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New $800 build, final parts check

Last response: in Systems
July 20, 2012 5:22:39 PM

Just hoping someone can go over my parts list and let me know if there's any poor choices or money to be saved.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.21 @ DirectCanada)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Memory Express)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($224.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $851.13
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-20 13:22 EDT-0400)
July 20, 2012 6:14:26 PM

Nice build and good bang for the buck, one of the better builds i've seen recently. one thing that came to mind, do you ever plan on crossfireing that 7850 in the future? if so, you may want a beefier PSU. other than that it looks good to me.
July 21, 2012 5:52:19 AM

Would like to have the opportunity to in the future.

Would 700W be good?
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July 21, 2012 5:57:34 AM

Fantastic looking build for a great price. What games will you be playing?
July 21, 2012 6:01:58 AM

yes 700w would be plenty, something like this...

You can get it for $85 if you get it before 7/25. I love the Rosewill Capstone Series. I got the 550W version for $67 on a sale about a month ago, and i'm super happy with it. it's quiet, heavy, made by Superflower, it's a beast.
July 21, 2012 6:09:39 AM

Augray, awesome thanks.

JMathis, honestly pretty much anything, I'm getting tired of console gaming and am making the switch to PC. BF3, Diablo and buying a bunch of stuff on the steam sale right now