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hello, I am planning on purchasing parts for my new computer that I plan on building later next week--but I need some assistance. I will be mainly gaming on this system.

I have some parts selected, and I will be purchasing them all from ncix.; $1000 budget

case-- corsair carbide 300r ;not changing.
cpu-- i5 2500k ;not changing.
od-- lg gh24ns90 ;not changing.
memory-- mushkin 8gb ;not changing.
psu-- corsair gs700
gpu-- xfx radeon 6950 2gb or 560 ti?
mobo-- not sure :3
os-- windows 7 home premium ;not changing.

total so far = $861.46

I am not sure of the mobo, so any help with that would be greatly appreciated. I have no idea how I can fit cooling in the budget either :3

oh and this will be my first build ever, so I pretty much have no idea what I am doing. I am open to all suggestions, thanks.
Edited by ryanconl - 4/27/12 at 5:44pm
post #2 of 27
Spend $10 more and get the 400R, or spend $40 more and get the 500R.
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Originally Posted by azeem40 View Post

Spend $10 more and get the 400R, or spend $40 more and get the 500R.

Why? i love my 300r! Its a great little case has amazing airflow and good cable management. Not everyone wants a behemoth case thumb.gif
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post #4 of 27
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I plan on sticking with the 300r, it seems like an overall nice case-- looks great too.
post #5 of 27
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any opinion on the gpu? I don't know which one to choose; 560 ti is roughly $40 more.
post #6 of 27
You should put "not changing" in front of the case so no one makes that suggestion again. I totally respect it. smile.gif
What games do you plan to play? Every game is optimized differently so the game GPU that might be good for one game isn't the best choice for another.
post #7 of 27
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I plan on playing an assortment of games, but specifically this year-- diablo 3 & guild wars 2.

& I will make that note, thanks.
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Originally Posted by ryanconl View Post

any opinion on the gpu? I don't know which one to choose; 560 ti is roughly $40 more.

The 6950 is a faster card, I would go for that. But if you don't mind getting a card that uses More power and dumps out more heat, then getting a gtx480 would be ideal as the card is vary fast when OCed
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post #9 of 27
If your already going for a GTX 560ti, why not get the 448! Its on the same level as the GTX 570's! Its faster then a 6950 and pretty much the same price point.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500231
    
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post #10 of 27
mobo:p8p67 pro
Why you wouldn't get the better Samsung RAM is beyond me..but whatever:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147094

As is the OCN motto..I'm in pursuit of performance..It's never fast enough sonic.gif


As for gpu...6950 2gb I guess..

Here's the Samsung RAM clocked @ faster than the cpu:
338

That's 2246 for the RAM @ 9-10-10-28
Edited by Schmuckley - 4/27/12 at 6:58pm
 
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