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June 28, 2012 2:54:08 AM

I was previously looking at prebuilt but ran the numbers and I think I can get a way better system if I build myself. This would be my first time ever attempting it so I would like advice. It's basically solely a gaming computer first, and everything else computer 2nd. Also am I missing any parts? I had to buy windows 7 (full install) for a previous computer so I already have the operating system. Keyboard and mouse I can get at wal-mart and I'll use my old monitor.


Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics: = Crossfire (2 x GPU)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: Is this overkill? Can I get away with less? Also will this fit in a mid tower or would I need a full tower? I think the wattage for crossfire 7950's is 448 alone. Processor is low though at 77w. I could not find wattage for any of the other devices.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram:( 2 x 8gb) to leave room to upgrade to 32 in the future. Probably never will.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD-CDROM drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Harddrive:180gb SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Tower:Again, is midtower enough for my rigg or do I need full size?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


If I do need a fullsize tower:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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June 28, 2012 3:04:50 AM

You really don't need the i7 if your building a gaming computer. Get an i5-2500k or 3570k. Personally I wouldn't do a 2x gpu build either. If you are willing to spend 600.00+ on gpu's then there are several single cards out there that will easily run anything thrown at it on ultra settings. You will save space, heat, psu power and possibly case size. As far as gaming is concerned you don't need more than 8gb of ram right now either. You can always add more cheaply down the road, but your gpu>processor are going to take the brunt of the needs.
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June 28, 2012 3:59:58 AM

better build better GPU better case ;)  PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($194.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($140.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1435.85
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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June 28, 2012 4:08:09 AM

for gaming you don't need 16gb it's never going to be used trust me 8gb is all you need also you don't need i7 i5 is best for gaming ask anybody that knows what there talking about they will tell you the same for sli 850Watt is way overkill the 7950 is a good card but the 670 eats it for breakfast this will bring your bill down plus you'll have a better case a better GPU the motherboard is also top notch it won a six board shoot out and gained Toms Hardware pick you can read about it here http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-g... PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($166.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Sniper ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1380.88
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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June 28, 2012 4:12:24 AM

bigcyco1 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($166.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Sniper ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1380.88
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)



A big +1 on this build. All the meat and none of the fat!! I'm not much into white cases, but you have to admit that's one hell of a case. Great post.
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June 28, 2012 4:36:20 AM

rblenden said:
A big +1 on this build. All the meat and none of the fat!! I'm not much into white cases, but you have to admit that's one hell of a case. Great post.
:lol:  thanks yeah the case is always a personal choice OP all that really matters is when picking a case is + Great thermal performance
+ Expandability
+ Plenty of options for cable management
+ Good value for money choice
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