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This is my first time building my own computer and am looking for some confirmation from the pro's in-case I overlooked anything. I've spent a few week's researching how to choose the parts and this is what I've come up with:

CPU: i5 2500k 3.30ghz $220
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 $30
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

Mobo: ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) $180
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131771

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 $55
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

GPU: HIS IceQ X Turbo Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit $270
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161372

PSU: Corsair TX750 V2 $110
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 7200 RPM 1TB $75
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

Basically I'm looking for confirmation that all these parts will work together. I do plan on experimenting and overclocking this computer so I want to make sure I've got the right parts to do it. I'm also wondering if these prices are coming down soon because I'm looking at builds from early this year with these same parts costing the same.

Also have I chosen good parts? Or are there cheaper/better parts that I could substitute in? Any advice/comments on my build is appreciated as I plan to start purchasing the parts soon.
 

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That's the 1GB version, mine is the 2GB and also mine is a bit overclocked right out of the box and has extra cooling on it to support it. (at least that's what I remember reading about it)
 

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Deciding between Corsair Carbide 400R and Cooler Master HAF 922 (they are the same price here $100). Don't really know how to tell if either will have enough space for the parts I've chosen.
 

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The vengeance memory might not fit under the CPU heat-sink. Just look for memory with the same specs with shallow heat spreaders, there is no need for those big fins.

Everything else looks good. Check pricing on PC Power and Cooling brand PSUs as an alternative.

GPU brand preferences are all over the map. I don't have a positive or negative feeling about HIS, but think that most of their GPU shroud logo/graphics are less attractive than alternatives
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Lots of people like Sapphire: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102945
 

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I prefer the CM690II Advanced to the HAF 922 but that's just personal preference. Solid looking build you got there!
 

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This motherboard just went on sale for 2 more days:

ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

What is the benefits of it over the one I've chosen, does anyone know?
 

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The vengeance memory might not fit under the CPU heat-sink. Just look for memory with the same specs with shallow heat spreaders, there is no need for those big fins.

Everything else looks good. Check pricing on PC Power and Cooling brand PSUs as an alternative.

GPU brand preferences are all over the map. I don't have a positive or negative feeling about HIS, but think that most of their GPU shroud logo/graphics are less attractive than alternatives
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Lots of people like Sapphire: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102945
This ram http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233196 is the same but low profile.

Or alternatively

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428
 

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This motherboard just went on sale for 2 more days:

ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

What is the benefits of it over the one I've chosen, does anyone know?
That's my mobo and its great! Plus its the best looking mobo available imo...
 

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I have switched from the corsair vengeance to g skillz ripjaw x series as they have a lower profile and seem almost identical otherwise. I have also decided on the corsair carbide white 500r case.

Here is the updated build:

http://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/Pub...umber=17338452

I won some money last night and was thinking of maybe putting a bit more into this computer. Should I get 2 more sticks of ram for 16 GB total (additional $50)? or maybe upgrade to the Radeon 6970 2GB (additional $100)? or are those upgrades really not giving me much benefit?
 

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I do plan on getting a SSD just for boot maybe around Christmas time. Does the z68 board provide any additional benefits over p67 in terms of SSD? I was under the impression its only noticable if the SSD is small, otherwise they are identical?
 

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z68 have integrated graphics where the p67 does not, but that doesn't matter since you are getting a dedicated graphics card. Also it has the ability to use a SSD as a cache, which makes the HDDs better, IIRC.
 

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I don't think any of that is really appealing to me, I'm building this rig purely for gaming, the SSD is just gonna be an extra perk.

I'm almost thinking of getting the Hydro H100 cooling instead of the hyper 212 after seeing how easy it is to install and how my case is already made to house it perfectly. Is that a bit overboard? haha
 
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