Computer building help!?

CPU: i5-2500k @ $215

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 @ $26

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard @ $125

RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR @ $47


MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity @ $280

Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply @ $60

Hard Disk: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3R HE103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive @ $100

DVD Burner: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM @ $19

Case: HEC Blitz Black Steel Edition ATX Mid Tower Computer Chassis Gaming Case w/ Front Blue LED 120mm Fan & Top 120mm Fan @ $40

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM @ $100

Could someone please tell me if all of these parts are compatible? Thanks!

1 Answer

  • Goerge
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Compatible yes. I would suggest this power supply instead . Yes your 600W is more than enough for your card and other parts but when it comes time to go XFire you are going to want more than 600W to power 2 factory overclocked 6950s and everything else including your CPU that is probably going to be overclocked. In addition to the overclock you are probably going to flash these to 6970s which is going to cause an even bigger power drain. There is a BIOS change that I have heard about that allows the 6950 to be unlocked to a 6970 but you need to be 100% sure you know what you are doing. Not even 99.9% will be enough. 1 small error can turn then into REALLY expensive paper weights. The rest of the parts, CPU cooler and the case looks good.

    Operating System

    MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1 Retail


    Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3.30GHz 30 °C W/ Cooler Master V8 cooler.

    Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology


    8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-25)


    MSI P67A-G43 (MS-7673) (SOCKET 0) 35 °C


    DELL 1704FPV (1280x1024@60Hz) Upgrading after the holidays.

    COMPAQ FS7600 (1024x768@85Hz)

    1280MB GeForce GTX 570 (EVGA) 36 °C

    Hard Drives

    78GB Western Digital WDC WD800JD-00MSA1 ATA Device (SATA) 31 °C

    977GB Seagate ST31000528AS ATA Device (SATA) 31 °C

    Optical Drives

    ATAPI iHAS124 Y ATA Device


    Realtek High Definition Audio

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