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August 4, 2012 12:50:52 AM

Ok, So ive been with my crappy computer for a while and am planning on doing a huge upgrade. I will upgrade everything except for my Dvd Drive, And hard drive. Ive taken the last week or so to plan out my build. Feel free to Recommend any parts (For about the same price).
Here is my Build:

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU cooler: Most likely the stock Intel one because i don't plan on doing any overclocking.

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: (2 of these in crossfire) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Not sure if too much power or not enough) :??: 

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Please tell me if i need more fans) :na: 

Thats it. Please comment below any recommendations. Any will be appreciated. :bounce: 

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August 4, 2012 1:04:56 AM

If you are not overclocking, why get that processor or that mobo for that matter?
Get a cheaper z77 model and like a 3540 cpu.
If you want to keep your options open, get a 3570k for almost the same price.

if you have the option, i think it would be better to get a single card for 2x the money before doing crossfire.

There is more complexity to crossfire/sli, and people get bugs with it; Driver updates that fix these bugs tend to take some time to come out compared to people who are going along fine with their single cards.

Also for a new computer of this level, you really should consider an ssd if you don't have that already (128gigs).
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August 4, 2012 1:13:35 AM

raytseng said:
If you are not overclocking, why get that processor or that mobo for that matter?
Get a cheaper z77 model and like a 3540 cpu.
If you want to keep your options open, get a 3570k for almost the same price.

if you have the option, i think it would be better to get a single card for 2x the money before doing crossfire.

There is more complexity to crossfire/sli, and people get bugs with it; Driver updates that fix these bugs tend to take some time to come out compared to people who are going along fine with their single cards.

Also for a new computer of this level, you really should consider an ssd if you don't have that already (128gigs).

I have an ssd already I forgot to mention that.. Sorry :p 

Now that i think about it... Ill probably do some overclocking but nothing huge. (What cpu cooler would u recommend for overclocking the 3570k)

What card do u recommend (I prefer AMD Cards but i could live with a nvidia) Nothing over 400$ Plz
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August 4, 2012 3:05:02 AM

Ivy Bridge CPUs gets really hot when overclocked, difference between sandy and ivy are within the 5% range, no real world performance hit so stay with the 2500K.

This is a high end Mobo, save $100 and get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Since you're going CF or SLI, you'll need to OC the CPU. Even if you're not going to CF/SLI it's very safe to OC the CPU to get the most of it.

The cooler you chose is great, but you can have the same result with this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Add the extra $ for this card in CF, and you'll be over the moon.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Unknown brand of the PSU, personally I would never trust it, try this;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For the Case, it's your choice but I would be looking into more stylish one like the Storm Enforcer.
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August 4, 2012 3:32:16 AM

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August 4, 2012 3:34:00 AM

ilysaml said:
Ivy Bridge CPUs gets really hot when overclocked, difference between sandy and ivy are within the 5% range, no real world performance hit so stay with the 2500K.

This is a high end Mobo, save $100 and get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Since you're going CF or SLI, you'll need to OC the CPU. Even if you're not going to CF/SLI it's very safe to OC the CPU to get the most of it.

The cooler you chose is great, but you can have the same result with this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Add the extra $ for this card in CF, and you'll be over the moon.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Unknown brand of the PSU, personally I would never trust it, try this;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For the Case, it's your choice but I would be looking into more stylish one like the Storm Enforcer.

Thanks for the advice :D  Its greatly appreciated... And u are really saving me money with the Cpu cooler
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