a bit too high
I only suggested 850w because you said that your getting that mobo for its sli/crossfire features so i assumed you plan on doing one of those setups in the future, in which case 650 watt wont be enough to support especially when overclocking.

As for the SSD, i would strongly recommend investing in one, you'll notice massive performance boosts. you'll bottleneck that cpu like crazy with a hdd
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