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April 14, 2012 11:54:00 AM

Hi, All
I'm just asking if these parts will be capable together, will it fits together all wiring and voltage requirements.
And will it be able to play COD or L4D2 in high setting smoothly.
First time building..just making sure :D 

Parts:

CPU - Intel Core i5 2500K
http://www.zcom.co.nz/product_info.php?products_id=6701

Mobo - Asus P8Z77-V LX MB, 1155, 4x DDR3, SATA3, USB3.0
http://www.zcom.co.nz/product_info.php?products_id=1187...

Ram - G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) 240-Pin Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MEMGSK0361&name...

PSU - Corsair 750W CMPSU-750HX , 80 PLUS Silver, Modular
http://www.zcom.co.nz/product_info.php?products_id=1187...

GPU - Power Color HD7770 1GB 128bit 1000Mhz/1125X4 DVI/HDMI/MiniDP
http://www.zcom.co.nz/product_info.php?products_id=1178...

HDD - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB 3.5" SATA3 7200RPM
http://www.zcom.co.nz/product_info.php?products_id=6436

Case - Aerocool Strike-X Black Gaming Tower Case
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=4658182...

CD Drive - Lite-on iHAS324 24X SATA Black Dual DVDRW
http://www.zcom.co.nz/product_info.php?cPath=7_50&produ...


Im planning on overclocking the CPU (will need better cooling device), will it be capable? with the motherboard that im having.
And will the PSU be enough to crossfire the hd7770? and also will it be capable with this build?
Any suggestion on parts will be appreciate.
Thanks!

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April 14, 2012 4:16:09 PM

boobiez said:

Im planning on overclocking the CPU (will need better cooling device), will it be capable? with the motherboard that im having.
And will the PSU be enough to crossfire the hd7770? and also will it be capable with this build?
Any suggestion on parts will be appreciate.
Thanks!

Yes to all your questions.
To offer suggestions we would need to know your budget and if Z-Com is the only site you can buy from.
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April 14, 2012 9:30:52 PM

Z-Com, PbTech (RAM), and Trademe (Case) those are the big place that i can get the parts but z-com seems to be the cheapest.
All of those comes to around $1,250 and im trying to keep it at $1,300ish.
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April 14, 2012 9:51:33 PM

Use the pricespy.co.nz website to check prices .

You need a 450 watt psu to run that rig as it is and only 550 watts if you crossfire the graphics cards [ just checked ... you cant run proper crossfire with that mb anyway anyway ]
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

IMO buy an Antec 300 case , get a 500 watt psu and upgrade the graphics card to a 7850
It might not look like it just beamed down to your room but it will game a LOT better
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April 14, 2012 10:04:59 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Use the pricespy.co.nz website to check prices .

You need a 450 watt psu to run that rig as it is and only 550 watts if you crossfire the graphics cards [ just checked ... you cant run proper crossfire with that mb anyway anyway ]
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

IMO buy an Antec 300 case , get a 500 watt psu and upgrade the graphics card to a 7850
It might not look like it just beamed down to your room but it will game a LOT better


I could drop the 750hx to 650hx for $60 cheaper and could upgrade to an 7850 2gb for another $20+$60 from the PSU downgrade. 650w would be plenty for my build right? + all the fans in the case and im gonna upgrade the CPU fan for OC too.

and can't my mobo do crossfire? its state that it supports crossfire. but im not planning on doing it right away maybe in the future.
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April 14, 2012 10:09:55 PM

Yes, it will @ 650W being enough. However, that mobo doesn't run at x8/x8, limited CF performance.
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April 14, 2012 10:12:07 PM

follow the psu recommendation link I posted and you see that a 7850 will run well on a good quality 450 watt psu with a single 6 pin power connector

In a big case a modular psu is questionable . Id save money there too if I was sure the case I was buying had good cable management .
Having said that I have the older seasonic built HX 620 in my m-ATX computer and not having the cable clutter is a blessing

You motherboards second pci-e x 16 slot runs at x4 speed . It can crossfire X but there will probably be a performance hit
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April 16, 2012 12:43:26 AM

Don't forget to get a new CPU cooler if you overclock
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April 16, 2012 10:10:42 AM

Wolfyz said:
How about this one

-Asus GF GTX 560 DCII TOP PCI-E 2.0 1024MB DDR5 256-bit, 925/
http://www.zcom.co.nz/product_info.php?cPath=14_63&prod...

Would it be better?
or the 7850

Here on this chart GPU's are listed in descending order, NVidia on the left - AMD on the right. You'll find the 7850 is one tier higher than the 560. The gtx 580 or the hd 7950 would each be one tier higher. It's a useful tool when picking a new GPU:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
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April 16, 2012 11:00:48 AM

ok thanks everyone ~ now i knw all the parts that i need.
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