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Going to buy components tomorrow. Need input please

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January 12, 2012 7:26:24 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: $600 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming like BF3 and Skyrim

Parts Not Required: Graphics card, keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca and ncix.com

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel and good quality PSU

Overclocking:No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Here is what I currently have in mind

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52500

Motherboard: MSI PH61A-P35 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H61 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Memory: Wintec AMPO 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model 3AMD31333-4G2K-NHR

Graphics: 7970

Hard drive:Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

PSU: XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Case: Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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January 13, 2012 4:29:28 PM

Quote:

Motherboard: MSI PH61A-P35 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H61 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Memory: Wintec AMPO 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model 3AMD31333-4G2K-NHR

Graphics: 7970


I'm really surprised that no one has noticed that an H61 won't be able to handle a 7970, and that 550W will be very underpowered for that setup (Sapphire recommends minimum 600W for 7970) . Plus having 4GB 1333 is pretty redundant anymore.

This would be far more balanced:

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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