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

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=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=asus+24x+dvd+burner&x=34&y=25
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb 7200 rpm sata 6.0gb/s BARE DRIVE ( DO I NEED ANY EXTRA WIRES FOR THIS? )
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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Where in the world did you get that less than 600W is enough for a Radeon 7850 when one needs 500W?
  5. azeem40 said:
    Where in the world did you get that less than 600W is enough for a Radeon 7850 when one needs 500W?


    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
  6. You must be blind as well. I said ONE needs 500 WATTS. Maybe you need reading lessons.
  7. 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?
  8. 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
  9. You're walking on thin lines with me. One more mess up and you can say your complaints to the mods here.
  10. This isn't really helping me with my build.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=asus+24x+dvd+burner&x=34&y=25
    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-GP-Black/dp/B0026FCI2U/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1334445739&sr=1-2 $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-Computer/dp/B0055Q7BR4/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1334445758&sr=1-3 $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=N82E16817341049 $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=N82E16813157293 $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-Processors-Launch-March-23-2012 $225
    Intel i5-3750K Ivy Bridge CPU 3.4Ghz

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-20PK-R2/dp/B005O65JXI/ref=pd_cp_e_0 $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=N82E16820231546 $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-Internal-ST1000DM003/dp/B005T3GRNW/ref=sr_1_8?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1334100651&sr=1-8 $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-Internal-DRW-24B1ST/dp/B0033Z2BAQ/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_b $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=N82E16814102981 $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-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=pd_sim_pc_5 $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack
  14. 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-review-benchmark,3148-19.html

    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
  15. Is he getting a i7-2600k? Because if he's only gaming he'll only need the i5-2500k
  16. From earlier comment, actually the model number CC650DW-1 is the "Number 2" case. The CC650DW is the old one.
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