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Hi, I'm New to GeekTogo. I have been searching for a computer forum so i could seek help on building a computer. Took me awhile but i put together a list.
It's really Newbie and would love some help and opinions. (i just went with all the top sellers on Newegg -.-)

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

ASUS P8P67 LE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600

My computer knowledge is limited and I'm a really faster learner and would love to build this over the summer.

I would love for some opinions and improvements from you guys.
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Hi Capcom :D
Another MB for you to consider http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130582
Have you got an OS? If not allow $100 for Windows 7 64 bit, nice build though.
This should help http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/
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thank you, I'm going to start buying the parts not all at once but in pieces. I know there's still room for improvement i want this to be a gaming computer a computer that can run sc2 and Diablo 3 (when it comes out) on high settings XD
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The 2600 has integrated graphics (limited overclocking) and if installed on a P67 Mobo is automatically disabled.

I would be looking at the 2500K CPU.

Some reading for you below.

CPU benchmarks and price comparison, > http://www.cpubenchm...h_end_cpus.html

CPU and motherboard benchmarks, > http://www.hardwareh...troduction.html

2500, 2600 performance, > http://www.hardcorew...ormance-review/

Direct comparison charts, > http://www.anandtech...duct/288?vs=287
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what if i get the i7 2600k?
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what if i get the i7 2600k?


It is an option as apposed to the 2500K but cost $100+ more. You need some comparison benchmark and then decide if You think it is worth the performance gain.

Most reviewers and gamers in posts seem to opt for the 2500K.
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Your Beyond helpful man thank you very much :D i believe I'm going to go with the i7 2600k just cause it's at the top of the food chain and i'm not really looking to upgrade after i build this PC (except for the gphx card) <3. Again if i go with the 2600k that overclocks everything in my build would be compatible?
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Your Beyond helpful man thank you very much :D


Your more than welcome, Thanks give us a buzz, :D

if i go with the 2600k that overclocks everything in my build would be compatible?


Yes. You will have to make sure that the RAM is compatible with whichever Mobo you select.

This is a review for the Asrock Fatality Pro, a mid range board and has comparisons with similar Mobos. >
http://www.tweaktown...iew/index1.html

Make a short list of the essentials you want from a board and then the extras you would like.

Take particular notice of any board that has 2 PCIe slots. When you install 2 cards you need them to run at a min of X8. Some cheaper boards only run at X4.

Top end boards like these, > http://www.newegg.co...CED&PageSize=20

WARNING. Serious gaming and or overclocking can lead to divorce.

Let us know how you get on.
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Ok i did alot of thinking last night and i think i will go with the i5 2600k and spend the extra 100 else where maybe on a better gphx card?
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think i will go with the i5 2600k


Did you mean to type i5 2500K?

i5 2600K is not listed here on the full list of SB CPUs, > http://www.legitrevi...article/1501/3/

Edited by iammykyl, 02 April 2011 - 04:05 PM.

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yeah i meant the i5 2500k -.-
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yeah i meant the i5 2500k


OK.

Let us know which Motherboard you select.
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I'm thinking about this one. http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16813130574 since it got good reviews and i can combo it with the i5 2500k XD
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It's really Newbie and would love some help and opinions.

My post is not regarding the actual specifications but is more general advice on building your first computer.

My computer knowledge is limited and I'm a really faster learner and would love to build this over the summer.


Quite experienced people, well versed with changing the graphics or the sound card or adding ram - HAVE when trying to build there first computer made mistakes or perhaps I should say a mistake. -JUST ONE and the result unfortunately is the motherboard has GONE usually when first connected to the power. - result invariably a NEW motherboard, frequently a new processor as well.

You only need to miss that a case stand off does not match with the motherboard OR if the USB connections from the front panel are NOT on matching connectors to the USB headers on the motherboard and you have to connect separately to the header - and the ground is on the wrong pin - DISASTER.

IN SHORT my advice is to obtain, which can usually be done at minimal cost or even free - a computer that is being thrown out., but that boots and works. It may not have all the connectors eg SATA ports etc of the one you are going to build but that does not really matter.

TAKE IT COMPLETELY to pieces., I mean absolutely, Motherboard out etc.- ram and all cards out of board. REBUILD IT.
This could be the most valuable exercise in ensuring that your REAL new build goes well.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 02 April 2011 - 06:27 PM.

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The MSI GD65 gets good reviews with most thinking it a solid board. It does have some issues regarding the BIOS, the Genie overclocking and the Marvell SATA controller. Here is a google page of reviews. I advice you have a browse. Take note of the platforms the reviewers use for testing, this will show you what RAM they have used. Look at the benchmarks for gaming and read the conclusions.

> http://www.google.co...67A-GD65 review


Get back to us with your thoughts.
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