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May 4, 2012 8:15:53 PM

Hey guys,
I have not put a box together in a long time. I'd like to get some input on what I am looking at and let me know if I am missing something or better components recommendation. Or if you think something is overkill etc

budget 1500 +/-

Goal: mid-range gaming system, will run everything well and that will last a while.

Required parts: i5 2500k, 7970 GPU


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SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7970 OC 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (11197-01-40G)
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CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC ...
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May 5, 2012 1:33:09 AM

What's the primary use for this build? If it's gaming then 2 x 8GB is major overkill, and you definitely want to go Ivy if you possibly can for PCI Gen 3. It's a good start for sure.

Here's what I would suggest for $1500:

Case: Corsair Carbide 500R - $139.99
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 950W - $149.99
Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 - $139.99
CPU: 3.4Ghz Intel Core i5-3570K - $249.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $46.99
SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 - $124.99
HD: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 - $109.99
Optical: LG Blu Ray Burner - $79.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 - $399.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99

Total: $1,576.89

A little bit over budget but if you don't need Windows 7 you can swap that for a 7970 or 680 and come in a little under budget.
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May 5, 2012 2:13:32 AM

Yea, this will strictly be gaming only.
Love the suggestion btw
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May 5, 2012 2:47:21 AM

braddixon76 said:
Yea, this will strictly be gaming only.

Love the suggestion btw

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May 5, 2012 6:01:00 AM

braddixon76 said:
Yea, this will strictly be gaming only.
Love the suggestion btw


I just realized that build is now almost exactly the same as my own build. :lol: 
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May 5, 2012 6:24:46 AM

I see you have upgraded your CPU, g-unit. How do you like it? I'm looking at buying one.
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