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August 14, 2012 4:06:01 AM

Hello. I need help on a system that I will be building myself within the next 2-3 months. I need answers and any answers would be greatly appreciated.

Approximate Purchase Date: 2-3 Months

Budget Range: $1250

System Usage: Gaming, Storing Music, Watching Movies, and Surfing the Web

Do you need to buy OS: I'm not buying OS because I have a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate.

Preferred Website for Parts:

Location: Toronto, Canada


- Intel Core i5-2500k Quad Core 3.3GHz
- Corsair Vengeance 8GB PC15000 DDR3 RAM 1866 MHz
- GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 MotherBoard
- Asus AMD Radeon HD 7850
- OCZ ModXStream Pro Power Supply 600 Watt Modular.
- Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case.
- Western Digital Caviar Blue Hard Drive 1TB
- Asus Internal DVD Burner
- Cooler Master Hyper 212

Overclocking: If my system can handle it

SLI or Crossfire: CrossfireX since I have AMD Card.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 is what I plan on getting

1) Are my parts Compatible?
2) Can my PSU handle my system?
3) Can I overclock my CPU, GPU?
4) Can my parts fit my case?
5) Can I boost my parts without passing my budget?
6) Should I wait for the GTX 660 on July 16 and replace my 7850?
7) Do you recommend any monitors? If so, please list.

PS. Thank you FinneousPJ for posting How to Ask for New Build or Upgrade Advice

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August 14, 2012 4:21:39 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 2-3 Months

Whaaat?? make a thread about a week before you purchase your system, everything can change in 3 months