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April 21, 2012 6:57:46 AM

I have been looking into building my own computer so far came up with this
1) I69-2500K ::Intel Core i5-2500K BX80623I52500 Unlocked Processor - Quad Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 95W, Fan, Retail(0.9 lbs)

2) I69-2234 ::Intel DP67BGB3 Desktop Extreme Board - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel P67 Express, DDR3 1600MHz, RAID, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, CrossFire/SLI Ready, 10-Channel HD Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0(3.65 lbs)

3) E145-1564 ::EVGA 01G-P3-1461-KR GeForce GTX 560 Superclocked Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), 2x Dual-Link DVI-I, Mini-HDMI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, SLI Ready, Overclocked(2 lbs)

4) C13-5720 ::Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency, Intel XMP Ready, Unbuffered(0.6 lbs) X2

5) TSD-1000AS7 ::Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gb/s(0.1 lbs)

6) C13-2800 ::Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2 Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 Power Supply - 650 Watts, ATX, 140mm Fan, 80 Plus Bronze, SLI Ready, Active PFC (6.5 lbs)

7) C283-1187 ::Cooler Master RC-932-KKN5-GP HAF 932 Advance Full Tower Case - ATX, Black, SuperSpeed USB 3.0(35.35 lbs)

i am hoping to overclock and get a sli card for this. Wondering if the case could have enough cooling to do either one without any additional components.I heard i dont need 16 ram and 8 will do just fine but i cant resist 16 my current computer has 2 and no graphics card :/ . also wondering about the power supply size and x8 graphics connection for sli would a mobo with 2 Pci-e x16 be a better option?

Also just if all this stuff will work together i have researched some forums so im fairly confident it does but wouldnt surprise me if i missed something. Please.
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April 21, 2012 7:08:41 AM

That psu has enough connectors, in fact those cards can't even be powered by the pcie slot. If you are using 16gb of ddr3 ram you can always carrying them over to this system. If possible, get a z68 or z77 board by asus, asrock, or gigabyte. AND grab a gtx 560ti, not a 560.
April 21, 2012 7:41:11 AM

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April 21, 2012 8:32:31 AM

yea i have bit of room to play. that one has regular hdmi would end up saving me on a cord since i have one of those.
April 21, 2012 8:41:09 AM

I'd get a Z68 or Z77 motherboard, rest is good though
April 21, 2012 8:42:28 AM

its crossfirex is there a difference between that and regular crossfire as far as compatability?
April 21, 2012 8:45:06 AM

and will a higher mhz moatherboard work with 1600mhz ram?
April 21, 2012 8:54:40 AM

thanks for the help i cant get it till monday feel free to add anything else ill check in. grand total btw is 1317.00 us without a monitor 1tb hd and random cd drive. thanks to IL tax on tiger direct WTF eight states and i happend to be one
April 21, 2012 9:03:17 AM

Best answer selected by blueOne.
April 21, 2012 9:07:45 AM

that deckstar is sounding good. im a bit worried that with the motherboard z77 and gpu i might be pushing my power limit on the 650w but im not sure how to find out definitivly
April 21, 2012 9:20:32 AM

i put the old motherboard back on the list. the graphics i feel are worth the extra but motherboard dosent seem as important. also dropped my scray number down a bit my original budget was 1000. should i bother with the extra ram i think ill end up needing in the future so why not now is how im looking at it
April 21, 2012 9:27:57 AM

how about the cooling if i overclock should i get anything extra to keep it cool
April 21, 2012 9:43:45 AM

thanks for all the advice. im going to overclock the cpu and see if the case can cool it enough as is. probably get cooling and another card if the need for it presents itself. the newest game im playing is SC2 and im sure this is plenty to run that on the best settings.
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