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June 11, 2011 7:28:06 PM

Hey, so yeah I got tired of Xbox and im building a gaming PC for the first time. With my 1200$ budget (formerly 1000 lol) I came up with these parts. Let me know what you think, and if you have any suggestions by all means let me know.

Radeon HD 6950 2GB

http://216.52.208.175/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior

http://216.52.208.175/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC

http://216.52.208.175/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM

http://216.52.208.175/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

http://216.52.208.175/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://216.52.208.175/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

http://216.52.208.175/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total is: 1152$

What d'you think?
June 11, 2011 7:45:11 PM

Looks solid. Nothing to tell you to change..
The only thing I would do differently is look for combo deals like
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...

If you aren't going to xfire, then I suggest getting a cheaper motherboard. Also, Save more on getting a mid tower rather then a full tower.

With the money I saved on combo, mobo, tower, I would get a boot drive SSD.

Other then that, you got yourself a solid build.
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June 11, 2011 7:57:30 PM

change your hdd to a samsung spinpoint f3 1tb hdd it is faster and cheaper. also change your case to a nzxt phantom to save a money and it is still a full tower. also look at ncix to buy parts so you dont get hosed by shipping
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June 11, 2011 8:23:43 PM

Ightt thanks for feedback guys ^

Something i though about is if I want to use the 3.7 turbo or overclock the 6950 will i need a third party cooling?

Last thing, If i decide to go Xfire in the future when i get a good pay (haha) will i need to get a better PSU or is 750W enough?
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June 11, 2011 11:43:23 PM

the turbo boost is stock. you mean if you want to oc it to like 4.2 ghz which fyi is really easy yes you will need a cpu cooler get the hyper 212 plus at amazon for 30$
the cooler on the 6950 is good enough you can oc it
750w is enough for 6950 cf
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June 12, 2011 12:53:11 AM

mjmjpfaff said:
the turbo boost is stock. you mean if you want to oc it to like 4.2 ghz which fyi is really easy yes you will need a cpu cooler get the hyper 212 plus at amazon for 30$
the cooler on the 6950 is good enough you can oc it
750w is enough for 6950 cf


Ah ok thanks, Il have to pick up that cooler then.
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June 29, 2011 3:15:46 PM

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