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Need reassurance on new build

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July 21, 2011 11:31:07 PM

Hey everyone,

From looking at other builds I have picked out the below items. If possible I would like your feedback on my build before I start buying. I would like to overclock the i5 2500K and was wondering if the motherboard is good for that? First time overclocking and don't want to break my stuff :p 

Any other comments/concerns are welcome.

As a side note, I would really like to play BF3 on highest settings you guys think the graphics card I picked will do it?

Thanks again for the advice!

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Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of August

Budget Range: ~$1200 (willing to go over to make better build)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Work (IT), Internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com

Country of Origin: US

Overclocking: Yes (first time)

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050
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Case - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Model #:SGC-2000-KKN1-GP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$99.99 -$10.00 Instant $89.99


Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$169.99 $169.99


Processor - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Model #:BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$219.99 $219.99


Memory - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
Model #:CML8GX3M2A1600C9
$79.99 -$5.00 Instant $74.99


Graphics - EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support FPB Video ...
Model #:01G-P3-1561-AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$249.99 -$20.00 Instant $229.99


Power Supply - CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 (CMPSU-650HX) 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular ...
Model #:CMPSU-650HX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$139.99 -$20.00 Instant $119.99


Card Reader - Rosewill RCR-IC002 74-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB port / Extra silver face plate
Model #:RCR-IC002
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$16.99 $16.99


Storage - 2x - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:HD103SJ
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$64.99 $129.98


Disc Reader - LG Black Super Multi SATA WH12LS30 LightScribe Support - OEM
$79.99 $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Subtotal: $~1,181.89

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July 22, 2011 1:29:16 AM

Hey guys,

Thanks for the links and suggestions. I can never spot out those good combo deals :p 

I would not mind grabbing that Antec PSU, I have one in my HTPC and works great. I am just liking the modular feature of the other PSU's.

Plus, is also good to have room for the SLI if I decide to do it in the future.

How about overclocking, does the CPU/Motherboard work good for that?

Thanks again...
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