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This is my first build

I am wanting to build a PC with 8GB of RAM (DDR3 1600) running windows 7 with an i5-3570k CPU with the PDU pushing 750 watts. This is the motherboard I decided I am going with...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128580

Mostly for Gaming, Emulating, Downloading, & Watching movies.
And I like to Crossfire open to an option in the future.

Do you think this Graphics Card would be suitable/stable with my setup?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121642

Thank you for your feedback and alternatives
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  1. Dont do that man, why go old socket, go z87 and haswell CPU, there is NO reason why you would want to go to an old chipset.

    Even worse you would be crying in the future when haswell-e will be released and backwards compatible with the z87.

    Just saying! no harm ment!

    For the GPU please go for a 7950 go that extra 70 bux or a nvidia 760 the choice is yours!

    Psu have it atleast bronze certified, i got a corsair cx750 watt haswell ready. goodluck!
  2. motherboard should have 2 PCI-Express 3.0 x16/x16 for better performance..Better buy only one high end single GPU first. like HD7900 series.before buy another one for crossfire. i think lga 2011 cpu, supports this kind of motherboard
  3. DragonChase said:
    Dont do that man, why go old socket, go z87 and haswell CPU, there is NO reason why you would want to go to an old chipset.

    Even worse you would be crying in the future when haswell-e will be released and backwards compatible with the z87.

    Just saying! no harm ment!

    For the GPU please go for a 7950 go that extra 70 bux or a nvidia 760 the choice is yours!

    Psu have it atleast bronze certified, i got a corsair cx750 watt haswell ready. goodluck!


    I mean i appreciate the input, and no! no harm at all man. Just trying to learn what would get me a decent desktop. But if you would kindly look at these alternatives and tell me what you think?
    CPU? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899
    Mobo? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131983
    And the Graphics Card? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131458
  4. Best answer
    Actjack said:
    DragonChase said:
    Dont do that man, why go old socket, go z87 and haswell CPU, there is NO reason why you would want to go to an old chipset.

    Even worse you would be crying in the future when haswell-e will be released and backwards compatible with the z87.

    Just saying! no harm ment!

    For the GPU please go for a 7950 go that extra 70 bux or a nvidia 760 the choice is yours!

    Psu have it atleast bronze certified, i got a corsair cx750 watt haswell ready. goodluck!



    Hows this CPU? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899
    Mobo? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131983
    And how about these graphics? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131458


    NOW im getting happier!

    nice even going for the i7, well i rather dont want to take risks my motherboard wont be ok in the future so i went with this one.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130693

    4 star review, i mean its only 30 bux more i believe, remember this PC will last 5 years so a couple of bux more is not that important.

    Atleast what i do is maximize entire system and see what i have left for the GPU and my tactic has worked for years. Cuzz hey! gpu is next month 100 dollars cheaper lol! processors not =D, were getting there right?.

    Last thing, be sure not to go quad kit ram, so 2 ram sticks not 4 so you can upgrade that later too.

    goodluck mate!


    Edit: I wanted to add in a alternative option but i see newegg prices them at the same price, cheaper in my country as i can see.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=gigabyte+z87+UD3H&N=-1&isNodeId=1

    But here you go anywayz!
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