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June 22, 2012 8:27:02 AM

Hello everyone, I'm a new computer builder here and after extensive research and long nights getting information together, I think I finally have the perfect build for me. I plan on playing games ranging from WoW to Skyrim to Battlefield all at ultra/max settings without a hiccup. I have a basic understanding of how to put together a computer. I just wanted to ask the community if they give me a thumbs up on these specs and all opinions will be noted.
Ok, here goes. Oh yea, noted I had to change the RAM because the motherboard didn't support the one I intially wanted!
The power supply is a bit overkill but yes I plan on doing crossfire a couple years from now if games become to demanding.

Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

GPU: SAPPHIRERadeon HD 7850 OC 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ( 11200-01-20G )

CPU:Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K

Motherboard: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel

PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty 750W Modular Gaming 80Plus Bronze Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX

The other stuff like the optical drive and HDD(1tb) were both very basic because of budget but do plan to be upgraded in the future.

Thank you and much love! :) 

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a c 143 B Homebuilt system
June 22, 2012 10:12:52 AM

The 2600K is not recommended by intel for gaming . Instead you can use either the 2500K or the newer 3570k.

RAM needs to be rated for 1.5 volt or less .

The P67 chipset was the original for gamers using socket 1155 . It was improved with Z68 and then improved again with Z77 . Ideally use a motherboard with Z77

Your build needs a 550 watt psu

The Antec 300 is a great case , but the newer Antec 300 two is better
June 22, 2012 10:19:37 AM

So basically, the RAM is incompatable, and he PSU is overkill?
a c 121 B Homebuilt system
June 22, 2012 10:41:22 AM

Not exactly. You should always use 1.5 volt RAM with an SB or IB CPU. Not doing so can void your CPU warranty unless you buy supplemental insurance (about $25) from Intel.

The 7850, at most, needs 10 or 12 amps. I would use a high quality 550 watt PSU such as the XFX rather than a medium quality 750 watt PSU such as the OCZ.

A Z77 motherboard gets you more flexibility than a board with a chipset two generations out of date. And although most people do not, a Z77 board will let you upgrade to a newer CPU if you decide to.

For a small increase in cost, the Antec 300 -2 has better provisions for cable management.

And, last, if you are building a system primarily for gaming, you do not really need the multithreaded i5-2600K. Get the -2500K and put some of the difference toward a Z77 motherboard.