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September 18, 2011 5:54:22 AM

So this is my first build but I have had some exp with computers in the pass repairing them as needed and teaching myself as I go. So this is what I have so far i already have a monitor that cost 100$ mouse n keyboard. and I just purchased all of this. It should all work properly right? and any recommended upgrades? I might make it into a hackintosh idk but mainly used for gaming.

Rosewill Smart One ATX Mid Tower Computer Case -50$

Seagate SV35 Series ST31000526SV 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 -75$

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard -155$

SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 - 170$

A-Series A760 (CGR B3-760) 760W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE- 95$

Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600-45$
Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600-45$

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) - 220$

any recommendations? but this should all work properly correct?

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September 18, 2011 5:57:35 AM

On a budget trying to keep under 1000$ using new egg mostly planning on adding another SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 ive spent 905 but am expecting 50 back in rebates hopefully sooner then later even a littler over this aint to bad of a rig i think right?
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September 18, 2011 6:26:14 AM



Well, the first one received 13% 1 egg reviews. The second one received 9%. One the one hand the Z68 chipset is preferred over the p67, but between these two boards it looks like the p67 will be more reliable. I wouldn't choose either, I'd look at similar boards from Gigabyte or ASUS.

You should look at6 the 1TB Samsung F3 hard drive. I don't see any other problems but the PSU is not a familiar brand. I'd look at Antec, Seasonic, Corsair, or some of the better Kingwin models.
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September 18, 2011 6:39:23 AM

I'd spend extra on a 6950 or a 570 and add another one later. Your SB will OC like mad and you'll thank yourself later.
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September 18, 2011 7:35:49 AM

First of all what id ur monitors resolution?
don't pay attention to newegg revies too much ... both of those boards are solid and offer PCIe 3.0 .. not that u gonna use it anytime soon
P67 generally more stable at higher frequencies but u can look at some gigabyte and Asus as well

don't need 16gb of RAM .. 8 is plenty also get low profile one ( like corsair vengeance)

pick up a cooler for ur CPU .. like CM Hyper 212+ ~ $30
not sure about that PSU
how about http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
will let u power up two of those 560Ti .. yeah switch to that ..
or if u want single GPU ( which I would preffer) go for 6950 2Gb

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September 19, 2011 4:58:54 AM

Yea I think I will be picking up a CM Hyper 212 for my cpu but my psu was a shell shocker soo i took it bronze certified tho.

well my monitor is really random right now with my current setup at 1360X768 not sure its max but i have a horrible graphics card currently and if i crossfire these cards wouldnt that be better than a 6950?
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September 19, 2011 8:32:38 AM

Go for a 6950. You can OC that thing to a 6970 for around $240, essentially making it be able to run anything ever.

Don't think you need 16GB RAM. 8GB works fine with most everything.

Look on Newegg for a cheaper 750w PSU with good reviews. I would aim for $75 or so.

Use this HDD, it's pretty much the best one out there. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Get this too. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Most mobos from ASUS are great (ASRock is a cheaper line of ASUS, still good mobos). Gigabyte can be give or take.

Good luck!
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September 19, 2011 9:34:54 AM

Unless your buying a case with USB 3.0 ports, you may as well spend a little less on the motherboard and buy the Extreme3 Gen3.

As said above, 8GB RAM is enough, especially for gaming, its more than enough.
1600MHz, 1.5v, CL9 is recommended as best value for money RAM with SandyBridge.

PSU - Recommended brands include; XFX, SeaSonic, Corsair, Antec, (some) OCZ. Always look for 80PLUS ratings.
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