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September 29, 2013 11:47:12 AM

I'm looking to build a new gaming rig, with a budget of around a $1000. I already have a 7970 and a 2tb hdd for the build. I plan on crossfiring a second 7970 down the road so a full atx board and full size tower are a must. I'd prefer to stick with intel but am not completely set on it. I'd like to have OC capability on the CPU. I was debating usind a Cooler master HAF XB as a case, but am open to other options. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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a b 4 Gaming
September 29, 2013 11:55:43 AM

Is the 7970 and the 2GB hdd included in your 1000 budget ?
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September 29, 2013 12:04:56 PM

Here you go;

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£175.19 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£57.73 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£152.24 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.96 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£63.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£89.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£95.70 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) (£101.59 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £797.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-29 20:04 BST+0100)
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a b 4 Gaming
September 29, 2013 12:07:43 PM

Well i got one of the $1000 rig and it's specs are :

cpu: i5-4670k
cooler: hyper 212 evo
gpu: GTX 770 (or in SLI if you want dual GTX 660/ crossfire 7850s)
power supply: corsair CX 600 (but for the dual cards you need something with higher wattage)
Case: Cooler master Elite 430 (or Rosewill Challenger or Half 912)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87 (or asus extreme4 z77)
Ram: Corsair Vengeance 8GB

Cheers!

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September 29, 2013 1:39:08 PM

IAMEXTREME said:
Is the 7970 and the 2GB hdd included in your 1000 budget ?


I already have them left over from a previous build.
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September 29, 2013 1:44:47 PM

I don't think I could go with a mid tower case. The 7970 is not a small card by any means. I know one will fit in a HAF 912 if you move the hard drive bays, but I'm worried that when I pick up a second 7970 down the road that it wouldn't have clearance in a mid tower case, and I'd rather the extra space for airflow if I do crossfire.
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September 29, 2013 2:15:57 PM

kesselbomb81 said:
I don't think I could go with a mid tower case. The 7970 is not a small card by any means. I know one will fit in a HAF 912 if you move the hard drive bays, but I'm worried that when I pick up a second 7970 down the road that it wouldn't have clearance in a mid tower case, and I'd rather the extra space for airflow if I do crossfire.


the build i listed has a case that's more than capably of crossfire
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a b 4 Gaming
October 1, 2013 3:10:04 PM

Get the case i mentioned in my build.. you'll have no problem if u go with a crossfire.. i get around 70 degrees while gaming with sufficient cooling
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