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Potential Build

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June 19, 2011 7:09:30 AM

Is this a good build for gaming, any recommendations would be appreciated. Also are these parts all compatible.

Case: Thermaltake V9 BlacX Flex Edition VN500M1W2N Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$109.99

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$54.99

GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1560-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$229.99


PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
$79.99


RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
$84.99


MOBO: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$209.99


CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
$219.99

TOTAL: 989.93

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June 19, 2011 7:17:54 AM

With overclocking, does it reduce the life of the parts at all if properly cooled?
June 19, 2011 8:05:42 AM

Thanks, are all the parts compatible and will the psu be enough with overclocking?
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June 19, 2011 5:23:58 PM

Good selections. Good luck with your build hope all goes smoothly.
June 20, 2011 8:47:27 AM

Hmm... Now I'm wondering whether or not it's worth buying the 560 ti right now. Is there a similar performance and quality one made by AMD. I might go with that and just upgrade when the ti's price drop. Are amd and nvidia cards interchangeable??
June 20, 2011 9:13:03 AM

Does anyone see anywhere i can save a little money without sacrificing performance?
June 20, 2011 9:23:43 AM

Ok thanks for the help. Are the amd gpu's good, because everyone I've talked to seems to think the current nvidia technology is far superior.
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