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June 6, 2012 3:14:00 AM

I want to show the parts im gonna hopefully buy soon to build a gaming computer. I am new ish to making computers this is my setup

CPU : Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000

MotherBoard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Video Card : XFX Double D HD-695X-CDFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

PSU: need some help with it

HARD DRIVE: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

and with a case : COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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June 6, 2012 3:20:30 AM

I'd recommend a Z77 chipset board for future upgrades(PCIe 3.0), and a i5 3570k. There isn't much of a performance difference between the 3570, and the Ivy i7's. You're paying $200+ for an extra 1000 benchmark performance on 3dMark or so.

I'd recommend any TX V2 Power Supply series from Corsair. I prefer to overdo it on my PSU ;)  it's the heart of your system. I went with the TX850V2 which is the 850w unit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for RAM, you really don't need 16GB unless you're editing graphics, and such but it's your choice :p .

Video card, I ALWAYS recommend an EVGA GeForce card. A 570 Classified Ultra is a great start, and you can always upgrade to the EVGA GTX 670 FTW after you gather up the extra money, and you can probably do the Step-Up program, which you pay the difference between teh card you own, and the card you want to upgrade to. I'm upgrading from a 560 to a 670 and I only have to pay the $180 difference, and send the 560 in.

I recommend an SSD, w/ a 500G-1TB for storage if you can afford it. Otherwise a 1TB 7200 SATAII would do.

The Antec 1100 is on sale for $100 at newegg. I highly recommend it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 6, 2012 3:24:45 AM

Use either a 2500k , or a 3570k processor

gaming pc's dont even use 8 gig of RAM so you can game as well with 2 x2 gig as you can with 2 x8 gig .
If you do photo manipulation or want to browse the web with 300+ tabs then maybe 2 x4 gig

The 6950 is out dated . The never 7870 or 7950 would be my choice .
And with those newer gen graphics cards you'd need a lower wattage psu which offsets more of the cost
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June 6, 2012 3:24:48 AM

monster413 said:
I want to show the parts im gonna hopefully buy soon to build a gaming computer. I am new ish to making computers this is my setup

CPU : Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000

MotherBoard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Video Card : XFX Double D HD-695X-CDFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

PSU: need some help with it

HARD DRIVE: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

and with a case : COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <----- copy & paste this on here please
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June 6, 2012 5:52:30 AM

Get the Radeon 7850. It, along with the GTX 670, are the two best cards in price/performance.
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