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July 3, 2012 3:58:52 PM

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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July 3, 2012 4:28:38 PM

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.
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July 3, 2012 4:30:11 PM

I'd say swap out the PSU for this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And then you're good to go, everything looks good.
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July 3, 2012 4:46:47 PM

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.
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July 3, 2012 6:16:17 PM

Best answer selected by jrelliott24.
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July 3, 2012 6:16:54 PM

Thanks everyone for your suggestions! Changed to Seasonic PSU.
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July 3, 2012 6:39:00 PM

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
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July 3, 2012 6:41:21 PM

jrelliott24 said:
Does it matter that I got the OC version of that card? Will my MoBo support that? Thanks


1. No

2. Yes
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July 3, 2012 6:43:44 PM

g-unit1111 said:
1. No

2. Yes




Thank you sir!
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