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New computer for gaming, all advice welcomed.

Hello,
I am building this hopefully this week 4/11/11

Budget Range: 1000.00-1300.00

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming computer,email, surfing the internet,

Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, )

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: new egg

Country of Origin: U.S., Minnesota

Parts Preferences: Not really an issue.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200,

Additional Comments: quiet pc.

Case- Cool Master HAF 922 RC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

MB- ASUS Sabertooth P67 (Rev 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131702

Processor- Intel Core i5-2500k Sandy Bridgehttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

Memory- Corsair Vengeance 8GB (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144

Power supply- XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207003

Video Card-Radeon HD 6879http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125357

CD/DVD Burner-Asus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

HD-Western Digital Caviar Black 750G 7200RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136283

OS-Windows 7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

Total Price 1176.00

See any glaring problems?

Beth
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  1. Looks good. If you are going to overclock you are going to need an aftermarket cooler. That Corsair Vengence memory can have clearence issues. Try GSkill Ripjaws X for clearance. Try a Hyper 212+ for a good cheap cooler.
  2. Best answer
    http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1105/pg1/xfx-6870-black-edition-dual-fan-vs-inno3d-gtx-560-ti-oc-vs-gtx-570-vs-6950-introduction.html <---gtx 560 > 6870

    Here's a factory o/c gtx 560 worth looking at.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363 $239.99 (Before $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Card)
    GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Here's a quicker and quieter h/d...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 $64.99
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.632648 Combo Discount: -$25.00 Combo Price: $264.98
    GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
  3. Thank you both! I've updated a few things and will be ordering it in a couple of days.
  4. Holy Hannah that heat sink cooler master 212+ is huge! Do you think it will fit ok in that case? Cool looking and all though!
  5. ebaker60 said:
    Holy Hannah that heat sink cooler master 212+ is huge! Do you think it will fit ok in that case? Cool looking and all though!

    Ya it will fit np. That case is big. Cooler Master calls it a "mid tower" but if you look at it's dimensions it as large as a lot of full tower cases.
  6. The hyper 212+ will fit just fine, it fits in my antec 300 which is 8.1" wide with a tiny bit of space left over, the HAF 922 is 10 inches wide, you will have lots of extra space.

    I definitely second the hard drive suggestion for the F3, cheaper and faster is never bad.
  7. Best answer selected by ebaker60.
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