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Gaming PC Build, Suggestions are welcome

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August 10, 2011 5:58:41 AM

Hey guys, just picking my parts for my new gaming build. What I'm going to using this for is mostly games, watching movies, surfing the web and multi-tasking. Also I want it to handle all the games such as Skyrim, BF3, Metro 2033, Crysis, at the highest settings, and upcoming games as well. I do plan on overclocking the CPU and GPU.

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600 (PC3 12800)

Video card: MSI Lightning 6970
(buying one now and I plan on buying one more in a year or two and setting crossfire)

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200

PSU: OCZ ZX Series 850W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Gold High Performance

CPU Cooler: Corsair H60, (but I'm looking into getting H70 or H80)

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August 10, 2011 6:05:05 AM

looks good but I would stay away from OCZ psus they are not the greatest, and for a cpu cooler I'd get a hyper 212+
August 10, 2011 6:13:06 AM

I kinda wanted to stay away from those huge heat sinks and also because they take up ram slots and so it runs quieter.
August 10, 2011 6:15:31 AM

no it (the hyper 212+) will not cover your dimms, if you insist on self contained water cooler id get the h80. For the money get a psu from a reputable manufacturer of psus such as antec, corsair, seasonic, or XFX