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$1500 Gaming Rig - Ordering this week!

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November 18, 2011 3:17:49 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week before the 21st.

Budget Range: ~$1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies and basic business programs.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, OS, monitor, storage drive.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Strictly newegg.

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1900x1200

Additional Comments: A cool and powerful PC within the price range.

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Hey everyone, I made a few changes to my previous build and I think I am ready to order. I plan to purchase this build before Friday primarily for the discount on the SeaSonic PSU. First of all, can the SeaSonic handle my system? Should I upgrade to a 750W PSU just incase? Is the overall build compatible? What are your overall thoughts on the build? Thanks!

*I will be re-using my 500gb Samsung F3 Spinpoint as a storage drive.

Case:
HAF X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card
Asus Radeon HD 6870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply
SeaSonic-X Series X750 Gold
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard
ASUS P8P67 (REV 3.1)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU
i5-2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU COOLER
Xigmatek Gaia
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD
Crucial M4 128 GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD DRIVE
ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

November 18, 2011 3:21:59 AM

Change motherboard to a ASRock Z68 they should have some for around the same price that will be much better IMO. Besides that everything else looks good, if your gonna SLI go for the 750W PSU for future purposes.
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November 18, 2011 3:33:47 AM

I personally prefer Asus motherboards mainly because I never hear anything bad about them. I'll keep that ASRock board in mind though. Thanks ;) 

I had my doubts about getting a 750W, but I think I'll go for it now. ^^
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November 18, 2011 1:57:17 PM

Get this Corsair TX750. $94. Seasonic is good but at that price not that good.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Get the asrock z68 extreme3 gen3. I really recommend it and you should listen to us because the motherboard you chose is 16x/4x at CF. ( google it ).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Don't get the HAF X. It's a waste of money. Get this HAF 932. It's pretty much has everything the HAF X has to offer but at a cheaper price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 18, 2011 2:02:55 PM

With the money saved. Jump up to the 6950.
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November 19, 2011 9:31:13 PM

do not sli 6870's, the micro stuttering is almost unbearable, get the 560 ti, or with your massive budget get a 570 and sli in the future
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November 19, 2011 10:10:29 PM

@ cutebeans
if he doesn't sli or cf no need for 750W and given the choice of mobo it looks like a 1 GPU set-up ...which IMO is better then dual GPu
what is so amazing about asrock mobo? it's cheap? listen to us? who? fanboys of asrock? it doesn't have USB 3.0 headers so ur case recommendation is useless
@glungus
essentially all dual gpu setups will suffer from microstuttering .. but better the card less visible it is ..so
@ OP
go with a single GPU ur budget can fit
ur mobo is good and very stable
also good overclocker
case is a personal preference also there are good cases for less then HAF X
check out Carbide 400R, Cooler Master RC692 and NZXT H2
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