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IN WINN Maelstrom Black case.
Samsung Spinpoint F3 7200 1tb HD
Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 6870 1gb GDDR5
Rosewill Xtreme Series 850W PSU
Artic Silver 5 TC.
G.Skill Ripjaw 8gb (4x2gb) 240 DDR3 1600
ASRock Fatal1ty P67 1155 MOBO
i7 2600K Sandy Bridge CPU
An additional 120 Case fan (top of the Maelstrom has an extra slot)
Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler

Mainly doing all of this for gaming specially with it being near the end of the year when all the good games come out
post #2 of 5
1. PSU is overkill (550w would do),
2. CPU cooler comes with better thermal compound,
3. 4GB of memory is usually enough for most users (unless you're doing a lot of Photoshop, etc.)

Are you just using this for gaming? If so, switch down to a 2500k as there will be no difference [gaming doesn't use hyper-threading currently] but will save you $100 which you can put towards getting a ATI HD 6950 (which will sh ow significant improvements)
Edited by appleg33k85 - 8/5/11 at 1:35pm
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1. PSU is overkill (550w would do),
2. CPU cooler comes with better thermal compound,
3. 4GB of memory is usually enough for most users (unless you're doing a lot of Photoshop, etc.)

Are you just using this for gaming? If so, switch down to a 2500k as there will be no difference [gaming doesn't use hyper-threading currently] but will save you $100 which you can put towards getting a ATI HD 6950 (which will sh ow significant improvements)
This.

I don't think a 650w is a bad idea, some future proofing there, but def not the 850w.
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Are you just using this for gaming? If so, switch down to a 2500k as there will be no difference [gaming doesn't use hyper-threading currently] but will save you $100 which you can put towards getting a ATI HD 6950 (which will sh ow significant improvements)
Oh snap! Thank you very much. I figured hey, 2600k is better than the 2500k. I mean the only video editing I'll really be doing is just what I record with FRAPS. That pretty much gives me the extra 100$ like you said to upgrade the GPU. As for the PSU. I mean hell it's only 100$ for the PSU I'm looking at. & I plan on crossfiring probably in feb. I don't wanna do ANY sort of upgrading for awhile lol. =]
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remember its always better to get a less power good PSU then a more power one from a brand that aint the best.

a 650 watt Corsair aint that expensive (if you go non modular) and they are very good PSUs.
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