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February 1, 2012 10:15:54 PM

Build List

CPU - i7-2600k
Motherboard - Asus Z68 pro
Ram - NEED OPINION - Want atleast 8gb, preferably 16gb
HSF - XSPC Rasa RX240 CPU loop
HDD - Spinpoint 1tb HDD Hd103sj x2
SSD - Crucial M4 128gb
PSU - NEED OPINION - 700 Watts at the minimum
GPU - Gigabyte 6850
Case - Cooler Master Storm Scout

Will probably crossfire in the future so need high psu

- Budget Left for PSU and RAM is about 150 dollars, can stretch it if its worth it. Have bad experience with g-skill so would rather not get that.

Thanks!!


EDIT: hows this psu, SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

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February 1, 2012 10:25:16 PM

These would be my suggestions:

Case is OK - this would be a better choice (IMO but it's all personal preference): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You also don't need the 2600K for a gaming solution. You can get by with the 2500K and be fine. Put the difference from that and the cooling solution into getting a far better GPU, something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And wait on getting a second HDD until the prices drop. Put that money back into your GPU fund. You want the best GPU you can get for the money and the 6850 is a bottom-mid line GPU at best compared to the 7950 or 7970.

I'd heavily advise against water cooling, go for a good air setup instead. Air is far safer and won't void your warranty if something goes wrong. Read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cooling-airflow-hea...

As for the rest:

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 2, 2012 4:48:54 AM

I already have all the parts EXCEPT the psu and ram, yes i wish i had gotten a bigger case the first time around, but its been a while and i actually like my case.

Any other suggestions for the psu, thats a lot more power than i need. And I really am tired of gskill memory
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February 2, 2012 6:40:25 AM

very good as well. xfx is made by seasonic, i believe. both brands are amazing PSU's.

Just be aware it's "semi-modular"
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February 2, 2012 7:03:07 AM

Thanks going to order that one, any recommendations for ram?

Looking for something that is:

1.5v
atleast 1600
atleast 8gb, dual channel
NOT gskill
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February 2, 2012 7:12:12 AM

don't go above 1600, no real benefit on sandybridge.

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) cas 9 - $50

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) cas 8 - $80

I'd say go with the cas 9 for $50, comes in red, blue, or black
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February 2, 2012 7:22:19 AM

Best answer selected by crazynuts16.
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February 2, 2012 7:22:39 AM

Thank you, going to order the xfx 850 and the corsair blue 1600
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February 2, 2012 7:24:49 AM

Cheers! and thanks. Good luck with your build, everything looks great
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February 2, 2012 4:36:42 PM

you wont find a better GPU at 120 that is better than the 6850. the 6850 is a great budget card. at that price point, you are looking at 6770's, so if you can get the 6850 for 120, do it
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February 2, 2012 5:50:40 PM

yeah i got the gigabyte 6850 overclocked at 120 so just going to keep it
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February 2, 2012 6:01:41 PM

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