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Please help me with my build! Graphic Card and overall!

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April 27, 2012 3:05:42 AM

Is this a good build? I just need a Graphic Card that maybe you guys can help me decide?

This computer is going to be mainly used for Computer Science, gaming (diablo 3, LOL, Sc2) and movies!

I didnt want to go over 950 so maybe you guys can replace a case or something? Help!

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Internal Harddrive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU and MOTHERBOARD: I-5 2500K with ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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April 27, 2012 3:14:16 AM

Change the mobo to an Extreme3 Gen3 (ASRock Z68). P67 is not the best idea at the moment. Do you live by a microcenter?

Also, I'd get the Corsair 400R as a case, but the HAF seems fine as well.

You don't need 16GB of RAM. Are you ever editing a lot of video or using photoshop (a lot)? If not, 8GB is enough

I'd get the PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W Silver Rated PSU to get some more power to acommodate overclocking and SLI/Crossfire

If you're overclocking, you need a CPU cooler. I'd suggest the Hyper 212 Evo. If you won't overclock, tell me, because then we'll change some stuff. I recommend it, though.

I'd get the GTX 680 if it's available as a GPU. The supply seems iffy, but if you see one (especially MSI Twin Frozr II OC or ASUS, although Gigabyte is good too), go ahead and try to get it. However, if it's unavailable, then I'd suggest an MSI Twin Frozr II OC 7870.
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April 27, 2012 3:29:44 AM

I basically changed everything you said and made that my build, now one question, is there a cheaper video card that will be able to handle diablo 3 sc 2 at full settings? Seems a bit expensive for me.
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April 27, 2012 4:11:45 AM

Oh, I wasn't aware it went over. Is it too expensive with the 7870? If the 7870 costs too much, then get the 7850. The MSI Twin Frozr II OC version is out of stock (to the best of my knowledge), but maybe an ASUS or a Gigabyte would be good. Try to have at least two fans on the card... so HIS and PowerColor are out of the picture.

If the 680 is too much, then get the 7870.
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April 27, 2012 4:23:17 AM

Radeon 7850.
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April 27, 2012 5:38:14 AM

Is the 7850 from Sapphire a good choice? There seems to be alot of problems with the gigabyte with loud vibrating noises and such. Is sapphire a good one? Any other graphic cards around 250 that i can get?
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April 27, 2012 5:42:31 AM

I have a Sapphire 7950 and I can't even hear it! It is that quiet! I am sure the 7850 Sapphire GHz Edition will be just as quiet! :)  :D 
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April 27, 2012 5:51:15 AM

Thanks for the help guys! just couple more questions, so i decided to get the sapphire 7850, BUT is there any other cards you would maybe reccomend over this? No? also

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

Does this mother board support GDDR5? Is this mother board good for me?!
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April 27, 2012 5:53:23 AM

At your budget, no.
GDDR5 is determined by the Graphics Card, not the MOBO. As long as the GPU is PCIe x16, it will work.
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April 27, 2012 5:55:17 AM

Man i love your replies! Im going to just post my final build on another post! Comment on it please and tell me what you think?!
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April 27, 2012 5:56:30 AM

I will do that. :p 
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April 27, 2012 5:58:46 AM

one more, which cd dvd rom should i get? it would be cool if i can get a cd burner or dvd burner with it
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April 27, 2012 12:19:34 PM

WAIT! I'd REALLY suggest the MSI Twin Frozr II OC 7850 (if you can find it)! If not, then ASUS is next best, followed by Gigabyte. Sapphire comes in right before EVGA for me. The Twin Frozr II OC has better cooling, noise levels, and it's clocked higher... but it's out of stock atm.
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April 27, 2012 4:57:23 PM

I know its out of stock :(  everything but giga and sapphire but on new egg gigabyte seems to have loud vibrating noises and fan noise for every con for a review, while sapphire has better reviews :( 
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April 27, 2012 6:51:16 PM

Desktop optical drive, at least if not for Blu-ray, are mostly commoditized and normalized across most brands these days. You can pick and choose based on pricing unless some have really bad reviews. Also, you don't need lightscribe feature.

For Antec 300, make sure it is "Three Hundred Two", not just "Three Hundred", if you care for cable management. I have the older one, not "Two" and am still satisfied, but it lacks cable management, has upside PSU-fan facing, and doesn't have USB 3.0 on front panel. "Three Hundred Two" has improvement on those department.
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April 27, 2012 6:55:42 PM

300 two is the one I linked. I have an Antec 300. Cable management? What's that? :whistle: 
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