New computer for christmas

Ok so im going to build a computer and im trying to keep it a little below $1500 so here is my specs and tell me what i can get mabye better for little more money or something. And first off im not going to get a new graphics card im fine with the one I have.


OS: Windows 7 Ultimate or Professional

Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D (CC650DW-1) Black Steel structure with black brushed aluminum faceplate ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($190)

Internal Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1502FAEX 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ($100)

Power Supply: PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply

Ram/Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL ($52) [Already have one of these so it will be 16gb of ram when i get this one]

Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION LGA 1155 Intel P67 / NVIDIA NF200 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS ($246)

Proccesor/CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K ($315)

Aftermarket Cooler: 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 ($28)

DvD Player: SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-/+R 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Combo Model SH-B123L/RSBP LightScribe Support ($64) [Does the BluRay also play DvD good and is this pretty fast?]

Internal Solid State Drive: Plextor PX-M2 Series PX-128M2S 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

This is it Im wondering do I need to get seperate cooling fans for the case or do they come with it? And should I get a liquid cooling system or is the one I posted fine. (My Graphics Card is a Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 6770 Vapor-X Edition)

Sincerely, Andrew Anderson.
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  1. What is this PC going to be used for?
  2. The pc is going to be used for gaming mostly and im looking forward to running like some of the new games coming out and mabye some old ones to especially want to play world of warcraft too. Ultra 60 fps
  3. It seems like youre spending a lot of money where it's not needed, keeping the HD 6770 would also not make any sense, if you did that it wouldn't even outperform a $500 machine in games.
  4. so your saying I have to go even bigger for better graphics? But I understand I want all that but SHould I really have to buy a expensive one.
  5. The HD 6770 is a good card but not for any system over $400-500 to be honest. It is pretty low-mid range. I would go for an HD 6970 for this build, don't worry about the cost though, there are plenty of spaces in your build where you can save money and not even notice the performance difference.

    - i5-2500k would perform pretty much the same as the i7 in games and it's $100 less.

    - No games aren't even going to fully utilise 8GB of RAM so 16GB is overkill in a gaming machine.

    - That motherboard and PSU are expensive, you could get an ASRock Z68 Extreme3 and an XFX Core 850W which would still handle a crazy setup like HD 6970 SLI fine.

    - That case is also very expensive and I hear the cooling isn't great.

    - Take a look at the Crucial M4 128GB, that's an awesome SSD by all accounts.

    - The WD black is also expensive for what it does, 2 Samsung Spinpoint 1TB's in RAID 0 would be way faster with 500GB more storage space for like $20 more
  6. Ok so what case would you recommend and what about the wd black thing?

    Also im sticking with the i7 that was my main point of this.
    Also will the motherboard support crossfire of the grpahics card like what if I put the 6970 with 6770 or would that not go well.?
  7. Also I would like everyhting in my computer to glow blue so mabye I can get some of those glow things you can put on your case or something?
  8. The case depends really, maybe get an Antec 902 or something if you want a blue case.

    If you crossfire the HD 6970 and the HD 6770 it would probably be slower than the HD 6970 alone.
  9. What If I got COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case( from newegg for like $60 bucks or is it bad cooling and air flow) And whats an easy way to make like $400 bucks cause I dont know yet if mom and dad will buy it unless i can drop it to like $1000 but want to keep all of this.
  10. Ok so im wondering what the Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) and is there anyway I can go for a cheaper one because its like $200 whic is kinda a big chunk I can utilize down and the and also Western Digital Caviar Black WD1502FAEX 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive is there something else I can get.
  11. You could just get a smaller SSD and a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, the Samsung is just as fast as the WD and a lot cheaper.
  12. Whats better Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case ($119) or

    Antec Lanboy air Blue Black / Blue ATX Mid Tower Computer Modular Case ( $170) [Seems very complicated and too much open filters not sure)
  13. It really is personal preference with cases to be honest.
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