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Thoughts on these specs. BF2 and 3 when it come out, The Adobe suite, and occasionally check emails on this system.

CASE: Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147107

HD: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Driv
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136322

Video Card: SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102914

Proc: Intel Core i3-540 Clarkdale 3.06GHz 4MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80616I3540
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115221

Mem: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231311

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128412

CPU cooling:CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181013

currenlty have a coolermaster 600w PSU. What recommendations would would have?

THaNX
Edited by mbarr69 - 2/24/11 at 10:30am
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post #2 of 18
Your case link is into your shopping cart, which we can't see...
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post #3 of 18
Not sure, but I think 16gb of RAM might be a little overkill.
    
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post #4 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by mbarr69 View Post
Thoughts on these specs. BF2 and 3 when it come out, The Adobe suite, and occasionally check emails on this system.

CASE
http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/Sh...px?Submit=view

HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136322

Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102914

Proc
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115221

Mem X2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231311

Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128412

CPU cooling
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181013

currenlty have a coolermaster 600w PSU. What recommendations would would have?

THaNX
One, budget?
Two, i can't see your case... it takes me to my cart
    
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post #5 of 18
please list the parts along with the link, it makes easier for us, instead of opening all the parts in different tabs
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post #6 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by micah_jones View Post
Not sure, but I think 16gb of RAM might be a little overkill.
Yea... Unless you meant it's a 2 stick set.

But otherwise, decent setup, the board supports Crossfire, so you'll be good should you choose to pop another video card in, supposing your case can fit it.
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Your case link is into your shopping cart, which we can't see...
Try it mow.
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post #8 of 18
Nice case, had a friend build a rig with it. No complaints from him at all.
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post #9 of 18
yeah should be a nice case for you to play in.

good luck with the build!
    
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post #10 of 18
Get only one set of these sticks instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-428-_-Product

Get two of these in raid or just a single.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185
It will be faster in many cases than the velociraptor with much more storage.

Oh yeah...I would use the extra money saved for this PSU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-030-_-Product

Even though your Coolermaster says 600w the Antec linked above is actually a lot more powerful.
Edited by Ragsters - 2/23/11 at 8:22pm
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