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Completely Scratch Gaming Build

Last response: in Systems
November 27, 2010 7:52:14 PM

Here's a brief overview of my current situation. I'm looking to build a new PC completely from scratch leaning toward the high-end for gaming by utilizing some BF deals.

Budget: Under $2,000
Existing Parts: None.
Overclocking: Undecided, would like the option.
SLI/Crossfire: Will buy secondary GPU in future so would like the option.
Parts Preference: N/A
System Usage: Gaming (Primary)

Motherboard: Asus P6X58D-E - $209.99

CPU: Intel Core i7-950 - $279.99

GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD6870 - $254.99

RAM: G.SKILL PI 3x2GB DDR3 1600 - $139.99

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $69.99

SSD: OCZ 2.5" 60GB - $124.99

DVD: Asus 24x - $17.99

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750W - $94.99

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 - $109.99

KB: Microsoft Sidewinder X4 - $29.95

Mouse: Logitech G500 - $34.99

CPU Cooling: Arctic Silver Thermal Compound - $9.99
Cooler Master Hyper 212 - $29.99

OS: Windows 7 Home 64-bit - $99.99

Monitor: ???

CURRENT TOTAL: $1,507.82

Is my current Power Supply sufficient or will I need to get a higher wattage if I plan to OC and/or run SLI/Crossfire? I'm also at a loss for monitors so if there any suggestions...

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November 27, 2010 8:28:05 PM

Components u selected r pretty much wat every one would have suggested, so gud job in that. if u r planning on adding another GPU then u have to get a 800-850w PSU. Lastly get urself a nice big quality mouse pad, makes hell lot of difference.
November 27, 2010 10:25:02 PM

Thanks for the reply. Upgraded PSU and decided on Asus VW246H for monitor. That should be about it. Would you guys recommend any additional fans for cooling?
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November 29, 2010 12:32:45 PM

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November 29, 2010 12:59:37 PM

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