My first pc build and i could use some advice

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  1. APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Not quite sure BUGET: 1200$-1600$

    SYSTEM USAGE: Gaming, Surfing Net.

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, and Speakers.

    PREFERRED WEBSITE: Newegg.com

    OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

    Crossfire: yes (1 card for now mabye quad crossfire in the future)

    PARTS PREFERENCES: ATI video card

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: I want to make a quiet future proof pc with full tower heres my current build idea
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 Drive

    SAPPHIRE Toxic 100282-2GTXSR Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102889

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231313

    COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057

    SPARKLE COMPUTER CORP Gold Class GW-EPS1250DA 1250W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817800001

    COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Blue RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119213

    MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130274

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGMBOX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727
  2. sorry about that there we go
  3. Great, well for a start, ican cut down the price of the mobo for you, and still kepp sata 6bps and usb3
    GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 - $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128443

    That PSU is total overkill, 650w is more than enough for two 5850s, let alone 1, try this one. Other reputable makes are antec, corsair, seasonic, enermax
    XFX XXX 650w - $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207002&Tpk=xfx%20650w

    On the cooler front, i would go for something with larger 120mm fans, as it will be quieter
    Scythe Mugen Rev2 - $34.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142&cm_re=scythe-_-35-185-142-_-Product

    apart from that, the build looks great!
  4. thanks for the advice, but i was thinking quad crossfire which is 4x5850
  5. bwmuffinman said:
    thanks for the advice, but i was thinking quad crossfire which is 4x5850


    Wow, what reason would you have for that? 2 5850s will destroy any game on max settings atm, if you need even more power, go for 2 5870s, but even that is unnecessary
  6. i was thinking 1 for now and add more when games get more demanding and card price drops
  7. yeah, usually after two cards, the market has moved on and it is time to completely get new ones. its very hard to find mobos that will run 4 dual height cards, as there isnt enough space. My advice, stick to two cards
  8. i probly will do that.
  9. ok here what ive decide, I want to keap the msi board to help future proof my pc. heres my build

    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171037

    SAPPHIRE Toxic 100282-2GTXSR Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102889

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
    Model F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231313

    Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Universal CPU Cooler 120mm Magnetic Fluid Dynamic LED Fan and Fan Controller/Heatsink Rev.1 with TX-3 & 1156 Brackets http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154011

    COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171037

    COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Blue RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119213

    MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130274

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGMBOX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727
  10. That heatsink isn't that great. Try this one instead:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142

    The ram can be changed to this for faster ram for much cheaper, 4gb is more than enough for gaming and standard desktop use
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    Go from the HAF 932 to the HAF 922, it is still big enough for a 5970.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    Change the power supply to this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

    Change the graphics card to a 5870:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121374
  11. I like the pcu change I don't think ill use the rest ,heres why.

    1.The mobo only has 4 slots for ram so if i get 4gb(2x2gb) ill only be able to get a max of 8gs in the future.

    2.yes haf 922 is a great case, but I plan to the use case for along time and would like space for uprgrading

    3.the reason i choose the 5850 toxin was for vapor-x.
  12. bwmuffinman said:
    I like the pcu change I don't think ill use the rest ,heres why.

    1.The mobo only has 4 slots for ram so if i get 4gb(2x2gb) ill only be able to get a max of 8gs in the future.

    2.yes haf 922 is a great case, but I plan to the use case for along time and would like space for uprgrading

    3.the reason i choose the 5850 toxin was for vapor-x.


    If you can afford to get a 5870, get it, otherwse stick with the 5850, its great
  13. Hereisphilly said:
    Wow, what reason would you have for that? 2 5850s will destroy any game on max settings atm, if you need even more power, go for 2 5870s, but even that is unnecessary


    Not to hijack the thread but I was wondering how much W you would need for a typical system running 5870 CF
  14. AimHigh said:
    Not to hijack the thread but I was wondering how much W you would need for a typical system running 5870 CF


    Around the 800-850w mark i would say, it leaves enough headroom for overclocks etc
  15. Was thinking about 750 myself. Will a quality PSU handle that with mild OC's?
  16. AimHigh said:
    Was thinking about 750 myself. Will a quality PSU handle that with mild OC's?


    With mild overclocks, no problem
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