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Finally found a new build. Feel free to critique

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June 5, 2012 1:55:42 AM

Hey Guys!
My new graduation present is ready. Here's what i've come up with after a week or two of research.

Approximate Purchase Date: Tomorrow or weds

Budget Range: ~800

I pretty much play BF3 and a few choice games. I am not a graphics snob but I do need a solid rig.
Already own: Radeon HD 6950, 24' monitor, and the case/keyboard/mouse/speakers.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg seems to have the best prices for this stuff...
Overclocking: yes
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 and possibly 3D resolutions

Here's the linx
Total Cost on Newegg- $783

{again ill be using my current vid card, a 2 gb Hd6950}

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

Mobo-ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram-G.SKILL Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-180G 2.5" 180GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power supply-OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


So lemme know what you think! Aso, is there a way to get win7 cheap? Are legal copies more secure?
June 5, 2012 2:56:18 AM

Thanks for the call on that board. I looked at the prices and took your suggestion!
I think i found a cpu fan that I like, which appears to be right between the two you sent me.
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