Sub $1300

Hey there everyone, I mostly have my build complete just wanted to see their were any improvements I could make to it.

Approximate Purchase Date: End of month

Budget Range: 1250

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Graphics Card, Monitor, OS, Keyboard, Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Nope, But I would prefer the HAF X, and a recommendation as to what fan to buy for the top open slot in the case, I do not want any color other then what come with the case.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yep

Monitor Resolution: 1920x 1200

I excluded the Graphics card, because I will be buying that last after I get everything else put together. If you guys could look at what I have so far, and give me any suggestions as how to improve it.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. wow. serious overkill there.

    cut back to 6 GB. You obviously plan to overclock, but unless you are planning 3 or more graphics cards, you don't need a 950W PSU. Get a 700-750W as plenty for even SLI/Crossfire
  2. i understand that the 12GB is overkill, its only 100 dollars more then the 6GB g.skill pi series, and I plan on getting 24GB. I would like to have a 950W psu because it gives me peace of mind that I won't run out of power.

    But all in all does it look like a good build?
  3. Ya definitely cut back on your ram and psu (your mobo cant even support more than 2 cards). Do you really need a massive $200 case too? Im sure the haf 932 or the 922 would offer you more than enough room.

    How much are you willing to spend on gpu's?
  4. why would you even want 24gbs? You said its for gaming? 4gb will run any game you could possibly want to right now, so 6 will be more than enough.

    id recommend you save your money and spend it on a good gpu as that will make the biggest difference for you.
  5. I just want to have 24GB. I don't plan on ever using more then 2 cards at a time. I picked the HAF X because had the most features and cooling options under 300 dollars. I was thinking either CF 6870, or Sli 480, what I due depends on how much money I have after I buy this other stuff.
  6. But again, is it a good overall build?
  7. I think I might have come off a bit snobby, that was not my intention. What I wanted was for you guys to put a build together, so I could compare it to what I have and buy the parts that are better.
  8. I think it'd be much easier for you to tell us your entire budget including gpu. Its much easier to figure out the best components that way
  9. i'm not sure, for not it would be like 250 for graphics i'm leaning towards the 6870, but plan on cross firing them. I am also buying a 300 dollar monitor so about 1300 for the whole computer without monitor or Graphics Card.
  10. Why dont you skim down on the rest of the computer and just get 2 6870's right now? Its pretty doable
  11. i don't want to skim down, I would appreciate if someone on the fourm would give me what they would use the 1300 on the computer
  12. Best answer
    spinpoint f3 1tb
    hd 6870
    corsair 750w
    Haff 922 Will have plenty of room and great airflow
    g.skill 6gb ram @ 1600mhz
    Sabertooth mobo
    hyper 212+ cooler
    i7950 + 6870 combo

    Since you said $1300 and $250 for the card so $1550 total.
    That puts you at $1400 with 2 6870's and an awesome gamin rig. It'll also leave you with enough room to upgrade to 12gb of ram if you really insist on it, but you wont benefit from it in gaming.
  13. Okay, so it seems that I picked some good parts out, because you used them in your build, thanks for the help.
  14. Best answer selected by mk-ultra.
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