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March 6, 2012 12:55:46 AM

I am building my first computer, aimed primarily toward high end gaming, and I have tentatively settled on the following parts. I would like to know if they constitute a good build for my purposes or if there is anything I am looking over, such as similarly priced parts that do an equivalent or better job. Budget is ~1500 dollars.

Motherboard: Asus LGA 1155 P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: i7 2600k

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: Radeon 6970

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8gb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR TX750 V2 750W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: HAF 932

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: WD black 1tb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Crucial m4 128gb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks.

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March 6, 2012 1:14:42 AM

If you plan to game, drop the 2600K to a 2500K, get a nice after market air heatsink and overclock it to 4.5GHz. Then put the extra money towards a better GPU like the 6970 or 7950.

Also, I am not a huge fan of the HAF series, having worked with them but its a decent case. Just a bit ulgy.
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March 6, 2012 1:29:47 AM

I agree Drop to the i5 2500k and overclocking a a cooler. If you really want, and can wait, wait for the Ivy Bridge. Those CPUs are ganna be sexy
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March 6, 2012 1:38:06 AM

I am not interested in overclocking as of the moment, so I don't think I will be investing in an after market heat sink right now, but thanks for the other tips.

I assume the i7 is really unnecessary for gaming? If so, I will definitely go for the 7950.
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March 6, 2012 1:46:50 AM

You say as of the moment. Would you MORE then likely do it eventually or do you think you MORE then likely will not.

You can save even more by getting a 2500 rather then a 2500k and save aout 25-30 bucks more.
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March 6, 2012 2:12:40 AM

More than likely not.

Oh, and thanks for the input :) ; gonna get started on this within the week
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March 6, 2012 2:19:41 AM

Best answer selected by ngc 891.
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