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Looking for some opinions on a new build.

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February 25, 2012 4:30:51 AM


Approximate Purchase Date: NOW, I can't handle all the games I'm missing out on with my POS 2800+ and GeForce 6200.

Budget Range: Would like to keep it under 1k

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Gaming

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com (No CA tax + free shipping)

Country: US and A

Parts Preferences: Sandy Bridge, of course, other than that I'm impartial.

Overclocking: Probably not

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Looking to get some inputs on this build. Main games I want to play are Deus Ex and Skyrim, so obviously I'd want something that can max, or almost max those games at 1080p. I am starting to wonder if I should skimp out on the CPU and GPU this go around with the possible future upgrade of Ivy Bridge i7 and whatever GPU is hot to trot at that point in time. Also, I know 120GB is not much space, but I have been running my current PC with an 80GB HDD and have never come close to filling it. I also plan on adding another SSD down the road when my data needs grow too large. Mechanical hard drives are not worth it to me with how high prices have risen. Also, please note that I am using Amazon Prime to get free shipping, so if you suggest any different parts, I would need them to be Prime eligible. Thank you all so much in advance.


Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1 - Cooler Master USA, Inc.
$24.02
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=ox_sc_a...

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - Arctic Silver
$7.88
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002EQU6C/ref=ox_sc_a...

Intel Core i5-2400 3.10 GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 Processor - Intel
$179.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EBUXIA/ref=ox_sc_a...

Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 LGA 1155 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s DDR3 2133 ATX Motherboard - Gigabyte
$114.92
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005M2AQQY/ref=ox_sc_a...

XFX AMD Radeon HD 6950 800M 1 GB DDR5 PCI-E Video Card HD695XZNFC - XFX
$239.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004LB5AT0/ref=ox_sc_a...

Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1) - Coolermaster
$59.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZM7YTA/ref=ox_sc_a...

Corsair Enthusiast Series 750-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms - CMPSU-750TXV2 - Corsair
$94.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MYFODI/ref=ox_sc_a...

Corsair 8 GB Vengeance Blue Low Profile 1600mhz PC3-12800 240-pin Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit 8 Dual Channel Kit - CML8GX3M2A1600C9B - Corsair
$49.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0058J1Q7O/ref=ox_sc_a...

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack - Microsoft Software; DVD-ROM
$99.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Q0PT3I/ref=ox_sc_a...

OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SATA 6Gb/s VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" Solid State Drive (SSD) with up to 550MB/s read and 60K IOPS write - OCZ Technology
$169.99
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Q81CKY/ref=ox_sc_a...

Grand total: $1,041.75 Shipped

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February 25, 2012 9:12:21 AM

If you don't Crossfire a 650W PSU is more than enough.
Your build look good.
February 25, 2012 6:16:08 PM

Oh ya, I was going to ask that as well. So 750W would be overkill for this system? I suppose I could just upgrade the PSU when the time comes as well.

The 650TXV2 is only 5 dollars cheaper.
February 26, 2012 5:42:51 AM

Then is worth the price. For 5$+ worth 750W.
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