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Advise $1300 Build - Updated

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May 4, 2012 8:22:34 PM

I'm looking for advise on this build, I would like SLI compatibly later on.

I'm using so please link the same as im from canada.

Need advise on a good headsink for this build.

This is what I have right now, I'm thinking of adding a SSD, wondering about the mobo and power supply (willing to change). And if you had another $100-$200 what would you change? Please help as I would like to buy soon!

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: $1100-$1300 b4 shipping/taxes

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: Canada

Overclocking: Yes and Maybe?

SLI or Crossfire: Yes later

Additional Comments: Would like a quiet computer!! And a good gaming computer that will last.

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
$119.99 -$15.00 Instant $104.99

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (11196-00-40G)
$399.99 $399.99

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
$50.99 -$6.00 Instant $44.99

MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$189.99 -$20.00 Instant $169.99

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x ...
$159.99 $159.99


Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53550
$219.99 $219.99

Subtotal: $1,099.94

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May 4, 2012 9:13:05 PM

Also should I for $90 more go from 7950 to 7970 graphics?
May 4, 2012 11:13:14 PM

Sorry for the new post. Been looking at the below, any thoughts?

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Intel DZ77GA70K ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($237.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($507.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define XL Titanium Grey ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1510.36
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-04 19:12 EDT-0400)
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May 4, 2012 11:53:01 PM

Drop the i7 down to the i5. Also drop the RAM to 8GB. Games make use of less than 1/2 of your current amount. Use the $ saved to get extra storage, like the Mushkin Chronos 120GB SSD.
May 5, 2012 12:38:01 AM

So pretty much you recommend the first build? Ignore the 2nd, in regards to the first build any suggestions? The 2nd also includes a GTX 680 which are non existent.