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October 25, 2011 10:54:09 PM

Alright so im gettin a new build for bf 3 and games to come and i picked parts that got crysis 2 on ultra at 1080p , please advice if i missed any thing ,budget is 1600$


cpu : i5 2500k to overclock to 4.6 Ghz
M.B: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/Gen3
ram:G.skill Ripjaws-X 8GB 1600/CL9 1.35v >timing enhance to cl7/1.5v
gfx:2x MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk
PSU:Seasonic X Series 760W
case:HAF X
monitor:Asus VE247H
hard drives: 2 x 500 gb blue > raid 0
thermal compund :Arctic MX-4
cpu cooler: ThermalTake Frio

is the build good ? is PSU is enough in watts because its only 2 amps more than i need in the 12v since psu performance decrease over time ? because im not gonna be changing a thing for a couple of years

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October 26, 2011 2:16:34 AM

I think your PSU is fine but consider upgrading to the i7-2600k. Since you will be having this computer for a while, the i5 will gradually fall behind new processors and new games made for those processors. The i7 will keep up for a longer time and will be noticeably faster when gaming compared to the i5.
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October 26, 2011 2:26:58 AM

Don't listen to this guy. The i5 2500k is better in gaming. He doesn't know what hes talking about. The only difference is in hyper-threading which games won't use for another 2 or more years. Battlefield 3 even has less performance with hyper threading CPUs. About a 20 fps decrease if your CPU has that function on actually. Go with the i5 2500k. it provides the same results as the 2600k except it is 100 dollars cheaper. Don't believe me? Here you go:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/287?vs=288
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October 26, 2011 3:01:20 AM

+1 for kreek.2500k and 2600k are same in gaming.2 560ti will easily smoke a single 580 but other issues such as power consumption,heat etc. will arise.PSU is good but save money by getting 932 instead of HAF X(they are almost same).get a spinpoint 1 tb instead of 2 500gb blues.go with this one and you can easily SLI in future-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 26, 2011 3:18:47 AM

GhosT94 said:
Alright so im gettin a new build for bf 3 and games to come and i picked parts that got crysis 2 on ultra at 1080p , please advice if i missed any thing ,budget is 1600$


cpu : i5 2500k to overclock to 4.6 Ghz
M.B: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/Gen3
ram:G.skill Ripjaws-X 8GB 1600/CL9 1.35v >timing enhance to cl7/1.5v
gfx:2x MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk
PSU:Seasonic X Series 760W
case:HAF X
monitor:Asus VE247H
hard drives: 2 x 500 gb blue
thermal compund :Arctic MX-4
cpu cooler: ThermalTake Frio

is the build good ? is PSU is enough in watts because its only 2 amps more than i need in the 12v since psu performance decrease over time ? because im not gonna be changing a thing for a couple of years

You stuck some serious money in that case, mobo, and psu and went light in the gpu department not to mention that MSI Hawk is a hose job when you can o/c any card yourself.

Here's a copy and paste from a build I posted a few days ago.

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Tower-Gaming-Comp... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - CC-9011011-WW

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Perf... $113.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 Series 750-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified High Performance Modular Power Supply CP-9020003-NA

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-Z68E3G3 $124.99 Free Shipping
ASRock Z68 EXTREME3 GEN3 LGA1155/ Intel Z68/ DDR3/ Quad CrossFireX & Quad SLI/SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=I5-2500KBX $214.99 Free Shipping $5 off your order over $25 w/ code: DOVE, ends 10/24
Intel Core i5 Processor i5-2500K 3.3GHz 6MB LGA1155 CPU, Retail - BX80623I52500K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $34.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R1 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99 FREE SHIPPING
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $19.99 FREE SHIPPING
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7261S-0B LightScribe Support - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $64.99 FREE SHIPPING
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F120GB3A-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Total: $853.92 *not including promo codes

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-R6950-Twin-Frozr-II/dp/B005HR... $269.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II Radeon HD 6950 2 GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GeForce-GDDR5-PCIe-Bundl... $234.99
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB GDDR5 PCIe Bundle
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