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    Final Parts List Check : First Build

    Going to get parts next week, just wanted to get a second opinion on everything.

    CPU:i5 2500k 179.99
    w w w.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589
    MOBO: Asus P8Z68 V 129.99
    w w w.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0364996
    CASE: Corsair 400r 89.99
    w w w.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0366600
    HDD: Western Digital 750GB '3.5' 7200rpm 74.99
    w w w.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0376783
    OD:LITE-ON 24X SATA DVD Burner 19.99
    w w w.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0322335
    OS:Windows 7 64bit 109.99
    PSU: Corsair Builder Series 500watt 59.99
    w w w.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0361422
    RAM:Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600MHz (Free gift from friend)
    w w w.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0359910
    Total : 719.79

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    Are you getting a GPU too?
    ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe -- i5-2500k @4.5 -- Corsair H50 -- SLI'd MSI n580 GTX LE (3gb version) -- Corsair 16gb DDR3 1600mhz -- 2x Velociraptors (150gb and 300gb) -- 256gb Crucial M4 SSD -- 1000w Cooler Master PSU -- HAF X-- 3x 27'' Planar Monitors with Nvidia Surround 5760x1080.

    Inside the case http://imgur.com/EsjAi,73jBV,iwBFK Monitors http://imgur.com/5MehF

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    And your video card(s) will be?

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    oh yeah forgot about that getting a 6850 later using an old gt 9500 1GB DDR3 for now =/

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    Your choices look good. Someone else may come along and recommend a different gpu to you.
    ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe -- i5-2500k @4.5 -- Corsair H50 -- SLI'd MSI n580 GTX LE (3gb version) -- Corsair 16gb DDR3 1600mhz -- 2x Velociraptors (150gb and 300gb) -- 256gb Crucial M4 SSD -- 1000w Cooler Master PSU -- HAF X-- 3x 27'' Planar Monitors with Nvidia Surround 5760x1080.

    Inside the case http://imgur.com/EsjAi,73jBV,iwBFK Monitors http://imgur.com/5MehF

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    Would it not be better to go for the 6950 as it is only about $20 more expensive but would run 1080p games so much better?

    Also the Power Supply is that enough for the build? I know my I5 build requires a 650W minimum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fayme View Post
    Would it not be better to go for the 6950 as it is only about $20 more expensive but would run 1080p games so much better?

    Also the Power Supply is that enough for the build? I know my I5 build requires a 650W minimum
    It might be, but I had to keep this build right at 700$ range. I'll prob end up getting at 6770 or 550ti till I can afford something like a 6850/gtx 460 or better.

    yah that psu right now is a place holder hoping MicroCenter gets the Corsair 600w ones back in stock soon. They don't have seasonic and I dont trust ocz/antec enough to buy one of there 600-650w psu.
    Last edited by Listy; 2011-12-14 at 07:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Listy View Post
    It might be, but I had to keep this build right at 700$ range. I'll prob end up getting at 6770 or 550ti till I can afford something like a 6850/gtx 460 or better.

    yah that psu right now is a place holder hoping MicroCenter gets the Corsair 600w ones back in stock soon. They don't have seasonic and I dont trust ocz/antec enough to buy one of there 600-650w psu.
    I've went for a 1200W OCZ as I will be going Crossfire 6970 within a few weeks and so far I can't complain. My old build with SLI 460 had a OCZ aswell. I know that a lot of people say dont go for the "cheaper" brands, but often they are quite good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fayme View Post
    Would it not be better to go for the 6950 as it is only about $20 more expensive but would run 1080p games so much better?

    Also the Power Supply is that enough for the build? I know my I5 build requires a 650W minimum
    I just got a 6850 for 119.00 after 20 instant and 20 MIR, 6950 is 220+ not sure where your getting your prices at, the 6850 is the best Bang for the buck period...

    ---------- Post added 2011-12-14 at 07:24 PM ----------

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102908 Best priced one i saw atm, ordered mine a few days ago and got it for 139.99 - 20.00 MIR

    V.s

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150523 Lowest priced 6950 i could find, honestly 6850 is Great for the price and down the road you can pick up a 7 Series instead...

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    that psu is perfectly fine if you are going to use a single 6850. most people grossly overestimate the wattage they need for some reason. only thing i would suggest is maybe look around some online and see if you can find a slightly better price/better psu for similar price. everything else looks good.

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    Most cards recommend a 550W PSU at least, most builds here recommend 650W or more for future proofing. I always go overboard when it comes to PSUs because I fried a motherboard and GPU using an inadequate PSU in my first build ever.

    And yes, the 6950 is better than the 6850 by a good margin, here's a comparison from Anandtech: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/293?vs=291
    Last edited by noteworthynerd; 2011-12-14 at 07:54 PM.

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    How much later are you buying this gpu? AMDs 7000 series should be coming out around Jan-Feb.
    [SIZE=1][CENTER]CPU: Intel I5-3570k 4.7ghz MB: Gigabyte Z77-D3H
    GPU: Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti Windforce Ram: G-Skill 8GB 1333
    SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB PSU: Antec BP550 Case: Corsair 750D

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    Quote Originally Posted by OmegaV View Post
    How much later are you buying this gpu? AMDs 7000 series should be coming out around Jan-Feb.
    not sure yet really strapped for cash, lucky to even have a chance to build this comp as it is.
    Last edited by Listy; 2011-12-14 at 09:45 PM.

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    Well wait on the gpu and prices on current gen will go down or you can pay about as much as now (possibly a bit more) and get something better then current products.
    [SIZE=1][CENTER]CPU: Intel I5-3570k 4.7ghz MB: Gigabyte Z77-D3H
    GPU: Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti Windforce Ram: G-Skill 8GB 1333
    SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB PSU: Antec BP550 Case: Corsair 750D

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    Quote Originally Posted by OmegaV View Post
    How much later are you buying this gpu? AMDs 7000 series should be coming out around Jan-Feb.
    Confirmed for 9th Jan I believe.

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