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Building A Gaming Rig Need Advice $1,200 - $1,300 USD Budget

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April 19, 2013 6:17:41 PM

Here is what I have picked out so far

MB - Asus sabertooth 990 fx gen3 r2.0
CPU - Amd FX-8350 Eight core 4 ghz
Ram - kingston hyper x beast ddr3 2x 8gb @ 1866 mhz
PSU - Ultra X4 750w modular V2
GPU - MSI Radeon HD 7970 Twin Frozr III 3gb GDDR5
HD - Toshiba 1TB

Tower is hopefully gonna be
Thermaltake Commander MS - I snow edition

I need to know if the Corsair H80i will fit in this case or what kind of CPU cooling do you recommend?

Will It Fit on the Bottom of The case next to the PSU ?

I plan to overclock to 5 ghz and crossfire that card with a twin early next year as well as get a Solid State Drive.


Any Help would be greatly appreciated
Thanks So Much
Jason
April 19, 2013 8:46:49 PM

Do you need a OS,monitor, gaming equipment ?
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April 19, 2013 8:57:28 PM

I have The OS gonna run windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit My Monitor is a Optoma HD20 Projector Hooked to an Onkyo 7.1 Channel Surround System. I am Just wondering about the Cooling And case So I don't have to upgrade my case or cooling when I overclock Next year. I would Like to get The Commander MS I by Thermaltake I like The looks of that one. Just Wondering If a Corsair H80I would fit in it with all that other Equipment in there I heard you Can put it on the bottom next to the PSU but is that True I have no idea this is my first build
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April 19, 2013 9:08:25 PM

check the bitfenix shinobi window and see if you like it.
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April 19, 2013 9:13:32 PM

Also the Fractal Design Define R4 window case.
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April 19, 2013 11:44:28 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($133.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.97 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1076.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

- The heatsink is cheaper and will perform on par with the H80i. Frankly, the price for the H80i is a tad much. Either go with custom water cooling or don't do it.
- The case that you want is a bit poor in build quality. I replaced it with the HAF 912 from Cooler Master. Awesome budget case. Arguably one of the best in its category.
- Ultra X4 isn't from any reputed manufacturer. I wouldn't buy it.
- Added a SSD for faster load times.
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April 20, 2013 8:09:03 AM

I really like that case you said
Im happy with the rest of my build just needed some advice
On cooling an overclocked fx-8350






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April 20, 2013 3:24:32 PM

If you can get your hand on a Swiftech H220 aio which can be created into a custom loop buy one and if you want to overclock your card go for a Sapphire or MSI since they are voltage unlock.
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