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August 27, 2011 5:37:16 PM

Hi everyone i'm building a PC for the first time and just wanted to see what people thought of the build and let me know if i'm making any compatibility errors/stupid purchases. Im looking for a solid gaming computer right around $1600-$1700. Heres a list of the components:

-Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

-ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...

-Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

-ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

-OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

-SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-222AL LightScribe Support - OEM

-SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

-CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC ...

-CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B

-COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...

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August 27, 2011 6:30:52 PM

for a gaming computer the i5 2500k is the way to go. the i7 offers no more performance in games

i5 2500k & Scythe mugen 3- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 257$

Corsair 600t White & Corsair 8gb 1600mhz- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 212$ put the ram in the 2 & 4 spots so it doesnt hit the cpu cooler

Gigabyte Z68 UD4- http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GA-Z68X-UD4-B3-1155-Inte... 160$

Corsair HX850 & Samsung F3 1tb- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 210$

Corsair Force GT 120gb- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 215$

Gigabyte GTX 570- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 345$

Total=1399$
you can get 2 gtx 570's in for 1724$ with this gpu- http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Double-Graphics-012-...
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