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New Build, Shipping Early December

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October 24, 2011 4:37:32 AM

Hey guys,

This will be my first self-built system. I always wanted to build my own but never had the financial resources available to justify spending my money on a gaming computer. With my new job its now a reality and I was wondering what you guys thought about my setup? ANY and ALL advice is welcome, positive or negative! :) 

Case- NZXT Crafted Series Phantom Black / Green Trim Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Motherboard- ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Processor- Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

Graphics- HIS IceQ X Turbo X H695QNX2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Memory- CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

Power Supply- CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified ...

SSD- 2 X Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Monitor- ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor

Those are the basic components. What do you guys think? Oh, and its Windows 7.

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October 24, 2011 4:55:39 AM

Please fill this out:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
I do think you can save way more. You defiantly don't need a 2600K, in gaming, HT barely makes a difference, save 100 bucks going with a 2500K. You also don't need the HX750 which is very overpriced. Check out my build guide right here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
I wouldn't recommend RAID 0 SSDs since you lose TRIM support, with that said, go with one large 128gb M4 or just go with a single 64gb M4 for OS.
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