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Advice re: gaming build ~$1000

Last response: in Systems
June 20, 2011 7:56:48 PM


I've been meaning to build my first system for while now. I finally have the funds and time. Here are my thoughts on components. Please critique where its needed. Keep in mind its the Canadian newegg site and CND$.
Cheers! Many thanks!

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core

Mobo: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) ATX Intel Motherboard

GPU: MSI Radeon HD 6950 R6950 Twin Frozr II OC Video Card

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

Power: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W

Optical: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Computer Case