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March 15, 2012 3:30:30 AM

Hi, I am trying to build a gaming PC and have the below config in mind, please suggest if you think there is a better alternative to this .... thanks :) 

Processor - Sandybridge I7 2600K
ASUS P8P67 PRO Motherboard
CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 RAM
Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6970 2 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
Samsung 256GB 2.5-inch SSD 830 Series (Desktop)
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 3.5" 1000GB SATA2 32MB HDD
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
HAF 912

Case Fan Setup
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REAR, 1 X 120mm
SIDE, 2 x 120mm
TOP, 1 X 200mm


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March 15, 2012 3:38:30 AM

1. This goes into the New Build forum.

2. 2500K is as best as it gets for gaming.
Why a P67? A ASUS P8Z68 PRO/GEN 3 would do you better.
Guessing that RAM is 16GB, you only need at least 4GB, 8GB recommended.
The Keplar series and the 7800 series are coming out very soon. You might want to wait for those.
WD Green 1TB drives are cheaper than the Spinpoint, you might want to check out those.
Why not the CM Hyper 212 Evo?
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March 15, 2012 3:40:05 AM

Also is Antec DF-35 Black Computer Case good for ASUS P8P67 PRO Motherboard ....?
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March 15, 2012 3:41:56 AM

sasideep said:
Also is Antec DF-35 Black Computer Case good for ASUS P8P67 PRO Motherboard ....?

Yea it'll fit fine.
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March 15, 2012 3:51:50 AM

thanku, "Keplar series and the 7800 series are coming out very soon." is this RAM that u r talking about ....
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March 15, 2012 4:53:43 AM

New series of graphic cards cards, keplar is code name for the new Nvidia line. AMD just released some of their newest series..the 7xxx line, of which the 7850's, 7870's etc.are yet to be released
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March 16, 2012 3:07:59 AM

can u suggest me a good power supply, I am looking for a 850w
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March 16, 2012 5:36:33 AM

which MB is better

ASUS P8Z68 PRO/GEN 3
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ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
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a b ) Power supply
March 16, 2012 10:45:47 PM

sasideep said:
which MB is better

ASUS P8Z68 PRO/GEN 3
OR
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
They are both exactly the same, the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 is what you're talking about ,right?
Rugger said:
Read this SPCR article on modern PC power consumption: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1245-page1.html

After that, do you still think you need an 850W PSU?
He probably wants future upgrades and maximum efficiency, since PSUs run at the maximum efficiency level from 40% to 75%- more efficiency = less heat

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a b ) Power supply
March 16, 2012 10:46:01 PM

EDIT: Double Post error.
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March 17, 2012 11:28:50 AM

e56imfg said:
He probably wants future upgrades and maximum efficiency, since PSUs run at the maximum efficiency level from 40% to 75%- more efficiency = less heat

Did you actually read the article I linked? An i52500K and a HD6870 only used 271W at full load while running Prime95/Furmark...full load, sweet spot efficiency would require no more than a 500-550W PSU. This THG article showed load total system power consumption with an HD6970 that was around 320W...full load efficiency requires no more than a 640W PSU and can be achieved with a 500-550W PSU in the upper range of the sweet spot.
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March 17, 2012 6:44:16 PM

Rugger said:
Did you actually read the article I linked? An i52500K and a HD6870 only used 271W at full load while running Prime95/Furmark...full load, sweet spot efficiency would require no more than a 500-550W PSU. This THG article showed load total system power consumption with an HD6970 that was around 320W...full load efficiency requires no more than a 640W PSU and can be achieved with a 500-550W PSU in the upper range of the sweet spot.
Extra peripherals add up to the power quickly.
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