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My new Gaming Build - Any suggestions?

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February 23, 2012 2:00:01 PM

This is my new build for Gaming. Please tell me how it looks, and what I should change so it will be better, but not more expensive.

CPU - Intel 2500k
CPU Cooler - CoolerMaster Master Hyper 212
MotherBoard - ASRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155
RAM - Gskill Sniper Series - Low Voltage - 8gb DDR3-1600 Memory
HD - Western Digital Cavier Black 7200rpm 750GB
Video Card - HIS Radeon HD 6950 IceQ X Turbo 2GB
Case - Antec 902 V3
PSU - Corsair 800Watt Gaming Series
Monitor - Asus VW246H 24.0" Monitor (I dont know much about monitors, any suggestions or a different one?)

So thats it.. Tell me what you think. If there is anything i could change to make it better, let me know!

Thanks!
February 23, 2012 2:23:03 PM

I recommend changing your CPU cooler to a Corsair A70 or A50. bigger copper heat pipes. Artic Silver thermal paste!. Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX has a Lifetime warranty. Unless you play to Crossfire later down the line. a Corsair 750 watt would do the job if its gonna be cheaper to get the 800 watt by all means more is more!. As for the monitor, good choice. I mean there are better ones out there. but that's a decent monitor for the price.
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February 23, 2012 2:36:32 PM

it's a good rig.change psu to xfx 750w.it's very good psu and enough for 6950 CFX.tell us your max budget...so that we can help you better.
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February 23, 2012 9:30:27 PM

hellfire24 said:
it's a good rig.change psu to xfx 750w.it's very good psu and enough for 6950 CFX.tell us your max budget...so that we can help you better.


My budget as of right now is $1400
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February 23, 2012 9:43:46 PM

Wait a month and get the Intel 3570K that is about to come out.
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February 23, 2012 9:58:25 PM

Yup, good build. I'd keep the Coolermaster 212, it's won tons of awards. I have an EVO, but people say the Plus is nearly as good for less money.

You really won't need more than 1GB memory on that 6950 if you're gaming at 1080.

You could easily go down to a 650 W PSU on that build, but stick with Corsair, Antec, or Seasonic brands.
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February 23, 2012 10:17:30 PM

I will probably be gaming on a nice Asus 24" monitor or something like that. Will the 2gb Videocard be better than the 1gb?
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February 23, 2012 10:21:27 PM

ren3gade said:
I will probably be gaming on a nice Asus 24" monitor or something like that. Will the 2gb Videocard be better than the 1gb?


The resolution of that Asus you linked is 1920x1080. The general consensus these days is that 2GB is helpful only when gaming above 1080, like 2560x1600. This is only typical on monitors that are 27"+. It won't hurt you to have 2GB, but there's very likely no circumstances that you'll break 1GB at 1080.
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March 5, 2012 12:57:30 AM

Best answer selected by Ren3gade.
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