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i am new to building computers so i would like to ask you people what you think of the parts i picked. Im trying to make it not to expensive and be able to play Skyrim, Battlefield 3 and some other games on 1080p with hopefully max settings.

Sapphire HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 Dirt3 Edition
Corsair 16 GB Vengeance Blue Low Profile 1600mhz DDR3
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition 3.20 GHz
Asus Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX SB950
OCZ Technology 60 GB Vertex 2 Series SATA II 2.5-Inch
Noctua NH D14
XFX 850W Black Edition
Thermaltake Chaser MK-1

Thank you for any comments.
 

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are you planning on doing massive overclocks, if you are not I'd consider something cheaper and less bulky then the D14.

Im sure you can save some money on a different PSU

are you ordering form newegg?
 

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I would suggest the following:
-if this is a gaming-exclusive build you don't need so much RAM
-850w is too much even if you choose to CFX later (600 is enough)
-use the money saved from the above to purchase a slightly more powerful CPU
 

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I dont think i will do much overlocking, as long as it plays my games on good quality.
I read lots of reviews on the cooling and Noctua came out very good. I know its expensive, but what else to get that is quiet and good efficiency?
I probably will get only 8gb of ram.

I wont be ordering from Newegg (i wish i could) as im in Ireland and they dont deliver here.

Thanks for the help guys.
 

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I got an Antec Kuhler 620 and its amazing cooling, if you are doing moderate OC...

I OC my Q6600 to its limits 3.6 and sit 60c load

but since I dont know what prices are in Ireland Its hard to recommend based on cost (if you are trying to save)
 

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Antec Kuhler 620 is on Amazon.co.uk for $75, but im kind of affraid to use water cooling. Dont want any leaks.
 

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looks pretty good but definitely a few things to change:
1. I haven't had experience with XFX Psu's but their non-ref graphics cards aren't very good, and you will not need an 850w
When i first built my system i went with the corsair 750TX that i still have. Ran a 1366 i7 @ 4GHz with 2 5870s in cfx just fine
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2. as others stated you dont need to start out with 16GB of ram. start with 8 and get more if you decide you need it.
3. as for the heatsink, im kinda on the border. I Love my NH-D14, but if you arent going to OC much it really isn't necessary.

If you change those things you can save some money and perhaps get a better GPU or go with a SB build
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From what you have said and looking at your build I would weigh cost of snady bridge I 5 or 7. If not man that CPU is a monster from what I have read, in real life not bench marks! I would only consider 8 gigs of ram because in your case you would never need that much(or mine) maybe get some faster ram. A lower profile CPU fan of quality. I would go with a Seasonic 650 Gold PSU. Go with an M-4 128 gig ssd in sata 6 gig with a 1 T or bigger spinpoint HHD for storage. Go with a EVGA 570 you'll be happier. I will post some links to add to this. This is my opinion.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118046
 

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Originally Posted by malkav17 View Post

Hi,
i am new to building computers so i would like to ask you people what you think of the parts i picked. Im trying to make it not to expensive and be able to play Skyrim, Battlefield 3 and some other games on 1080p with hopefully max settings.
Sapphire HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 Dirt3 Edition
Corsair 16 GB Vengeance Blue Low Profile 1600mhz DDR3
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition 3.20 GHz
Asus Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX SB950
OCZ Technology 60 GB Vertex 2 Series SATA II 2.5-Inch
Noctua NH D14
XFX 850W Black Edition
Thermaltake Chaser MK-1
Thank you for any comments.
That will work well,however for the same price range you can get a better system for your needs

I would maybe go with something like this
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Silverstone PS06-The TT chaser is a full tower case,not sure you need all that space
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/silverstone-precision-ps06b-w-black-with-side-window-w-o-psu
Phenom 960t is a Thuban quad-core-more than enough processing power and overclocks easily,may also unlock to a 6 core
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-phenom-ii-x4-960t-black-edition-s-am3-30ghz-8mb-cache-95w-retail
Gigabyte 990FX-the Crosshair is awesome but not needed for gaming
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-990fxa-ud3-amd-990fx-s-am3plus-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-raid-sata-pcie-20-(x16)-atx
MSI GTX 580-much more future game proof than the 6950-you will get more performance from the GPU than any other component in gaming
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1536mb-msi-gtx-580-twin-frozr-ii-oc-40nm-4096mhz-gddr5-gpu-800mhz-shader-1544mhz-512-cores-(plus-bf3
Corsair 90GB SSD-64GB is a little small,and OCZ are not the most reliable SSD's
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/90gb-corsair-force-series-3-25-sata-6gb-s-ssd-read-550mb-s-write-500mb-s-85k-iops
8GB of RAM is plenty
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-vengeance-jet-black-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp-150v
NZXT Havik cooler is cheaper,peforms similar to the Noctua
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-havik-140-cpu-cooler-6-heat-pipe-dual-140mm-silent-fans-s775-1155-1156-1366-am3-am2plus-am2
OCZ ZT series modular PSU-plenty of power and a quality PSU and warranty
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-ocz-zt-series-fully-modular-psu-80plus-bronze-certified-85-efficiency-140mm-fan-5-year-warranty

There are other options as far as brands for similar prices
 

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Thanks guys.
I really like that set up redwoodz and this is what i might do so far:

GTX 580 Twin Frozr II/OC - 1536MB MSI GTX 580 Twin FrozR II/OC, 40nm, 4096MHz GDDR5, GPU 800MHz, Shader 1544MHz, 512 Cores ***(+ BF3 Game) ***
Corsair LP Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Memory Module Kit
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition 3.20 GHz
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3, AMD 990FX, S AM3+, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, RAID SATA, PCIe 2.0 (x16), ATX
OCZ Technology 60 GB Vertex 2 Series SATA II 2.5-Inch SSD OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G
NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler
750W OCZ ZT Modular PSU
Silver Stone Precision Tower ATX USB 3.0

The 580 is more expensive but i save a lot on the other stuff. Im sure i will sill change few more things as im not buying it just yet. So please comment on the new setup.
Thanks

Considering my win7 takes 18gb i have to go for bigger ssd.
 

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Looks like a winner
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