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February 6, 2012 7:30:15 PM

Hey, I am building my second ever gaming pc, the one I currently have, has lasted me a long beautiful 7 years and still plays todays games on medium settings. I have a 1500$ limit, I have been researching quite a bit and this is what I have come up with. Future upgrades would consist of RAM, GPU and cooling. I do plan on overclocking a little in the near future. Here are the components. All components (monitor, keyboard etc.) will be reused.

CPU - Intel core I5-2500k
GPU - Sapphire radeon HD6870
RAM - G.Skill 8 gb (2x4gb) 1600
MOBO - ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155
PSU - COOLER MASTER RS-A50-SPHA-D3 Silent Pro Hybrid 1050W
Case- COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper
HD - Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX 1TB

Let me know what you all think! Criticism is welcomed on parts!

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a b 4 Gaming
February 6, 2012 7:57:43 PM

Hi there! Welcome to the ofrums.

You've done pretty good! I would however change a few things.
-Drop the mobo to something a little cheaper. The Sabertooth isn't all that good, really.
-Don't get a Coolermaster PSU. Try a 750w-850w from Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax or Lepa. Cheaper and higher quality.
-Lastly, you need some more oopmh in your GPU. At your budget, a 6950 is really the minimum I would go. GPU is more important than CPU for gaming.
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February 6, 2012 11:36:44 PM

Ive changed a few things around. Here is what it looks like now.
CPU - Intel core I5-2500k
GPU* - Sapphire radeon HD7950
RAM - G.Skill 8 gb (2x4gb) 1600
MOBO - ASRockz68 extreme 3
PSU* - Rosewill bronze series rbr1kw (the price on newegg for this unit right now is unbeatable for a 1kw)
Case *- Corsair Carbide series 500r (almost same size as a full tower)
HD - Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX 1TB

These are the changes so far.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 7, 2012 2:01:19 AM

Looks better. I must ask though, why are you fixated on getting a 1000w PSU? You'd need quite a few 7950's to even approach that.
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