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February 23, 2012 8:56:24 PM

Sorry I know you get this a lot but here is my list:

1

Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

$99.99

1

Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 1.5TB 5900 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

$99.99

2x

GIGABYTE GV-R795WF3-3GD Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

$979.98
($489.99 each)


1

CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

$169.99

1

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9B


$94.99

1

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


$121.99

1

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

$224.99

1

Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler


$84.99

1

LG Black 12X Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback & M-DISC Support SATA WH12LS39 LightScribe Support

$74.99

2x (for Raid 0)

Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F90GB3-BK 2.5" 90GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)


$279.98
($139.99 each)

Total for build is $2231.88. My goal is to play any game on ultra settings with overclocking capabilities (reason for the huge air cooler). So Would you change anything? Thanks for the help!

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February 23, 2012 10:02:32 PM

Switch the motherboard to something with better cooling on the caps, your overclocks will be quite limited on that board ~4.4Ghz at the most.
Not sure which of the following is the best overclocker but browse around a bit.

Asrock Z68 Extreme 4 Gen 3 if you want to stay with asrock.
Otherwise:
Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3
Asus P8Z68-V (or Pro) Gen3
MSI Z68A-GD65 Gen3

But yeah with 2x7950 you will want to have a mobo that supports PCIe Gen3.
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February 23, 2012 10:56:12 PM

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