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Old 03-28-2011, 04:10 PM   #1
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Default Need advice/recommendations for build

I'm in need of a gaming desktop/school and business work build (all in one). I've never put one together so this is very new to me. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Budget around $1600.



Case --- Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Processor --- Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

Graphics Card --- SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Power Supply --- XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Motherboard --- MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Memory --- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Optical Drive --- HP 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA BD Combo Model BD240I-h01 LightScribe Support

Hard Drive --- SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3R HE103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Monitor --- Acer H233Hbmid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Full HD 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 40000:1 (ACM) Built in Speakers

OS --- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


Does anyone have any recommendations/concerns with this current build?

Thanks!
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:33 AM   #2
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you have a solid build my friend. good luck on your build
imo i think you should save some extra cash by going i5 2500k it performs just as great in games if that's your main priority and it overclocks like a monster on air also. you can use that extra cash to upgrade your motherboard to maybe an ASUS? im not to fond on MSI boards. but in the end its really up to you just giving my .2 cents : )
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:40 PM   #3
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yeah i've heard several people say that about the 2600k vs the 2500k, but why not upgrade to the better cpu if you can? idk maybe that's just the compulsiveness coming out. lol

but i will definately look into an ASUS mobo. any recommendations for that?
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Newegg.com - ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

it's the only high end SB mobo i know :P
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:38 PM   #5
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That's out of my price range. I was looking for something around $150...
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