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Power Supply question and tips on anything you would change

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February 7, 2012 1:37:43 AM

Hi

I currently plan on ordering

Thermaltake V9 BlacX Edition with Docking Station (NewEgg Exclusive) SECC / Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard


HIS IceQ Turbo H697QT2G2M Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with ...

Thermaltake Black Widow W0319RU 850W ATX 12V v2.3, EPS 12V v2.91 CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active ...

* Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 ...


G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR

Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


LG Black Internal 12X Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback Blu-ray Disc Rewriter SATA WH12LS38 LightScribe Support - OEM



I plan taking advantage of the crossfire capabilities and using another one of these cards in the future and plan to overclock. Is the 850 psu enough for the future upgrade? Does anyone have any suggestions for changes on my current build? Any advice is appreciated thank you.
February 7, 2012 3:00:36 AM

^yep. A $120 ASRock Z68 Extreme3 would do fine, or maybe a $160 Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3.
Get a 2500K. Forget the 2600/K completely for gaming on this kind of budget.
With the money you save from those changes, go for a 7950 at ~$460.

I recommend this great XFX 750W, 80+ Silver: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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