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May 28, 2011 3:17:07 PM

Hey Guys, looking to build a new gaming computer within the next month. Please take a look at the parts. Any advice or problems are greatly appreciated. I especially no next to nothing about motherboards. thank you in advance for the advice.

Approximate Purchase Date: 2-3 weeks

Budget Range: 1,300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: MMO Gaming exclusively

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, tiger direct

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences:

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: current is 1600x1050, likely to upgrade to 1920x1080

Case: Silverstone RV03
CPU: Intel i5 2500k
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D34-B3
CPU cooler: Cooler master hyper 212
GPU: Radeon 6950
PSU: Corsair CMPSU 650-TX
RAM: Corsair XMS3 Dominator [2GBx2]
Optical Drive: Asus OEM DRW-24BIST SATA
HDD: Western Digital Caviar BLack 75 GB

Also, is this a good motherboard for using Radeon 6950s in crossfire if I choose to upgrade in the future?
Is 4GB of RAM enough for MMO gaming?

Thank you, Pashtun

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May 28, 2011 3:32:23 PM

save some money go with the asrock p67 pro3 since you wont cf also i think z68's are a waste of money because most people have a discrete gpu and ssd caching is stupid. at amazon the hyper 212 plus is 28$. hdd- go with the samsung spinpoint f3 1tb hard drive at amazon for 60$. 4gb is enough for gaming. this case i think is better- http://www.amazon.com/NZXT-Crafted-Tower-Steel-Chassis/...
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