New Work and Entertainment build (Sandy Bridge)

Approximate Purchase Date: Flexible but prefer in next 2 weeks

Budget Range: 1600-2000 CDN

System Usage: Software Development, Database Development, Website Development, Online Streaming, Graphic Intensive Games, Movies

Parts not required: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Webcam, Speakers,

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preference:

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (If it’s within the budget)

Monitor: LG 23’’ with 1920x1080

Additional Comments: This is my first PC build and although I am aware of how the different parts work in theory I am still pretty new to this. The rig is for both work and entertainment. I have been researching a bit for the past three days and these are the parts I have shortlisted. I would like the experts here to pitch in with their suggestions and opinions on how good are the parts, will they fair up with my needs and if they all are compatible. I do not have any leeway with the budget limit of 2000 dollars.

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K 3.4 GHz with 8M Cache

Motherborad:ASRock P67 EXTREME6 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Hard Drive: Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) SSDSC2MH120A2K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Optical Drive: LG Black 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Disc Combo Model CH10LS20 R LightScribe Support

Power Supply: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSA00-80GAD3-US 1000W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Tower: COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Thank You in advance.

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  1. Appologies in advance. I am clicking on the links and they are not working. I am not sure what I did wrong. I hope the description of the products will be good enough.

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