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    Building a new gaming computer

    I am building a new computer and it's been a while since I've built the last one, so I would like to hear some opinions to make sure I am doing the right thing.
    Here is what I'm buying. I already have a nice Coolermaster HAF932 case, a OCZ Fatal1ty Series 700W Power Supply, the hard drives (2x500 Gb S-ATA) and a 80Gb SSD for system and chache.

    Intel Core i7-2600K BX80623I72600K Unlocked Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.40 GHz (3.80 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 95W

    CPU Fan:
    Zalman CNPS9900MAX-R CPU Cooler - 135mm Fan, Red LED, Long Life Bearing, Socket 1155, 1156, 1366, 775, AM2, AM2+, AM3

    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 Intel Z68 Board - ATX, Intel Z68 Express, Socket H2 (LGA1155), 2200MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA 6.0 Gb/s, RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, PCIe 3.0, CrossFireX/SLI, Bluetooth

    Kingston HyperX Genesis 16GB (4 x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 9-9-9-27 CAS Latency, Intel XPM Ready Desktop Memory Kit

    Video Card
    EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 Video Card - 1536MB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, Dual DVI, Mini HDMI, SLI, DirectX 11

    Total price: 1310$

    Thank you for your time.

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    Pit Lord Ghâzh's Avatar
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    Helsinki, Finland
    Well I'd look again at the CPU depending on what's it going to be used for. It's great if you use a lot of multithreaded applications and such. If the main use is gaming however you are better off with i5 2500k. Will save you hundred bucks and actually function better in gaming use.

    You'll find both Noctua NH-D14 and Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU coolers performing better compared to that Zalman. They are usually cheaper too, depends where you're buying from .

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    Thanks, that helped a lot

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    There is also ZERO need for 16GB of ram if all you are going to be doing is gaming

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    I bought it. You are right, 8 Gb or RAM for gaming is enough

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