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October 1, 2011 11:09:08 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the Next month, preferably in a week?

Budget Range: $1000-$1200 (Monitor included)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com unless there is a better site

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel processor, radeon graphics

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: Umm anything under $200

Additional Comments: pc that doesnt overheat, and can take with me to college


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I already have a basic template from the SBM and some user comments, I just need advice in case there are better parts? And can anyone find me a monitor around $150-$200. I am looking for the most bang for the buck so to speak.


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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...


Ram
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics
SAPPHIRE 100311-2SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive
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=N82E168...

Power
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-620 620W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Heatsink
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=N82E168...

Monitor
?? Something around $150, $200 max, that has high resolution and around 22inch screen?

Thanks for your help guys, first time builder

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October 1, 2011 11:17:46 PM

You want a 750w - 850w psu to push two of those cards. Also look for a larger mid tower case...those cards are long, and that case is cramped. It's a budget case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $154.99
Asus ML228H 21.5" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LED Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 10,000,000 :1 (ASCR)
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October 1, 2011 11:20:03 PM

Thanks, I actually only want 1 6970, since I'm a newbie at crossfire and don't know how to set up 2x 6850's.
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October 2, 2011 12:41:08 AM

but when 1 6970 starts to be a bit slow in games, you can get a second
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October 2, 2011 1:32:08 AM

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October 2, 2011 2:50:38 AM

would i want 4 gigs of ram or 8 gigs?, if i get 8 gigs do i get 4 x 2gigs or 2 x 4gigs?
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October 2, 2011 2:59:38 AM

samvallejo9 said:
would i want 4 gigs of ram or 8 gigs?, if i get 8 gigs do i get 4 x 2gigs or 2 x 4gigs?


It's better to get 8gb of ram.
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October 2, 2011 3:08:04 AM

4GB of RAM is actually enough for any kind of gaming. Since the price difference is very low ($30 vs $40), might as well get the 8GB.

Go for 2x4GB. That way you leave room for future expansion if needed.
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October 9, 2011 12:04:09 AM

Best answer selected by samvallejo9.
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