My Gaming Build (2011)

This will be my first time actually buying parts for my computer and putting them together, so I wanted to make sure everything was compatible and if anyone has any opinions/recommendations on them.

Here it is:

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBSR

MB: MSI P67A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

GPU: XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16

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

Hardrive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

PS:Thermaltake Black Widow W0319RU 850W ATX 12V v2.3, EPS 12V v2.91 CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply


Total: Just about $1200
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  1. All that power with just a Radeon 6870? You need dual 6950's to compliment everything :)
  2. I would not suggest going MSI when buying your motherboard. Also you may want to look into dropping the I7-2600k for the I5-2500k. They give about the same gaming performance and you could put the money towards an SSD or a better motherboard. Also have you looking into Antec or Corsair for your PSU? They may be a little more, but it is very worth it in the end.
  3. ragenalien said:
    All that power with just a Radeon 6870? You need dual 6950's to compliment everything :)

    +1

    To have a budget of $1,200 and only come out of it with a measly 6870 is pretty bad.
  4. Agreed
    +1 ragenalien

    Check out my $850 build or $1000
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
    Why_Me.... probably will find deals
  5. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129097 $119.99 - $99.99 after mail-in rebate $20 off w/ promo code EMCKAKJ44, ends 9/7
    Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

    http://xfxforce.com/en-us/Products/PSU/Pro-Series/750W-PSU.aspx?product=34605 $119.99
    XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80Plus Silver 750 Watt Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 $124.99
    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.694806 $264.98 FREE SHIPPING
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065 $27.99 FREE SHIPPING
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 $59.99 FREE SHIPPING $10 off w/ promo code EMCKBGK32, ends 9/5
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106334 $19.99 FREE SHIPPING
    LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS-324-98B

    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=AT-6950_3R $264.99 - $244.99 after rebate Free Shipping
    Sapphire Radeon HD6950 2GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card (Dirt3 Edition) - 100312-3SR

    Total: $1,002.91 *not including shipping, rebates, and promo codes
  6. ^ You evil.... XD Wait, I'm still cheaper :D all good.
  7. Well I already have a 6870, how about 2 6870's, will that work?
  8. Yes
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