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June 9, 2012 4:36:56 PM

Anyone have suggestions or comments? I already own the PSU and Case so they can't really change.

MoBo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4

CPU: i5 3570k Ivy Bridge 3.4Ghz Quad Core (3.8Ghz Turbo)

GPU: ASUS Radeon HD7850 2GB GDDR5

Ram: Wintec One 8GB 1600 DDR3 (2 x 4GB)

PSU: Corsair 750w

Harddrive: Western Digital 500GB 7200

Case: Antec 300

Monitor: ASUS 24" 2ms2ms HDMI Widescreen LCD

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June 9, 2012 4:54:20 PM

You're looking at a 300-350W system. No way you need a 750W supply unless you want to SLI later. otherwise 500W is plenty. I'd go with a 2500K and overclock since all ivybridge does is better power consumption. and get a better case
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June 9, 2012 5:02:07 PM

unksol said:
You're looking at a 300-350W system. No way you need a 750W supply unless you want to SLI later. otherwise 500W is plenty. I'd go with a 2500K and overclock since all ivybridge does is better power consumption. and get a better case


How much more power consumptions are we talking here? Is there that much difference in power consumption between the 2500K and the 3570K?
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June 9, 2012 5:13:33 PM

dont get a micro atx motherboard. they are not recommended because you can not upgrade too 2 gpus later and offer less features.
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June 9, 2012 5:26:04 PM

Not even that much. The 3570K only has about a 20w differential in TDP. After overclocking it'll be around the same again.

As for OP. Would go with the EA650. Save some money, the 7850 Crossfire and an overclocked i5 3570K or i5 2500K would only need a 650w. Usually Nvidia and AMD over suggest power wattage to have headroom and for Crossfire 7850 AMD recommended 650w so you'll be fine.
http://www.amazon.com/Antec-EarthWatts-EA-650D-Green-BR...

As stated, I'd go with a ATX motherboard. Like the Asrock Extreme4 Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 9, 2012 5:45:55 PM

I believe that's the same MoBo that I have listed I was going to go with.

Edit: Sorry didn't realize there was extreme4 and an extreme4-M, I was referring to the extreme4 in my original post but had the 4-M on my wishlist on newegg.
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June 9, 2012 7:24:57 PM

CBriere91 said:
I believe that's the same MoBo that I have listed I was going to go with.


im done helping you. you dont have to lie to us like this at all. you edited the original post AFTER we all posted our help to reflect what we recommended. be honest or dont get help because that was NOT what you originally had.
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June 9, 2012 8:46:29 PM

Woah calm down buddy, I went on newegg to look into it and realized there was a difference I actually meant to add the one stated by aznshinobi to my wishlist but added the extreme4-M. If you want ill edit my other post to say I found the difference.
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June 9, 2012 8:53:03 PM

CBriere91 said:
Woah calm down buddy, I went on newegg to look into it and realized there was a difference I actually meant to add the one stated by aznshinobi to my wishlist but added the extreme4-M. If you want ill edit my other post to say I found the difference.


no need to edit your original post then say that the person helping you is incorrect because you changed your original post.

anyway thats water under the bridge. other then that everything looks good to me.
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June 9, 2012 9:44:00 PM

Again, I'd go for the EA650 I recommended above. It's all you'll need. Even after overclocks and Crossfire of the 7850. Also. CBriere91 I believe you have several threads open if I'm not mistaken?
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June 9, 2012 11:07:50 PM

Yeah was trying to get opinions of where to even start and now I have come up with a build that I believe I'm satisfied with and see if there's any minor tweaks that would benefit before I make my purchase. Considering this build is hitting over $1000 when it's said and done I don't want to buy incompatible parts or things that will bottleneck.

Also @ aznshinobi I already own the antec case and the 750w power supply, I bought them before when I was going to upgrade my old rig.
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June 10, 2012 12:18:46 AM

Ahh I see well sounds good the build looks solid.
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June 10, 2012 11:25:13 AM

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