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Finalized my build, need opinions!

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March 12, 2012 4:39:19 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week, 3/15 approx.

Budget Range: Approx $1000 - $1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming.

Parts Not Required: ONLY NEED TOWER.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: most likely going with Newegg.com for free shipping

Country: America

Parts Preferences: mm

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments: Games I will be playing -
BF3
Tera
D3
LoL
Skyrim
Crysis 2


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

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular High Performance Power Supply

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

GPU: XFX FX-795A-TNFC Radeon HD 7950 Core Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

HDD: Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

I have 2 WD 200gb drives, just gonna use those for storage.

Cooling: CORSAIR CWCH60 Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

Drives: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

I've managed to budget this to 1200$, thats the best possible GPU i can get.

I need opinions, improvements, etc.

I've spent quite a bit of time putting this together, so just wondering if theres anything missing.
March 12, 2012 4:47:22 PM

You did a mistake or what ? 2500 non K ?
Because if you want to overclock you need the 2500k.
The build looks great.
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March 12, 2012 4:51:48 PM

Yes! thank you so much ;P

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
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March 12, 2012 4:55:40 PM

okay next question how far do you plan on OCing your cpu?
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March 12, 2012 4:59:15 PM

The h60 is really not that great of a cooler for liquid cooling. A good Air cooler will give you good if not better temps then the H60. For a bit more you can get a

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

This outcools everything but good custom loops.

If you want something more budget friendly you can get a Hyper 212

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

but if you can get that noctua, you will love the overclocking headroom with it.

Only thing with that cooler is that you need a low profile ram set but they are the same price as yours.

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

Thats my two cents, hope it gives you more options ^_^
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March 12, 2012 5:00:27 PM

ya, first - you said 'Yes' to overclocking - so you need to get the 'K' unlocked version:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz: $225

second - the Corsair Carbide 400R has 2 x USB3.0 front ports with a direct motherboard connector... and that ASRock lacks it.. so have a look at this ASRock:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0: $170

or this Gigabyte:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0: $150

rest of the system looks good
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March 12, 2012 5:27:21 PM

yes i was going to say go with the hyper evo 212

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