Solved Need Help Finalizing Build Tags: New Build Systems Last response: May 1, 2012 5:47 PM in Systems Share precursoris 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: Core™ 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 More about : finalizing build g-unit1111 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. Zero_ 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. Related resources New system build need help with finalizing the parts - Forum Need some advice finalizing build - Forum Finalizing new gaming build - Forum Need help finalizing the parts in my first build - Forum Need Help finalizing my build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer precursoris April 28, 2012 2:17:09 AM The Antec 450W can handle a 7850 OC, or do you mean the 6870? Best solution Zero_ April 28, 2012 4:04:24 AM Share 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. precursoris April 28, 2012 5:14:20 AM Two more things: 1. Should I stick to the case I listed (Antec 300) or should I get the HAF 912? HAF 912 ---> http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX35637 2. Should I stick to the PSU I listed (OCZ ZS 750W) or should I downgrade? And to what? IF you can, please refer to one from here: http://www.memoryexpress.com/Category/PowerSupplies precursoris April 28, 2012 3:37:58 PM Also, should I stay with the ASUS P8Z68-V LE or should I go for something else? Preferably refer from here: http://www.memoryexpress.com/Category/Motherboards precursoris May 1, 2012 5:47:24 PM Best answer selected by precursoris. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores Forum Need help finalizing my new build Forum 1st Build Advice - Need help finalizing the build Forum Finalizing my build ... Forum Could I get some advice for finalizing my build ? Forum Need help finalizing a PC gaming build . Forum Finalizing new build - Question about dimensions. Forum Need help finalizing my build Forum Need help in finalizing system build Forum Need Help Finalizing My First Build ($1400-$1500) Forum Dat build... Forum 1st PC build for gaming $1200 need help finalizing some components Forum [Solved] Need help finalizing HTPC build! Forum Need help in finalizing system build Forum Need some help on a first time build (PLEASE!!) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !