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January 24, 2012 4:24:28 PM

Hey fellas, I am looking into purchasing a new system and was wondering if you have any suggestions on my current layout. Thanks for the help!

Approximate Purchase Date: I'll purchase this system with the next month
Budget Range: 2000 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Operating System

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg acct with deals. Other sites if the same part is cheaper

Country: US

Parts Preferences: I have always been an intel and Nvidia guy, Always open to ideas though.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1020 or 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Keyboard/mouse not included here, looking at wired mouse/keyboard for around $50 combined. I am also curious to add aftermarket fans but I am unsure of what to go with. Lastly I keep hearing about the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard, would that be better for my build?

Parts are as follows:
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2xEVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support FPB Video
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 800W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11Q-16GBZL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG Black Internal 12X Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback Blu-ray Disc Rewriter SATA WH12LS38 LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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January 24, 2012 4:41:32 PM

cpfergus1 said:
CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 800W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Might want to get a bit more but I'm not positive on what those GPUs are going to draw, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cpfergus1 said:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11Q-16GBZL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


No need to get 16GB for gaming, reduce to 8GB and save some cash, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cpfergus1 said:
ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Not sure why you have a micro atx mobo, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cpfergus1 said:
Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


If you want to OC you will want the K version and there is no reason for the 2600 for just gaming, i5-2500k will be great, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cpfergus1 said:
LG Black Internal 12X Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback Blu-ray Disc Rewriter SATA WH12LS38 LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


This doesn't come with any software so if you want to play blu-ray's you will most likely have to get something.


Not sure what type of games your are playing but get some nice hardware, it makes a difference

Keyboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mouse: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Good Luck!!
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January 24, 2012 4:46:06 PM

Thanks for the help, this is my third build so its good to know what is better choice.
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January 24, 2012 5:36:33 PM

SeaSonic M12II 850 SS-850AM 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply
$149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Seasonic psu's are some of the best made and reliable psu's.

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$179.99 and a $30 rebate makes it $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With a SSD as your boot drive it will speed up the overall speed and performance of the Pc.

ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$184.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This motherboard has all the same features as the Asus micro but with additional slots.

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
$229.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you want to overclock then you have to have the "K" version of the cpu.

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
$34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

When overclocking the cpu you want to have an aftermarket cpu cooler.

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
$48.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

16GB of system ram is nice to have but are you really going to use it? If you don't have ram intensive applications like 3d video modeling or editing of some type then the ram will just be sitting there unused and it is certianly your choice if you want to stick with it. The 1600mhz ram is sort of like the sweet spot for system ram and every MB has no trouble with it and it also has the XMP profile that can be activated.
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January 31, 2012 3:32:19 AM

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January 31, 2012 1:01:31 PM

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