1 Week till I Pull the Trigger On Build

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 Week

Budget Range: $900

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming. Ie. bf3, HoN, LoL, Diablo III

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Canadian websites like , , , etc.

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU no preference on gpu company.

Overclocking: Don't think it will fit budget

SLI or Crossfire: No, but leaving the option for the future might be a good idea.

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768 for now, will upgrade in July or so to 1080.

Additional Comments: Was originally going to buy in June but have decided that I might aswell pull the trigger next week if I can figure out what I want.

The $900 CAD is somewhat tight it seems. Would a higher processor (2400/2500k) with a lower GPU (6870) be a smarter choice over a 2120 with a 7850?

What I have come up with thus far.

DVD/CD Rom -

Windows 7 Home OS -

Cooler Master HAF 912 -

Seagate Barracuda 500GB+Corsair Builder Series 600W combo

Z77+2120 combo -

7850 -

G.Skill RAM -

Total: $900.91

With a 2400 instead would cost $70 more or so and the graphics card would be around $100 less. One other thing, how is the PSU? What is do you think would be a good PSU for future proofing in terms of crossfireing?
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  1. I would go modular with the power supply and get at least 600-650W if you want to future proof it. Maybe even get a 750W just to have peace of mind.
  2. Best answer
    Modular helps somewhat, but is never needed.
  3. Best answer selected by zerokontrol.
  4. for the video card, id get the asus directcu2 version. the directcu cooler given to the 7850 is extremely overbuilt
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