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$1200 dollar rig will these parts work together in harmony?

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June 20, 2011 7:13:22 AM

Hi, Wanted the communities advice on a build im making for a friend, He plans to one day upgrade to 2 vid cards, but here is the build, I just wanted to make sure it was all there and would function correctly with each other/have all the necessary adapters and cords (sata cables).

1 x LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM
1 x XIGMATEK NRP-PC702 700W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
1 x HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.C 0F10383 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
1 x AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
1 x Arctic Silver AA-1.75G Thermal Compound
1 x MSI 870A-G55 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
1 x RAZER Lycosa Black USB Wired Gaming Keyboard
Visiontek 900338 Radeon HD 6870 Video Card - 1024MB, GDDR5, PCIe, Dual mini-Display Port, HDMI, Dual DVI
-1 x slightly used set of peripherals

Any help would be appreciated, I just want to make sure I dont buy the wrong stuff for him
June 20, 2011 7:36:38 AM

you can go with a better hdd like samsung f3 or f4.
and please go with better brands like antec coolermaster etc for psu's
heres a good psu

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the processor you have choose is great and will run hand to hand with the 6870 and even xfire.

go for a ram which has frequency of 1600 mhz but stil 1333 is enough.

a better ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Good Luck!

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June 20, 2011 7:49:03 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: (this week)


Budget Range: 1200


System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming


Parts Not Required: mouse, monitor, speakers,


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, zipzoomfly, tigerdirect


Country of Origin: usa


Parts Preferences: none


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Yes down the road


Monitor Resolution: undecided

My friend has this ram already lying around will the one in this post be ok
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June 20, 2011 7:56:48 AM

Alright, thanks for that. Not much I gained from that, but whatever....

With a budget of $1100 (accounting for OS) and $120 for monitor, you essentially get a 1k build. For that budget, you should not even be looking at AMD! A 2500k is the way to go. Here's a lovely thread I suggest you read. Has many, many excellent builds in it: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/312822-31-bestconfigs... You should be able to get an idea of what you need from that.
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