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Gameing PC with future proofing

Last response: in Systems
July 10, 2012 9:45:04 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks
Budget Range: 1000 - 1100 $

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: doesn't matter

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050,

Additional Comments: Just want to know if the parts are compatible and is PSU sufficient for when I buy another 7850 for crossfire when GPU starts to show its ages . Also don't need a case and a DVD ROM. Overall just need something i wont need to upgrade for a long time .

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Need to upgrade due to PC getting old
Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts.

CPU :Intel Core i5-3570K

Ram: G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)

Mother board : ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155
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PSU : RAIDMAX RX-1000 Watts
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GPU : MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC

Cooler :Cogage TRUE Spirit Intel 120mm PWM CPU ( Will get it at later stage to over clock to 4.5GHZ also is cooler efficient enough )
July 10, 2012 10:03:50 AM

Very nice however a 750W PSU would easily suffice for crossfire.
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July 10, 2012 1:25:13 PM

thanks for the replies guys

will the 750w be enough for like a better card down the line when i upgrade the GPU and when i add another one for SLI/crossfire

thanks for that break down on that web site but wont that power supply be a little bit weak. Plus SSD where i live are a bit expensive so that's a no on SSD but I'm more about space don't care about loading times and so but thanks again I am still open to any suggestions that mite help like e.g better ram at same price or better cooler at same price i have done most of my home work and read reviews on most of the hardware .
July 10, 2012 2:09:30 PM

Change PSU to XFX 650W that'll handle HD7850 Xfire.
July 10, 2012 2:16:56 PM

600w is sufficent. if he wants the xfx 650w, it would be around the same thing. just that semi-modularity might help with his cabling.

a 7850 at full load draws around 120w. you can technically do crossfire with a 550w unit, but it isnt super safe
July 10, 2012 2:26:03 PM

Yeah I just don't know about PC Power & Cooling.
July 10, 2012 2:29:41 PM

FinneousPJ said:
Yeah I just don't know about PC Power & Cooling.

The MK3 series is made by the same manufacturer that makes the XFX.
July 10, 2012 2:49:48 PM

I guess it's a moot point then.
July 10, 2012 2:57:28 PM

There's no such thing as "future proof" especially with Intel's propensity for obsoleting their own platforms. The best you can do is to build the most powerful computer you can afford. BTW, don't let anybody talk you out of the 1000 watt PSU.
July 10, 2012 3:57:06 PM

cbsevenfifty said:
The MK2 series is made by Sirtec.

im pretty sure about seasonic since once i saw a review of a xfx 650w and when they opened it up, it had a pc& power cooling MK2 power supply PCB

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July 10, 2012 4:23:56 PM


I'm a noob of average intelligence (on a good day,when sober). You'll love your MOBO, CPU, and RAM. I got them all on my one and only build (1 month ago). Microcenter has good deals on MOBO & CPU combo's if you are near them. You have to physically go pick up at store, but they have the best prices on that combo - PERIOD.

As far as PSU. I have a PC Power and Cooling 600w Mk III. I believe it comes with a 5 yr warranty. It's solid, modular and silent. PC Power and Cooling is owned by OCZ. If I were to SLI / Crossfire I would get a 750w. I'm cheap and you see how i vote with my cash.

Good Luck !
July 11, 2012 7:11:53 AM

Best answer selected by lukejack.
July 11, 2012 7:12:36 AM

thanks all will be getting a 750 w instead and keeping the rest