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$1500 Gaming System Compatibility

Last response: in Systems
May 6, 2012 3:13:52 PM

Hi guys,
basically I've researched the parts and decided on a customized pc I like. However I need some advice regarding whether it is usable, i.e. is the power supply big enough, wasted ram due to operating system, graphics card won't receive enough power etc. etc.

So here is the parts list:

Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Gaming Case (Pro Gamer System Chassis)
Corsair TX-750 80 PLUS Certified 750W Power Supply (Power Supply)
Intel Core i5 - 2500K 3.3GHz/3.7GHz Turbo Quad-Core (Processor)
ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 - SLI, Crossfire, SATA 6Gbps & USB 3.0 - 3 x PCI-E 16x Slots (Mainboard)
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 (CPU Cooling)
NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller and Temperature Monitor (Temperature and Fan Controller)
8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X High Performance Low-Latency DDR3-2133MHz RAM (Memory)
AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 - Fully DirectX 11 Compatible (Video Card)
500GB Seagate Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s 7,200RPM 16MB Cache (Hard Drive 1)
LG 24X Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) (Optical Drive)
High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio (Audio)
High Performance Gigabit Ethernet (Network Adapter)
802.11n WiFi Adapter (Wireless Network Adapter)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (Operating System)
1 Year Return To Base Warranty + Free Phone Support (Warranty)
Free Delivery Australia Wide (Delivery)

The total cost is $1543 (

I will mainly be using the computer for Photoshop and Dreamweaver, as well as other coding programs such as eclipse and MySQL, however it will occasionally be used for gaming, such as battlefield 3, etc..

I want to spend a little extra, even if these parts seem unnecessary so I don't have to upgrade anytime soon, this computer has to last me a while!

Will I run into any issues with this computer, or am I good to go?
Thanks in advance for any help :) 

May 6, 2012 6:33:36 PM

That psu is plenty to run that build. You would get by with a 650w psu and still push two of those cards. $115.00
Corsair Carbide 300R Compact Gaming Case <----- another look at that case $115.00
Antec High Current Gamer 620W Modular HCG-620M $165.00
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard <----- another look at that board $379.00
Intel Core i7 3770K $39.00
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler $129.00
G.Skill Ares F3-1600C10D-16GAO 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 $105.00
Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003 $19.00
Sony AD7280SGB DVDRW OEM $275.00
Sapphire Radeon HD7850 2GB OC $139.00
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64bit with SP1 OEM $45.00
ASUS PCE-N15 Wireless N PCIe Adaptor
ASUS PCE-N15 IEEE 802.11 b/g/n PCI Express wireless network adapter with up to 300Mbps Wireless N data transfer rates, 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS security support.

Total: $1525 $105.00
CoolerMaster HAF 912 Advanced
May 8, 2012 2:29:08 AM

Wow this is awesome! Thanks for the help :)