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September 29, 2011 12:31:26 PM

This will be my third build I've ever done, and would enjoy all opinions of what I should change/keep/better ideas or whatever you techies out there can do to give me some insight on my gaming rig. Here's what I'm currently deciding on:

Core i7 2600K
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3
HIS Radeon HD 6950 2GB x2 for CF
Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive x2 in RAID 0
Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse
I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK Black 104 Key USB Wired illuminated Backlit Gaming Keyboard (Orange LED)
CORSAIR Professional Series HX850
Acer HD monitor x3 for eyefinity
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4x4GB)
Windows 7 Pro 64bit
COOLER MASTER HAF 912

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a c 387 4 Gaming
September 30, 2011 3:44:32 AM

Looks like it will be a Beast!!!!!!!!!!!
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October 1, 2011 12:48:01 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Systems by Buwish
October 1, 2011 12:57:49 AM

Man this looks just like the pieces I've been surfing the internet for. I was going to come here to ask everyone's opinion of it, the only question I have is the motherboard. Is there anything better, or less expensive with the same performance?
October 1, 2011 3:20:32 AM

Dwhann76 said:
This will be my third build I've ever done, and would enjoy all opinions of what I should change/keep/better ideas or whatever you techies out there can do to give me some insight on my gaming rig. Here's what I'm currently deciding on:

Core i7 2600K
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3
HIS Radeon HD 6950 2GB x2 for CF
Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive x2 in RAID 0
Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse
I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK Black 104 Key USB Wired illuminated Backlit Gaming Keyboard (Orange LED)
CORSAIR Professional Series HX850
Acer HD monitor x3 for eyefinity
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4x4GB)
Windows 7 Pro 64bit
COOLER MASTER HAF 912

well you can get more performance for less. first cut off the fat. the i7 2600k will give no performance boost gaming wise over the i5 2500k. if you will be doing tons of video editing it is worth it but if you are mainly gaming it is not
the extreme7 gen3 is not worth it unless you will go tri cf which you obviously are not with that psu. the ram is way overkill games barely use 4gb's so 8gb's is future proof. i dont see the point in win7 pro. if you can name one thing that it has that you will actually use over home premium then get it if not dont. the haf 912 is not a great case for your budget. raid with ssd's is extremely hard and not reccomended. they are already extremely fast just get a bigger one (240gb) the bigger it is the faster the write speeds get
i5 2500k & Sony 24x DVD Burner- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 220$

Asrock Z68 Extreme3 GEN3- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 125$

Scythe Mugen 3- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 50$ a better cpu cooler will make your cpu last longer because heat kills

Gskill 8gb 1600- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 50$

HIS 6970 2gb- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... x2=660$ you will actually get good framerates at that res. with these

Gateway 21.5" 2ms- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... x3=420$ full hd led backlit very fast response time makes it a gaming monitor

Windows 7 home premium oem 64 bit- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 100$

Silverstone Raven RV03- http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Extended-90-Degree-Mo... 140$ great case with amazing cooling for how quiet it is

Corsair HX850- http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Professional-850-Watt-Cer... 164$ save 6$ on shipping

Corsair Force GT 240gb- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 420$

Storage Drive- Samsung Spinpoint F3 1tb- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 60$ if you need the extra space. just a recommendation

a b 4 Gaming
October 1, 2011 5:54:45 AM

Dwhann76 said:
This will be my third build I've ever done, and would enjoy all opinions of what I should change/keep/better ideas or whatever you techies out there can do to give me some insight on my gaming rig. Here's what I'm currently deciding on:

Core i7 2600K
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3
HIS Radeon HD 6950 2GB x2 for CF
Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive x2 in RAID 0
Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse
I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK Black 104 Key USB Wired illuminated Backlit Gaming Keyboard (Orange LED)
CORSAIR Professional Series HX850
Acer HD monitor x3 for eyefinity
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4x4GB)
Windows 7 Pro 64bit
COOLER MASTER HAF 912

Drop the 2600K for a 2500K and put the money in a case with better cooling like as in more fans. That 912 is a good case, but it only comes with a single 120mm fan and those AMD cards run hot. Also a 750w psu will easily push that build.
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