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July 28, 2012 5:05:21 AM

This is my first build ever and i just want to make sure that everthing is compatible. I need some feedback for this build. I don't want it anymore than 900$ I will be using this build for PC gaming and game recording(like fraps) I already have an OS so I don't need one for this build. I basically want to be able to run skyrim on high with no lag while recording. Also I do not want the newer intel processors (i think called sandy bridge) I will be overclocking this build and i need to know if that will work.

Approximate Purchase Date: probably next month

Budget Range:800-900$

System Usage from Most to Least Important:-Recording video games with fraps, watching videos

Parts Not Required:-keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, Windows 7

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:- NewEgg, Amazon, MicroCenter

Country: U.S.

Parts Preferences:by brand or type- No Preference

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1600x900


CPU- 170$ Intel Core i5-2500k

GPU- 250$ Amd Radeon HD7850

PSU- 60$ SeaSonic M12II 520w

ROM- 90$ Sony Spinpoint 1TB

RAM- 46$ G.Skill 8GB ram

Case- 60$ CoolerMaster HAF 912

Opitivcal Drive- 18$ LG Dvd+RW burner

MotherBoard- 114.99$ Asrock Z77 Extreme4

CPU Cooler- 20$ Cooler Master 212 Hyper Plus

I will also be adding four 120mm fans and one 200mm fan which will cost about 50$ altogether.

Total- 888$ (not including rebates and taxes)

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July 28, 2012 5:08:38 AM

You say you're not CF/SLI, but you have a PSU that can run 2 7850s. Get a 520W NEO ECO.
July 28, 2012 5:28:13 AM

azeem40 said:
You say you're not CF/SLI, but you have a PSU that can run 2 7850s. Get a 520W NEO ECO.


Yeah your right. I just looked on the AMD website and it said a 500w or more to power a HD 7850.
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July 28, 2012 5:31:39 AM

That is assuming you have a generic brand. A great quality 400W PSU would also be enough for one 7850.
July 28, 2012 4:01:38 PM

azeem40 said:
That is assuming you have a generic brand. A great quality 400W PSU would also be enough for one 7850.


I rather not risk my build by using a PSU that is lower then what is recommended
July 28, 2012 4:15:24 PM

Don't get Sandy Bridge, get Ivy Bridge. Get the Asrock Z77 Extreme4 and the Hyper 212 EVO instead of the Plus, it's slightly better.
July 28, 2012 4:17:53 PM

lol rom

the build seems quite good except from the over kill psu i think even an Antec vp 450 can handle this build
July 28, 2012 7:28:07 PM

norksinc said:
I rather not risk my build by using a PSU that is lower then what is recommended

It is zero risk. The 500W recommended is if you have a crappy Dell PSU. A good quality PSU like XFX 450W is enough.
July 28, 2012 7:32:02 PM

Rise and Shine said:
Don't get Sandy Bridge, get Ivy Bridge. Get the Asrock Z77 Extreme4 and the Hyper 212 EVO instead of the Plus, it's slightly better.


+1
July 28, 2012 11:41:12 PM

Rise and Shine said:
Don't get Sandy Bridge, get Ivy Bridge. Get the Asrock Z77 Extreme4 and the Hyper 212 EVO instead of the Plus, it's slightly better.


Sandy Bridge is just as good as Ivy Bridge. I rather not fork over the extra money just for a slightly better cpu. Same with the Hyper 212 Evo. If it's just slightly better then im rather not buy it.
July 28, 2012 11:43:35 PM

$10 is not a lot extra to pay.
July 28, 2012 11:54:35 PM

azeem40 said:
$10 is not a lot extra to pay.


Hmm yeah i guess it is. I thought it was more but i should of researched more but i rather just stick with the 2500k
July 28, 2012 11:55:21 PM

I can see why you feel that way. I personally regret not waiting for IVB.
July 29, 2012 12:06:47 AM

Another quick note, Ivy Bridge supports PCIe 3.0 currently while Sandy Bridge does not. Im sure with a quick update that will come, but just something to keep in mind if you are looking for right now instead of future possibilities.
July 29, 2012 12:35:13 AM

Neocentric said:
Another quick note, Ivy Bridge supports PCIe 3.0 currently while Sandy Bridge does not. Im sure with a quick update that will come, but just something to keep in mind if you are looking for right now instead of future possibilities.


To be completel honest i have no idea what pci 3.0 is. I know what pci express is but not that
July 29, 2012 12:36:01 AM

PCIe 3.0 is a newer tech that has yet to be saturated, but it will be in the future.
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