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  1. Could you please fill this out
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice

    I wouldn't start with SLI because then you have nothing to upgrade to in the future. I would get one 7850 for a similar price $250-260. This GPU performs about equal to the 570 but is $40-50 cheaper.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-review-benchmark,3148.html
  2. ^ You can spend much less on a HDD and motherboard, and get a HD7870.
  3. In my opinion you're making a mistake thinking that 2 cheaper cards will perform better than a single good one. This more often than not isn't the case.

    I agree with Zero, a single 7870 would be a better choice.

    The main drive is more expensive than it has to be, don't be afraid to several hard drives. Add more drives as needed.

    Also, that motherboard in my opinion is insanely overpriced for a MicroATX.
    This is more modestly priced:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837

    Power supply: Cheaper and just as good
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020&Tpk=tx650v2
  4. The aftermarket cooler isn't so crucial for a system if the cpu is going to be OC'ed. The stock cooler should be fine.

    And while $200 is actually quite a good price for 3TB, more isn't necessarily better in this case, and you can save around $100 if you go for a 1TB drive instead, and still be sufficient for your needs. Although if you do see yourself utilising all 3 TB, then by all means. Also, that's a 5400 rpm drive, if I read correctly. A 7200 rpm drive would be better.

    If you want to futureproof your pc more effectively then get the Z77 mobo's.

    Also, reiterating what zero and nekul posted, as a rule of thumb get the best single gpu you can afford and add in another one when you can afford it. This way you won't be limited from the get-go. So in this case get a 7850 and add in another one when you can afford it. This is better than finding out that you want a more powerful set-up and selling both of your 550's in order to get another gpu.
  5. bennaye said:
    The aftermarket cooler isn't so crucial for a system if the cpu is going to be OC'ed. The stock cooler should be fine.


    I completely disagree. You should get a good CPU cooler if you want to overclock the i5-2500k. Although you could get a cheaper, but still good, model.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
  6. andrewcarr said:
    I completely disagree. You should get a good CPU cooler if you want to overclock the i5-2500k. Although you could get a cheaper, but still good, model.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099


    Lol woops i completely agree with andrew's disagreement with my statement. I meant to say that the aftermarket cooler isn't needed so much if you aren't going to be OC'ing. But if you are then OC'ing then the stock cooler would be too crappy. My bad.
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    If you want to futureproof your pc more effectively then get the Z77 mobo's.


    No point, Ivy Bridge is scheduled to be the final generation of LGA1155 compatible CPUs. Z68 already works with them, but Ivy Bridge is not good enough to be considered an "upgrade" in the first place.
  8. nekulturny said:
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    If you want to futureproof your pc more effectively then get the Z77 mobo's.


    No point, Ivy Bridge is scheduled to be the final generation of LGA1155 compatible CPUs. Z68 already works with them, but Ivy Bridge is not good enough to be considered an "upgrade" in the first place.

    But if he hasn't built the computer yet, why not get the Ivy Bridge i5. It is supposed to be the same price and have a bit of a improvement. Even if it is only a 5% improvement its better than not having that. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-benchmark-core-i7-3770k,3181.html
    Secondly if you get a Ivy Bridge CPU you will want a Z77 motherboard. In some instances the drivers on Z68 won't be upgraded when you first get the motherboard and you would have to install a Sandy Bridge CPU upgrade them and then put the new processor in. Also its the venders that have to upgrade the drivers for support so not every Z68 will be compatible.
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