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Building new computer, looking for critique on the parts I have selected and advice on what GPU/Power supply to add.

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March 31, 2013 4:17:03 PM

Computer purpose : Medium-High End Gaming
Budget: $1500-$2000
Parts excluding: I already have a monitor and may not be purchasing a new one for this rig.
Overclocking: Some but not a focus
Purchase Date: Summer 2013
SLI/Crossfire: I would prefer to start out with a single card with the ability to add an additional card a year or so later. I am open to SLI/Cross from the start if there is a good reason to.

Parts list so far:

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0

ASUS P8Z77-V LE PLUS LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000

SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD500KW 2.5" 500GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (500 gig solves all my storage needs)

G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C10D-8GZH

Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler Model #:NH-D14

GPU and PSU undecided.

Open to all suggestions as well as potential websites besides Newegg I may be unaware of, to purchase said parts. Thanks!
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March 31, 2013 4:29:48 PM

If your multi monitoring go with 7970, if not then a gtx 680 or 670

PSU corresponds to the minimun watts for the GPU
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March 31, 2013 4:44:06 PM

Since you're going to buy this rig in summer i would suggest you to wait till then on deciding. I agree that PSU will be decided according to GPU you buy but prices may come down, and final 7990 radeon may finally come out so you'll have options to decide.

Either way, you'll need at least 1000W PSU so prepare to unload 160+ $ if you really wan't to play everything on dual screens and have options for SLI in future.

But that all should be decided when time for buy comes.

Best regards :) 
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