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July 18, 2012 6:32:34 PM

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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July 18, 2012 7:33:45 PM

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=N82E168... I recommend this one, quality PSU, right size, and right price, plus it's modular!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (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=N82E168.... The 620W is probably fine, and is better than the OCZ 700W, but the Seasonic 750W will definitely be solid for two 7850s.
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July 18, 2012 7:36:51 PM

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.
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July 18, 2012 7:50:02 PM

Overall would you guys say this will be a powerful setup for gaming?
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July 18, 2012 7:50:16 PM

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July 18, 2012 7:50:22 PM

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?
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July 18, 2012 8:10:23 PM

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.
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July 18, 2012 9:16:15 PM

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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