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Ivy bridge machine? or wait for Haswell??

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July 23, 2012 1:38:26 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 750~780

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, photoshoping, movies, internet surfing

Are you buying a monitor: No, already have one

Parts to Upgrade: building new machine

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, I got Amazon Prime free shipping.

Location: Hayward, CA

Parts Preferences: Was thinkg Sandy bridge, but someone told me to get ivy bridge, but heard something about haswell in 2013 so not so sure abt ivy..or should I stay in sandy bridge?

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet and powerful, long lasting PC. Using windows 7 ultimate 64bit, runs photoshop, illustrator. play starcraft 2, COD:MW3, Far Cry 3, CRYSIS 3, Battlefield 3, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: future soldier...etc

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: not upgrading, need to build one.

My list:

Cpu: i5-3550 ivy bridge $209.99
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-3550-Quad-Core-Processor...

Cooler: stock intel $0

Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V LK $156.82 or GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-P8Z77-V-LK-Intel-Motherboard...

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-CrossFireX-DispayPort-Mo...

Memory: G.skill Ripjaws DDR3 2x2GB 1600 $32.28 P.S got 2 sticks of Adata gaming series 9-9-9-24 1.55v~1.75v 2GB DDR3 1600 from friend so total is 8GB
http://www.amazon.com/G-SKILL-Ripjaws-240-Pin-Desktop-F...

GPU: Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB PCI-E Video Card $119.99
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-E-Video-10031...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB $69.99
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desk...

PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 $59.99 (Do I have the right types of connectors and enough connectors for all my parts? )
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Certified-Compatible-Plat...

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 $94.99 (will this case fits all my parts??)
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-Case-RC-922M-...

OS: windows 7 ultimate 64bit $0

Optical: SAMSUNG SH-222BB/BEBE 21.38
http://www.amazon.com/SH-222BB-SAMSUNG/dp/B007WLP2U8/re...

will there be any bottlenecking problems? is the cx600 enough power?
July 23, 2012 1:46:35 PM

Pls help me!! Thank you so so much everyone!!! :wahoo:  :wahoo:  :wahoo: 
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