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So a friend of mine wants to invest some money into a gaming pc and he wants me to pick out the parts for him. I only have a bit of knowledge on the new sandy bridge processors and motherboards. So I was wondering if you guys think this build is going to be good for a gamer.

Budget: NO MORE than $1400 CAD

-He has a monitor(1920x1080)/keyboard/mouse already.

Here are the parts:

Case: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=53875

Mobo: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=61001

CPU: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57962

Ram: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=56253

Cooler: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...8&promoid=1324

PSU: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...5&promoid=1322

Graphics: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...3&promoid=1322

Hard Drive: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=50895

CD/DVD Drive: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=60731
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So a friend of mine wants to invest some money into a gaming pc and he wants me to pick out the parts for him. I only have a bit of knowledge on the new sandy bridge processors and motherboards. So I was wondering if you guys think this build is going to be good for a gamer.

Budget: NO MORE than $1400 CAD

-He has a monitor(1920x1080)/keyboard/mouse already.

Here are the parts:

Case: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=53875

Mobo: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=61001

CPU: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57962

Ram: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=56253

Cooler: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...8&promoid=1324

PSU: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...5&promoid=1322

Graphics: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...3&promoid=1322

Hard Drive: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=50895

CD/DVD Drive: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=60731
Looks good, but i have two recommendations

Change the hdd for a samsung spinpoint f3 1tb.

The cooler may not be enough if he plans to overclock his cpu beyond 4.5ghz I think the H60 & 70 perform a whole lot better, Also air coolers that cost the same as the H50 perform better

Apart from that very nice i am sure he will love it!
Edited by Chewy - 5/27/11 at 2:56pm
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I play in the 4.4 to 4.8 range with an air cooling solution. I am interested in seeing the temps since we run similar cases:

http://www.overclock.net/13586227-post13939.html
    
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See my sig? Build it.

But got for a 1TB HDD, keep the CPU and get a different PSU. XFX isn't exactly known for their quality.
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