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Need Opinions on this build - DEAL ENDS SOON

Approximate Purchase Date: TODAY Because i have a few deals which end tonight

Budget Range: 700 willing to push it a bit

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing internet, Movies, Streaming in general


Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NCIX.COM have deals there
Location: Toronto, Canada

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe future

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Im building a completely new computer for gaming, many games mainly WoW, starcraft, Fallout, Skyrim, Cod. I have a few deals which end tonight and want your opinion on the setup ive got in mind


XFX Radeon HD 7850 860 MHZ 1GB - 239.99

CoolerMaster Haf 922 - 89.99

Intel Core i5 2400 Quad core processor - 194.99

Bundle Deal - Kingston Hyperx 8GB 2x4gb Memory @ Gigabyte Z68X - 179.99

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700 W 20/24 pin sli ready - 78.88

Please give me advice on what you guys think, THANKS
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  1. Looks good to me
  2. I like the XFX 7000 series, mostly cause they still have 2 DVI outputs and are very overclockable. For $25 more tho you can find a i5 2500k so when you go to do crossfire in the future you can OC it. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7073161&CatId=6988 With that said that is alot to spend on a PSU, I typically look for something around $60 like this http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6624656&CatId=1483
  3. Your PSU is a bit overkill for the build. Unless you plan on Crossfire, you can use a 500W easy.
    A few options:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093 I recommend this one, quality PSU, right size, and right price, plus it's modular!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096 (Along the same lines as above, but a little more power, it will supply )

    edit: Saw that you were a 'maybe' for crossfire. If you think you want to crossfire, and want to budget for it now, the second PSU (Seasonic 620W) is a better choice than the OCZ because it's got more 12V output (combined 576W and 24A max/rail, versus the OCZ's 552W and 25A max/rail), and it will be a higher quality supply overall. However, I would consider going for this if your sure about doing crossfire http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151107. The 620W is probably fine, and is better than the OCZ 700W, but the Seasonic 750W will definitely be solid for two 7850s.
  4. Best answer
    You don't need 700w. You could get away with 550w but if you're going to crossfire in the future then maybe get a 620w or 650w.

    No reason not to get an Ivy Bridge i5-3570K or i5-3450 with a Z77 chipset.
  5. Overall would you guys say this will be a powerful setup for gaming?
  6. Best answer selected by Danny51.
  7. jsrudd said:
    You don't need 700w. You could get away with 550w but if you're going to crossfire in the future then maybe get a 620w or 650w.

    No reason not to get an Ivy Bridge i5-3570K or i5-3450 with a Z77 chipset.


    What will the difference be with i5-2500 and i5-3540?
  8. Theres about a ~10% difference clock for clock between the generations. The 3540 won't really be that big of a deal, either is more than enough for gaming though. Also, the case you chose is very nice.
  9. I wouldn't say it's powerful, but I think it's very good for running something like BF3 at 1080 with the presets on high (gets around 60fps there). Think you'll like it!
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