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    new computer build

    case:Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    CPU: i5-2600k
    GPU:SAPPHIRE 21197-00-40G Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 (CMPSU-650HX) 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular ...
    cooler: Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
    SSD:SanDisk Ultra SDSSDH-120G-G25 2.5" 120GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    HD:SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    mobo:GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    RAM:GeIL Enhance CORSA 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model GEC316GB1600C9QC

    my laptop decided to crash and burn for the final time this morning so its time to build a new computer. I was planning on waiting for ivy bridge but i need something now. I can replace the i5 later..

    just want some tips/ideas on this build as it is my first build.

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    2500k and TX 750 V2 PSU.

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    change SSD to crucial M4

    i'd get 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X RAM 1600mhz. you don't really need 16gb unless you do some weird crazy work

    i7 2600K (not i5 like you listed) is fine for CPU; since you don't seem to have a tight budget i'd stick with that instead of dropping down to the i5 2500K

    you'll need a copy of windows as well and a PSU; i'd get a 750W psu to allow for comfortable room later to run a second card in crossfire if needed

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    Quote Originally Posted by llDemonll View Post
    change SSD to crucial M4

    i'd get 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X RAM 1600mhz. you don't really need 16gb unless you do some weird crazy work

    i7 2600K (not i5 like you listed) is fine for CPU; since you don't seem to have a tight budget i'd stick with that instead of dropping down to the i5 2500K

    you'll need a copy of windows as well and a PSU; i'd get a 750W psu to allow for comfortable room later to run a second card in crossfire if needed
    ahh changed to the 750W. im planning on getting an ivy bridge in the future though so ill stick to the i5 for now. as for the ram, it so cheap why not?

    as for the M4, ill take a look

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    the i5 2600K doesn't exist, it's either an i5 2500K or an i7 2600K; $100 difference between the two. if you're planning to upgrade to ivy when it comes, get the i5 2500K now because it's cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by llDemonll View Post
    the i5 2600K doesn't exist, it's either an i5 2500K or an i7 2600K; $100 difference between the two. if you're planning to upgrade to ivy when it comes, get the i5 2500K now because it's cheaper
    yea meant i5-2500k. was a typo

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