How does this setup look?


Sep 16, 2011
Approximate Purchase Date: in a couple weeks
Budget Range: $1200
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (BF3)
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor, case, HD, cd drive, memory(8gb = 2x4gb)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: usually only look at newegg
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: none
Overclocking: yes
SLI or Crossfire: yes
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

GPU: 2 of these
XFX HD-695X-CNDC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAIDMAX RX-850AE 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) [...] 6820148441
$114.99 after rebate

Extra Cooling:
CORSAIR CWCH60 Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

Total: $1210
you can step WAY back on the psu:

a pair of 6950s in crossfire with a i7-970 uses 479W under load:


I suggest the Antec Hard Core Gamer 750W PSU. at $99.99 its $20 cheaper and much more reliable:

the Hydro H60 is good, but similarly priced big air is just as good.
the Thermaltake Frio and Xigmatek Aegir both are cheaper and as good or better than the H60, without the risk of a leak.

rest of it looks ok