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Building my first system, thought I'd ask the experts

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November 29, 2011 3:58:21 AM

Alright. This is the first time I am putting together my own rig, and it occurs to me, for the past 2 years whenever I have had a question about some hardware, google always sends me to this forum someway or other. So why not come straight to the experts..?

I'm actually in web design and my computer just doesn't handle the newest software in a multi tasking environment as I'd like it to... (photoshop CS5, Dreamweaver CS5, FTP clients, 20 FF tabs, 20 Chrome Tabs, etc etc.)

I do do some photography and video editing occasionally as well.

And every now and then I like to play some games.



So here are the parts I'm planning on:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (http://goo.gl/rGty0)

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K (http://goo.gl/Ea7vf)

Video Card: Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6870 (http://goo.gl/RD9bn) <-- Was gonna get the XFX, but canada computer stopped carrying it. I'd appreciate getting all my parts there

Memory: 2x Corsair XMS3 Classic 8GB (2x4GB) (http://goo.gl/piV1m)

Power Supply: Corsair Gaming Series 800W (http://goo.gl/iyMvq)

Case: Anything decent will do....


Comes to about 950$ after taxes. Don't wanna spend more.

And also, I'm not sure. Is 800W gonna be enough for this rig??

Is this gonna run the newest games BF3, Skyrim etc. at high settings with a decent FPS on a 1920 x 1080 Resolution?

Is there anything I can switch out to get more performance?
November 29, 2011 4:54:22 AM

An 800W Corsair GS PSU is more than enough for this config. And with this, you can definitely play Skyrim, COD MW3 etc at maximum available settings with decent frame rates. But don't know about BF3
November 29, 2011 5:15:21 AM

Any suggestions as to changing that without spending A LOT more?
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November 29, 2011 5:27:45 AM

Try the NZXT M59 for a case, insanely awesome and pretty cheap!
November 29, 2011 5:54:30 AM

Thanks!!
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