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Hi guys,

Sorry if this does not belong here but I wasn't sure where else to put it. I will be building my first comp mid-August and with so many great games coming out (bf3, mw3, diablo 3 to name 3), I decided to splurge on a powerhouse gaming comp.

Here is what I am currently thinking:

Mobo: Asus P8P67 WS Revolution - $259.99
Processor: i5-2500k - $219.99
Ram: G.Skill Sniper 8 gb 1600 - $59.99
GPUs: (Trifire) Radeon HD 6990 + 6970 - $1045
Power: Silverstone ST1000 1000w - $184.99
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 tb - $64.99
SSD: Corsair Force Series 3 120 gb - $199.99
CPU Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 - $29.49
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced - $149.99
Monitors: ASUS VW246H x 2 - $398.98 (already have a monitor (lg w2442pa) plan to run eyefinity)

Total: $2613.4

My biggest concerns:

1. Can it be made cheaper without sacrificing any gaming performance (besides dropping the SSD)?
2. Is there enough cooling?
3. Anything I am overlooking?

Thanks all!
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Hi guys,

Sorry if this does not belong here but I wasn't sure where else to put it. I will be building my first comp mid-August and with so many great games coming out (bf3, mw3, diablo 3 to name 3), I decided to splurge on a powerhouse gaming comp.

Here is what I am currently thinking:

Mobo: Asus P8P67 WS Revolution - $259.99
Processor: i5-2500k - $219.99
Ram: G.Skill Sniper 8 gb 1600 - $59.99
GPUs: (Trifire) Radeon HD 6990 + 6970 - $1045
Power: Silverstone ST1000 1000w - $184.99
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 tb - $64.99
SSD: Corsair Force Series 3 120 gb - $199.99
CPU Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 - $29.49
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced - $149.99
Monitors: ASUS VW246H x 2 - $398.98 (already have a monitor (lg w2442pa) plan to run eyefinity)

Total: $2613.4

My biggest concerns:

1. Can it be made cheaper without sacrificing any gaming performance (besides dropping the SSD)?
2. Is there enough cooling?
3. Anything I am overlooking?

Thanks all!
1. I would say you don't need that expensive of a mobo, but if that's the mobo you want than go for it.

2. I would upgrade to a Noctua ND-H14 if you want to stick with air.

3. An optical drive.
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Haha I knew I forgot something. I had that in my newegg cart just forgot to type it.

Reason I went with that card is it can do pcie 16x/16x (sorry if my terminology is odd...still learning the tech talk). I know the performance increase is negligible over 8x/8x, but why not future proof a bit?

Only reason I'm sticking with air is it seems easier to manage and install. I don't know much about water cooling, so the idea of installing anything with "water" in the name in my first expensive electronic build scares me a little bit
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 1TB LG Blu-Ray Windows 7 Ultimate AW2310 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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