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Plan on doing my 1st build.....nothing to crazy. Im not much into pc gaming but would like to have the option to if I feel like it. Here is what I was plan on using....will everything be compatible?

GC: SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCIE

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5

RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)

MB: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 or i3-2125

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922

trying to stay at a low price(under 800)

Any suggestion?

Thanx
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    That looks like a good build to me I have almost the same build. I am running the i3 and a corsair gs 700 psu and a Asus hd 6870 video card. The Asus 6870 i have is overclocked from the factory I think its a little faster and the same price as the Sapphire. The Asus card looks cool as well with the silver cooling tubes sticking out. I would also go with the i5 if you can.

    I just checked the specs of your psu and I would go with something with a 12volt @40amp rail. If you look i listed the specs from your psu below you have 2X 12volt rails @ 25 amp I am not sure if that will do . I say this because my Asus 6870 recommends a minimum of 12 volt rail@40 amp on the box.


    3.3V@25A, +5V@25A, +12V1@25A, +12V2@25A, -12V@0.3A, +5VSB@2.5A ( OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W)

    +3.3V@25A, +5V@25A, +12V@53A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@3.0A ( Corsair )

    +3.3V@25A, +5V@25A, +12V1@40A, +12V2@40A, +12V3@40A, +12V4@40A, -12V@0.5A, +5VSB@3.0A (Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 ) Not sure how this antec is but it has 12v@40amps

    These are just the links to the psu and the gpu I listed above.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371051
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121418&Tpk=asus%206870
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139024&Tpk=corsair%20gs700
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341048
  2. either change your i5 2500 to i5 2500k or down grade to i5 2400 or i5 2300

    corsair cx 500/600 or seasonic 520 80plus bronze psu

    after that things are sweet
  3. Tavo_Nova said:
    either change your i5 2500 to i5 2500k or down grade to i5 2400 or i5 2300

    corsair cx 500/600 or seasonic 520 80plus bronze psu

    after that things are sweet



    The Seasonic has really low amps... 3.3V@24A, +5V@24A, +12V1@20A, +12V2@20A[/u], -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2.5A

    The corsair cx600 looks much better... +3.3V@25A, +5V@25A, +12V@40A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@3.0A
  4. I added it all up at new egg and you came out to about 820 with the i5 2400 and a dvd drive that it looks like you forgot.
  5. pfunkmd said:
    I added it all up at new egg and you came out to about 820 with the i5 2400 and a dvd drive that it looks like you forgot.


    Pf..Thanx for the info...I think Im gonna go with the corair 650tx psu and the Asus card.....I didnt forget the dvd just didnt added it. Pf...what case are you using and how is everything fixing? becuz I heard that the haf 912 case have a litte trouble with a 11.5/12in gpu if u dont remove the bottom bay.
  6. High quality case with USB III in front panel

    Antec Gaming Series One Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129181

    80+ Bronze, modular PSU at a great price!

    SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093

    Quad Core CPU with a high chance to unlock into a 6 core!

    AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zosma 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HD96ZTWFGRBOX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103995

    A superb motherboard with everything you'll need! USB, SATA & eSata III, all solid caps, overclockable, core unlocker to help you unlock hidden cores, 8X/8X Crossfire, support for future Vishera CPUs, and all of that at a very low price!

    ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157262

    Cheapest 8GB 1600MHz kit

    Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1600ELK
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220558

    Radeon HD 7850..simply the best perfomance/price card you can get now! Very low power consumption both at load and idle!

    SAPPHIRE 11200-00-20G Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102986

    120 GB SSD from Adata for ~100$ is a great deal!

    ADATA S510 Series AS510S3-120GM-O 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211588


    SUM is 750$ The only thing that is missing is a HDD...You can re use any external you have, alternative add one ;)
  7. Tavo_Nova said:
    either change your i5 2500 to i5 2500k or down grade to i5 2400 or i5 2300

    corsair cx 500/600 or seasonic 520 80plus bronze psu

    after that things are sweet


    Thanx....quick question...I can understand going a step up from i5 2500 to i5 2500k, but I dont understand why not just staying with the i5 2500? Or are u sayin pick the i5 2400/2300 over the i3 that I asked about?
  8. noc662 said:
    Pf..Thanx for the info...I think Im gonna go with the corair 650tx psu and the Asus card.....I didnt forget the dvd just didnt added it. Pf...what case are you using and how is everything fixing? becuz I heard that the haf 912 case have a litte trouble with a 11.5/12in gpu if u dont remove the bottom bay.


    I am running a budget case and the only problem was I could not put the hard drive across from the card. If the card was a quarter of an inch longer it would not have fit


    (I only paid 30 euro for this case and for the price is is great everything fits perfect )

    http://www.ebay.de/itm/Sharkoon-Vaya-Gehause-schwarz-LED-rot-ATX-Tower-/200744867604?pt=DE_Elektronik_Computer_Geh%C3%A4use&hash=item2ebd539714#ht_3576wt_998
  9. michxymi said:
    High quality case with USB III in front panel

    Antec Gaming Series One Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129181

    80+ Bronze, modular PSU at a great price!

    SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093

    Quad Core CPU with a high chance to unlock into a 6 core!

    AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zosma 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HD96ZTWFGRBOX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103995

    A superb motherboard with everything you'll need! USB, SATA & eSata III, all solid caps, overclockable, core unlocker to help you unlock hidden cores, 8X/8X Crossfire, support for future Vishera CPUs, and all of that at a very low price!

    ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157262

    Cheapest 8GB 1600MHz kit

    Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1600ELK
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220558

    Radeon HD 7850..simply the best perfomance/price card you can get now! Very low power consumption both at load and idle!

    SAPPHIRE 11200-00-20G Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102986

    120 GB SSD from Adata for ~100$ is a great deal!

    ADATA S510 Series AS510S3-120GM-O 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211588


    SUM is 750$ The only thing that is missing is a HDD...You can re use any external you have, alternative add one ;)



    Thanx a lot....Im liking that 750 price lol
  10. noc662 said:
    Thanx....quick question...I can understand going a step up from i5 2500 to i5 2500k, but I dont understand why not just staying with the i5 2500? Or are u sayin pick the i5 2400/2300 over the i3 that I asked about?



    the 2500k you can overclock if you are into that. the 2400 and 2300 you will save money but they cannot be overclocked as far as the i3 its a dual core not as good as any of the sandy bridge i5 chips. If you want to save some cash you can go with the i3 it should not be a problem it just wont be as good at multitasking as the i5
  11. That amd build looks good as well and the video card is a lot better. But if its not a gaming rig I would go with the Intel I think but that is a hard choice.
  12. Thanx a lot guys Im gonna do some math and see how everything adds up. When I start my build Im gonna post some pic and l let yall know how it turns out.
  13. Did some rethinking price came to 783.92

    DVD: SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE

    Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912

    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB

    GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16

    PSU: SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC

    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

    MB: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K
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