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Building first computer: Is this a good selection of parts

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June 1, 2012 4:16:02 AM

Building first computer
Just wondering if this is a good selection
of parts.

http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/9fyX
June 1, 2012 4:22:06 AM

We need more info.
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June 1, 2012 4:25:44 AM

CPU Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler Corsair CAFA50 61.0 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard Asus Sabertooth P67 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB Video Card
Case Azza Solano 1000R ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

Comes out to about 1100$
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June 1, 2012 4:38:29 AM

I would upgrade the RAM to 1600MHz it is like a 2 dollar difference, and I would get a COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 EVO instead of that other heatsink, It is pretty much the same price but is a lot better. You can bring that 750W power supply down to a 650W power supply and you will have no problems because you will still be 100W over your limit. I would get this motherboard instead of the sabertooth because you do not need that good of a motherboard for a system like this.

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

Other than that everything looks good, I pretty much have the same setup as you and it runs battlefield 3, Skyrim and pretty much every other game on ultra settings with no problem.
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June 1, 2012 4:39:56 AM

ok thanks for the help
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June 1, 2012 4:50:39 AM

Best answer selected by aviatornuck.
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June 1, 2012 5:14:38 AM

Ya I think I'm going to go with the Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
and the Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory but if you end up reading this is was wondering if it was worth going with the liquid cooling or just staying with the one I've got
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March 28, 2013 1:55:24 PM

maybe...better graphic/video card maybe a nivida geforce gtx 650?
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