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August 25, 2011 4:37:14 PM

Hey everyone,

From looking at other builds I have picked out the below items. If possible I would like your feedback on my build before I start buying. However I was thinking about swapping the GeForce GTX 560 Ti for a Radeon HD 6950. I was thinking about trying the Eyefinity feature on games. What do you guys think of Eyefinity and FPS games?

Any other comments/concerns are welcome.

As a side note, I would really like to play BF3 on highest settings you guys think the graphics card(s) I picked will do it?

Thanks for the feed back!

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Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of August

Budget Range: ~$1200 (willing to go over to make better build)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Work (IT), Internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com

Country of Origin: US

Overclocking: Yes (first time)

SLI or Crossfire: Yes (at a later time)

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050
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Case - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Model #:SGC-2000-KKN1-GP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119196
$99.99 -$10.00 Instant $89.99


Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813128498
$169.99 $169.99


Processor - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Model #:BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115072
$219.99 $219.99


Cooling - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
Model #:RR-B10-212P-G1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103065
$29.99


Memory - Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
Model #:CML8GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820233186
$79.99 -$5.00 Instant $74.99


Graphics - EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support FPB Video ...
Model #:01G-P3-1561-AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130604
$249.99 -$20.00 Instant $229.99

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Graphics - SAPPHIRE FleX 100312FLEX Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Mode#: 100312FLEX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$279.99

Power Supply - 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/Prod [...] 6817371049
$129.99 -$35.00 Instant $94.99


Card Reader - Rosewill RCR-IC002 74-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB port / Extra silver face plate
Model #:RCR-IC002
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820223109
$16.99 $16.99


Storage - 2x - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:HD103SJ
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152185
$64.99 $129.98

Maybe: Storage - Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s with NCQ Solid State Hybrid Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:ST95005620AS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148591
$99.99

Disc Reader - LG Black Super Multi SATA WH12LS30 LightScribe Support - OEM
$79.99 $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827136226

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August 25, 2011 4:40:43 PM

If you don't want to play on two FULL HD resolution monitors one 6970 can do the job!
Also I would drop the 1TB HDD along with Hybrid HDD which is bad, and I would add a SSD.
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August 25, 2011 4:44:30 PM

everything looks OK, except instead of the $99 hybrid drive, you already have 2 TB of storage, go straight to a 60/64GB SSD as a boot/apps drive for about the same price (A Vertex 2 or Vertex III is about $100)

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