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If you're concerned about the PSU check out the PSU calc, very nice little app.
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The cpu+mobo: afaik, you buy the mobo, they take money off of the cpu. Like 60$? Don't quote me on that but its nothing to laugh at. No set combos, just need to buy a mobo and a cpu in the same transaction. Asrock is a good choice.

As far as the ram, low voltage doesn't mean a lot to a desktop gaming rig, as ddr3 doesn't make a lot of heat anyway and only consume like 3-5w, and not much of a tangible difference between CL8 and CL9 outside of benchmarks. Get what your comfortable with.

H100: I wouldn't know, I've had ap-15s on it as soon as I opened the box. Hook the fans to a controller and you can control the sound.

And the psu, your entire setup with crossfire will only draw 625-650watts, so 750w is actually more than youll need.


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post #13 of 15
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Bumping this.

About the CPU, is the 2600K worth getting more than the 2500K right now? I am a primary gamer, as I do very little else other than that and watch Blu-Rays. I encode video sometimes, but it's rare. I was told a couple times that 2500K is better for gaming? I am just hoping someone can please inform me on information regarding the benefits of either/or.

Thank you,
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Bump.
post #15 of 15
2500k should be all you need for gaming right now. The only difference between the 2500k and 2600k is hyper threading and so far I don't think any games take advantage of it. I've even seen a few people say some games run worse on a CPU with hyper threading. Most games won't even fully utilize quad cores yet. If you did more video editing or folding@home then 2600k might be worth it but I'd say grab the 2500k and save $100. Once games start utilizing hyper threading then you can always upgrade to an Ivy Bridge CPU.
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