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I'm building a ~$1600 gaming rig, Any ideas for upgrading/downgrading current build?

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July 23, 2013 3:59:58 AM

Is this a good build?

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 to 2 weeks
Budget Range: $1680 ~ with shipping to Dubai

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching HD Movies & 3D Movies

Including a monitor: Yes

Parts to be reviewed: All

Do you need to buy OS: No

Do you need to buy keyboard & mouse: I will buy cheap one outside the budget, but if the budget can afford... ok why not :) 

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I used NewEgg.com to show prices without the discount, but it doesn't ship internationally, so I need a website to ship to Dubai.

Location: Dubai, UAE

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: New Monitor can hold 3D, and can run HD 1080p videos, and 1024x768 or better

Additional Comments: I want to use a Mid Tower Case, I may use more monitors for Eyefinity (NOT 3D Monitors), I may add extra TV Tuner, Sound card, Blu-Ray Reader, DVD Writer.

And I need a WiFi/Bluetooth Card including the budget.

Current Parts: (Prices from NewEgg.com without the discount)

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K --- $220

Monitor: ASUS VG Series VG23AH Black 23" 5ms HDMI Widescreen 3D LED Monitor --- $270

Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 --- $160

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) --- $73

Video Card: GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7950 3GB GV-R795WF3-3GD --- $300

Hard Disk: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 Internal Hard Drive --- $75

Case: Rosewill R5 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Case --- $100

PSU: CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W --- $190

CD/DVD Reader/Writer: SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model SH-118BB --- $19

Total: $1407

So if there's anything better, I would like to know.

Thanks,
addas


July 23, 2013 7:20:29 AM

Any help???
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December 27, 2013 3:46:14 PM

addas said:
Is this a good build?

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 to 2 weeks
Budget Range: $1680 ~ with shipping to Dubai

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching HD Movies & 3D Movies

Including a monitor: Yes

Parts to be reviewed: All

Do you need to buy OS: No

Do you need to buy keyboard & mouse: I will buy cheap one outside the budget, but if the budget can afford... ok why not :) 

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I used NewEgg.com to show prices without the discount, but it doesn't ship internationally, so I need a website to ship to Dubai.

Location: Dubai, UAE

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: New Monitor can hold 3D, and can run HD 1080p videos, and 1024x768 or better

Additional Comments: I want to use a Mid Tower Case, I may use more monitors for Eyefinity (NOT 3D Monitors), I may add extra TV Tuner, Sound card, Blu-Ray Reader, DVD Writer.

And I need a WiFi/Bluetooth Card including the budget.

Current Parts: (Prices from NewEgg.com without the discount)

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K --- $220

Monitor: ASUS VG Series VG23AH Black 23" 5ms HDMI Widescreen 3D LED Monitor --- $270

Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 --- $160

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) --- $73

Video Card: GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7950 3GB GV-R795WF3-3GD --- $300

Hard Disk: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 Internal Hard Drive --- $75

Case: Rosewill R5 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Case --- $100

PSU: CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W --- $190

CD/DVD Reader/Writer: SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model SH-118BB --- $19

Total: $1407

So if there's anything better, I would like to know.

Thanks,
addas




Possibly downgrade your PSU to a 750w

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And get the following MOBO (iut overclocks amazing and has great audio)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And take the savings and get a Sapphire R9 280x Toxic Edition
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