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February 27, 2012 5:02:04 PM

Hi guys, I'm new to the site and I want to know if this assembly will be enough to play BF3, Crysis 2, Modern warfare 3 on medium to high settings. I plan on doing video rendering but I'm going to overclock to 4.7ghz-5.0ghz and maybe overclocking my graphics card but I am unfamiliar with graphics card overclocking.
So my Question is, is this assembly going to be enough?
Will I notice a difference between this and 15 2500k?
1x Intel Core i7 2600K - 3.4 GHz - 8 MB L3 Cache
Which graphics card?
2x SAPPHIRE TECHNOLOGY Radeon HD 6850 - 1 GB GDDR5
OR
2x ASUS GeForce GTX 570 DirectCUII - 1280 MB GDDR5
Is this too much power?
1x OCZ ZX Series 1250 W PC Power Unit
To much RAM for my needs?
4x Corsair Vengeance 4 GB DDR3-1600 - PC3-12800
Is this enough space to make it future proof?
1x Seagate ST2000DL003 3.5" Barracuda Green Hard Drive.
Is this enough to store OS and programs and HDD for music etc?
1x OCZ 120 GB Solid State Drive
Could I get a better motherboard? eg ASUS P8Z68-V Pro
1x ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (rev. B3) - 1155 Socket - P67
1x THERMALTAKE Chaser MK-I PC Tower
1x Plextor PX-LB950SA Internal Blu-ray Writer - 12x

Is a custom watercooling system with my lack of experience by dangerous?
I will be building a custom watercooling system at 1100l/h

Will I be able to play 3d games if I want?

I want to run between 3-4 displays
3 32" Toshiba 32TL838F 3D LED Television with eyefinity
5.1 surround sound Logitech Z506
Logitech G19
RAZER Orochi Bluetooth Mouse
And as many fans as possible

Is this overkill? Are my graphics cards powerful enough?


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February 27, 2012 5:26:23 PM

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Is a custom watercooling system with my lack of experience by dangerous?
I will be building a custom watercooling system at 1100l/h


I tend to advise people against watercooling because if a water pipe breaks, there goes your system. If a fan breaks, you just replace a fan. Not to mention most (probably all) manufacturers' warranties will be voided if they find you've been using liquid cooling and they don't cover water damage. To me water cooling is way too much risk for not a lot of payoff and you don't want to trust your expensive components to something that can ruin your whole system.

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1x ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (rev. B3) - 1155 Socket - P67


Not a good choice for motherboard - I really dislike the design with the plastic covers on everything. This would be a better choice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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1x OCZ 120 GB Solid State Drive


Do not get an OCZ SSD - go with a Crucial M4 instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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2x SAPPHIRE TECHNOLOGY Radeon HD 6850 - 1 GB GDDR5
OR
2x ASUS GeForce GTX 570 DirectCUII - 1280 MB GDDR5


I wouldn't go with either - get a single 7970 or 7950 over dual 6850's - for running multiple displays this will be a far better option. If you can get the Sapphire Flex series you'll be able to run multiple displays in native HDMI without any additional adapters or anything.

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4x Corsair Vengeance 4 GB DDR3-1600 - PC3-12800
1x Intel Core i7 2600K - 3.4 GHz - 8 MB L3 Cache


Both of these are overkill on a gaming system - go with a 2500K and 8GB. The 2500K will clock to 4.5GHz easily on any number of strong air coolers like the Noctua D14 or Phanteks TC-14. Check out this article for suggestions on air cooling:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-A...

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1x Plextor PX-LB950SA Internal Blu-ray Writer - 12x


Plextor makes quality drives but you do not need a burner this expensive. You should drop this to an LG BD-R burner for $60 and then put that difference in going with a 7970.

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1x OCZ ZX Series 1250 W PC Power Unit


1250 is massive overkill on any build. Drop this and put that money into upgrading your GPU setup. Try this for a PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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1x Seagate ST2000DL003 3.5" Barracuda Green Hard Drive.
Is this enough to store OS and programs and HDD for music etc?


Is that the 2TB model or the 1TB model? Either way you'll probably never use all that space so you should be fine.

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1x THERMALTAKE Chaser MK-I PC Tower


I'm not the biggest fan of Thermaltake, for the price this would be far better: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 27, 2012 5:28:23 PM

Running 5760 x 1080 resolutions and today games I would go with a 3 way SLI or CF of 6950/70 or 570/80...would not recommend 7970 in CF for now
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March 2, 2012 7:07:20 PM

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