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July 31, 2011 7:50:56 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Ok will be buying the components over the next 3-4 months

Budget Range: 1300-1500 after rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming ( Call of duty black ops,Crysis2 and so forth) Not sure if i could do it but would love to hook this up to my 72" tv it is HD with HDMI inputs


Parts Not Required:For this build right now just concerned with tower and monitor


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, Amazon or any solid sites you may recommend


Country of Origin: U.S.A


Parts Preferences: CPU Intel-I 5 0r 7, 24"monitor minimum


Overclocking: Maybe have never tried but would like the option



SLI or Crossfire: Maybe have never tried but would like the option ( would like a MOB with the capabilities)


Monitor Resolution: 1920X1080

Additional Comments: would like a cool looking tower with excellent cooling

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July 31, 2011 8:07:40 PM
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July 31, 2011 8:46:34 PM

Will this power supply be big enough? I have read on here that if your going to run SLI or CrossFire you should have a min.1000W
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July 31, 2011 9:21:25 PM

ryswinton said:
Will this power supply be big enough? I have read on here that if your going to run SLI or CrossFire you should have a min.1000W

The 750w is fine. Dual 6950's use less power than dual 560's and a 750w psu pushes those cards with juice to spare.
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July 31, 2011 9:26:29 PM

Any other suggestions or do you guys think genghiskron build is the best bang for my buck? Have to say looks awesome to me but i have not built a gaming rig in about 8yrs so i am a little out of date with the new tech stuff.
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July 31, 2011 9:39:33 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.98 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Computer-Cooling-R4... $14.31 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Cooler Master Computer Case Cooling R4-LUS-07AR-GP 200mm Red LED Case Fan

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $323.98 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10... $29.49 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $64.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-SATA-Internal-Drive-AD-7260S... $19.99 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
Sony 24X SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive AD-7260S-0B - Bulk (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Intern... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-OEM Drives, HD103SJ

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-GDDR5-PCI-Express-Gr... $234.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card - Limited Lifetime Warranty 01G-P3-1561-AR

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-GDDR5-PCI-Express-Gr... $234.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card - Limited Lifetime Warranty 01G-P3-1561-AR

Total: $1,167.70 *not including mail in rebates


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
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July 31, 2011 9:53:22 PM

i also think why_me's build is great. i typically recommend 560 ti's over 6950 2gb's due to current pricing, but i felt like 6950's today...
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July 31, 2011 10:15:53 PM

Ok question is the 100 dollar savings worth going with the 2 X 560ti 1gb:
should i spend the extra 100 and get the 2 X sapphire 6950 2gb:
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July 31, 2011 10:30:30 PM

ryswinton said:
Ok question is the 100 dollar savings worth going with the 2 X 560ti 1gb:
should i spend the extra 100 and get the 2 X sapphire 6950 2gb:

I prefer the 560ti 1gb's over the 6950. They are almost equal and you wont notice much of a difference in most games.
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July 31, 2011 11:52:16 PM

Can you do something similar as to the eyefinity multi monitor setup with the 560ti?
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July 31, 2011 11:54:54 PM

ryswinton said:
Can you do something similar as to the eyefinity multi monitor setup with the 560ti?

Nope, you can do Nvidia 3D with a single monitor, but for multiple monitors and eyeinfinity ...that's AMD only. If that's the case, then genghiskron's build is the way to go.
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August 1, 2011 12:03:32 AM

Why_Me if i do you build with the AMD gpu will it all work cause it would still save me a couple bucks that way?
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August 1, 2011 12:08:01 AM

ryswinton said:
Why_Me if i do you build with the AMD gpu will it all work cause it would still save me a couple bucks that way?

It will on the cpu, but not with the mobo. Right now the Sandy Bridge cpu's are mopping the floor with the AMD's. For multiple monitors I would go with the AMD cards, especially if you plan on using eyeinfinity. If not, then the Nvidia cpu's.

That mobo I posted is cheap, G.Skill sniper is on sale atm for $60 for 8GB, and then get a 6950 2GB to start. Later on pick up another one of those cards if and when you decide to do the triple monitor thing.
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August 1, 2011 12:32:19 AM

well thats not a bad board, but i think the two aforementioned options are cheaper and just as good if not better.
i think if you dont use the ram+mobo combo, you should use the mobo+cpu combo (d3h+i5-2500k) linked by why_me.
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August 1, 2011 12:36:25 AM

ok thanks guys you guys are the best . i really appreciate all the help
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August 7, 2011 12:14:55 AM

Best answer selected by ryswinton.
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