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Ordering soon $1600 gaming build

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May 2, 2011 11:12:49 PM

Needed a few quick suggestions and opinions before I order.
 
Approximate Purchase Date: this week.
 
Budget Range: 1500-1700
 
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming/surfing

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg and amazon.
Country of Origin: US
 
Parts Preferences: none really.
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Yes

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

Sapphire 6950 x2
Vid card- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus disk drive- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Haf 922 case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

WD black HD- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 850w Power Supply- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gskill 8g ram- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel i7-2600k sandy bridge 3.8ghz- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair hydro H60 fan- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sorry posted this from an iPad which I suck at navigating haha.
Thanks for the input.


May 2, 2011 11:43:18 PM

Looks okay, but save some cash and get $100 DDR3 1600 CL9 memory. Also, this power supply is a bit better and enough to power everything. A SATA II mechanical drive won't hit 3.0Gbps, so why a drive that claims 6.0Gbps? Finally, the only benefit of that style water cooler is that it takes up less room in your case and doesn't cover any memory slots. The cooler I listed below will allow low-profile memory in the first slot. Put the Ripjaws in slots 2 and 4 and you'll be set.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <--G.Skill RAM, you won't notice any difference in gaming/surfing.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <--Corsair 750HX PSU
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Intern... <--Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, free shipping
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10... <--Cooler Master Hyper 212+

EDIT: Noticed your mobo and GPU are both sold out. Here's some alternatives:

GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <--Factory overclocked reference design
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <--Twin Frozr II aftermarket cooling (some heat will be exhausted in the case)
http://www.amazon.com/VisionTek-Radeon-GDDR5-Graphics-9... <--Best price I've seen today, free shipping

Mobo:
http://www.amazon.com/P8P67-PRO-REV-3-0-Motherboard/dp/... <--ASUS P8P67 Pro, free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <--Same board on Newegg, $5 more

http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-Socket-CrossFireX-Mother... <--Gigabyte P67A-UD4, free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <--Same board on Newegg, same price, $8 shipping

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-P67A-GD65-B3-Intel-Motherboar... <--MSI P67A-GD65, free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <--Same board on Newegg, $2 more, $8 shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <--ASRock P67 Extreme4
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