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July 25, 2011 6:14:32 AM

Hi i plan on buying a gaming computer from Origin PC, I customized the Millennium from their site.
Ive been told that certain parts of the computer wont work to its maximum potential if put together with the wrong "matching" parts. here is my configuartion. please let me know if this build will work together without any problems and feel free to reccommend any changes for better performance etc.Main games that will be played on this computer will be ( World of Warcraft, Starcraft2 and CoD MW3 when it comes out in nov.)


Case Fans: Noiseblocker Mutliframe High-Performance Ultra Silent Fans

Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth P67 B3 stepping (USB 3.0, SATA 6Gb/s, 5 Year Warranty)

Processor: Intel Core i7 2600 3.40GHz LGA 1155 Quad-Core Processor (8MB L3 Cache)

System Cooling: High - Performance Air Cooling Thermalright Venomous X CPU Cooler

Power Supply: 750 Watt Corsair PSU

Graphics Card: Single 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 6970

Memory: 8GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600Mhz (2x 4GB) Dual Channel Memory

Hard Drive One: 1TB- SATA-II, 3Gb/s, 7,200RPM, 16MB Cache HDD

Operating System: Genuine MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition

Will these parts work well together? are there any changes that need to be made? will these specs allow me to play those games at maximum settings? Please Help me out!! :)  Thank you!
July 25, 2011 6:33:50 AM

Drop your core i7 2600k to a i5 2500k [badass enough already with the 2500k]
Hyper 212+ is a good cheap cooler you should move up to H70 and noctua if you want better air cooling solutions. You can probably get away with a 6950 and flash it to a 6970. If you don't plan to overclock your CPU you can use a H67 instead of P67.

Wait H70 is water but Noctua is air* sorry
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July 25, 2011 7:29:34 PM

thank you for the replies ,
is the i5 2500K equvalent to the i7 2600 and the i7 2600K?
i was told that the K stands for the processors capability to overclock.
so when i did some research about overclocking i found that it overheats the computer quicker and if done wrong can actually damage the system.
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July 26, 2011 8:30:08 PM

Unless you plan to do intensive 3D rendering, the i5-2500k would suffice. It has great overclocking potential so you will need to use a P or Z series motherboard. Yes, overclocking can damage your system if you do it wrong. However, just don't do anything stupid and you'll do just fine overclocking the i5-2500k. If you have no plans to overclock, you can go for the i5-2400 along with a H serie motherboard. You won't be able to overclock [i5-2400 is inferior to i5-2500k in overclocking] but you'll only see a slight decrease in clock speed compared to the 2500k. Gaming will still be smooth as long as you have a good graphic card in your rig. Cheers ;) 
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July 27, 2011 12:16:41 AM

ohh alrighty, sounds good thanks guys!.
also another quick question :p 
the computer config i showed on this thread is from Origin PC. but my friend just recently asked me to check out Ava direct.. this site seems to have alot more options for custimoization. so i went on and configured another gaming pc.... please look at it and tell me wut ya think..
Origin PC CONFIG:
Case Fans: Noiseblocker Mutliframe High-Performance Ultra Silent Fans

Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth P67 B3 stepping (USB 3.0, SATA 6Gb/s, 5 Year Warranty)

Processor: Intel Core i7 2600 3.40GHz LGA 1155 Quad-Core Processor (8MB L3 Cache)

System Cooling: High - Performance Air Cooling Thermalright Venomous X CPU Cooler

Power Supply: 750 Watt Corsair PSU

Graphics Card: Single 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 6970

Memory: 8GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600Mhz (2x 4GB) Dual Channel Memory

Hard Drive One: 1TB- SATA-II, 3Gb/s, 7,200RPM, 16MB Cache HDD

Operating System: Genuine MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition

The above set up came to : $2014.00 (without shipping and gst. and other accesories)

Ava Direct PC CONFIG :

INTEL Core™ i7-980 Six-Core, 3.33GHz, LGA1366, 12MB L3 Cache, HT EM64T EIST TB VT XD, 32nm, 130W, Retail
COOLER MASTER Hyper N520 CPU Cooler, Socket 1155/1156/1366/775/AM3/AM2/754/939/940, Copper/Aluminum
SERVICE Mild Overclocking, 10-20% Performance Increase
ASUS Sabertooth X58, LGA1366, Intel® X58, 6.4 GT/s QPI, DDR3-1866 24GB /6, PCIe x16 SLI CF /2, SATA 3 Gb/s RAID 5 /6, 6 Gb/s /2, USB 3.0 /2, HDA, GbLAN, FW /2, ATX, Retail
MUSHKIN 6GB (3 x 2GB) Essentials PC3-10666 DDR3 1333MHz CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
EVGA GeForce® GTX 560 Ti SuperClocked (KR) 900MHz, 1GB GDDR5 4212MHz, PCIe x16 SLI, 2x DVI+mini-HDMI, Retail
SAMSUNG 1TB SpinPoint F3R, SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200-RPM, 32MB Cache, OEM
RAID No RAID, Independent HDD Drives
SABRENT CRW-UINB Black 65-in-1 Card Reader/Writer Drive, 3.5" Bay, Internal USB
SONY AD-7261S Black 24x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner w/ Lightscribe, SATA, OEM
SUNBEAMTECH Transformer Black Mid-Tower Case w/ Window, No PSU, ATX, Steel, Black
CUSTOM WIRING Standard Wiring with Round Cables
SILVERSTONE Strider Essential ST60F-ES Power Supply 600W, 80 PLUS®, 24-pin ATX12V v2.3 EPS12V, 3x 6-pin PCIe + 1x 8/6-pin PCIe, Retail
MICROSOFT Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition w/ SP1, OEM
SERVICE OEM System Recovery (secure HDD partition only)
SERVICE System Binder
ADESSO ACK-540UB Mini-Touch Keyboard w/ Touchpad, Black, USB
GAMING PC Silver Warranty Package (3 Year Limited Parts, 3 Year Labor Warranty)
SERVICE Standard Shipping (UPS, DHL, or Fedex)
this config from ava came to 1966.00 without gst or shipping fee and other accessories.. what wud u say is the better deal? i sort of have a feeling tht ava direct is one of those "too good to be true " sites... any feedbacks wud be appreciated.. thanks
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