New system Build?

Approximate Purchase Date: when all parts that will work are confirmed

Budget Range: 700-850

System Usage from Most to Least Important: mostly gaming, some editing/school

Parts Not Required: mouse, monitor, keyboard, power supply, os

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country of Origin: canada

Parts Preferences: Planned on 2500k processor, radeon graphics card. Open to suggestions/changes

Overclocking: Haven't before but would if price allows

SLI or Crossfire: Crossfire as dual Radeon's may be in the future picture

Monitor Resolution: atleast 1240x1024, preferably as high as possible (upgrade to 20 inch or so 1080p in 3 months)

Additional Comments:
how does it look:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151233
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145304
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233141
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
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  1. are you planning on getting 2 of the 4gb ram modules? cause it would only be $25 more, and 8gb is the standard now.
    also, what is the brand and wattage of your power supply?
  2. morgoth780 said:
    are you planning on getting 2 of the 4gb ram modules? cause it would only be $25 more, and 8gb is the standard now.
    also, what is the brand and wattage of your power supply?

    600w stealthxstream2 ocz and im grabbing 1 and getting another when needed 4 gb seems enough atm but i might grab another on boxing day
  3. realityy said:
    600w stealthxstream2 ocz and im grabbing 1 and getting another when needed 4 gb seems enough atm but i might grab another on boxing day

    ok, well your build looks great and I'm pretty sure you can cfx 6870's on 650w, let me check;
    yep, you can.
    here's the thread, in case you're wondering
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/299722-28-crossfiring-6870s-650w-suffice-would-prefer-examples
  4. morgoth780 said:
    ok, well your build looks great and I'm pretty sure you can cfx 6870's on 650w, let me check;
    yep, you can.
    here's the thread, in case you're wondering
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/299722-28-crossfiring-6870s-650w-suffice-would-prefer-examples

    i had 600w :P how would preformance be and what a good cooler if i decide to overclock?
  5. 212+?
  6. realityy said:
    212+?

    +1
  7. morgoth780 said:
    +1

    think with that board cooler and cpu i could hit 4.5 ghz?
  8. realityy said:
    think with that board cooler and cpu i could hit 4.5 ghz?

    you should probably be able to
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