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anxiousinfusion

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Hello, I finished finalizing my new build that I've been planning for a long time.
I'm in the United States.
My budget is ~$1200.
I already have all other components or will be buying them at retail. Are there any last minute changes I should make? Precautions?
Thanks in advance!

Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115071

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Video+Cards-_-EVGA-_-14130604

BIOSTAR TH67B LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138308&cm_re=h67_matx-_-13-138-308-_-Product

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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Memory+%28Desktop+Memory%29-_-G.SKILL-_-20231311
 
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CPU - The Hyperthreading on the i7-2600 won't benefit you while gaming or going most activities. Might consider bumping that down to the i5-2500 (k or non-k version). An overclocked i5-2500k with an aftermarket cooler (Hyper 212+) would be my choice...

MB - I would go with the ASROCK below before the Biostar, but the Biostar would be fine.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157233

MEM - Good choice.

GPU - Good choice. For arguement sake, the HD 6870 would be on the same performance level and is $50ish cheaper..
CPU - The Hyperthreading on the i7-2600 won't benefit you while gaming or going most activities. Might consider bumping that down to the i5-2500 (k or non-k version). An overclocked i5-2500k with an aftermarket cooler (Hyper 212+) would be my choice...

MB - I would go with the ASROCK below before the Biostar, but the Biostar would be fine.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157233

MEM - Good choice.

GPU - Good choice. For arguement sake, the HD 6870 would be on the same performance level and is $50ish cheaper..
 
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anxiousinfusion

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I have no intentions of overclocking but wanted the highest possible clock. And since I have money to throw around, I figured I'd get the i7 for the extra 100mhz.

With this system, I plan to do video editing with much more freedom than I have now. Gaming is a factor but not your typical gaming. I'm mostly involved in creating complex Minecraft redstone circuits. I can't be sure what I'll throw at it in the future so I'm using the overkill as headroom. ;)

... I'll take anything over what I'm currently stuck with.
 

striker410

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I know this thread is solved, but I thought I would throw in my 2 cents.

The 100MHz boost will make little to no difference, CERTAINLY not $100 worth of difference.
Seriously, get a 2500k. It's substantially cheaper, and is MORE than enough for your needs. Seriously, the biggest issue on this forum asides from people blowing members off is overbuying. Fact is, the 2500 and 2600 are the SAME processor, with the exception of HT technology.

So, I guess the big question is does your program support HT for video editing? Also, do you live near a microcenter?

Last thing, get a Z68 board instead of H67. The Quicksync feature might be worth it for editing.
 

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