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August 29, 2011 1:58:36 AM

I have been planning my replacement for my old core2duo comp and am just about ready to pull the trigger so I can have it up and running for some of this fall's new games.

I wanted to get some advice and thoughts about the build and see if there is anything that I am overlooking. This will be mostly for gaming, no video editing, some photo editing. I will probably try to oc a little, but since I've never done an oc before, it will be just some minor increases. In the future I will probably add another 570 in sli.

so here goes,

case: Antec DF-85

mb:Asrock P67 Extreme4 Gen3

CPU: I5-2500k (combo w/ HDD)

cooler:Coolermaster Hyper 212+

VGA: EVGA superclocked 570 012-P3-1572-AR

RAM:Corsair DDR3 pc1600 Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8R (combo w/ hx850)

PSU: Corsair HX850 (combo w/ RAM)

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (combo w/ CPU)

Optical:SAMSUNG Black Blu-ray Combo SATA Model SH-B123L/RSBP LightScribe Support

So, any thoughts on the build, whether I will run into issues during the building process, or if there is something component that will be a better fit?

All feedback is welcome.

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a b B Homebuilt system
August 29, 2011 2:27:30 AM

If you're only going to run one GPU, you can use a 650W PSU. If you plan to add another one some time, carry on...
a b B Homebuilt system
August 29, 2011 3:20:04 AM

Only thing you might want to add would be an SSD, somewhere in the 100 to 128 GB range, for the OS and a few Programs if you can afford it.
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a c 143 B Homebuilt system
August 29, 2011 3:26:09 AM

I'd spend less on the case , to get the SSD in the budget