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Hi Guys,

This is my second gaming rig build, the first is in my signature and on my profile. I will list the items that I have selected for this build below. This rig is going to be a pure gaming rig. With that, the rig is also going to be used for editing and publishing videos of game play as well as streaming game play. Games that will be played are World of Warcraft, BF3, Skyrim, and any other game that catches my interest.

Intel 2nd Gen Build:

CPU - i5-2500k
GPU- ASUS 7950 DC2T
MOBO- ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z LGA
PSU- CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3
RAM- Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 1600
SSD- Intel 520 Series Cherryville 120GB
Cooling- Corsair H80
DVD- ASUS DRW-24B1ST
Case- Corsair Obsidian Series 650D

The reason for this build is I have gotten great use out of Betsy over the past year and a half. My brother-in-law is buying it from me for $800 and I will be forking out the rest for the build. After taxes and shipping I am looking at this rig for $900. I will be overclocking and the reason why I am going for self sealed water cooling.

Let me know what you think and if changes should be made and why. Thanks in advance.
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Corsair Performance 3 Asus Corsair H70 Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Asus 24" Asus 24" Asus 24" Razer Lycosa Mirror 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Performance 3 Asus Corsair H70 Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Asus 24" Asus 24" Asus 24" Razer Lycosa Mirror 
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Ultra X4 Corsair Obsidian 650D Razer Naga Razer Goliath 
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wow I can only see 3 brands on your rig can I, anyway can you lower the psu to hx750, you can still xfire with 7950/7970 with this 750 psu the savings put on corsair H100 watercooling, For ram just make it 2x4GB = 8GB corsair vengeance, savings you put on the videocard make it asus 7970. if you need the extra ram just add later. this way you keep the 3 brands you have and much more power in a balance way while keeping up with the budget
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CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm Red LED Fan  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1  Philips 32PFL 3605/98 LCD 
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Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD102UJ 1TB/16MB Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB/64MB LG GH22NS70 DVDRW SATA (Black) OEM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm Red LED Fan  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1  Philips 32PFL 3605/98 LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 Mushkin Enhanced Joule 800W 80+ Silver Cooler Master Elite RC-311 Razer DeathAdder 
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Razer Goliathus Control DIGITUS 5.1 Surround Home Theater System - DA-1... 
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wow I can only see 3 brands on your rig can I, anyway can you lower the psu to hx750, you can still xfire with 7950/7970 with this 750 psu the savings put on corsair H100 watercooling, For ram just make it 2x4GB = 8GB corsair vengeance, savings you put on the videocard make it asus 7970. if you need the extra ram just add later. this way you keep the 3 brands you have and much more power in a balance way while keeping up with the budget

I have actually changed from this build. Will be updating a new build log with pictures when everything gets in this evening
Stealth 5GHz
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600k Gigabyte GA-Z68Xp-UD3P XFX HD 7970 Double D Corsair Vengence 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Performance 3 Asus Corsair H70 Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Asus 24" Asus 24" Asus 24" Razer Lycosa Mirror 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra X4 Corsair Obsidian 650D Razer Naga Razer Goliath 
Audio
Razer Chimera  
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Stealth 5GHz
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600k Gigabyte GA-Z68Xp-UD3P XFX HD 7970 Double D Corsair Vengence 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Performance 3 Asus Corsair H70 Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Asus 24" Asus 24" Asus 24" Razer Lycosa Mirror 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra X4 Corsair Obsidian 650D Razer Naga Razer Goliath 
Audio
Razer Chimera  
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