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February 23, 2012 11:02:44 PM

So, I am building a new computer for my girlfriend and need some help finalizing my choices, and narrowing down the cost some without loosing performance. I need everything for this build except for the hard drive and power supply I already got because I happen to have gotten some good discounts on them from my work.

My PSU:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair+-+Enthusiast+TX850M...

My Hard Drive:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Seagate+-+Barracuda+1TB+Int...

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Also from working at Best Buy, I get access to some AMD discounts coming in a few days for the graphics cards, will probably be a 6950 2gb but I wont know for sure for a couple days. I plan to overclock the cpu and graphics card as much as possible and leave some headroom for possible crossfire in the future, which is why I got such a high wattage cpu. Any advice narrowing down and lowering the cost on my parts would be awesome. Especially the monitor, I know it has a deal going right now but is it really that good or are there any better options for the money?
February 23, 2012 11:23:00 PM

Woops had to update it there, accidentally put in two motherboards, was wondering why it was so high.
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February 23, 2012 11:27:30 PM

What would be the advantage to the p8p67 pro? I have heard some quite good things about the asrock, and some less then good about the p8p67 board. I have built a computer before but I am by no means an expert, what advantages to it?
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February 24, 2012 3:04:46 AM

I also am not quite sure about what cpu cooler to get. The hyper 212 evo looks good from most reviews, but I can also get some liquid cooling with the h60 from work for about 60 bucks, is that extra 25 worth it to get the h60?

Also, among the list of $125 mobos across the brands is asrock the best?
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