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1000 euro gaming PC

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July 8, 2010 11:12:13 AM

This build is intended to be futureproof, I may not buy another for 5-6 years, except for some cheaper upgrades and maybe crossfire and a new monitor.
I especially need to know if that cheap 650W power supply can handle crossfire if I decide to upgrade the system with another 5870. Any advice?

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week
BUDGET RANGE: 1000 euro without taxes
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, watching movies, multimedia, surfing the web
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, DVD drive, soundcard
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.alza.sk
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Slovakia (EU)
PARTS PREFERENCES: None
OVERCLOCKING:Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Crossfire in the future
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024, 1920x1200 when I eventually buy the new monitor

INTEL Core i7-920 Quad-Core (2.66GHz) 228 euro
Motherboard ASROCK X58 EXTREME3 (usb 3.0, SATA III) 156 euro
SAPPHIRE HD 5870 1 GB 297 euro
A-DATA 6GB KIT (3 x 2 GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 133 euro
WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar Black 1TB SATA III 6G 64MB cache 66 euro
PSU GEMBIRD CCC-PSU8x 650 W 36 euro
AKASA Midas computer case 28 euro

TOTAL: 944 euro

Thanks for help. :) 

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July 8, 2010 11:50:14 AM

I dont really trust that PSU, especially not at that price.

For Crossfiring 5870s, you wan to be looking at around 750W, this corsair unit looks great

PSU - CORSAIR TX750 - 103 euro
http://www.alza.sk/pocitacovy-zdroj-corsair-tx750-d8356...
I would swap the Mobo for this one, higher quality make, overclocks really nicely

MOBO - GIGABYTE X58A-UD3R - 165 euro
http://www.alza.sk/gigabyte-x58a-ud3r-d150636.htm

With these changes, the price comes out at 1020 euro, and the system isn't at risk from that PSU
!