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BUDGET build compatibility/future proof?

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September 24, 2011 8:28:29 PM

1000$ to spend on just the tower already have monitor/keyboard/mouse and Win7pro

Use: mostly gaming

MOBO:ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard-155$

CPU: Intel i5 2500k-220$

PSU: Kingwin 850w - 80$

Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARX 1.5TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive-70$

GPU: Radeon 6870 1gb-180$

Mem: 2 X G.Skill ripjaw series 4gb DDR3 1600 (pc3 12800) SDRam-59$

Cooler master 212plus-28$

Case: Apevia x-Trooper LED Mid-tower-65$

Asus 24x DVD+-RW-21$

12 in 1 card reader-15$

TOTAL:893+shipping if any

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated I have put lots of time and research into this build I would like the hardware to be upgradable down the line and this seems like it can do just that



September 24, 2011 8:49:14 PM

Very nice build, not really all that budget. lol

But the PSU is waaaayyyy overkill. Also not of a brand that I would suggest.

Next time look at a PSU from Antec, Corsair, Coolermaster with a 80 PLUS rating. A 650W at most.

8.5/10
September 24, 2011 8:51:37 PM

the reason i went so high on the power was to be ready for crossfire and any upgrades but would a 700w of a better brand be just fine?
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September 24, 2011 8:54:34 PM

Yes even for Xfire with 6950's a 700W would be fine.

EDIT : Then again to be on the safe side might be best(and let some upgrading room). You will just use abit more power is all.
September 24, 2011 9:07:13 PM

Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Continuous Power Supply

95$ only a 15$ difference from the kingwin and i split the difference at 750W total with tax and shipped comes to 966$
anything else as far as compatibility or up/downgrades i should look at?

and thank you for your input
September 24, 2011 9:43:17 PM

switch your hard drive. Green drives are slow they are more so meant for storage. You wouldn't use them them for your OS or for applications if you did you would be disappointed.

Most people here like to recommend this HDD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
September 24, 2011 9:49:38 PM

ok whats your opinion on 7200 rpm 6.0g/s 64mb cache v 3.0g/s 32mb cache
September 24, 2011 10:24:07 PM

mtech23 said:
ok whats your opinion on 7200 rpm 6.0g/s 64mb cache v 3.0g/s 32mb cache

Get which ever is cheaper. There's not much difference in performance where it will blow your mind. Get a SSD for that :D 

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