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New First Build, Need Advice. Any Changes?

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Need Some Suggestions for Changes Please :)

PSU- Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 Power supply - 850 Watt $111
RAM- Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B $97.24
CPU COOLER- Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler Liquid cooling $53
SDD BOOT DRIVE- OCZ Vertex Series 30 GB - 300 MBps $56
HDD DATA DRIVE- Scorpio Black 250GB 7,200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Hard Drive WD2500BEKT - OEM $89.99
CPU- Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor $299.99
GRAPHICS CARD- EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified ULTRA 3072MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card $586.99
MOTHERBOARD- ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 ATX - LGA1155 Socket - Z68 $267
CASE- Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced $130
OPTICAL DRIVE- LiteOn iHDP118 - DVD-ROM drive - IDE - 48x (CD) / 18x (DVD) - Internal - Black $15
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Hi s2Celerity :welcome:

Is this a gaming rig?
What else will you use it for?
Have you a Retail licence OS?
Have you any other hardware, IE. monitor, (size) mouse etc?
Where do you live?

Edited by iammykyl, 29 February 2012 - 05:28 AM.

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As noted, there is no OS listed. A common mistake is some users assume they can use their old Windows license on a new computer. Understand only a "boxed" full Retail license can be transferred to a new computer (or upgraded motherboard). It is illegal to use an OEM license that came with or was purchased for one computer on another computer. A disk “branded” with a computer maker’s brand name, or is labeled with “OEM/System Builder”, “Upgrade”, “Academic Edition”, or "For Distribution with a new PC only", is not transferable to a new PC (or upgraded motherboard) under any circumstances. These OEM licenses are inextricably tied to the "original equipment". So if that is the case, I recommend 64-bit Windows 7 or one of the many free Linux alternatives. Just ensure it is 64-bit since you have selected 16Gb of RAM.

Also, for many enthusiasts it is not a concern, but it is important all readers understand that both Intel and AMD warranty their “retail” boxed versions of their CPUs that come with supplied heatsink fan assemblies as “a unit". Consequently, both Intel and AMD require the use of the supplied coolers with their CPUs and using any alternative cooling solution violates the terms of the CPU warranties. Note this IS stated in the CPU warranty booklets that come with each CPU, or can be viewed online at Intel and AMD.
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