New System Help

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Hi guys,

My Q6600 system has finally died so I have been looking at parts for a new build.

Ivybridge or i5-2500K
Gelid Tranquillo CPU Cooler
Gigabyte Z77X-D3H Intel Z77
Antec 1100 Case
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 650W Power Supply
Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 WindForce 3x OC 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express
Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz
Samsung S23A700D


does anyone have any suggestions? I will be waiting until Ivybridge is released before I buy the CPU, but i would like to start buying some of the other components soon.

many thanks

Ben
 
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You said you are looking at buying components sooner rather than later. I would buy whatever you can except for the GPU as these will come down in price gradually. I have seen the 7970 cards have reduced quite a bit since launch and I expect the 680s will do so in the not too distant future.
 
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Thanks, I hope so.

anyone else?

will 650W power supply be big enough or should i consider a larger one.

650W is fine unless you're considering SLI.

If you do get the XFX PSU (I have it) then you probably won't need a cable extension for the 8 pin as it's quite long. I only just needed one for my full tower case.

Is the Antec 1100 Case full tower?
 
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650W is fine unless you're considering SLI.

If you do get the XFX PSU (I have it) then you probably won't need a cable extension for the 8 pin as it's quite long. I only just needed one for my full tower case.

Is the Antec 1100 Case full tower?

here is the link for the case :

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-167-AN.

Thanks for the help everyone. I think I know what I am going to get now, but I was just wondering if there were any benefits in getting a more expensive motherboard, the choice is rather overwhelming.
 
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SLI support?

I would pick up the AsRock Z77 Extreme4, which looks similar than my motherboard, but much cheaper for some reason.

IF you want gigabyte, then a ultra durable.

Also, I wouldn't bother with a caviar black, and get a seagate green 2TB or F4.

Also, there are links in my sig thatg will help you present your build. Makes it easier to discuss.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5728/...view-asrock-asus-gigabyte-msi-ecs-and-biostar
 
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