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April 28, 2012 1:06:33 AM

I plan on putting together a computer that I can use for work but can also handle most games at good settings. I plan on overclocking, but doubt I will crossfire. I live in Canada.

Here is the build I have in mind:

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LE ---> http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX34705
Processor: Coreā„¢ i5-2500K ---> http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX31557
Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 750W ---> http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX34738
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 6870 IceQ ---> http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX37061
Chasis: Antec Three Hundred Versatile Mid Tower Gamer Case ---> http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX20934
RAM: GSKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB PC3-12800 Dual Channel DDR3 Kit ---> http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX33234
HDD: Seagate 500GB Barracuda 7200rpm SATA III w/ 16MB Cache ---> http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX35469
Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24x DVD-RW Drive, SATA ---> http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX27707


A couple of things I'm debating:
1. Should I stick with above listed MoBo, or go with the Asus P8Z68-V LE ---> http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX34705
2. Should I get a CPU cooler?

Please comment on the build as a whole and recommend better components that are in the same price range.


Thanks in advance

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April 28, 2012 1:33:12 AM

What's your budget? I can probably switch things around - you should get a 7850 for your GPU instead of a 6870. I'd definitely go with the Asus board over the MSI.
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April 28, 2012 2:08:00 AM

Agree on the HD7850. If you dont plan to CF, then even a Antec VP450 for ~$40 should be able to handle an overclocked HD7850 and 2500k.
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April 28, 2012 2:17:09 AM

The Antec 450W can handle a 7850 OC, or do you mean the 6870?
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April 28, 2012 4:04:24 AM

precursoris said:
The Antec 450W can handle a 7850 OC, or do you mean the 6870?

A 7850OC. The power draw is ridiculously low even if you OC it to 1300MHz. It still doesn't hit the levels of a stock HD6870.
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May 1, 2012 5:47:24 PM

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