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June 15, 2011 6:45:10 PM

Time to build 2 new pcs for the wife and myself. We will be gaming (currently RIFT, CivV, and will be playing Diablo3) and some photoshop and web design. We do not plan on OCing or running SLI right now, maybe in the future but for now with building 2 our funds are kind of tight. We would like to spend in the $700 range since we already have monitors, HDDs, sound cards, and cases. We will be running Win7 64. I like the CPU, mobo, and video card that I listed below (though I am open to suggestions), but I am not 100% on the memory and psu. The latency on the two memory sets below are different but I am not sure if it is worth the $15 difference. Also the psus are close, I just want to make sure the +12v and wattage is ok for the video card. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

-ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

-Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- ASUS 24X DVD Burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL6D-4GBXH http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:
SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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June 15, 2011 10:42:00 PM

Looks nice. Get the cheaper RAM. Or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
All the RAM will work at 1333 anyway.

You can also consider a HD 6950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The XFX has lifetime warranty with registration on their site within 30 days of the purchase.

Seasonic 520 or Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W.


If you want SLI/CF in the future you need some other mobo and PSU but probably it's best not to bother with that.

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June 23, 2011 12:26:07 PM

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