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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Related resources Need help finalizing new build! - Forum Need help finalizing first build, AMD, GPU, Cooler - Forum need help finalizing my first build - Forum Finalizing my build. . NEED HELP from the EXPERTS! - Forum Need Help. Opinion / Advice before finalizing the $2000 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? m 0 l Best solution Zero_ 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. Share 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 m 0 l 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 m 0 l precursoris May 1, 2012 5:47:24 PM Best answer selected by precursoris. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed some help finalizing my build. Forum SolvedFirst Build Finalizing Parts and Need Help Forum SolvedBudget Computer build need help finalizing decisions Forum SolvedNeed help finalizing build! Forum Need Help Finalizing PC Build Forum SolvedNeed Help Finalizing Gaming Build Forum SolvedNeed help finalizing my new build Forum Solved1st Build Advice - Need help finalizing the build Forum SolvedNeed help finalizing HTPC build! Forum Need help finalizing build - midrange $1100-$1200 Forum Need help finalizing my build Forum Finalizing my build. . NEED HELP! Forum Need help finalizing my pc build Forum I Need Help Finalizing My Haswell Build Forum Need some help finalizing my build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !