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Old February 9, 2012, 02:18 AM
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i'm looking to build a computer in the month or two i'm looking for some advice on the parts i've picked compatibility and quality. The computer will be used for gaming,internet and media. Processor Intel i7 2600k Motherboard Asus p8z68-v pro gen3 Cpu cooler coolermaster hyper 212 plus Ram Corsair cmz16gx3m4a1600c9 vengeance blue 16gb 4x4gb Hard drive Western digital caviar black 2tb 64mb cache 7200rpm Solid state drive Ocz vertex 3 120gb sata3 6gbps Dvd drive Samsung sh-222al Psu Corsair tx950w Video card Gigabyte radeon hd 7950 windforce Case Coolermaster haf x eatx
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Old February 9, 2012, 03:23 PM
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All i can tell you is that i have most of those components, even recently ordered the mobo you chose, it's a pretty solid build. Unless you're planning on adding another video card though, you don't need a 950w power supply.

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Looks good overall. Given you won't buy for a month or two you should just wait and get a new intel processor (ivy bridge) that should be out around the same time you will be buying. That and if you will only be running the one graphics card you could easily get by on a 650w power supply or an 850w if you plan to add a second video card at a later time.
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Look like you have done your homework the only thing I would change is the Vertex 3. Vertex 3's have a high failure rate so I can't recommend one, you should check out a Crucial M4 SSD, reliability and speed.
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Old February 10, 2012, 05:18 AM
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pretty good for mid range..u should wait until new CPU come out.then decide.good luck.
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