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I'm building a computer and I need some help and advice.

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April 14, 2012 9:27:43 PM

The parts I might get (all of these will be from Newegg.com):

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k, I'm not sure if I should get this or wait for the i5-3570k coming out soon.
GPU: XFX RADEON HD 7850, I heard it's a great high end card and not too expensive.
HSF: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus, I see lots of people say this is good and cheap.
MOTHERBOARD: Asus SaberTooth z77 LGA 1155 SATA 6GB/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard or p8z77, i want a motherboard that will allow me to upgrade when ram or cpu when needed in the future
CASE: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, I hear a lot of stuff about it having lots of air and the led fans are cool and being upgradable and able to fit things in there
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8gb (2x4gb) I hear a bunch of good stuff about this and it'll last me
PSU: Corsair Professional Series HX750W, I might plan on crossfiring and i think this is more than enough power
OPTICAL DRIVE: asus 24x dvd burner (is this even an optical drive?) http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb 7200 rpm sata 6.0gb/s BARE DRIVE ( DO I NEED ANY EXTRA WIRES FOR THIS? )
April 14, 2012 9:33:24 PM

This would be a build that I would actually do lol. Great build. Only 1 thing I would change, and that is the CPU cooler, the plus is great, but the EVO is even better.. :) 

Check out the HAF 922 and 932 cases also.
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April 14, 2012 9:45:52 PM

The 750 watt psu is overkill since you can crossfire two 7850's on less than 600 watt .
As it is a 550 watt psu is what is needed , and a Corsair TX 650 would give more than enough room for expansion

Make sure the case is the "two" model , or switch to the Antec 1100 so you have front USB 3 ports

All z77 motherboards will have the same potential features and exact same performance [ within a small margin ] so not worth paying for a top end mb IMO
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April 14, 2012 9:54:39 PM

Outlander_04 said:
The 750 watt psu is overkill since you can crossfire two 7850's on less than 600 watt .
As it is a 550 watt psu is what is needed , and a Corsair TX 650 would give more than enough room for expansion

Make sure the case is the "two" model , or switch to the Antec 1100 so you have front USB 3 ports

All z77 motherboards will have the same potential features and exact same performance [ within a small margin ] so not worth paying for a top end mb IMO

OK, so I'll get a cheaper z77 motherboard and lower my power supply. So does anybody know if I should wait for the i5-3570k. And do I have all the wires and parts I need for a properly functioning pc? I'm going to get the EVO like the other guy said and check into other cases.
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April 14, 2012 10:00:04 PM

Where in the world did you get that less than 600W is enough for a Radeon 7850 when one needs 500W?
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April 14, 2012 10:10:50 PM

You must be blind as well. I said ONE needs 500 WATTS. Maybe you need reading lessons.
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April 14, 2012 10:12:50 PM

azeem40 said:
You must be blind as well. I said ONE needs 500 WATTS. Maybe you need reading lessons.

Yeah, but I think that means it's for the rest of the computer parts included, not just one card. When you add an extra card, it's not as much right?
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April 14, 2012 10:14:24 PM

azeem40 said:
You must be blind as well. I said ONE needs 500 WATTS. Maybe you need reading lessons.


I need reading lessons?

go back and read what you wrote again . LMAO

and if you have some relevant source material that proves Im wrong about the psu wattage requirements then you are welcome to post it
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April 14, 2012 10:16:17 PM

You're walking on thin lines with me. One more mess up and you can say your complaints to the mods here.
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April 14, 2012 10:17:19 PM

This isn't really helping me with my build.
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April 14, 2012 10:21:39 PM

Outlander_04 said:
You need counting lessons now too Azeem? 500 has always been less than 600 where I come from

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

You might want to rereread my post. I said when one needs 500W; when I said one, I did not mean one person. It was meant as one CARD needs 500W.

OP: Get the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Gen3. It is more than capable to give you what you need.

EDIT: grammar. inb4badgrammar. English is not my native language.
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April 14, 2012 10:24:28 PM

1 card doesn't need 500w, just doing a generic build on extreme's calculator doesn't even make a basic 7850+i5-2500k+2 fans+2 sticks ddr3+High Rpm Sata hovers around 340 before overclock.
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April 14, 2012 11:24:29 PM

icyshark said:
The parts I might get (all of these will be from Newegg.com):

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k, I'm not sure if I should get this or wait for the i5-3570k coming out soon.
GPU: XFX RADEON HD 7850, I heard it's a great high end card and not too expensive.
HSF: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus, I see lots of people say this is good and cheap.
MOTHERBOARD: Asus SaberTooth z77 LGA 1155 SATA 6GB/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard or p8z77, i want a motherboard that will allow me to upgrade when ram or cpu when needed in the future
CASE: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, I hear a lot of stuff about it having lots of air and the led fans are cool and being upgradable and able to fit things in there
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8gb (2x4gb) I hear a bunch of good stuff about this and it'll last me
PSU: Corsair Professional Series HX750W, I might plan on crossfiring and i think this is more than enough power
OPTICAL DRIVE: asus 24x dvd burner (is this even an optical drive?) http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb 7200 rpm sata 6.0gb/s BARE DRIVE ( DO I NEED ANY EXTRA WIRES FOR THIS? )

If this is a gaming build you did it wrong. You spent too much $$$ on your motherboard and psu and skimped on your vid card. You want balance in your build. I don't know what your budget is, but I can see right now some quick easy fixes.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-RC-922M-KKN1-... $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master HAF ATX Mid Tower Case, RC-922M-KKN1-GP (Black)

or...

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Gaming-Com... $90.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - CC-9011011-WW

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $139.99
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://pcper.com/news/Processors/Intel-Ivy-Bridge-Proce... $225
Intel i5-3750K Ivy Bridge CPU 3.4Ghz

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2... $34.29 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $44.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GA

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD%C2%B1RW-Serial-Intern... $22.48 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Asus 24xDVD±RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $349.99
SAPPHIRE 11199-00-20G Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack
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April 15, 2012 12:56:38 AM

dudewitbow said:
1 card doesn't need 500w, just doing a generic build on extreme's calculator doesn't even make a basic 7850+i5-2500k+2 fans+2 sticks ddr3+High Rpm Sata hovers around 340 before overclock.



http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...

2600K + 7850 at idle drawing 89 watts

And the graph at the bottom of the page shows the full load power draw in a graphically intensive game at around 250 watts

A 450 watt psu with sufficient amperage on the 12 v rail will easily run a computer with a single 7850 and give plenty of overhead for overclocking
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April 15, 2012 1:00:43 AM

Is he getting a i7-2600k? Because if he's only gaming he'll only need the i5-2500k
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June 6, 2012 9:37:47 AM

From earlier comment, actually the model number CC650DW-1 is the "Number 2" case. The CC650DW is the old one.
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