I5 2500k Radeon HD 6850 Gaming Build - Please comment

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: $1,300 to $1,400 USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, trans coding and ripping movies and general office use

Parts Not Required: keyboard, monitor, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: love the egg but I am always open to a good deal

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: i5 2500k

Overclocking: Yes – want to have the option for the future

SLI or Crossfire: Yes – want to have the option for the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:

I spent a lot of time reading the forum so I think the components make sense. Please review.

Also, I will purchase another GPU (6850) and use two in one or two months (I need to save a little bit more).

SSD will be used for OS and main programs. Larger drive will be used for media and other files.

Recommendations on monitors for eyefinity would be appreciated.

Thank you for reading my post.

Here is what I have.

- COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

- ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

- SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

- Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC

- Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

- Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

- SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD204UI 2TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

- SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-/+R 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model SH-B123L/RSBP LightScribe Support (Retail)

- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit English 1-Pack - OEM

- Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

- COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
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    Looks good to me, although if your budget is 1300-1500 you might want to go with the 6970 if you're not going to crossifre. Cause at full settings and 1920X1080 the 6850 might be a litte heated with a stock cooler. But if you have good air flow it should be good, idk about the fps on certain game titles such as crysis and shogun two total war. But i would think it would be good. Also you're mobo is good imo :D Please tell me if you disagree
  2. Looks good to me
  3. That card is going to struggle at that resolution on newer games, and that case is small, tight and has limited cooling at best. $99.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
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    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
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    Cooler Master Storm Enforcer USB 3.0 Mid Tower ATX Case with Window and Black Interior (SGC-1000-KWN1)

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