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Is this a decent $1000 build?

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June 13, 2011 5:50:45 PM

This is my first time building a computer and is this build good enough for games like Call of Duty: Black Ops and upcoming Battlefield 3 on decent graphics?

CPU: Intel i5 2500K 3.3 GHz

RAM: Patriot Viper Xtreme Series DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Video Card: Two XFX Radeon HD 6870 CrossfireX

Motherboard: P8P67 ASUS ATX

Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower 775W 80 Plus Bronze Certified

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6GB/s 32MB Cache 3.5"

Case: Rosewill Challenger ATX Gaming Case

Optical Drive: LG CD/DVD Burner

Is it decent for the cost? :heink: 

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a b B Homebuilt system
June 13, 2011 10:10:56 PM


Looks like a nice system - you should be good to go. I'd personally add a Hyper 212+ cooler as well. (Or another CPU cooler - the stock Intel one is fine, but you better overclock if you're buying the K version of the 2500...)
June 14, 2011 3:56:54 AM

Change out that board for something that can run dual x8 pci-e slots.

Thermaltake is not the best brand for power supplies but it should get the job done. I would get a corsair, seasonic, xfx, silverstone, or antec.
These would be my top choices:

Here is a slightly better DVD drive for the same price:

I would get this ram for cheaper and since it is lower voltage you should be able to reach the same timings as the sticks that you picked:

And I would go with the samsung f3 from amazon for the same price as that seagate drive and don't worry about it not being sata 6.0GB/s second because mechanical drives can't even saturate a 3.0GB/s connection.
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 14, 2011 5:16:52 AM

I have one lone suggestion. A different case.
Don't get me wrong the challenger is an excellent case, I've used one. However I would get the HAF 912: It's a bit roomier, and has much better cable management. My biggest complaint with the challenger is no room for cable management.