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4 years ago#1
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)

Mobo - Asrock z77 Extreme 4 ($90 with cpu)

CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO ($34)

RAM - Corsair Vengence 8GB 1600mhz ($50)

HDD - Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB ($80)

GPU - EVA GeForce 560 Ti 01G-P3-1561-AR ($235)

Case - Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced ($70)

PSU - Corsair Enthusiast Series 650W ATX12V / EPS12V ($81)

ODD - LG GH24NS90 ($18)

OS - Windows 7 Home Premium OEM ($100)
4 years ago#2
Looks good. You don't really need 650w unless you plan on adding another gpu or something.
4 years ago#3
Are you planning to overclock?

Slap a nice SSD in there and you'll be fine.
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4 years ago#4
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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3 years ago#5
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.
3 years ago#6
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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3 years ago#7
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.

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.
3 years ago#8
The cards I've bought have come with Molex to PCIe power adapters:

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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