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February 23, 2012 1:33:14 AM

1.LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH22NS90B - OEM
2.COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan
3.XFX HD-695X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
4. ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
5OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
6.CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9
7. Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
8. Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

would all this work together like is the psu okay with the case and is the gpu and ram okay with the motherboard and is the motherboard okay with the case and what does it mean when a video card has 2gb do you guys recommend getting it?

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February 23, 2012 2:03:18 AM

Okay let me try and run through you'r questions. First off i might be missing it but i don't even see a PSU here but almost any model would fit I have the haf 932 its huge it has allot of options and you can both top and bottom mount a PSU. You are gonna want at least 750 watt for a 6950 you could probably go a little lower but you will be limited in your upgrades. I just noticed your psu and yes that would probably just about work you wont have a issue but if you add more harddrives or a bigger or second gpu you would have to upgrade. The ram is fine but i would go for a set that's DDR3 1600. The GPU and RAM go fine with that board, the mother board fits in the case. Now in terms of the memory on the card its like the ram on your MB it basically only equals better performance at higher resolutions 1920x1080 and below you most likely wont see a difference between 1 gb and 2gb but after that you will see a FPS drop. When you get to like 2560x1600+ you kinda NEED 2gb or you will have to scale down settings.
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February 23, 2012 2:08:32 AM

Try this PSU:

XFX Core Edition PRO650W (P1-650S-NLB9) 650W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also get one of these if you plan to overclock down the road:

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...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 $27.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here is a relevant thread for helping you decide on what RAM you want to get:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/333313-31-intel-speed...
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February 23, 2012 2:14:15 AM

Both these coolers are AWESOME. I still kinda think that a 750 is a bit better value since you have some space for more fans and extra HDD.
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February 23, 2012 2:20:19 AM

I would buy DDR3 memory that runs 1600 CL9 at no more than 1.5 volts.

The memory you chose is 1.5-1.65. Not good.

Try this for $36

Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I hope this helps,
Newf.
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February 23, 2012 2:20:36 AM

why would you go for the ddr3 1600? whats the difference?
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February 23, 2012 2:22:01 AM

It means the ram runs a bit faster its not a huge difference but the price in some cases is almost the same and newf is right in MOST cases when ram runs at 1.65 its actually overclocked at the factory which gives you LESS head room to overclock for instance some 1600 ram is just 1333 ram ran at 1600
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February 23, 2012 2:29:32 AM

hi1234258 said:
why would you go for the ddr3 1600? whats the difference?

The 1600 is just a little better (faster at the same voltage) than 1333.

Yes. The issue for me is the voltage.
Intel 1155s work best when the voltage is not pushed. Don't burn out the cpu...
Higher volts are ok for AMD.

If you bought 1333 ram that would be fine also.
The 1600 ram does give you more headroom, and the cost is basically free.

If you go to Newegg and power search desktop memory, check ddr3, 1.5 volts, 2x4GB, 1600 speed and the 3 variants of 1333.
Lots of sticks for $36-$45.
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February 23, 2012 2:29:49 AM

O do you think with what i have it would be ok to upgrade to ocz 700wpsu instead and 1 tb hardrive and 2sets(16gb) of ram you suggested? and could i get the 16gb of rams i was talking about but not upgrade psu and just stay with 650w?
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February 23, 2012 3:10:20 AM

The 650 watt psu you originally listed is fine UNLESS you want to add another video card later.

Then you would need a supply that has 4 6-pin (or 4 6+2 pin) connectors.
These typically start at a minimum of 750 watts.
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February 23, 2012 3:39:34 AM

if i get the ocz 750 w do you think i could crossfire 2 of the 6950?
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February 23, 2012 3:46:05 AM

hi1234258 said:
if i get the ocz 750 w do you think i could crossfire 2 of the 6950?

Yes
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February 23, 2012 7:16:50 AM

hi1234258 said:
if i get the ocz 750 w do you think i could crossfire 2 of the 6950?


Yes.
I'm using a Corsair HX-650 to power a 2600k OC 4.6ghz with 2x 6950 1gb. No issues here
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February 23, 2012 10:23:28 PM

thx last thing im thinking about getting a 1tb hardrive are they all compatible with any computer and which ones(brands) would you guys recommend????
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February 23, 2012 11:20:28 PM

Yes drives are compatible with any computer that supports SATA connections (which are all of them these days :p )

As for the drives, can't go wrong with a WD, Seagate or Samsung drive but don't go for the "Green / Eco" drives, they are slower than normal drives.

Have a look at some of these benchmarks: http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/hdd-charts-2012/benc...
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