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I would like to know if all these parts wil work together and if anyone has any advice on a way to make it better for around the same price.



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XFX HD-687X-CNFC Radeon HD 6870 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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OCZ Fatal1ty 750W Modular Gaming 80Plus Bronze Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
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ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
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Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
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  1. You really need an after market cooler for overclocking, so add $30-50 for that.

    It doesn't really list your usage, but honestly you seem to be spending excessive amounts of money on the CPU and mobo.
    Asrock Z68 extreme 4 gen 3 for example would be quite sufficient at about $180-190.
    Then unless you do video encoding, you would be just as well off with i5 2500k, saving yet another $100.

    Which would then leave you with about $220-230 to spare, that nicely gets you an upgrade for the video card, like 6950 or possibly 560Ti
    And a 120GB SataIII SSD.

    Now depending on what your usage is otherwise, with the current HDD prices you might even be able to squeeze in a 240GB SSD instead of the HDD and
    SSD if the 240GB is enough space for you. Then get HDDs when the prices come down in 5-8 months to be something a little more reasonable.
    Now obviously this is not for all use cases, but just throwing things out there.
  2. Spend $5 more and get RAM that runs at 1600 instead of 1333.
  3. Looks like you just picked the most expensive parts out there to throw a computer together with... A lot of that money looks wasted. Rvilkman pretty much summed it up with a few revisions.
  4. I really appreciate the advice but the thing is, is I was aiming for 1,600 cause thats the most i have to spend. I have the OS, and i need to still buy a keyboard, mouse, and monitor. But like i said i have the 1,300 to spend but i would still like to get the best out of my money. Again thank you guys, and if anyone else has any info to offer, its greatly appreciated.
  5. What will the computer be used for? Gaming, workstation, htpc, etc... ? That'll help us determine what components will be the most efficient for your build.
  6. - Hard drive: Even though they're at their all time high, I wouldn't go for a Hitachi... I myself, and other can attest that they have higher failure rates than their competitors (Western Digital, Seagate). Here's one at the same price that has a better reputation: ($149.99 shipped)

    - Video card: Here is a video card that would outperform the HD 6870 you've chosen for a few bucks more: ($219.99 + 7.56 shipping = $227.55)

    - Power supply: For the wattage you get at $99, you can't complain... However, I've had bad experiences with these OCZ power supplies dieing after 6+ months of use (I had a 700w that died right around 6 months mark; picked up another [because they were so damn cheap] and that one died after 8 months of use). Take it however you want, but that's my experience with them. If it were me, I'd go for something along the lines of this: ($89.99 shipped)

    - RAM: ($44.99 shipped)

    - Motherboard: ($124.99 + 7.87 shipping = $132.86)

    - Processor: ($214.99 shipped)

    All of that above plus the other parts not listed (case, cd/dvd, etc) should come out to around: $1027.94

    That gives you roughly $500-550 for your monitor, keyboard, and mouse which is more than plenty!
  7. Here is another build you can look at it one of my personal builds that I am looking at that is cheaper than your in couple areas but will still perform as much as what you threw together.

    On this build there are a couple places to save if you want to and you can even keep your case if you want

    Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $100.00

    Intel Core i5-2500K - $220.00

    ASRock Z68 Extreme4 - $175.00

    Enermax ETS-T40 T.B.APOLLISH CPU Cooler - $44.00

    MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB - $270.00

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB - $140.00

    Crucial M4 64 GB SSD - $115.00

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $45.00

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified - $105.00

    Total: $1214.00 (not including MIRs/Shipping)
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