Jan 2012 $1000 Power Performance Single GPU , Watercooling Build

The other builds for different budgets: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/332705-31-looking-gaming-computer-builds-budgets-click-here

I5 2500k + Corsair Gaming Series 600w PSU ($289.98) ($10 rebate)
Corsair H60 Hydro Series CPU Cooler ($64.74)
Asrock Z68 Pro3 Gen3 ATX Motherboard ($111.99) ($7.56 shipping)
XFX Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 256 bit ($329.99) ($30 rebate)
Patriot Signature 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 ($35.99)
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM 6GB/s HDD ($84.99)
Rosewill Future Gaming ATX Mid Tower ($59.99)
ASUS x24 DVD Burner ($18.99)

Total = $996.66 ($7.56 shipping) ($40 rebate)

In theory, and with a bit of overclocking, this should be able to tackle any game at max at 1080p with high frame rates except for Metro 2033.
Once again, any suggestions or comments are appreciated.
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  1. Its a verry good build. You can put the same build for an 900$ just change the video card with 560Ti or 6950 and cooler Coolermaster 919 Evo And i think you can squeeze even the OS.
  2. Wow, I just built one almost exactly like this. Everybody told me I was going low end with a 750 w PSU and I see you're doing 600 for that combo. Is that enough oomph you think?
  3. Corsair Gaming Series is a very nice set of PSUs I think it'll be fine.
  4. samuelspark said:
    Corsair Gaming Series is a very nice set of PSUs I think it'll be fine.

    Will it be enough for crossfire and overclocking
  5. Zach996 said:
    Will it be enough for crossfire and overclocking

    My new Feb 2012 build is more crossfire orientated. Check it out in my sig.
  6. a single xfx 550w psu is enough for 6970.HAF 912 is a better case for the same price.H60 is good cooler but stock fan is crap.hyper 212+ or EVO cheaper and better option.
  7. Most XFX PSU's are crap.
  8. what the hell?????XFX psus are made seasonic one of the best if not the best.
  9. Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($115.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Intel DH67BLB3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($83.99 @ Mwave)
    Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($90.49 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS70 OEM DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $991.40
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated 2012-02-14 08:42 EST-0500)

    Same build I just linked for another sub-1000 setup. Personally I'd forgo the 2500k in favor of the i3 so that you get more gpu budget.
  10. hellfire24 said:
    what the hell?????XFX psus are made seasonic one of the best if not the best.

    Most of em are crap but there are 3 exceptions. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
  11. That's really old.
  12. ^ you heard the man.XFX psus are good quality units.
  13. A while ago they were really bad but I just looked at newegg's inventory and they seem to be the good ones. However, I feel that they are overpriced though. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182200 vs http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013

    50 amps vs 44 amps
    630w vs 550w
    $60 vs $70
  14. hellfire24 said:
    ^ you heard the man.XFX psus are good quality units.

    This is also my older build for Jan. I have a Feb build up.
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