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$800 gaming rig

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September 24, 2011 1:06:06 AM

Hi everyone, first time poster here. I'm looking for some advice on compatibility and price effectiveness of the build I'm setting up for gaming.

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: $800-$900

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming. I intend on playing Battlefield 3 and SWTOR.

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

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: Intel cpu, asrock mobo, inwin case

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: basically I would like to rest assured that the parts I've selected are compatible and not cheaper from other sources, or have alternatives that could be more efficient, future-proof or cost effective. Also, If I crossfire 6870s, would I need a bigger PSU?

IN WIN BUC Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX 12V, PSII Size, Not Included Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GV-R687OC-1GD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks in advance for any help/advice/reassurance anyone can offer!!

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September 24, 2011 1:28:55 AM

To start with if you have any intentions of crossfire then you should get a bigger PSU.

High Current Pro HCP-850 850W TX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $149.99 and a $30 rebate , plus free shipping.

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

The only reason I am suggesting this one is because it is on sale with free shipping , so you could get an 850w power supply for $119.99. Also be advised that on that motherboard the third Pci-e slot is only a X4 slot and if you use both of the others in crossfire or sli they drop down to X8.
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