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April 16, 2011 5:40:25 PM

Hello I am building a new system and would like some advice on what to get. I don't know when I will purchase it but probably sometime next month. My budget is $1,200 or less. I will be using this system for gaming. I would prefer it if the parts were from Newegg.com but it does not matter very much. I am looking for a good 120mm fan, a surge protector (link please) , and a good power supply for what i'm building. Also I am wondering if the parts I picked below are all compatible with each other. Please notify me if I'm forgetting something a computer needs. I'm not going to crossfire/sli. Oh and my monitor is 1400x900 and I am not going to overclock.

Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

CPU:Intel® Core™ i5-2500K 3.30 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155

CD:24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

MEMORY:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

MOTHERBOARD:[CrossFireX] Asus P8P67 Intel P67 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ UEFI, DIGI+VRM, 7.1 HD Audio, BT GO!, GbLAN, USB 3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 3 PCI [B3 Stepping]

SOUND:HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

VIDEO:HIS H687F1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

NETWORK: on board Gigabit LAN Network

Hard drive:SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Surge protector: Undecided (Do I need one?)

POWERSUPPLY: Undecided

Fan: Undecided 120 mm fan.

Heat Sink Fan (Is this the same as a fan?): COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

Note to self: (Don't read unless you wanna waste time.) Get links to everything. Also get Anti Static Wrist Band.

Motherboard : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 17, 2011 3:27:26 AM

Here's a couple recommendations:

Power Supply, Corsair 650 Watt TX650 v2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you don't go crossfire or sli, 650 watts will be plenty

Also, perhaps this AsRock motherboard would be good if you don't need cfx or sli
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


A $1200 budget is a large amount.
However, at a 1400x900, you don't need anything higher than a 6870.
Also, if you aren't going to overclock, the i5-2500 is for the non overclockers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


So, I would suggest you upgrade to a 1920x1080 monitor atleast if you have such a large budget.
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