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February 23, 2012 7:21:54 PM

Pick all the parts since cyberpower is about 120 dollar more expensive with somewhat similar parts and parts were on sale at newegg so why not. Got 1100 dollars to spend and suggestions are welcome.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

CPU: Intel Core i5-2550K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Without IGP BX80623i52550K

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER GeminII S524 120mm Long Life Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge

Motherboard:ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Video Card: HIS IceQ X H687QN1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

RAM: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH

HDD:Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case: Thermaltake V9 BlacX Edition with Docking Station (NewEgg Exclusive) SECC / Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...

Optical Drive: SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM


Total: 898.54 with discounts free Rage/Dirt 3/8gb microsdhc

promos pages i used

http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/Feb-0-2012/Mardigr...

http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/Feb-0-2012/72HourS...

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February 23, 2012 7:26:49 PM

Pretty good! I would make a few changes, though.
-Drop to the 2500k. You can take a 100MHz hit since you'll be overclocking anyway, judging by the CPU cooler.
-Change the Gemini II cooler to a Hyper 212+. Same price, better cooling.
-Drop the 750w to a 500-650w. Save some money!
-Upgrade the 6870 to a GTX 560 Ti or 6950, eek out a little more performance.

If you plan in crossfiring in the future, keep the 750w but bump up to a 6950.
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February 23, 2012 9:14:21 PM

Ok i switch the gemini II to a hyper 212 evo(same price) and 6870 to 6950(70-80 dollar more). Can you guys reccommend any other psu since i might not do sli and are there any other good case/hdd.
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February 23, 2012 9:36:28 PM

Might want to push your GPU to a 7950. If you can afford to.
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February 23, 2012 10:23:36 PM

That is going over my budget unfortunately though i can afford the twin frozer iii 6950 if that is worth it even though i play on 1650x1050
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February 24, 2012 12:55:30 AM

I would get the cheapest 6950 you can, unless you plan on playing with OCing. It should handle all games very well, probably high/ultra at 40-60 FPS.
This PSU should drop the price a bit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 600w will handle a 6950 with ease. Should make up for the price increase on the GPU, or at least help lessen the blow.
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February 24, 2012 1:05:08 AM

I think this might be my final build is this ok?
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...
+ twin frozr III 6950
I do plan to OC so its Approx 1000 with the discounts not including rebates.Is it overkill on the video card or psu and im kinda iffy with the hdd right now but my friend reccommends me the wd caviar black one.
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February 24, 2012 1:21:09 AM

You could save some cash by dropping to the PSU I linked. Just know you'll need to upgrade it if you want to pop another in there in the future.

Most people like WD because, well, they do. Seagate is a fine brand, in this inflated hard-drive economy, cheaper is better. Save $30 and go for this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Caviar black means nothing except they charge more. If you are going to get a "premium" HDD, grab a Samsung.
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