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February 18, 2012 10:44:52 PM

Hey guy finally picked out all the parts to my new gaming build let me know what you think. Its strictly a gaming rig. Let me know what you think of the case and will the psu i be enough for later sli or crossfire. Also i choose the new 7970 but its so expensive should I go with a lower end card like a gtx 560 ti or something like that (dont mind shelling out the cash but do you think the 7970 is worth it or are there cheaper options that will do the job?). Anyway any feedback would be appreciated also if theres anywhere you guys think i can cut cost let me know. ohhh and last but not least I need a wireless card any ideas??

CPU: i5 2500k

MB: ASUS P8768 Pro


Ram: G Skill Ripjaws 8 GB

SSD: Crucial M4 128 GB

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB

PSU: Corsair HX850

Liquid Cooling: Corsair H100

Case: Corsair 500r

GPU: XFX 7970



aight guys iv been out of the game for awhile and to the dislike of my GF im back, let me know what you think. Im def open to making changes and im planning on making the purchase within the next couple weeks.

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February 18, 2012 10:58:05 PM

spg23 said:
Hey guy finally picked out all the parts to my new gaming build let me know what you think. Its strictly a gaming rig. Let me know what you think of the case and will the psu i be enough for later sli or crossfire. Also i choose the new 7970 but its so expensive should I go with a lower end card like a gtx 560 ti or something like that (dont mind shelling out the cash but do you think the 7970 is worth it or are there cheaper options that will do the job?). Anyway any feedback would be appreciated also if theres anywhere you guys think i can cut cost let me know. ohhh and last but not least I need a wireless card any ideas??

CPU: i5 2500k

MB: ASUS P8768 Pro
No reason to spend more than $120-$150 on an 1155 mobo so you can save money with another z68

Ram: G Skill Ripjaws 8 GB Ok

SSD: Crucial M4 128 GB OK

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 500gb should be enough at these prices

PSU: Corsair HX850 650w is plenty

Liquid Cooling: Corsair H100 No reason to spend the money. A CM 212 works

Case: Corsair 500r If thats what you like and want to spend the money go for it

GPU: XFX 7970 Dilemma: Keppler is due out within the next 2-4 weeks with claimed better performance (tbd) so I would wait to see what the landscape looks like in case prices come down



aight guys iv been out of the game for awhile and to the dislike of my GF im back, let me know what you think. Im def open to making changes and im planning on making the purchase within the next couple weeks.

a c 245 4 Gaming
February 18, 2012 11:06:38 PM

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Liquid Cooling: Corsair H100 No reason to spend the money. A CM 212 works


I will second this. Here's a couple of alternate suggestions for fans if you don't like the Hyper 212:

- Akasa Voodoo Venom: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14775/cpu-aka-07/Akas...
- Thermalright True Spirit: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9403/cpu-tri-62/Therm...
- EVGA M020: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Noctua NH-U9B: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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GPU: XFX 7970 Dilemma: Keppler is due out within the next 2-4 weeks with claimed better performance (tbd) so I would wait to see what the landscape looks like in case prices come down


I'm taking a wait and see attitude on Keppler right now. The 7970 is solid, as is the 7950. Judging from the MSRP of the 780 and 790 ($600 and $900 respectively), I'll reserve judgement for the prices until I see some actual numbers and where they stand versus what's out now.

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Case: Corsair 500r If thats what you like and want to spend the money go for it


I will second this recommendation - Corsair makes some really awesome cases for the price.

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PSU: Corsair HX850 650w is plenty


I'd say 750 to be on the safe side in case you decide to SLI/Crossfire. 850 is necessary if you run SLI or Crossfire and plan to overclock.
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February 18, 2012 11:28:07 PM

Thanks guys ill take a look at the other cpu heatsinks suggested, Quietpc what MB do you suggest then instead in the 120-150 range? should i stick with asus or look at asrock boards?
February 18, 2012 11:30:17 PM

damn not sue if i can hold out for keppler, im itching to build this thing. do you think its going to be worth waiting for? might not come out till april.
a c 245 4 Gaming
February 18, 2012 11:40:02 PM

spg23 said:
damn not sue if i can hold out for keppler, im itching to build this thing. do you think its going to be worth waiting for? might not come out till april.


I don't think it will make that much of a difference - the 7950 is a solid card and it's available now. The GPUs are the one thing that's constantly changing and new ones are always going to be released and be better than the ones that preceded them.
February 19, 2012 12:16:08 AM

spg23 said:
Thanks guys ill take a look at the other cpu heatsinks suggested, Quietpc what MB do you suggest then instead in the 120-150 range? should i stick with asus or look at asrock boards?


If you like Asus this is one and there are others slightly less: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you like Asrock you can start here and go up to the $130 range depending on features: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you like Gigabyte this one is $118: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a c 245 4 Gaming
February 19, 2012 7:00:54 AM

spg23 said:
Thanks think im going to go with the 7950 due to it being 200 bucks cheaper than the 7970, what manufacturer should i go with?

Saphire

XFX

Asus ( think this one is a little to wide)


GIGABYTE


Go with Sapphire - they actually do a lot of legacy testing for AMD and all the products they use are very solid, stable, and last for a long time. My workstation PC is running a 2 year old 5830 with no problems whatsoever.
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