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November 2, 2011 9:13:50 PM

I want to run the following components on a high powered gaming system that runs on a 27 inch monitor at 2560x1440. What do you guy think about the outcome? I am going to build in 3 weeks. I want kinda partial to the graphics card i have instead of 2 crossfire AMD GPUs. Also, would it be better to gaming at 2560 at a lower setting or 1900x1080 at the highest low?

Also what do you think about the compatibility of these components? Sry I just have so many questions...
I may want to SLI later and SSD recommendations are welcomed.

I will cool with zalman fan and tower fans. If I OC, it will only be a little.




ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED 69.99

i7 2600k-sandy bridge

msi 580 lightning xtreme $610

Vengeance Series 24GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9 Triple Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Six 4GB Memory Modules) 199.99

Maximus IV Extreme-R3 LGA 1155 P67 eATX Intel Motherboard

CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC

SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Combo Model SH-B123L LightScribe Support – OEM $54.99

Thermaltake Level 10 GT (VN10001W2N) Black Steel SECC / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Four Fans-1x 200mm Colorshift side fan, 1x 200mm Colorshift top fan, 1x 200mm Colorshift front fan and 1x 140mm rear fan
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November 2, 2011 9:19:11 PM

The cpu cooler is expensive and pointless . A $30 cooler is all sandy bridge processors need even when highly overclocked

the 2600k offers no advantages for gaming . Even intel suggest you use the 2500k

the RAM kit is a triple channel kit for socket 1366 motherboards . You need a dual channel kit that will run at 1.5 volts
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November 2, 2011 9:29:11 PM

Yes, get a 2500k instead of a 2600k and use that $100 to get a GTX 590 instead of the 580 for 2560x1440 res.

You need dual channel 1.5v, the RAM listed is triple 1.65v. Also, 24GB is way, way overkill for a gaming PC. If you want a lot of RAM 2 of these kits will be plenty for a long time http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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