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November 23, 2012 7:17:22 PM

Looking for an opinion on the build, any suggestions to improve it. The RAM and Case are still up in the air. I found some ram that seems to have a low profile and decently fast. Was concerned about compatibility issues as well. Any advice is appreciated.

Approximate Purchase Date: January 1, 2013

Budget Range: $1000 - $2000 before monitors

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, buying two hd monitors


Do you need to buy OS: No, but may buy Windows 8 - already have a couple versions of windows 7.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, but open to suggestions if cheaper.

Location: Oceanside, California

Parts Preferences: Intel and Nvidia

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: Two monitors @ 1920 x 1080

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Last build was 2001 and it just kicked the bucket. Motherboard is shot, and its using some pretty old tech anyways.

Parts:

Intel I7 2600k LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CM Proessor Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus P8Z68 PRO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (My concern here was the timing, thoughts?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2GB Gefore GTX 680
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 750W Power Supply (Seems like enough?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1TB Sata Storage Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Boot Drive / Main App Drive 128gb SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill Challenger Case (Will it all fit?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks.

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November 23, 2012 7:57:27 PM

Drop cooler, i7, mobo.
About timings just get 1600MHz CL9, avoid CL11. Make sure 1.5V
Here's just as good build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($231.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($25.28 @ CompUSA)
Total: $847.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-23 16:57 EST-0500)

HOW YOU GONNA GAME AT TWO MONITORS, YOUR CROSSHAIR WILL JUST DISSAPEAR YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO SEE MIDDLE LINE OF SCREEN. I hope you considered it.
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November 23, 2012 8:38:23 PM

Wasn't going for a stretch across 2 screens, just 2 independent screens that I can have 1 windowed game and 1 movie. I like the price point, going back to the drawing board. Looks like a lot of people agree with the i5 over the i7. Why did you choose the radeon 7870 over the gtx680?
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November 23, 2012 8:57:07 PM

Just had it there by default.
Go with 670, as 680 is just overpriced 670 :) )
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