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April 23, 2011 4:19:25 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Two weeks

Budget Range: ~ $1500 - $1700 max After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, photo editing, browsing, watching videos

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: Intel cpu, amd gpu

Overclocking: Yes

Crossfire: Yes in the near future

Monitor Resolution:1920x1080

Additional Comments: Did some research but need expert advice

Mobo - MSI P67A-G45 (b3) As suggested by Why_me

CPU & HSF - i5 2500k & CM Hyper 212+

PSU & HDD - Corsair TX750w & Samsung 1TB As suggested by Why_me

GPU - MSI Twin Frozr 6950 2GB

RAM - 8GB G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series

SSD - OCZ 60gb

Monitor - Gateway 2ms LED backlight Full HD monitor As suggested by Why_me

Optical Drive - LiteOn CD/DVD burner

Keyboard - Logitech G110

Mouse - Logitech MX 518 Gaming Mouse

OS - Win 7 home 64

Total $1,531.84

Any help is much appreciated

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April 23, 2011 6:44:53 AM
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That MSI board you have up there is a single card board.

This board down below runs Crossfire...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $139.99 FREE SHIPPING
MSI P67A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/Razer-Deathadder-Precision-Infrar... $47.40 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Razer Deathadder 3500 High Precision 3.5G Infrared Gaming Mouse

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10... $27.19 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

Here's an LED 2ms gaming monitor...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $139.99 FREE SHIPPING
Gateway FHX2152Lbd Black 21.5" 1920x1080 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 1000:1

That CM 750w psu didn't get the best of reviews.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $164.98 save: $10.00 - $10.00 Mail In Rebates
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
April 23, 2011 4:42:02 PM

Forgot to check for CF support.... thanks good catch.
Also changed that psu, guess I didnt do my homework well with that combo
April 30, 2011 1:35:11 AM

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