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June 19, 2012 11:25:04 PM

Just wanted some feedback on this build:

Sapphire RADEON HD 7850 2 GB Xfire in the future
1.796,49 DKR - 304,91$

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz LGA1155
1.663,49 DKR - 282,33$

ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 - ATX - LGA1155 Socket - OR Gigabyte Z77X UD3H
1.009,49 DKR - 171,30$ - 1150 DKR - 195,23 $

Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 - Or some other?
770,49 DKR - 130,89$ -

Corsair Vengeance Dual C DDR3 8GB Kit, 1600MHz, 2x4GB, 1.5V
391,49 DKR - 66,55$

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
245,49 DKR - 24,62$

The only thing im concerned about is the PSU, i would like a modular but they seem pricey and some of them poorly made.
I had a look on the HX750, but then someone said that the Seasonic ones are better and higher quality and since the HX750 isn't one i'm kinda confused about which to choose....

Also the Motherboard, ASRock or Gigabyte?
June 19, 2012 11:28:31 PM

For the PSU, either Corsair or Seasonic are fine. You don't need nearly that much power unless your plan is to SLI in the future. If not, go with something in the 550-600W range.

For the mobo, either Asrock or Gigabyte are fine. The Extreme4 is solid.
June 19, 2012 11:46:48 PM

suggest that you get something like gskill ripjaws x or crucial ballistix sport. vengeance ram doesnt fit well with big heatsinks
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June 19, 2012 11:49:16 PM

They make low pro vengeance ram.
June 19, 2012 11:51:08 PM

i know they do but its not worth it when you can get cheaper low profile ram that does and performs the same
June 19, 2012 11:52:26 PM

Meh, it's almost all the same price. +/- $5
June 20, 2012 12:35:24 AM

i could buy McDonald's or KFC with 5 bucks :p  why pay more for something that does the same job
June 20, 2012 12:54:23 AM

Exactly. and even still a TX 750 is plenty for two way crossfire on the 7850
June 20, 2012 1:00:28 AM

for 7850, 650w is good enough judging by how little power draw the 7850 has
June 20, 2012 1:14:11 AM

a 7850 single card build will only hover around 300w on its own, including the peripherals. xfiring them should easily be done with a 650/700w, especially since most only require 1 6 pin
June 20, 2012 10:48:22 AM

I saw this in some other post:

bigcyco1 said:
Seems to be some confusion as to who makes which Corsair models so i will provide a list ;) The models made by Seasonic tend to be the quietest and best. AX-650 – Seasonic
AX-750 – Seasonic
AX-850 – Seasonic
AX-1200 – Flextronics
CX-400 – Seasonic
CX-430 – Channel Well(CWT)
CX-430 v2 – Channel Well(CWT)
CX-500 – Channel Well(CWT)
CX-500 v2 – Channel Well(CWT)
CX-600 – Channel Well(CWT)
CX-600 v2 – Channel Well(CWT)
Gaming Series GS600 – Channel Well(CWT)
Gaming Series GS700 – Channel Well(CWT)
Gaming Series GS800 – Channel Well(CWT)
HX-450 – Seasonic
HX-520 – Seasonic
HX-620 – Seasonic
HX-650 – Seasonic
HX-750 – Channel Well (CWT) (DSG platform)
HX-850 – Channel Well (CWT) (DSG platform)
HX-1000 – Channel Well (CWT)
HX-1050 – Channel Well (CWT)
TX-550M – Channel Well (CWT)
TX-650 – Seasonic
TX-650 v2 – Seasonic
TX-650M – Channel Well (CWT)
TX-750 – Channel Well (CWT) (PSH(older) platform)
TX-750 v2 – Seasonic
TX-750M – Channel Well (CWT)
TX-850 – Channel Well (CWT) (PSH(older) platform)
TX-850 v2 – Seasonic
TX-850M – Channel Well (CWT)
TX-950 – Channel Well (CWT) (DSG platform)
VX-450 – Seasonic
VX-550 – Channel Well (CWT) (PSH platform)


And if i should get a modular 750 with seasonic there isn't many opportunities.

About the 650 vs 750 i'm kinda worried about if i buy a 650 it wont last long enough, i mean if i upgrade to some heavy power thingy after the xfire would it be enough or shouldn't i worry about it? ( We are talking about some years here)

About the RAM these are the ones i've been looking at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Some said that some Samsung would be good but they are not available where i live.

Also the G.Skill: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is about 20$ more expensive than the Corsair.
June 20, 2012 10:53:24 AM

650w is good enough for a crossfire 7850 setup. you shouldnt worry since the componenets that you are plugging in are very efficent

just get some crucial ballistix sport. it is low profile while a bit cheaper

June 20, 2012 11:14:02 AM

yes i mean those

650w will suit a crossfire confguration with any 2 cards that only requires a 6 pin plug.

a 650w will not support high end crossfire or SLI cards that require 2 plugs each
June 20, 2012 1:05:52 PM

no. get the asrock extreme4 z77 instead as it has more features for a cheaper price
June 20, 2012 1:16:54 PM

if you need that much stability, you can get the ud3h. pretty nice bios and good PCB design
June 20, 2012 7:08:36 PM

it should fit in any atx size case
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