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Pre gaming pc build help

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May 13, 2012 2:58:34 AM

okay so i need help to perfect my gaming pc;
my budget is $750-1500, going to buy it off (obviously that means I live in canada, but sorry if my english is bad at times)

COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper SGC-6000-KXN1-GP Black Steel, ABS Plastic, Mesh bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply

Western Digital Caviar Green WDBAAY5000ENC-NRSN 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS

XFX Double D FX-785A-CDFC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (I heard its better then a gtx 570..)

LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8150FRGUBOX (all items listed are from

this is what i built so far but not sure if the motherboard is any good since it has multiple problems at times, as i heard. But anyways i planning to crossfire the 7850 but thats afterwards, i don't need any keyboards, mice, or speakers; just a monitor & an average gaming mic. Thanks for your help

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June 5, 2012 1:49:34 AM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.12 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Biostar TZ77XE3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $927.03 = great site for saving money

Highly recommended--open to critiques.

This is my build and i'm damn proud of it. This comes around $1,000 without tax--within your price range. things you could upgrade would be to water cooling, an ssd, or a different GPU or CFX. Also, your mobo is to powerful for the rest of your computer--therefore not necessary. Go with something cheaper (if you want... just an opinion)

as for your build... it will work but i'd change my RAM to DDR3-1866, and my HD to Caviar Black--not green.

You may also want to note that the Intel 3570k is a bit more powerful then the the fx-8150 at a similar cost and supports pcie 3.0. Also intel Z77 mobo's are generally cheaper than similar AMD ones--it ends up evening out. Games generally don't utilize 8 cores anyway (usually 2-4).

GLHF! :wahoo: