Need help on intel build

Approximate Purchase Date: 4 weeks

Budget Range: $1,000 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming,game development, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: AMD

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: -

Additional Comments: i would like the case to have decent airflow


SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
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  2. somebody please help
  3. i5-2500:

    i recommend this case(good airflow while being cheap)

    cpu cooling:

    gigabyte hd6970 gpu:


    power supply:

    if my calculations are right total will be 820$ (assuming ur gonna buy two ram sticks to have 4GB ram)

    remind me if i missed somthing

    i think this build will be excellent for gaming while being affordable too, what do u think ? :)
    aznshinobi's guide should help get you started. the only thing i would change is the 32gb ssd. you could put the $75 somewhere else or save it until you can get at least 64gb model. the ssd will make the os installation faster though. like everyone here, any build ~$1000 should be using the i5 2500 or 2500k (for oc'ing).
  5. you could get the XFX HD 6950 2gb (w/ double lifetime warranty) for $80 less and flash the bios to obtain a hd6970.
    the CM 212 (cpu fan) is quiet and powerful and only $35. You could up the antec earthwatt to 750W for $15. soudi, you missed the OD and HD, but you shouldn't spent more than a $100 total for the both of those. other than that its good.
  6. soudi nice cpu but the ram isnt fast enough and the case has only 1 fan and the gpu is close to $400 and i rather get a cm hyper 212+
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