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January 27, 2011 8:30:38 AM

I've been helped to get to this build on another website, I just want to make sure it will max out games, and will do so for a few years.

Intel Core i5 2500
In stock $229.00 $229.00
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4 Motherboard
In stock $219.00 $219.00
VTX3D Radeon HD6950 2GB
Due 20/01/11 $329.00 $329.00
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ
In stock $79.00 $79.00
Samsung SH-S223C SATA DVDRW Drive
In stock $29.00 $29.00
CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced with Window
Due 20/01/11 $129.00 $129.00
AOC 2436VWH 23.6 Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor
Due 27/01/11 $182.00 $182.00
Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard
In stock $49.00 $49.00
Logitech MX518 Gaming Optical Mouse
In stock $39.00 $39.00
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
In stock $119.00 $119.00
Silverstone Strider Plus 750W ST75F-P
In stock $149.00 $149.00
Corsair CMV4GX3M2A1333C9 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3
In stock $49.00 $49.00

Using this website for items and prices:
It'd be much apreciated if you guys could maximize my build I really don't want to go over $1600 which is what this build is atm.

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 27, 2011 1:34:31 PM

$329 seems a bit steep for a 6950.......(2 gb models are currently $269 at Newegg)

And I can't see why you wouldn't pay $15 more for a 2500K for easy overlocking...

Gaming mice, gaming keyboards...waste of money, IMO. Put that money into a GTX580, the current pinacle of single or SLI gaming framerates.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 27, 2011 8:15:51 PM

onlinejake said:
Newegg doesn't ship to Australia, so yeah.

Intel Core i5 2500K
Due 02/02/11 $279.00 $279.00
IS it worth the extra 50 dollars?
$700 for graphics card?!

If you plan on overclocking, or have any interest, the K version is the one you want.

I would recommend a good CPU cooler like the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ with an extra fan. It's a great cooler, and is cheap (here at least; only 30 USD).
Good for OCing as well.

The GTX 580 is ~$500 in the states...sounds about right based on the other prices you've listed.