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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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  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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 Have to say looks awesome to me but i have not built a gaming rig in about 8yrs so i am a little out of date with the new tech stuff.
  5. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197 $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-LUS-07AR-GP/dp/B002LE8BJA/ref=pd_cp_e_3 $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=N82E16817371049 $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?ItemList=Combo.689907 $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-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=pd_cp_e_2 $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=N82E16820231428 $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-0B/dp/B003MRHOQG/ref=dp_cp_ob_pc_title_2 $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-Internal-HD103SJ/dp/B002MQC0P8/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1312081809&sr=1-1 $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-Graphics/dp/B004K1EUWO $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-Graphics/dp/B004K1EUWO $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=N82E16832116986 $94.99 FREE SHIPPING
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  6. 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...
  7. 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:
  8. 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.
  9. Can you do something similar as to the eyefinity multi monitor setup with the 560ti?
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. this one is also $60 and cl8:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445

    you could also use this combo:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.679462
    with the hyper 212+ and the ud4+ram combo.

    i think they are all good options. i personally would prefer the ud4, but i will admit that part of it is because it looks cool, although its also a higher end board.
  14. Ok if i dont do the ram+ Mobo combo what do you guys think of this mobo?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157229
  15. 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.
  16. ok thanks guys you guys are the best . i really appreciate all the help
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