Building first computer: Is this a good selection of parts

Building first computer
Just wondering if this is a good selection
of parts.
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  2. 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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    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.

    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.
  4. ok thanks for the help
  5. oh yeah and if you need anymore help with picking a power supply wattage here is a link to the newegg recommend power supply calculator =)
  6. Best answer selected by aviatornuck.
  7. 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
  8. maybe...better graphic/video card maybe a nivida geforce gtx 650?
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