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Please check my build!

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May 11, 2012 9:23:32 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: $1600, MAX

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies, photo / video edits , surfing the internet.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: AUS.

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU.

Overclocking: Maybe.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe.

Monitor Resolution: 43 inch Sony Bravia LCD

Additional Comments: Quiet PC preferred, im a fan of pretty colored lights too

Hi, im bad with hardware so i was wondering if you guys could check my proposed build and check for any flaws / weak points.

Seagate Barracuda 2TB
XFX RADEON HD 7950 Double Dissipation
Asus P8Z77-V Intel Mainboard - LGA 1155
Intel CPU Core i5-2500K - LGA 1155
Asus PCE-N10
Corsair HX-650
Corsair 16GB (4x4GB) Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz CL9 (CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B)
NZXT Phantom 410 - Black
OCZ Petrol 128GB SSD

Is it possible to crossfire these cards in the future? also plan on expanding to more hard drives down the track, probably need a better psu, xfx 750w was suggested by the guy in the store, but idk if he is trying to rip me off.. thanks

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May 12, 2012 3:39:00 AM

Sorry, i didnt fill out the form, I've edited original post to include it.
May 12, 2012 4:04:42 AM

Everything looks ok. When you install that OCZ Petrol go online and check for any firmware updates.
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May 12, 2012 4:26:41 AM

I would say that 16gb of RAM is a bit overkill for gaming, depends on how important that video editing is.

You will want a 750W power supply for future upgrades. 650W will work, but will have to buy another PSU if you crossfire and put in more hard drives.
May 12, 2012 4:40:16 AM

Since you're going with a Z77 Chipset Motherboard why are you getting a Core i5 2500K? The Core i5 3570K would be better because it has PCIe 3.0 built in and it is within a similar price range.

Also, the Radeon HD 7950 is a PCIe 3.0 capable card so you may as well use a PCIe 3.0 capable CPU.