1000-1200 franc gaming pc

Hi guys,
I am building a new pc with a 1000-1200 franc budget ( I live in switzerland)

Approximate purchase date: this month

System Usage from most to least important: gaming,surfing the net

Budget Range: 1000-1200 franc

Preffered websites for Parts:toppreise.ch

Sli Or Crossfire: whatever is best

Overclocking: yes

Thanks in advance.
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  1. i5-2500k -CPU
    Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 - Mobo
    G.skill ripjaws 8gb - Ram
    Samsung Spinpoint f3 - HDD
    Corsair 500w - PSU
    HD 6870 or HD 6950 - GPU
    Haf 912 - Case
    Hyper 212+ or Hyper Evo - CPU cooler
  2. If I upgrade to sli or xfire in the future is that 500 watt psu good enough?
  3. Of course not! You'd want to get a 750w if you want to CF but it's better if you just get a 6970 and 650w.
  4. Yes but in the future I might Xfire, It is a high possibility, Not to be rude.
  5. It's okay, it's just that most people say that but don't follow through. Do you know how much problems multiple GPU set ups have?

    If you want to crossfire, no one is stopping you. Get a 750w and you're fine :).
  6. Yeah. Should I wait for bulldozer and the 7xxx sieries to come out or stick with the prieviously listed parts?
  7. Sorry Series.
  8. If you can, wait for the HD 7xxx series. Bulldozer doesn't seem to be a better processor than the i5-2500k, seeing the price is lower than the i5 but who knows.
  9. Ok. I have the patience to wait for 7xxx but I will go for the I5 as you suggested. What would your reccomendation for a psu (750w) and would it be a good idea to put water cooling in aswell?
  10. Corsair and Antec.

    You won't need water cooling :)
  11. Right. So what should my final build be?
  12. i5-2500k -CPU
    Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 - Mobo
    G.skill ripjaws 8gb - Ram
    Samsung Spinpoint f3 - HDD
    Corsair 500w (if crossfire 750w)- PSU
    HD 6950 if not gonna crossfire 6970 - GPU
    Haf 912 - Case
    Hyper 212+ or Hyper Evo - CPU cooler

    I forgot the 7xxx will be out by the end of the year i think or Q1 next year lol.

    if you plan to crossfire the 6970 then an 850w would be best. If you plan to crossfire the 6950 then 750w is fine.
  13. Is the 212 plus or the evo better
  14. The evo would be better.

    if you plan to crossfire the 6970 then an 850w would be best. If you plan to crossfire the 6950 then 750w is fine.
  15. Ok thanks.Just one final question- how much will this cost alltogether?
  16. Sorry, and what is the best psu (850w) for the money?
  17. Depends on where you buy it bro. You should check the parts on the site you posted and total it up. I doubt it would exceed 1200 franc :0
  18. Nigelfrost said:
    Sorry, and what is the best psu (850w) for the money?


    Just check if it has Antec or Corsair. Both are quality brands. just get what's cheaper.
  19. Is a coolermaster silent pro m a good psu?
  20. Never get Coolermaster PSU. It's the worst.
  21. How about a antec high current gamer? It is the same price but with 900 watts of power and has a good review.
  22. YEah the antec high gamer is PRETTY GOOD!

    or

    CORSAIR TX850M, 850 Watts (CP-9020004)

    Get this
  23. Which is better?
  24. Antec high gamer is better.
  25. Good luck with your build! I'm gonna sleep :).
  26. Thanks for all your advice!
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