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July 29, 2011 11:48:44 PM

This is everything i'm planning on getting for it os and monitor to total is around 1300

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Logitech Desktop MK120 Mouse and keyboard Combo (920-002565)


-Thermaltake VL10001W2Z Element G ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case with 3x TouchColor Fan (Black)

-ASUS VH242H 23.6-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black

-Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

-ASUS Socket 1366/Intel X58/Quad SLI & Quad CrossFireX/SATA3.0&USB3.0/A&GbE/ATX Motherboard s SABERTOOTH X58

-XFX ATI Radeon HD6870 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/2x Mini DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card HD687AZNFC

-Intel Core i7-950 Processor 3.06GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1366

-Corsair Dominator 6 GB PC3-12800 1600MHz 240-pin Triple Channel Core i7 DDR3 CAS 8 Memory Kit CMP6GX3M3A1600C8

-Western Digital WD Caviar Black 1 TB SATA 6 GB/S 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Bulk/OEM 3.5-Inch Desktop Hard Drive



wondering if i should use this video card instead
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Twin Frozr II OC 1 GB

And the case might get switched on for a full size

I would like to know what to get in the way of heat sinks for this build and probaly if i have to change out a few parts thanks in advance.

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July 30, 2011 12:02:27 AM

I hope this build isn't already set. You shouldn't hang on to the 1366 socket anymore. You will get better performance with the 1155. Get a i5-2500k along with a P67 for around $100 or Z68 for under $150. You don't really need to splurge on motherboards. You will do fine with 4gb at 1600mhz which is the sweet spot for Sandy Bridge. You can also bump up to 8gb if you wish. Go get the samsung spinpoint f3 for hard drive. The 560 OC will beat the 6870 by the way. I don't see any mention of a power supply so it may come with your case. I don't recommend this. Buy a power supply from reputable + reliable brands like Seasonic (most definitely) but Antec and Corsair will do. Here's something to start off with:

Intel Core i5-2500k $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115072

MSI P67A-G45 (B3) $120 [$100 after MIR]]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813130582

G.Skill Sniper 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231416

Samsung Spinpoint F3 $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152185

XFX HD-685X-ZNDC Radeon HD 6850 $ 166 including shipping [$137 after MIR/Shipping]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814150516

Rosewill Challenger $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811147153

Antec Earthwatts EA-650 $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817371044

Change whatever you want. It's around mid $700 before MIR.
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July 30, 2011 12:13:13 AM

Corsair CMPSU-850HX 850-Watt HX Professional Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply

yea forgot to add that heres the power supply

and none of those links are working for me
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July 30, 2011 12:48:13 AM

XFX HD-685X-ZNDC Radeon HD 6850
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Twin Frozr II OC 1 GB

I took most of your suggestion and it knocked the price down thanks and now i'm deciding on these 2 duno which one i know the gtx can do what i want but i'm not sure if i want to spend that much on it

if there also a heat sink that works well with this processor?
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July 31, 2011 7:23:57 PM

You didn't list any CPU but they come with stock heatsink. GPU usually have fan(s) installed already.
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July 31, 2011 10:07:44 PM

wintermint said:
You didn't list any CPU but they come with stock heatsink. GPU usually have fan(s) installed already.


Ah ok thanks but in the end i just dropped that interior build but the graphics card for what you had it will run what i want thanks for the better guidance.
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July 31, 2011 10:09:11 PM

Best answer selected by demonsoldier.
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