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February 3, 2012 3:34:55 AM

Im looking to build a new computer and was wondering if this setup sounds good.

Ill take suggestions as well if these will not work together. Thanks

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz Quad Core 8000K
Intel Socket 1156/1155 CPU fan
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3- B3, P67, Cross Fire, SATA3, USB3.0, GB LAN
16GB (4x4GB) PC12800 DDR3 1600 Dual Channel
GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB PCI EXpress 16X dual head, HDMI
2000.0 GB Hitachi SATA3, 6.0Gb/s, 32mb cache
LG Blu-ray 12X Recorder,16x LightScribe DVD Recorder SATA combo drive
All-in-One Memory Card Reader Internal Black
Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1
Ethernet network adapter (onboard)
USB 3.0 Adapter Card 2 port PCI express
Dual Case Fans 80 mm DC fan (two fans)
CoolerMaster eXtreme Power 550W Extra quiet ATX Power Supply, SLI & X-fire ready

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February 3, 2012 3:36:10 AM

Do you have a budget?
February 3, 2012 3:38:24 AM

I would like to keep it $2000 or lower. This will be a computer used mostly for gaming but also for school as a computer programmer....but mostly games :-)
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February 3, 2012 3:59:15 AM

These are RECOMMENDATIONS(sry caps)

1.Instead of fans, I would change it to water cooling

2. do you have a case?

3.Heres a OS if you need it
home premium-

4.If your gonna crossfire, you will need a PSU >700W
and cooler masters have bad PSUs
here you can see if check if the PSUs are good or not
tier5-time bomb
tier1-the best

5. You might need a new mobo, p67 is kinda old compared to the z68, since their the same price

everything else looks good
February 3, 2012 4:08:22 AM

Did you have a need for the i7? I may have missed it, but if you don't, the i5 2500k would be fine for gaming (Unless you find a killer deal on the i7).

+1 on the H series coolers. I use the H100 and am happy to have purchased it. If you are not OCing right away though, wait on iot and get it when a MIR hits. They come up regularly and you can use a stock cooler until then (also you don't need to buy thermal grease :)  )

These are the PSUs that I like currently:


P67 is fine if you are getting a gpu. Otherwise Z68 is a good choice if you want to use the cpu graphics and wait for GPU prices to fall (I am). Two boards that were recommended to me (because they OC great!):


(and if you live near a Micro Center, you can get a bundle deal on cpu and those mobos; $50 bucks off)
February 3, 2012 4:27:53 AM

GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB PCI EXpress 16X dual head, HDMI

sorry this one is just poor no joke its not good imo

either tone down to i5 2500k/i5 2400 and get a better GPU or go get a 1tb hdd instead of 2tb really get a gtx560ti 1gb or a hd 6950 2gb/1gb if not 6970 if you can afford that or the 2gb version of gtx560ti