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Gaming rig 1600-1700 price range

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January 7, 2011 4:02:58 AM

I am looking at getting a new build or buying a pre made desktop.
Here is a basic setup I have put together, any advice would be appreciated.

Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDMI 2x Mini DisplayPort Video Card

Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM

Intel Core i5 760 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.8GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box

ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA1366 DDR3 CrossFireX SLI 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 PCI USB 3.0 Motherboard

Corsair Cooling Air Series A70 HIGH-PERFORMANCE DUAL-FAN CPU Cooler LGA775 LGA1156 LGA1366 AM2 AM3

Zalman ZM-F1 Plus 80MM Silent Case Fan 1700/2800RPM 20/32DBA 3-PIN W/ Noiseless Connector

LG CH10LS20 Bluray Reader & DVD Writer Combo Drive 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-RW Lightscribe *IR-$10*

OCZ Gold OCZ3G1333LV12G 12GB DDR3 3X4GB DDR3-1333 CL 9-9-9-20 1.65V Triple Channel Memory Kit


Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE PCI 7.1 Surround Sound Card (OEM)

Fractal Design Define R3 Black ATX Mid Tower Silent Computer Case 2X5.25 8X3.5INT No PS Front USB

Not sure about the sound card, tower or how much cooling I would need.
January 7, 2011 4:15:28 AM

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1. The CPU and mobo are not compatible - CPU is LGA 1156 socket whereas the mobo is LGA 1366 socket. Check the compatibly always,...
Also Intel has just launched their newer i5 and i7 CPUs, you should take a look at those, LGA 1155 - Core i5 2500K, i7 2600K, they should be available in retails within few days...

2. I dont see the need of a sound card, the onboard would good enough when compared to that card,...

3. Why is there 2 CPU Cooler ?? Hyper 212+ and Corsair A70? Just the Hyper 212+ would offer good cooling and also allow for a decent overclock, but if going with the newer CPU, then check if they will be compatible with LGA 1155

4. RAM - I would suggest a different brand, have seen too many stability issues being reported on the net,...
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