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Need Advice on ~$1500 gaming machine.

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March 18, 2012 9:45:03 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Early May 2012

Budget Range: $1000 - $1600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming at max settings.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Whatever is cheapest

Country: Australia

Parts Preferences: Best performance/cost ratio

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Additional Comments: Hi guys im new to building a gaming machine, iv read a few guides on the forums and watched quite a few vids on you-tube. I have a few questions


-Have i selected the correct Motherboard?
-Will i be able to Overclock?
-Is SLI or crossfire a better idea?
-Is my tower too big would a medium suffice?
-Do i need low profile ram?

Coolmaster HAF 932
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ASUS LGA 1155 - Z68 - PCIe 3.0 and UEFI BIOS Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2200 LGA 1155 Motherboards P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
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Intel Core i5-2500K Processor
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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack
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Samsung 830 - Series MZ-7PC128D/AM 128 GB 2.5 Inch SATA III MLC Internal SSD Desktop Kit with Norton Ghost 15
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Seagate Barracuda 7200 500 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST500DM002
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Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1
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Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch (23.6-Inch Vis) Widescreen LED Monitor with Full HD 1080p and Speakers - Black
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Asus 24xDVD±RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)
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