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June 27, 2011 5:50:46 PM

Mainly for gaming in 1920 x 1080. First time build so making sure everything is compatible. Any suggestions or alterations would be appreciated

Case : Silverstone SG-05 450w

CPU: i5-2500k (i know the k does nothing with this mobo, but its only 10 bucks more)

Mobo: ASUS P8H67

RAM: G skill 8 gb (2x4 gb)

GPU: MSI 6950

SSD: C300 128 gb

HDD: 2tb 7200 seagate
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June 27, 2011 6:21:53 PM

Ohh, they upgraded the SG05 to 450W. :>

The HD6950 wont fit though, a GTX560Ti is much shorter however and offers similar performance.

$10 on the k is $10 down the drain, unless you want to sell it.

SSD wise, the SF-based dives are much better than the Marvell ones, either one in these would be my suggestion: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

You may be able to find the HDD cheaper on Amazon, and perhaps another brand also, newegg's down for me :<

Pretty good other than that.
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June 27, 2011 6:54:40 PM

Timop said:
Ohh, they upgraded the SG05 to 450W. :>

The HD6950 wont fit though, a GTX560Ti is much shorter however and offers similar performance.

$10 on the k is $10 down the drain, unless you want to sell it.

SSD wise, the SF-based dives are much better than the Marvell ones, either one in these would be my suggestion: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

You may be able to find the HDD cheaper on Amazon, and perhaps another brand also, newegg's down for me :<

Pretty good other than that.



According to a review on newegg the 6950 fit in his sg-05, granted it was only with 1/2 cm to spare but the 560 ti does look better so i will make that change

Fine then the i5-2500 it is, was going to hold out for a z motherboard but not going to wait

K will go with the Marvell SSD

Stuck with a Seagate, wife use to work with forensic tech and she swears by seagate or maxtor....despises WD
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