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Hi, first time posting and first build in 7 years. This is the best setup I can come up with, there is still some options I need to choose from so any suggestions would be great since I plan on buying soon.

CPU:
Intel Core i5 2500k

MB:
Asus p8p67 deluxe rev 3.0

RAM:
(1) G.skill Ripjaws-X (2 x 2GB) F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM
(2) Corsair Vengeance (1 x 4GB) CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9B
(3) Corsair Vengeance (2 x 2GB) CMZ4GX3M2A1600C9B

GPU:
(1) ASUS ATI 6950 2Gb
(2) MSI ATI 6950 2Gb
(3) Gigabyte ATI 6950 2Gb
(4) Sapphire ATI 6950 2Gb

HDD:
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1Tb

Case:
Cooler Master 690 ii advanced

PSU:
Corsair TX650

Screen:
(1) Viewsonic VX2450WM
(2) Samsung xl2370
(3) Samsung PX2370

Optical drive:
LG GH24LS50

Thank you in advance.
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Replace the spinpoint f3 1Tb with a WD black cavier (FEAX version, 2 plates versus 3 for the older version) 1Tb since it's faster than the former.

I would choose an HX650 over the TX650 series (silver rated and based on tests was able to even exceed it's rated wattage).

Ram - Ripjaws would be good since the difference to the CL9's are very minimal.

GPU - If you can get the MSI with twin frozer coolers go for it or the Gigabyte SOC edition.

Monitor - The viewsonic is pretty good since it's a widescreen and at 24"

The rest are good!
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Ripjaws are nice Ram, but mine OC like **** .. So I suggest the Vengeance.

GPU: Asus. Reliability, in my opinion.

Monitor: The Syncmaster one. Good response time and biggest screen.
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Originally Posted by mark_thaddeus View Post
Replace the spinpoint f3 1Tb with a WD black cavier (FEAX version, 2 plates versus 3 for the older version) 1Tb since it's faster than the former.

I would choose an HX650 over the TX650 series (silver rated and based on tests was able to even exceed it's rated wattage).

Ram - Ripjaws would be good since the difference to the CL9's are very minimal.

GPU - If you can get the MSI with twin frozer coolers go for it or the Gigabyte SOC edition.

Monitor - The viewsonic is pretty good since it's a widescreen and at 24"

The rest are good!
I agree w/ him completely on all that lol...took the words out my mouth as i read haha.
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Thread Starter 
Thanx guys for the input!

Is the performance or quality noticeably better on the HX650 than the TX650? Since the HX is about $30 more in my country, so do you think it is worth it? Also will 650W be enough for another 6950 and OC?

That’s good news hearing about the WD since I have only bought WD till now and they are good, but all reviews I could find said Spinpoint is faster?
Edited by JaxPanic - 4/13/11 at 12:49pm
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Also I plan buying the reference 6950 and unlock to 6970 and then OC, this will be about $140 cheaper then TwinFrozr iii. Are all the reference 6950's the same? And if thats the case then whitch brand would you suggest for service or any other reasons?
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Spinpoint may be a tad faster....but I doubt it. Mines really fast, has 64mb cache as well as it uses 6gbs sata ports. and if ur gonna get another card as well as overclocking for them and ur system I would say get the 750 instead, the HW is a great model but I'm just fine w/ the TX model I have if cost is really an issue.
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1x WD 1tb, 1x OCZ Vertex 2 50gb HP 24x DVD/CD Burner Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 23" ASUS 1080p 
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Originally Posted by JaxPanic View Post
Also I plan buying the reference 6950 and unlock to 6970 and then OC, this will be about $140 cheaper then TwinFrozr iii. Are all the reference 6950's the same? And if thats the case then whitch brand would you suggest for service or any other reasons?
ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, EVGA.

Pretty trusted ones, with Gigabyte and MSI being the less trusted.
In my exprience. Seems really splendid otherwise.

Just be sure to buy the 2GB card, afaik.


Also, 650W should be plenty ..
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