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CASE: HAF 932 $165
PSU: AeroCool E85 700 (bronze certified) $115
MOBO: Asrock P67-Pro $119
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws-X DDR3 1600 8GB (4x2) $124
GPU: 2GB Powercolor 6950 $304
CPU: Intel i7-2600k @3333mghz x4 $319
HDD: WD Black Caviar 1TB $96
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit $0 (already have)


Peripherals:
Razer Deathadder V2 $55
Plantronics 377 $53
Razer mat goliathus standard control $15
Keyboard (already have)
Arctic Silver 5 (3.5 gram) $9
Thermaltake FRIO $75

(disk/dvd reader already have, screen already have)

TOTAL: $1449

Suggestions? I am planning on OCing my cpu and gpu. As well as unlocking if possible my 6950, but I am working under the assumption that it won't unlock, just so you know.

I take pretty much all my prices from here http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf

http://www.msy.com.au/default.jsp or there via the ultimo shop.

This is my first intel build, and there really weren't any gpu's at the AU$300 price point as why I'm going with the 6950. I will be gaming on a small screen (1280x1024 or 1366 x 768 haven't decided which) so the extra vram is largely wasted.

I am thinking of disabling the pagefile, and I wonder if I should buy another 4gb stick of ram to go in the machine as backup... as well as creating a 150gb partition on the black caviar. I've been told that the 150gb partition will run faster... though I don't know why. As well as overclocking the 2600k to around 4ghz or higher depending on it's temps with the FRIO on 800 rpm.

My budget cannot stretch much further, it was supposed to be a $1300 dollar machine but I've found a little more money to push it further.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k GB Z68X UD3R 570 GigaByte Windforce x3 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws-X 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1 TB WD Black Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Syncmaster 740B LG 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750 Corsair TX HAF 932 LG XM-400 Razer Goliathus 
Audio
Asus Essence STX 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k GB Z68X UD3R 570 GigaByte Windforce x3 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws-X 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1 TB WD Black Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Syncmaster 740B LG 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750 Corsair TX HAF 932 LG XM-400 Razer Goliathus 
Audio
Asus Essence STX 
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