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Old 12-12-2011, 09:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone! This will be my first full build ive upgraded GPU's RaM and little stuff like that. So i wanted to make sure everything will work out before i pull the trigger. 1000 bucks is my cap 1 or 2 bucks over is fine but 30-40 cant do it. imma gamer! skyrim bf3 ect

CPU-2500k
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

MoBo-ASUS Sabertooth p67 rev 3.0
Newegg.com - ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

GPU-XFX 6870
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RAM-G Skill Ripjaw x series 8gb
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PSU-OCZ Fatal1ty 550w
Newegg.com - OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Case-Cougar Evolution black
Newegg.com - COUGAR Evolution Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Dual 12cm COUGAR TURBINE HYPER-SPIN Bearing Silent Fans

SSD-SanDisk Ultra 120gb
Newegg.com - SanDisk Ultra SDSSDH-120G-G25 2.5" 120GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

CD/DVD Drive-ASUS
Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners

CPU cooler-Cooler Mater hyper 212
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Thermal paste- Arctic Sliver 5
Newegg.com - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

MoBo fan
Newegg.com - EVERCOOL FAN-EC5010M12CA 50mm Case Fan

Grand total 1002.88


I have a windows 7 disc and i know some might say the psu is underpowered for crossfire. But at this time i dont see myself crossfiring so no need for a hi price psu but ofcourse i want the option. My Q6600 pc has lasted me for 4 years so im hoping this build will to and after a year or TWO who knows what ill do but for NOW no crossfire
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good to me, pretty much what im building at Christmas, I've just got a better psu, case and that's about it. I was recommended tuniq tx-2 thermal paste over the arctic 5. Apart from that my build looked fine to everyone so yours should be too.

Here's a link to my thread if you want to check it out

My Final (I Think) Christmas Build
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imma gamer! skyrim bf3 ect
If that is your primary focus I'd cut some fat and upgrade the GPU.

MB: -$30 ($20 MiR) Asus P8P67 Pro (REV 3.1)
Essentially the same specs, you just aren't paying $30 for "thermal armor". Can also ditch the $5 motherboard fan.

Just doing that you can upgrade to a Gigabyte GTX 560Ti.
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If that is your primary focus I'd cut some fat and upgrade the GPU.

MB: -$30 ($20 MiR) Asus P8P67 Pro (REV 3.1)
Essentially the same specs, you just aren't paying $30 for "thermal armor". Can also ditch the $5 motherboard fan.

Just doing that you can upgrade to a Gigabyte GTX 560Ti.
im not looking to blow any benchmarks away and i know the 560 wont do that either but im running a 4670 now so most any card will blow my current one out of the water. did some more research on the thermal armor and its realy just for keeping hi end video cards from blowING hot air on the board lol. but it looks soooo cool and we all know better a computer looks faster it is (Sarcasm!) =p my friend has a spare dvd drive so i think ill cut that and put it towards a better psu i was thinking this

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is seasonic a good brand?
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Yes, SeaSonic is a good brand.
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Don't buy Arctic Silver 5, buy some Tuniq TX-2 instead

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Don't buy Arctic Silver 5, buy some Tuniq TX-2 instead

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I said that earlier I was recommended it by tJ but I can't find it on any sites in the UK, any ideas where to get it? I couldn't even find it on amazon.
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thanks I noticed there was tx-3 , is that better?
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