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First time building PC need suggestions/opinion

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=N82E16814150550

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=N82E16811119160

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=N82E16817139006

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=N82E16820231445

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=N82E16819115072

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=N82E16822136533

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=N82E16813157229

Total is: 1152$

What d'you think?
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  1. 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?ItemList=Combo.660739

    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.
  2. 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
  3. 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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    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
  5. 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.
  6. Best answer selected by Dan094.
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