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May 18, 2011 7:50:47 PM

I finally got the money to build a new comp and this is what I came up with.

Thermaltake V4 Black Edition Gaming Chassis Mid Tower Steel Computer Case

Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)

Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (eventually 2 or 3 of them)

GIGABYTE GV-R687OC-1GD Radeon HD 6870 1GB (I plan to have 2)

ASUS Black 24X DVD+R

I was finally convinced that Intel would be a better purchase for my purposes. I will be doing games like Supreme Commander 3, Portal 2, WoW Cata, StarCraft 2, etc.

Price isn't really the issue at the moment but I refuse to buy a 300$ motherboard. The graphics card came recommended for the price on these forums and I'm told that even one of these cards will play Crisis 2. My only concern is that the case may be a little small and make it difficult to OC and have 2 graphics cards. What are your thoughts on this?

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May 19, 2011 3:02:37 AM

ya looks good just get the samsung spinpoint f3 1tb hdd for 65$

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May 19, 2011 3:12:40 AM

Pretty good, but I would swap the ram for this stuff, awesome deal. Buy it as soon as you can!
EDIT: Ram is no longer on sale :( 
You might also consider saving a cool $100 and not much of a performance drop by grabbing 2 5850's:
Do as mj suggested and grab the Spinpoint f3's, super fast and reliable. $60 from amazon.

Grab this case instead Better case IMO.

Save 10 bucks by getting this DVD drive:

If you can stretch the budget, you can grab 2 6950's ( I suppose 1gb will do for this budget) those will outperform anything on the same price bracket. (they have double lifetime warranty and $30 mail ins :D )

That about wraps it up! Nice job!
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May 19, 2011 3:15:06 AM

the 5xxx series cards are said to have trouble with cf
May 19, 2011 3:17:08 AM

I've heard the same thing.... But I also heard that AMD is stepping it up with drivers. Do a little research I guess OP, see if it's worth the extra $100 to get a more streamlined experience (I still recommend those 6950's.)
May 19, 2011 4:08:05 AM

they are stepping up their drivers only with the 6xxx series right?
May 19, 2011 1:06:21 PM

Thanks for the replies guys! Looks good Striker410; I'll expand a bit.
May 24, 2011 2:17:17 PM

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