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Picking Parts for Gaming Build

#1HadronazePosted 5/25/2012 9:07:16 PM
Hello everyone. I am planning to build a gaming rig soon. Is there anything I can change to make the build cheaper or is it good to go? My budget is about $1000 but I can go a bit over. Thanks!

CPU - i5 3570k ($190)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388577

Mobo - Asrock z77 Extreme 4 ($90 with cpu)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387554

CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO ($34)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

RAM - Corsair Vengence 8GB 1600mhz ($50)
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Profile-PC3-12800-CML8GX3M2A1600C9/dp/B00569K7LM

HDD - Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB ($80)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

GPU - EVA GeForce 560 Ti 01G-P3-1561-AR ($235)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004K1EUWO/?tag=pcpapi-20

Case - Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced ($70)
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RC-692-KKN2-Power-Supply/dp/B00336EM0W

PSU - Corsair Enthusiast Series 650W ATX12V / EPS12V ($81)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004LB5AZY/?tag=pcpapi-20

ODD - LG GH24NS90 ($18)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136247

OS - Windows 7 Home Premium OEM ($100)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Q0PT3I/?tag=pcpapi-20
#2MaKhaosPosted 5/25/2012 9:11:26 PM
Looks good. You don't really need 650w unless you plan on adding another gpu or something.
#3EvilGiygasPosted 5/25/2012 9:11:50 PM
Are you planning to overclock?

Slap a nice SSD in there and you'll be fine.
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#460secondAssasinPosted 5/25/2012 9:15:08 PM
you can get a 7850 and a 400w psu if you wanna get a faster card and save some money overall. looks good as is though.
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#5Hadronaze(Topic Creator)Posted 5/28/2012 9:57:53 PM
Yes I do plan on overclocking. At the moment I do not find myself needing an SSD, plus the cheapest one I could find put me over my budget. I wanted that psu for a bit more flexibility since I will want to SLI/Crossfire in the future.

Would this 7850 be fine? It was the cheapest one I could find in stock that looked like it had nice reviews. Also, would I be able to crossfire the 7850 with this 650w psu in the future? Thanks again for the advice.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150608
#660secondAssasinPosted 5/28/2012 10:00:03 PM
yea it's fine. also, this card draws as much power as a 5770, which runs fine in junker pre-built computers. a 500w could easily run a computer with 7850 crossfire and a sandybridge/ivybrdge cpu. easy.
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#7Hadronaze(Topic Creator)Posted 6/3/2012 9:15:57 PM
Just wanted to post a follow up of my build and I got everything up and running! Thanks a lot for the great advice 60secondAssasin. Very satisfied as this card runs my games on high and up no problem.

http://imgur.com/fUTcf

I also had one more question, forgive my ignorance. The xfx 7850 I purchased requires two pci-e 6-pin connectors instead of one. The corsair 650w power supply came with two pci-e express power connectors, so I used them for this one card.

However I were to crossfire in the future, I would need a way to have more pci-e connectors for a second card regardless if it used one or two connectors. As of now I have none available. Would it be safe to use an adapter like this on one of the pci-e connectors so I can have an extra? The information that was with the card specifically stated not to use such an adapter so I was not too sure.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812198016
#8MyDogSkipPosted 6/4/2012 5:09:45 AM
The cards I've bought have come with Molex to PCIe power adapters:

http://www.evga.com/support/faq/files/pcie%20pwr%20adapter.jpg

I'd recommend that over trying to power two cards with the same cables. I'm sure you can buy those adapters online if you don't already have one.
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