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May 15, 2011 2:39:18 AM
a b B Homebuilt system
May 15, 2011 2:56:07 AM

go bigger with the graphics, hd6950 or gtx 560 ti (not the regular gtx 560, its going to get really confusing on the forums now that they released this card). Based on your mobo choice, i assume you want to crossfire at some point, so go for a 750w psu (although the hx850 is a particularly good deal right now)
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May 15, 2011 3:10:20 AM

genghiskron said:
go bigger with the graphics, hd6950 or gtx 560 ti (not the regular gtx 560, its going to get really confusing on the forums now that they released this card). Based on your mobo choice, i assume you want to crossfire at some point, so go for a 750w psu (although the hx850 is a particularly good deal right now)


So more like this : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for the psu ?
And this for the graphics card ?: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 15, 2011 4:45:11 AM

bingo. sorry i overlooked a few things: The i5-2500k is just as good as the i7-2600k in games, because games dont take advantage of the hyperthreading feature that the i7 has. You will see this very same suggestion in countless threads, the i5-2500k is simply the go-to gaming processor at the moment, you really wont be selling yourself short.

Again, remember that i recommended that psu because its cheaper than the 750hx at the moment, if prices change when you buy, a 750w is really all you need for two gtx 560 ti's (if you need to cut some money the 750tx isnt modular, but its a great PSU and its cheaper:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Your ram is a bit overpriced. Ram speed and latency isnt terribly important for sandy bridge cpu's, so its better to spend your money on other things. In this case, there are good deals on good ram, so you dont really have to lose:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
note the promo code

Personally, id go with the 8gb, but 4gb is plenty for the time being and you can always upgrade later.

Dont forget a dvd burner if you dont have one. Just get a cheap one, theyre really all fine.

Before you buy, check amazon prices as well. They can often be better and can also have free shipping. Nothing wrong with splitting the order.

If you arent buying right away, make a new post right before you buy filling out all the info in this form:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
That will make it easier for people to quickly respond to your post. Then you can make sure there arent any deals your missing out on.






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May 15, 2011 5:05:10 AM

genghiskron said:
bingo. sorry i overlooked a few things: The i5-2500k is just as good as the i7-2600k in games, because games dont take advantage of the hyperthreading feature that the i7 has. You will see this very same suggestion in countless threads, the i5-2500k is simply the go-to gaming processor at the moment, you really wont be selling yourself short.

Again, remember that i recommended that psu because its cheaper than the 750hx at the moment, if prices change when you buy, a 750w is really all you need for two gtx 560 ti's (if you need to cut some money the 750tx isnt modular, but its a great PSU and its cheaper:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Your ram is a bit overpriced. Ram speed and latency isnt terribly important for sandy bridge cpu's, so its better to spend your money on other things. In this case, there are good deals on good ram, so you dont really have to lose:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
note the promo code

Personally, id go with the 8gb, but 4gb is plenty for the time being and you can always upgrade later.

Dont forget a dvd burner if you dont have one. Just get a cheap one, theyre really all fine.

Before you buy, check amazon prices as well. They can often be better and can also have free shipping. Nothing wrong with splitting the order.

If you arent buying right away, make a new post right before you buy filling out all the info in this form:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
That will make it easier for people to quickly respond to your post. Then you can make sure there arent any deals your missing out on.

Oh ok, thank you very much for all your help, but can I go for this ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... instead of the one you linked ? Or is the one you linked better ? Thank you once again.
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 15, 2011 2:21:05 PM

also good ram.
But if you use this combo and the promo code EMCKEJG73 for the ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
the ram only costs you $53, so its hard to recommend the corsair.

again make sure you check amazon prices before you buy, particularly on that cpu cooler.
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 15, 2011 8:48:27 PM

well the other one has a promo code so its $19 cheaper...but thats also a good deal.
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