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Need Advice on Gaming/Racing PC

Approximate Purchase Date: (Today or tomorrow)

Budget Range: ($700-850) Before / After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming, mainly Racing Sims)

Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (newegg.com)

Country: (US)

Parts Preferences: AMD Video Card, Mid Size Tower

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: (Currently I have a 32" Samsung Flat Panel mounted to my racing rig. It's only 720p, I plan to upgrade to a 1080p later on)


Here's what I've got saved in a Newegg shopping cart. I plan on using this only for racing sims. Let me know what your opinions are and what should be changed or if this is good. I had a budget of $650 or so but that was blown up when I decided to go with the AMD 7850 video card. Any advice would be much appreciated. BTW, I'm using a Carriage Works VRC 1000 rig and a single monitor mount (for now) with a 32" Samsung flat panel. Thanks!

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
$17.99

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$59.99

Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard
$69.99

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 OC 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video
$249.99

OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
$74.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model
$46.99

ASUS P8H77-V LE LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$122.99

Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD
$199.99

Total = 842.92

If anything is overkill for running iRacing, rFactor2, pCars or you see somewhere I can shave some money off please let me know. I would like to buy today or tomorrow.
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  1. i use a 6950 at 19x12 and have no problems. make sure you get the 2gig card not the 1gig. you'll need the frame buffer.
  2. Best answer
    I'd say swap out the PSU for this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096

    And then you're good to go, everything looks good.
  3. change your PSU to this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013 and your good nice build btw good job!
  4. 2nd the PSU recommendation from g-unit11111, Seasonic makes some very nice PSUs.

    Keep in mind, you're going to need an engine and some wheels at a minimum if you want to race the thing though. You might want a sturdier frame too, maybe a roll cage depending on the terrain.
  5. Best answer selected by jrelliott24.
  6. Thanks everyone for your suggestions! Changed to Seasonic PSU.
  7. g-unit1111 said:
    I'd say swap out the PSU for this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096

    And then you're good to go, everything looks good.



    Does it matter that I got the OC version of that card? Will my MoBo support that? Thanks
  8. djscribbles said:
    2nd the PSU recommendation from g-unit11111, Seasonic makes some very nice PSUs.

    Keep in mind, you're going to need an engine and some wheels at a minimum if you want to race the thing though. You might want a sturdier frame too, maybe a roll cage depending on the terrain.
    lol XFX are made by seasonic
  9. jrelliott24 said:
    Does it matter that I got the OC version of that card? Will my MoBo support that? Thanks


    1. No

    2. Yes
  10. g-unit1111 said:
    1. No

    2. Yes



    Thank you sir!
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