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March 9, 2011 7:02:33 AM

Hey all just wondering weather my new build fits together well and if theres anything better i should change to. All reply's will help.

Intend to use www.pccasegear.com as im from Australia
Note i havn't chosen: Case, Monitor, Burner.

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K ($269.00) - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_...

MotherBoard: ($209) ASRock P67 Extreme4 Motherboard B3 - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_...
:( $235) ASUS P8P67 PRO Motherboard B3 - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_...

GPUz: ($339.00) XFX Radeon HD6950 2GB - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_...
: ($279.00) Galaxy GeForce GTX 560Ti 1024MB - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_...
: ($209.00) XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HardDrive:( $99) Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB WD1002FAEX - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_...
: ($69) Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_...

PSU: ($149.00) Antec TruePower 750W Blue - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_...
: ($149.00) Silverstone Strider Plus 750W ST75F-P - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_...

CPU cooler: ($33) CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

RAM: ($84) G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBSR - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
: ($105) G.Skill Ripjaws XL F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL (2x4GB) DDR3 - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_...


Cheers


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March 9, 2011 9:59:26 AM

Yes it is all compatible.

I don't think the WD 1TB FEAX is worth ~$30 over the Samsung Spinpoint, as in all the tests I've seen the Samsung is typically faster, quieter and cooler than the WD.

I think the Silverstone edges the Antec because of longer cables, fully modular and higher efficiency.
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March 9, 2011 12:19:19 PM

As someone who owns a setup with 5850 in crossfire I don't know if I'd buy one of those at this time for a new build. Staying with the current generation of cards, even if technically less powerful, will give you better tesselation support and measureably better crossfire/SLI scalability.

Don't get me wrong: I'm extremely happy with my setup now that it's more or less working, but I would stick with current gen if building from new.
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