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July 21, 2013 11:00:58 PM

Ok, so I'm already ordering and gathering parts locally to build my first awesome gaming rig, and really the only thing I'm uncertain on (unless someone here knows something in this build isn't compatible for some reason) really is the psu.. How much do I need? Right now I'm looking at the corsair enthusiast 850m 80+ bronze.. Is that enough juice for this build, or do I need to jump up to 1000w?

-Case - Corsair Vengeance Series Black C70

-Motherboard - ASUS CROSSHAIR V FORMULA AM3+ 990FX

-CPU - AMD FX-8350 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition

-CPU cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

-RAM - Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz

-SSD - Samsung 840 256gb ssd, no hdd now, but later a 1tb Blue drive probably

-GPU - 2x Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 OC with Boost 3GB DDR5

-DVD - dvd rw-cd

-And i'll probably add 2-4 red led fans too.

The system will be on 24/7 either mining litecoin, or being used for gaming. Sorry kinda noobish in this territory, I'm pretty good with tech, but this will be my first system.

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July 22, 2013 1:14:01 AM

Seriously, do not get that case, it is said to be not so good by many review sites including AnandTech, one of the best tech sites. You can read their review here http://www.anandtech.com/show/5834/corsair-vengeance-c7...

Also, can you tell me your overall budget, as i can see you are throwing a lot of money on Motherboard and Crossfiring stuff. Can you tell me your budget. I am sure that I would be able to recommend you something better.

Anyways Crossfire is not at all recommended by me. It is very poor in performance when compared to the Nvidia SLI.

There are quite a lot of flaws in your build. Will you be kind enough to just tell me your complete budget? I am sure that i would pick up something better.

And yeah, a 850W PSU should be plenty for this system, though I would not recommend getting this system at all.
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July 22, 2013 6:05:20 AM

Jacob Kral said:
Ok, so I'm already ordering and gathering parts locally to build my first awesome gaming rig, and really the only thing I'm uncertain on (unless someone here knows something in this build isn't compatible for some reason) really is the psu.. How much do I need? Right now I'm looking at the corsair enthusiast 850m 80+ bronze.. Is that enough juice for this build, or do I need to jump up to 1000w?

-Case - Corsair Vengeance Series Black C70

-Motherboard - ASUS CROSSHAIR V FORMULA AM3+ 990FX

-CPU - AMD FX-8350 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition

-CPU cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

-RAM - Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz

-SSD - Samsung 840 256gb ssd, no hdd now, but later a 1tb Blue drive probably

-GPU - 2x Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 OC with Boost 3GB DDR5

-DVD - dvd rw-cd

-And i'll probably add 2-4 red led fans too.

The system will be on 24/7 either mining litecoin, or being used for gaming. Sorry kinda noobish in this territory, I'm pretty good with tech, but this will be my first system.


Hi - In answer to your question does a Corsair TX850 have enough power for a
system running CF with 2 7970's, and the answer is yes it does.

However, plz seriously consider what Sangeet is telling you with regard to
CF on 7970's. I agree with him, you will be disappointed. If you feel you
must run two GPU's, then at this point in time, you should go with
2 - gtx 770's in SLI.

I also believe with the type of sys you are assembling you should do as
Sangeet suggests and post your budget and get some opinions. You don't
have to accept anyone's advice, but at least you'll get some valid input which
will help you in optimizing your build.
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July 22, 2013 10:21:50 AM

Whats ur budget???
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July 22, 2013 10:26:01 AM

Sn1992 said:
Whats ur budget???


As far as i can guess he has a budget well above 1000 dollars because he is spending money on Crossfire, but i will wait for his answer.
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July 22, 2013 10:28:00 AM

Yeah it wud be above 1000$

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July 22, 2013 12:58:23 PM

Sangeet Khatri said:
Sn1992 said:
Whats ur budget???


As far as i can guess he has a budget well above 1000 dollars because he is spending money on Crossfire, but i will wait for his answer.


Thanks for the replies, I'm trying to just stay below $1,700 and get the best i can on that range, however nvidia gpus are not an option as they are absolutely terrible for mining crypto-currency. I've seen lots of talk over the crossfire issues, but i must stick with newer amd cards for that reason, i hear patched drivers are in the works though. I have already purchased most of the items or found deals on them, with everything except gpus so far im at $950.

Could you guys please elaborate on what my major flaws are in this build?
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a b ) Power supply
July 22, 2013 1:26:11 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($214.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($387.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($387.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($82.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1717.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-22 16:24 EDT-0400)

These wud be the best parts at bestt price





Dont forget to close the post
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July 22, 2013 4:29:34 PM

Sn1992 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($214.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($387.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($387.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($82.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1717.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-22 16:24 EDT-0400)

These wud be the best parts at bestt price


Thanks, i went ahead and ordered everything, i found better deals on most of those (you only beat me on the cpu by $10, the psu by $25, and by $50 on the case but i went ahead and got the c70 just cause i really like the look of it) and I managed to snag 2 sapphire vapor-x 7970s for only 340/ea (+a free copy of metro last night) so my final total was $1,597 w/tax&shipping incl.

Wish i had waited in the psu to get if for $82 though. Could've nudged it down to barely over $1,500 with a couple of your deals :p 

Anyway thanks everyone for advice and answers. If i run into any problems I know this is a great place for help now :) 
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a b ) Power supply
July 23, 2013 2:18:33 AM

No!! Do not go for the crossfire. Go for the Single 780 instead.
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July 23, 2013 2:30:25 AM

Sn1992 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($214.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($387.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($387.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($82.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1717.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-22 16:24 EDT-0400)

These wud be the best parts at bestt price





Dont forget to close the post


Some flaws in this build :
1. The cooler is literally a trash and might not be able to keep up with even mild overclocks above 4.4 Ghz.
2. There is no HDD.
3. So are you going with a Corsair 80 Plus Bronze PSU for a 1700 dollar rig. Nothing less than a Seasonic 80 Plus Gold should be brought for that rig.
4. Crossfiring literally sucks, there are a tonne of issues with crossfiring currently and I and anyone who has a bit of knowledge about the current condition of going dual GPU with AMD would never ever go for the Crossfire. This is the most important point.

I feel sorry for the guy if he actually has ordered these parts. Sigh..!!
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a b ) Power supply
July 23, 2013 2:37:57 AM

For similar price, this is a better build. I do not insult build of others, but I cannot really help it when anyone suggests bad things in this price range. I had to come up with something better.

Here is what should be the best build for that price :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($144.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1744.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-23 05:36 EDT-0400)
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July 23, 2013 12:39:11 PM

Sangeet Khatri said:
For similar price, this is a better build. I do not insult build of others, but I cannot really help it when anyone suggests bad things in this price range. I had to come up with something better.

Here is what should be the best build for that price :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($144.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1744.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-23 05:36 EDT-0400)


Sir, while i appreciate your feedback.. You quite frankly aren't listening to my needs.
1 my build cost me $1600(1,597 to be exact) yours is nearly 1800 before mail in rebates
2 I cannot go with nvidia gpus, i do not care if they have double the framerates even, nvidia is garbage for mining. I personally prefer nvidia as well, its not an option.
3 I would only run crossfire on games it doesn't effect, I'll just use a single for gaming until the fix is out.
4 I do not need a hdd at this time, my gaming laptops only 256gb and it does all my office type work fine, and has several games installed, so my gaming rig will need even less space at this time.

I will consider any advice for fixes relevant for my build however, I might opt to get water cooling instead of the hyper 212, though i don't plan on over clocking the cpu. I might not use crossfire, but I'm getting 2 amd gpus. Also 750W doesn't seem like enough?
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