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Hey guys, first time posting here and I just wanted to get some feedback on my new rig/upgrade Im planning on building. I already have an Antec 900 case that I plan on using and a WD Caviar Blue.

CPU - i5 2500k
GPU - ATI 6970
PSU - Corsair HX650w
Ram - 2 x 4gb Corsair Vengeance 1600
Mobo - ASUS p8z68-V LE
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CPU - i5 2500k - Good, i5 2500k has the best price/performance for a gaming computer.

GPU - ATI 6970 - buy one a 6950 card that will unlock, the sapphire card has almost 100% chance to unlock to a 6970. this can save you some money, which is always nice.

PSU - Corsair HX650w - just get a 650w Rosewill; which is cheaper and better, 80+ gold.

Ram - 2 x 4gb Corsair Vengeance 1600 - get the G.Skill Ripjaws X 8gb (2x4gb); its cheaper and the same performance.

Mobo - ASUS p8z68-V LE - Fine, if that's all you need.
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Only thing that might limit you in the future is the mobo. Something like a P8Z68-V/Gen3 would last longer should you get a second GPU later and Crossfire them. Are you planning to OC the CPU because you'l want an aftermarket cooler, I use a Hyper 212+ but the EVO is also a good one. If you have any room left in your budget consider a SSD for a real performance boost. Good luck on your build.
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Originally Posted by Aystro View Post

Hey guys, first time posting here and I just wanted to get some feedback on my new rig/upgrade Im planning on building. I already have an Antec 900 case that I plan on using and a WD Caviar Blue.
CPU - i5 2500k
GPU - ATI 6970
PSU - Corsair HX650w
Ram - 2 x 4gb Corsair Vengeance 1600
Mobo - ASUS p8z68-V LE

This is basically the same as I'm doing! Nice one tongue.gif

I agree with what the others said, get a Gen3 Motherboard and the 6950, the shader unlock is easy according to every guide there is on the subject. And get an SSD. thumb.gif
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i5-2500K ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M4 Western Digital Caviar Blue Western Digital Caviar Green Western Digital Caviar Blue 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung S222 CoolerMaster 212 EVO Windows 10 64bit Crossover 27q 
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Lenovo OEM Corsair TX650 Fractal Define R3 Medion Erazer 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M4 Western Digital Caviar Blue Western Digital Caviar Green Western Digital Caviar Blue 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung S222 CoolerMaster 212 EVO Windows 10 64bit Crossover 27q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Lenovo OEM Corsair TX650 Fractal Define R3 Medion Erazer 
Mouse PadOther
Trust High Precision Gelpad Logitech X-230 
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