2800 Budget: Does my setup work?

Zetsou

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This is my first EVER home build. I'm building it with the intention for expansion and 100% for high-end gaming (well, as high-end as I can obtain for less than $3,000)


Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower ATX w/ USB 3.0



CPU: i7 2600k



Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (LGA 1155)



RAM: Corsair Vengeance 12 GB (3 x 4Gb) 240 PIN DDR3



GPU #1: PowerColor Radeon HD 6950



GPU #2: PowerColor Radeon HD 6950



PSU: 1200 Watt Silverstone ST-1200G



Hard Drive #1: OCZ Vertex 3 60 GB SSD



Hard Drive #2: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA HD



Optical Drive: 8x Lite-On Blu-Ray Reader & DVD

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
 

spencerific

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I found that you don't really realize how small a 60GB SSD is until you install it. If you have room in your budget I'd really suggest bumping up to 80GB or even 120GB.

You will not regret it.
 
RAM is not compatiable.go for msi twinfrozer or HIS version of 6950 both are cool n quiet.what about cooling?
1200w is overkill.if need high capacity PSU go for CM slient pro 850w.
for ssd go with corsair force 64 Gb only $115 very reliable.
PLEASE GIVE MORE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR SETUP.
 

Zetsou

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Why would I want a 750w PSU over a 1200w, Why_Me?

60 GB is enough for me as it will only be for running Windows 7 and perhaps a single game of choice?

I also have a second HDD in there. I would get another, larger SSD however it just isn't in my budget.

To answer your question, it will be for Gaming, mjmjpfaff. I will more than likely either buy two monitors or use my SONY 32 inch 1080p LCD TV as a monitor. I haven't completely decided yet.

I've NEVER, EVER built a computer on my own before so this is all somewhat new to me.
 

Because using a 1250w psu for dual 6950's is like putting a Kenworth engine in a Volkswagen Beetle. It's a total waste.
 

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Because 1200w is too much for your build. A good 750w is enough and cheaper.

For gaming go for the i5-2500k. The 2600k doesn't offer much improvement in gaming.

I didn't add up the price yet but i'm pretty sure you're way below your 2800$ budget. Unless you still have to buy the tv.
 

Zetsou

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What would make the 1200w NOT a total waste, if you don't mind me asking.
 

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Actually i wasn't suggesting that you buy 3x gtx 580. I was just answering your questin:




"What would make the 1200w NOT a total waste, if you don't mind me asking."
 

Zetsou

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Why is the RAM not compatible? doesn't fit in an LGA 1155?
 

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Glad you can't read. I stated before, this is my first ever home build. So call names all you want. Youre only making yourself sound more idiotic.
 

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