Need Advice Gaming Build €1400-€1600

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 days

Budget Range: 1400-1600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming(wow,skyrim,bf3,swtor,mw3), Live streaming games(wow and swtor), Game Recording, video editing,

Parts Not Required: Mouse, 24 inch monitor , Keyboard, speakers,

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.alternate.be/html/index.html

Country: Belgium

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

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These are the parts that i've been thinking about :

CASE: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus = €74,90
http://www.alternate.be/html/product/Behuizingen_Midi_Tower/Cooler_Master/HAF_912_Plus/458743/?tn=HARDWARE&l1=Behuizingen&l2=Alle+behuizingen

MOBO: ASRock Z68 EXTREME3 GEN3 = €129,90
http://www.alternate.be/html/product/Moederborden_Socket_1155/ASRock/Z68_EXTREME3_GEN3/580533/?tn=HARDWARE&l1=Moederborden&l2=Intel&l3=Socket+1155

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 = €194,90
http://www.alternate.be/html/product/CPUs_Socket_1155/Intel(R)/Core_en%20_trade_i5-2500/493113/?tn=HARDWARE&l1=Processoren+%28CPU%29&l2=Desktop&l3=Socket+1155

HDD: Samsung HD502HJ 500 GB = €89,90
http://www.alternate.be/html/product/Harddisks_3,5_inch_SATA/Samsung/HD502HJ_500_GB/357626/?tn=HARDWARE&l1=Harddisks&l2=Serial-ATA&l3=3%2C5+inch

SSD: Crucial CT128M4SSD2 = €169,90
http://www.alternate.be/html/product/Solid_State_Disk_2,5_inch_SATA/Crucial/CT128M4SSD2/551362/?tn=HARDWARE&l1=Harddisks&l2=SSD

MEMORY: Corsair 8 GB DDR3-1600 Kit = €54,90
http://www.alternate.be/html/product/Geheugen_DDR3-1600/Corsair/8_GB_DDR3-1600_Kit/580477/?tn=HARDWARE&l1=Geheugen&l2=DDR3&l3=DDR3-1600

DVD: LiteOn IHDS118 = €17,99
http://www.alternate.be/html/product/DVD-drives_Serial-ATA/LiteOn/IHDS118/296588/?tn=HARDWARE&l1=DVD+%2F+Blu-ray&l2=DVD-ROM&l3=Serial-ATA

OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit = €99,90
http://www.alternate.be/html/product/Software_System_Builder_Besturingssystemen/Microsoft/Windows_7_Home_Premium_64-Bit/525324/?tn=SOFTWARE&l1=Besturingssystemen

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-750HX = €144,90
http://www.alternate.be/html/product/Voedingen_meer_dan_600_Watt/Corsair/CMPSU-750HX/344322/?tn=HARDWARE&l1=Voedingen&l2=meer+dan+600+Watt

GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD7970 = €549
http://www.alternate.be/html/pcbuilder/productDetail.html?searchClass=graphicscardPCIe&artno=JDXSX0&cn=1&tn=BUILDERS

TOTAL : € 1.526,19


Some Questions:
1) Is the PSU enough for this build or do i need to get a 850 for when i go crossfire HD7970(in a month or 2) ?
2) Am i allowed to buy the OEM licensed version of windows 7 or do i need to buy the more expensive one ?
3) Do i need to get a different CPU cooler or is the stock cooler good enough ?
4) Is the case big enough?
5) first time builder so just wondering is there anything extra that i need to buy?

I'm not sure whether i should get the HD7970 or the HD7950 since its a €100 difference
so i am wondering is the €100 more on the HD7970 worth it over the HD7950?
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  1. I would go with a 850w psu for dual 7970's, but to be honest a 7950 will max out any game atm.
  2. should i go for the 7950 then and use the extra money on a better cpu for editing/recording/streaming?
  3. mrvancraen said:
    should i go for the 7950 then and use the extra money on a better cpu for editing/recording/streaming?

    I would. A 2600K would do just fine for that.
  4. i dont plan on overclocking so should i get the normal 2600?
    and would it be possible to add a second 7950 gpu(in a couple of months) and put em in crossfire?
  5. mrvancraen said:
    i dont plan on overclocking so should i get the normal 2600?
    and would it be possible to add a second 7950 gpu(in a couple of months) and put em in crossfire?

    As easy as it is to over clock these days I would spend just a few more Euro's and get the 2600K. You never know when you might want to give it a try. Big gain for little effort and not much more money.

    That board and psu will allow you to run dual cards @ 8x so your good to go if you ever want to add another one of those cards later on. :)
  6. Ah ok guess il be going for the 7950 then.
    should i get the normal SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 = €459
    https://www.alternate.be/html/pcbuilder/productDetail.html?searchClass=graphicscardPCIe&artno=JDXSX2&cn=1&tn=BUILDERS
    or the SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 OC = €489
    https://www.alternate.be/html/pcbuilder/productDetail.html?searchClass=graphicscardPCIe&artno=JDXSX1&cn=1&tn=BUILDERS
    since it's only €30 i guess i should go for the OC one?
    And will the case be big enough these gpu's?
  7. That's a tough call. I like the after market cooling much better than the stock cooling, but 30 Euro's...that's some money. If you have the extra money...that is a nice cooling set up on that card.

    As for that case...it has plenty of room. That's a big case, what that case does lack is extra case fans. That case allows you to add 200mm, 140mm, and 120mm case fans to it giving you a much better airflow (cooler temps).
  8. Thanks for all the help
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