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Old 04-30-2011, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, im about about to build a gaming PC that can run Battlefield 3 on the best settings possible at 2560x1440 resolution.
ATM im just picking the components then ill find the best prices online.

Which case out of these has the best airflow for crossfire: Xclio / Meridian Technology Blackhawk Full Black Tower Computer Case Coolermaster Storm Sniper All Black Mesh Edition Tower Computer Case - SGC-6000-KXN1-GP Coolermaster HAF 922 Black Mid Tower Computer Chassis - RC-922M-KKN1-GP

CPU: Intel CPU Core i5 2500K Unlocked Sandy Bridge Quad Core Processor - BX80623I52500K
GPU x2: XFX HD 6970 2Gb ATI AMD Radeon Graphics Card HDMI/DVI+ - HD-697A-CNFC
Mobo: Asus P8P67 Pro Rev3 Intel P67 Express Socket 1155 Motherboard - P8P67 PRO <Rev.3.0>
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 CMPSU-750TXV2UK 750W Power Supply (PSU)
RAM: Corsair Memory Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 9 XMP Dual Channel Desktop - CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Noctua NH-U9B-SE2 CPU Cooler

i dont need an OS, DVD drive or HDD.

will all these components fit and work together fine.


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Old 04-30-2011, 03:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That build is pretty much perfect. I'd go with either the 922 or the Xclio one - they both have good airflow. If you use Scan's 'Today Only' section you can usually shave ~20 off the price if you save the links (despite the name, the deals work for a week - though they change every day).

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Old 04-30-2011, 04:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for your help!

As for the Today only deals, I think i have selected all the todays only deals. Only ones that have no deals are the PSU and heatsink.
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That'll definitely do it.
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