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Advice on my Budget Gaming Computer Build (Help/Advise)

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April 26, 2012 5:24:24 AM

Parts I'm planning on buying:
CPU: Intel Core i7, (i7-2600K)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 16GB (4x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 CL9 DIMMs, w/XMP, (KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX) 2Kits
Hard Drive 1: Silicon Power V30 Velox Series 120GB SATA 6Gb/s (SSD) - Read:550MB/s, Write:510MB/s, (SP120GBSSDV30S25)
Hard Drive 2: Seagate Barracuda SATA3 6.0Gb/s 2TB 64MB Cache, (ST2000DM001)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Socket 1155 Intel Z68 Chipset, GA-Z68A-D3H-B3(rev. 1.0)
Video Card: Gigabyte HD6850, (GV-R685OC-1GD)
Case: Cooler Master TC-101 Mid ATX w/500W PSU, (TC-101-KKR500)
Optical Drive: Samsung SATA Black 22X DVD-Writer, (SH-222BB)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

I have a few dumb questions I need your expertise with...

#1
"Intel states Memory Specifications"
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 32 GB
Memory Types DDR3-1066/1333
# of Memory Channels 2
Max Memory Bandwidth 21 GB/s
So can I use Kingston HyperX Blu 16GB (4x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 CL9 DIMMs, w/XMP? Or should I get the DDR3 1333 PC3-10600+ rated stuff? The motherboard says I can use the following Dual-Channel DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz? thoughts?

#2
And will the stock cooler master 500Watt PSU be enough to run my setup safely? Should I upgrade and is that 500watts enough juice to power my build?

#3
Will this video card be able to power this Acer H274HL 27" Monitor in the HD mode? (HDMI connection wise?)


Thanks for your help in advance. :sol: 
April 26, 2012 6:41:01 AM

Drop the cpu to a 2500k and use the difference to get a Radeon 7850. It is twice the performance.
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May 6, 2012 1:10:10 AM

CPU: Intel Core i7, (i7-2600K)
Memory: G.SKILL Ares Series DDR3 2133MHz (PC3-17000) 16GB (4x4GB)
Hard Drive 1: Silicon Power V30 Velox Series 120GB
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 Socket 1155 Intel Z68 Chipset
Video Card: ATI HD 5850 1GB DDR5
Case: OCZ Stealth 600W
Optical Drive: Samsung SATA Black 22X DVD-Writer
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

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