Not sure where to post...


Jul 9, 2011
Posted this under the "New Build" section, but not exactly a completely new here in case I messed up. Hope that's not frowned upon...

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week.

Budget Range: Not overly concerned.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming.

Parts Not Required: Case (Antec 900), keyboard (G11), mouse (MX Revolution), monitor (Samsung Syncmaster 27" (X2), speakers (Yamaha TSS-10), DVD/BR burner(s), OS (Windows 7 Professional).

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference, but all parts listed are from Newegg.

Country of Origin: U.S.

Parts Preferences: None.

Overclocking: Possible, but unlikely.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future, but prefer one high-end GPU.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080.

Additional Comments:

(1) Will dedicate the 60GB SSD to Windows 7 only.
(2) No additional cooling components needed, will use heatsink and fan included with CPU and current case fans.
(3) Thinking about the future rather than present needs.

Current proposed build:

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

MoBo: GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-8GBSR

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100311SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

PSU: Cannot buy from Newegg as I'll need one that runs on 220 volts with a different plug shape.

Total: $1282.94

Any feedback is greatly appreciated!


Jun 26, 2011