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New Gaming Build ~$1100

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May 9, 2011 8:21:13 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: In 1-2 Weeks.

Budget Range: ~$1100

System Usage: Gaming and not planning to upgrade in future, so has to last for a while. I would just build an entire new system when this system becomes outdated.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NewEgg

Country of Origin: USA

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

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Intel I5-2500 & G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Combo - $296

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) - $159.99

CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 80+ Silver & SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB Combo - $201.98 - $10 MIR = $191.98

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB - $289.99 - $25 MIR = $264.99

Cooler Master Hyper 212 - $36.99

Asus DVDRW - $20.99

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May 9, 2011 8:45:08 PM

Well depends on the resolution you are gaming at, and what you consider future proof. If you want to play at the bleeding edge of graphics there is no such thing. Will that rig run future games reasonably well, most likely yes. That is super overkill on your PSU if you aren't planning on running SLI/CF cards. If you are then it is an excellent one, I myself use it. No mention of a case or any other peripherals or if they aren't needed.

May 9, 2011 9:14:50 PM

I choose the 850 PS, just in case I decide to pair another MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB before the end of this year.

I haven't picked out a case yet... there's a lot to choose from.

Mouse/KB, I have.
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May 9, 2011 10:05:45 PM

psycho_klown66 said:
I choose the 850 PS, just in case I decide to pair another MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB before the end of this year.

I haven't picked out a case yet... there's a lot to choose from.

Mouse/KB, I have.

Like the other poster pointed out...that 850w psu is way over kill. Do a google on 6950 2GB Crossfire and you will see for yourself that 750w is the way to go.

Also save yourself some money....

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-P67X4B3&tit... $159.99 Free Shipping
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 B3 LGA1155/ Intel P67 B3/ DDR3/ Quad SLI & Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $154.99 FREE SHIPPING
GIGABYTE GA-P67X-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=ox_sc_a... $29.51 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Intern... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-OEM Drives, HD103SJ
May 10, 2011 2:33:52 AM

Why_Me said:
Like the other poster pointed out...that 850w psu is way over kill. Do a google on 6950 2GB Crossfire and you will see for yourself that 750w is the way to go.

He is probably going to CF it seems, so 850 would be a good amount of overhead for two cards, especially if he ventures into overclocking.
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May 10, 2011 2:53:21 AM

raptorjesus said:
He is probably going to CF it seems, so 850 would be a good amount of overhead for two cards, especially if he ventures into overclocking.


If the OP planned on running three of those cards...then yes an 850w or more would be suggested.


http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3744/his_radeon_hd_695... <----- That's including the system which was a i7 980x which pulls a lot more juice than a Sandy Bridge cpu...especially at full load.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=142 <---- That's the 2500K vs the 980X...down towards the bottom is the power consumption comparison. So ya, if the OP planed on running three of those cards and o/c on top of that...then I could see spending the extra $$ on an 850w psu.
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