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April 30, 2012 5:31:03 AM

I'm trying to make a gaming PC that is somewhat future-insolated. I've been wanting to create a PC on my own for a couple of years, but this is my first time and I am unsure if I have to worry about conflicits. The parts look compatible at least physically, but I just wanted to see if others could tell me if this build will work before I put money down on the parts, if there is a resource I should look at to find more information, or if there were any suggestions on changes. Anyway, here it is:

Case: Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T

Power: Thermaltake Toughpower Grand TPG-1050M 1050W

Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K

CPU Cooling: CORSAIR H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

GPU: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB x 2

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB

Drive 1: OCZ Agility 3 2.5" 120GB SSD

Drive 2: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

Network: Rosewill RNX-N300 IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless-N 2.0 PCI

Optical Drive: LG Black 12X Internal Blu-ray Drive

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April 30, 2012 5:38:56 AM

Can you tell us a few things.
1) What purpose is the pc for?
2) What is your budget?
3) When are you building?
April 30, 2012 5:49:02 AM

What I Mainly thought of was gaming/media player, but I'd also be using it for writing and graphic design. I have around $3000 for a budget and I have no set date.
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April 30, 2012 5:57:23 AM

850 - 950W PSU should be fine. Corsair AX 850 is a good PSU. I think the rest of your components would work just fine. :) 
April 30, 2012 5:37:34 PM

Thank you. I realize that the PSU was a bit overkill. The PSU that I chose, I only did so because it was cheaper than other with the combo deal on Newegg. Would a 1050W cause problems? Any other suggest on what is not needed?

I just realized too that the processor was incompatible with the motherboard. I was told on another thread (accidently made two) to go with the new i7-3770K which is compatible, is that recommendable? Also, if I want ultra performance on say Crysis 3 next year, as a guess, would you say it still hold up?

And the graphics cards, with future high-graphics games like Battlefield 3, would just one Radeon suffice? Or would the Geforce GTX 680 be better? Or prehaps if I waited till thursday I read that the Geforce GTX 690 is coming out...
April 30, 2012 5:51:28 PM

Yaobikuni said:
Thank you. I realize that the PSU was a bit overkill. The PSU that I chose, I only did so because it was cheaper than other with the combo deal on Newegg. Would a 1050W cause problems? Any other suggest on what is not needed?

I just realized too that the processor was incompatible with the motherboard. I was told on another thread (accidently made two) to go with the new i7-3770K which is compatible, is that recommendable? Also, if I want ultra performance on say Crysis 3 next year, as a guess, would you say it still hold up?

And the graphics cards, with future high-graphics games like Battlefield 3, would just one Radeon suffice? Or would the Geforce GTX 680 be better? Or prehaps if I waited till thursday I read that the Geforce GTX 690 is coming out...


Personally, here is what I would do:
Corsair 500r
Gigabyte z77-Ud5h
i7 2600k or i7 3770k
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Corsair AX 850
Sapphire Radeon 7970 or EVGA GTX 680 (the gtx 690 is essentially 2 x 680 so you can wait on it if you want; Single card will max out any game at the moment, you can always add another one in the future)
G-Skill Ripjaws 16 Gb
Seagate Barracuda 1 tb or WD Black 1 Tb
Crucial m4 128 Gb
Your optical drive
Your Network card
April 30, 2012 6:55:15 PM

For gaming, get an i5-3570k. i7-3930k is a workstation CPU.
April 30, 2012 7:36:41 PM

Here is a revised build-

Case: Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T

Power: Corsair AX 850

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H

CPU: Intel Core i7 3770k

CPU Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7970 3GBx 1 or Geforce GTX 680 x 1

RAM: G-Skill Ripjaws 16 Gb

Drive 1: Crucial m4 SSD 128GB

Drive 2: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

Network: Rosewill RNX-N300 IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless-N 2.0 PCI

Optical Drive: LG Black 12X Internal Blu-ray Drive
April 30, 2012 7:46:54 PM

Get the i5-3570k.. It is the same thing.
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