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#1
So putting together a new build in preperation mainly for Guild Wars 2 and overall my current rig just blows... So any advice or gotcha's anyone can point out would be much appreciative.

Case - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Comp...

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

GPU - HIS IceQ Turbo H697QT2G2M Radeon HD 6970 2GB
HIS IceQ Turbo H697QT2G2M Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-b...

RAM - G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 S...

MOBO - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA...

CPU - Intel Core i7-2600K
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Tu...

Heatsink - Noctua NH-D14
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

PS - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2....

Media - ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X...

Total Cost: $1,385.91

If I missed anything, lemme know.
 

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#2
Change that video card to a 7950
 
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#3
Per recommendation above, swapped the GPU to a GIGABYTE GV-R795WF3-3GD Radeon HD 7950 3GB.

Total: 1,515.91
 
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#4
You could easily trim some cost by getting a Motherboard that isn't so expensive, and switching to the new Samsung RAM - SAMSUNG 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600...

That stuff easily OC's to 2133, or could offer the same 1866 setup you were looking at.
 
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#5
CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K, the 2600k hold no advantage for gaming over the 2500k.
CASE - go for one of the Cooler Master HAF series. Whichever one you fancy.
PSU - Change the PSU to a seasonic.
GL HF with ur build, hope you enjoy it.
 

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#6
Change your case over to a NZXT Source 210 (available in black or white)

Still budget but very nice :toast:
 
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#7
If you have a Microcenter nearby, you can pick up an i5 2550k for $160.

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#9
Nice.;) Might I suggest you add an SSD? Or perhaps a copy of windows? Can add both, even, and be under $1500, but maybe not with taxes and shipping...
 

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#10
Nice build- check the clearance on the D-14 vs your board as you may have an issue with the 8 pin board connector (top and left on the board)
 
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#11
From what Ive read the D-14 isnt an issue in full size towers, so I have that going for me! Just trying to decide if I need/want additional fans...
Added Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - Oper... to the build and total came up to $1,432.95, perfectly withing my budget.
 
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#13
Is 16GB of RAM just overkill for gaming?
 
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#14
Yes but if you did video encoding or conversion or a lot of multitasking it may not be overkill.
$47.99 is cheap too.
 
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For less than 50 bucks I'll probably get another 8gb, I do some rendering with zbrush/maya.
 
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Final Build! I decided to go with no SSD atm due to maximizing what is absolutely necessary to the system for now with my current budget, probly in a month or so I'll pick up a 120gb SSD

Case - Newegg COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Blac...
HDD - Newegg Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 R...
GPU - Newegg GIGABYTE GV-R795WF3-3GD Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit...
RAM - Newegg 2x SAMSUNG 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600MHz
MOBO - MicroCenter P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU - MicroCenter Intel Core i5 2500K LGA 1155
Heatsink - Newegg Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
PS - Newegg CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2....
Media - Newegg ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X...
OS - Newegg Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

Total Cost: $1,461.89
 
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Final Build! I decided to go with no SSD atm due to maximizing what is absolutely necessary to the system for now with my current budget, probly in a month or so I'll pick up a 120gb SSD

Case - Newegg COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Blac...
HDD - Newegg Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 R...
GPU - Newegg GIGABYTE GV-R795WF3-3GD Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit...
RAM - Newegg 2x SAMSUNG 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600MHz
MOBO - MicroCenter P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU - MicroCenter Intel Core i5 2500K LGA 1155
Heatsink - Newegg Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
PS - Newegg CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2....
Media - Newegg ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X...
OS - Newegg Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

Total Cost: $1,461.89

While you are at MicroCenter, get the RAM, it is cheaper there than at NewEgg.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0380720