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Potential crossfire

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December 24, 2012 8:47:27 PM

Hi, i'm building a new PC:
PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.50 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.54 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£209.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case (£78.89 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£88.62 @
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£13.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £735.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-24 22:45 GMT+0000)

I want to overclock and later on install a seond GPU. Should i stick with this PSU or get a lower wattagge and buy a higher one later.


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December 25, 2012 12:58:39 AM

Neither.. Stick with this build for now...

one you start using the Build you will some Start to understand what you need and what will be the best option for your preferences..

by the way you really should look at Some more Reference for the PC at around £800 or $1200 ... You should also try and understand What will be the bottle neck on the setup..(There will always be one )
I think this list need a bit of playing around with... You can always come back to the forum if your research doesn't help you
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December 25, 2012 7:49:12 AM

^interesting, hmm
Keep the build with the XFX PSU unless you want a second PSU for troubleshooting purposes. I see no issues with the build as is but I'd love to see an SSD in there for OS/boot drive.
That's all I got.
December 25, 2012 8:08:21 AM

you still dont need a psu that big even with crossfire down the track 700-750w will be sufficient