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New Mildly future-proof PC build/need help confirming all components

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June 3, 2012 5:10:12 AM

Haven't made a build in almost 10 years. Im currently running a 3.1GHz P4 with 2gb ram and a AGP HD 4650(that's how long its been) I just want to know if you guys could take a look at this rig im planning to setup and I just want to make sure everything's compatible. Im using an IVY Bridge i5k so im more concerned if it will be compatible with the ASUS motherboard I chose right out of the box or if the board needs to be upgraded first(dont want to get burned as I dont have a sandy bridge to upgrade)

Anyways, here's all relevant info and parts list:

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 months

Budget Range: negotiable

System Usage from Most to Least Important: This system will be used hardcore at pretty much everything you can think of.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor,HDD,SSD, LAN card(already updated and bringing over from old rig)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, tigerdirect, ncix, amazon

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: dont suggest ANY NVIDIA GPUS, I need Eyefinity.

Overclocking: not immediately

SLI or Crossfire: In the future maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200


PARTS LIST A link to the list will be posted as soon as newegg updates the public shared list(just added it)

Antec DF-85 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

ASUS P8Z77 WS LGA 1155 Intel Z77 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (11200-00-20G)
wasn't sure if I should just get the 7950 or the 7880. as I heard the 7880s were poor but they are at a good price rite now. Any ATI alternative at the sub 380 mark would be appreciated.


SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

Thermaltake Frio Overclocking-Ready Intel Core i7 (six-core ready) & i5 Compatible Five 8mm Heatpipes Dual 120mm Fans Intel & AMD Universal CPU Cooler CLP0564

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2X1600C7R

Rosewill RNX-N180PCe PCI Express Revision 1.1 Wireless Adapter

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM
June 3, 2012 5:14:18 AM

yes it looks great. sure you dont want to go with 16 gigs of ram to future proof your new rig? also where's the hard disk?
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June 3, 2012 5:17:32 AM

I have a couple of 1TB SATA's ill carry over, i was lucky enough to get them to work on my IDIE rig with a coverter :wahoo: 
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