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December 19, 2011 12:21:56 AM

Just a general discussion of builds.Learn about others builds, ask questions, etc. Heres mine.

Case: Rosewill Blackhawk $99
CPU: Intel i5-2500k at 4.0 GHz $180
Cooler: Stock (for now) $0
GPU: Asus 5970 $300
RAM: 8 Gb G.Skill Ripjaws 1333mhz $35
Mobo: Asus P8Z68 GEN 3.0 $ 160
PSU: Corsair enthusiast series TX-650 $ 90
Optical Drive: DVD RW drive= $ 20
Storage: 64 GB samsung ssd= $100

Total= 974 Dollars
I'm very pleased with it's performance so far.

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December 19, 2011 1:01:19 AM

Nice build. Here's my latest which should be finished in Feb

AMD FX 8170 if there is such a beast at that time
Gigabyte 990FX UD5
Mushkin 8GB radioactive memory DDR3 1600
Spire Thermax Eclipse II, or AMD water cooling
TF III HD 6950
NZXT Phantom heavily modded
NZXT Hale 90 750W
OCZ 120GB Vertex III SSD
Samsung 1TB F3
Custom lighting and fans
December 19, 2011 1:11:18 AM

I have some suggestions for you. Amd is awful right now, all their processors get demolished by same priced intels. At that price point I would recommend an i5-2500k and raising the graphics to a 6970.