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Advice on $1200 gaming PC

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July 8, 2012 11:13:11 AM

This will be my first build. I am working with a friend who has given me some advice and would just like some verification if this setup would be suitable. Any comments/speculations would be greatly appreciated :) 


Approximate Purchase Date: 1 week

Budget Range: $1000 - $1400

System Usage: Primarily Gaming

Parts Required: CPU GPU PSU SSD HD RAM MB CASE

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.staticice.com.au/

Country: Australia

Parts Preferences: CPU - i5-3550k http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8966

GPU - Radeon 7850 http://www.netplus.com.au/product/VDSA7850-04/Sapphire_...

PSU - 750 Silverstone http://www.vtechindustries.com.au/750w-silverstone-st75...

SSD - Agility 3 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9329

HD - 1TB Caviar Green http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?InventoryItemID=609...

RAM - 8GB Corsair Vengeance http://www.netplus.com.au/product/MYD316-02008CK/8Gb_DD...

MB - AsRock Z77-Extreme4 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9040

CASE - Aero Cool Black Hawk http://www.austin.net.au/ProductList/ProductDetail/tabi...

DVD - Anything will do



Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Crossfire

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1200 16:10

Additional Comments: This is my first post/build and would just like to know if I am on the right track or not.

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July 8, 2012 11:18:44 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/bCd8

heres my take. if you want a 670 in your build, you will have to throw 200 more dollars which i dont think its worth that much given you can get yourself another 7850 in crossfire. enjoy!
July 8, 2012 12:03:52 PM

I'm sorry but i don't understand what you mean by a 670.
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July 8, 2012 12:10:07 PM

GTX 670 from nvidia
July 8, 2012 12:10:29 PM

plays anything maxed out at 1080p
July 8, 2012 1:04:53 PM

ah ok thanks, so your saying that if i double up my gpu's its just as good as a top card? so this looks all good/compatible?
July 8, 2012 7:16:26 PM

you dont need to add another card in just yet. one 7850 already gets you 50 fps in bf3 at ultra
July 9, 2012 2:12:23 PM

sounds good! thank you for your input :) 
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