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May 11, 2011 3:34:06 AM

I sold my old pc a while ago, so now i decided i'm going to build a new one. I searched around on newegg for a while and came up with this build. Feel free to reccomend a better psu or motherboard but i want to keep this at 800$.

GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850
CPU:Intel core i5 2500k
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB
PSU: APEX AL-D500EXP 500W ATX12V
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-H67M-D2-B3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
HDD: Samsung F3 1TB 7200RPM
Case: Cooler master HAF 912
OS: Windows 7 64 bit
CD Drive: ASUS Black 24X DVD

Total- 806$

I play at a resolution of 1920x 1080.

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May 11, 2011 4:43:44 AM

Just so you know, the H67 motherboards do not have overclocking abilities. You will need a P67 motherboard.

Also your i5-2500k is overpowered in comparison to your 6850 GPU. You'd be better off with an 15-2400 with a 6950 if possible. Unless of course you plan on adding a 2nd 6850 down the road.

Also APEX isn't a top tier brand for PSUs, I'd look at a more main stream brand for the PSU.

In addition your RAM doesn't have enough information to decide if it's the best possible. Whats the latency of it? Speed?
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May 11, 2011 6:21:36 AM

While the 5850 does perform better than the 6850, it's really only marginally.

5850=6870

But the plus side of the 6xxx series is the Crossfire scales MUCH better than the 5xxx series.

Best case scenario is a 6950
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May 11, 2011 6:17:51 PM

how could i fit the 6950 into my budget? btw, what actualy the benifits of overclocking and what are the risks?
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May 11, 2011 6:18:31 PM

Please get rid of the Apex PSU, recommend one from: Antec, OCZ, PC P&C, Silverstone, Corsair, or Enermax. Never skimp on the PSU, because if it burns out, the rest of your system can (and usually does) burn with it.
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May 11, 2011 6:23:10 PM

alright can you reccomend me a good one?
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