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January 1, 2012 12:13:34 AM

Hello everyone, Sorry for reposting this but as i havent got an answer yet and the topic is going away to the bottom of the page ^^

I'm searching for an entire new computer that will cost about 600-850€.
Country: Netherlands
Amount of money available: 850€
Preferred websites: www.mycom.nl , www.pclcomputers.nl or www.alternate.nl
Resolution/screen: Samsung SyncMaster P2370, 1920x1080
Using computer for: Gaming, Schoolwork and internet.

I don't need a mouse, keyboard, screen, hdd, network cards etc... only the parts that are listed below.

i collected these items so far:
Asus Radeon 6950 DCII 2gb (Videocard) 251,98€
Intel Processor core i5-2500k (Processor) 194,98€
Asus P8P67 EVO B3 (Motherboard) 138,98€
Cooler Master Silent Pro Power Supply 700W (Power Supply) 94,99€
Cooler Master V8 Cooler (Cooler for Processor) 58,98€
Cooler Master Centurion 5 II (Case, Midi Tower) 53,95€
and at last a pair of Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 8gb (RAM) 41,98€
Total price: 835,84€


1. Will this fit in the case or do i need an bigger one?
2. Is 8gb 1600s ram enough to run win7 64 bit and off course some high quality games.
3. Is it possible to run crossfire 6950s with this motherboard and does it support it?
4. Is the cooler worth it? I am not a professional OCer but i might be planning to OC the 2500k (first time)
5. Do i have enough power to run 2x 6950s?

If any of you can help me out, find any better parts for lower or a bit more costing price please post it on here, i can extend the 850€ to 900€ max.

This is my 1st time building my own computer, so i might have asked some stupid questions :) 

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January 1, 2012 12:56:54 AM

I would up the PSU to a 750W so you can CF two 6950s together down the road. Also I would change the PSU brand, go with Antec, Corsair, OCZ, Seasonic.

8GB RAM is good enough 4 is the minimum for gaming

I would also change the motherboard to a Z68, so that if you want to add an SSD down the road its much easier to setup then the P67.

For the cooler I dont know of it cause I havent used it but I would go with the Hyper 212 Plus or the Hyper 212 EVO
January 1, 2012 1:31:59 AM

thank you for answering, on the ati radeon website, it said that this power supply is enough to run 2 6950s so thats why i would like to know if its really nescessary to change this. due money issue, if it wont work cause they are asus 6950s, then ill consider changing it to corsair 750w like u suggested
ive found 3 motherboards that fit the z68 and also crossfire:
Asus Moederbord P8Z68-V LE,s1155 125,95€
Asus Moederbord P8Z68-M PRO,s1155 129,98€
or
Asus Moederbord P8Z68-V/GEN3,s1155 149,98 (about this 1, it has PCIe 3.0 ready, what does this mean? ive looked on the website of the videocard saying it run on pcie 2.1, and those 2 cheaper motherboards have pcie 2.0 versions, will the videocard not run on it?
again thanks for answering, next reply will take some time, 04:32 atm so im off to bed.
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January 1, 2012 1:41:38 AM

750W is required if you want to also OC, or you can buy 1 higher end GPU and then upgrade in the future.

Go with an ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 it supports 2-way SLI/CF
January 1, 2012 2:08:23 AM

^+1. That's my default board for building a gaming PC. It has PCIe 3.0.

Also, you may wish to wait for the 7xxx series to actually launch, and see where the prices of old stock go.
January 1, 2012 11:41:31 AM

Thanks for replying, but I am not a fan of ASRock, so if u have any other mobo's not from asrock please tell me, and ill go for the 750w corsair
January 1, 2012 11:49:08 AM

due the money i decided not to OC and stick with the cooler master silent pro 700w and im not sure when the 7xxx serie comes but i dont want to wait too long buying an new pc, jan-feb between here i would like to buy new comp
January 1, 2012 6:26:00 PM

yeah you are just like me but is this new?

I am going to build a ivy bridge based pc next year , so hopefully the 7xxx series is released and has all it's kinks out.
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