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July 2, 2012 8:21:30 AM

Im trying to get a system to play, BF3, SWTOR, SC2, and many other games at max, BF3 at least on HIGH. Hears what i have put together. Im new at the PC building thing so any help would be greatly appreciated

Case - Corsair Carbide Series 400R - $100
MoBo - ASUS P8Z77-M LGA 1155 Intel Z77 - $135
CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge - $230
HDD - Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - $120
GPU - Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 OC 2GB - $250
PSU - Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 - $110
RAM - Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) - $50
CPU Fan - CM Hyper 212 EVO - $30
OS- Win 7 - $100

Im trying to stay under $1200, and i do plan to OC once I research it a little bit more. Also the Win 7 is a OEM Version, I plan to get a SSD down the road. will i be able to use the same Win 7 or will I have to buy a new one?

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July 2, 2012 8:41:28 AM

The PSU is way too much : )

HD7850 CF = 575W

HD7850 = 450W

U could go with this one CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

was: $119.99 -> $89.99 -> Now is $79.99 after mail-in rebate card+FREE SHIPPING

@ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 2, 2012 8:42:47 AM

POWER SUPPLY REQUIREMENT FOR GRAPHICS CARDS

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July 2, 2012 9:03:11 AM

I would also change the mobo, for ATX size.


U can definitely use this one -> ASRock Z77 Extreme 4

I just build PC with this mobo and I like the BIOS, its looks like this.

Works as expected @ 4.4GHz



For the mobo, I would recommend -> ... Latest Z77...
That is a good mobo choice for the CPU. It has good power design for OC.


ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...


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July 2, 2012 1:16:26 PM

nikorr said:
I would also change the mobo, for ATX size.


U can definitely use this one -> ASRock Z77 Extreme 4

I just build PC with this mobo and I like the BIOS, its looks like this.

Works as expected @ 4.4GHz

http://images.anandtech.com/galleries/1908/ASRock%20Z77%20Extreme4%20BIOS%2001%20-%20Main_575px.png

For the mobo, I would recommend -> ... Latest Z77...
That is a good mobo choice for the CPU. It has good power design for OC.


ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

http://www.asrock.com/mb/photo/Z77%20Extreme4(m).jpg

I'll be copying this post the next time I recommend the z77 extreme4
Of course editing, "Nikorr just built PC with...". :D 

Agreed with Nikorr.
Get the TX650V2 instead of 750. the 650v2 would sufficient even for a dual 7850 crossfire setup.

And for the mobo, either the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 or the P8Z77-V Pro.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5793/intel-z77-motherboar...
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July 3, 2012 5:46:03 AM

I looked at the ASRock z77, but i'm not familiar with ASRock brand. So thats why i'm kinda on the edge with them. Is it a reputable company?

EDIT - Do you guys know anything about the Win 7 being able to be put on a SSD at a later date.
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July 3, 2012 6:39:37 AM

Asustek (ASUS) build mobos under ASUS and ASRock brand.

Quality mobos are from both brands. ASRock was founded on May 10th, 2002.

ASRock was originally spun off from Asus in 2002 in order to compete with companies like Foxconn for the commodity OEM market.

ASRock has garnered a reputation for good value (cost/performance) from tech websites, including awards and recommendations for an array of products.

ASRock sold eight million motherboards in 2011, compared with ECS and MSI who sold seven million apiece.

The figures, which are quoted over on DigiTimes, put ASRock in third place behind Asustek and Gigabyte.

This is a significant improvement over the company's showing in 2009, with 2010's figures pushing ASRock ahead of both MSI and ECS.

This has recently placed ASRock as a top tier motherboard manufacture.

ASRock is currently owned by Pegatron Corporation.
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July 3, 2012 6:44:18 AM

nikorr said:
POWER SUPPLY REQUIREMENT FOR GRAPHICS CARDS


This is a good reference but keep in mind that if you're going to overclock you may want to overprovision in the Watts department.
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July 3, 2012 6:46:28 AM

super-smashman said:
This is a good reference but keep in mind that if you're going to overclock you may want to overprovision in the Watts department.

Well, check this... He is fine.

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July 3, 2012 2:57:58 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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July 13, 2012 4:01:23 PM

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