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August 9, 2012 3:53:08 AM

This is what I was think:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ebso
It is upgradable down the line. Especially that GPU lol.

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a c 247 4 Gaming
August 9, 2012 4:03:39 AM
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Nothing wrong with the Radeon 7850 - it's currently the best bang-for-buck GPU on the market (at least until the 660TI gets benchmarked).

No reason to get a liquid cooler on such a small budget and closed blocks just aren't worth it.

Thermaltake is also horrendously unreliable in the PSU department. Better to go with Corsair or Seasonic.

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.86 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.64 @ Amazon)
Total: $972.93
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-09 00:04 EDT-0400)
August 9, 2012 4:06:33 AM

That GPU is good. I dont know why it's so expensive though. I wouldn't get that liquid cooler unless you plan on ocing. It won't help.
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a c 247 4 Gaming
August 9, 2012 4:07:52 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
That GPU is good. I dont know why it's so expensive though. I wouldn't get that liquid cooler unless you plan on ocing. It won't help.


I just wouldn't get one period. If you're going to go liquid cooling, do the real thing or not at all. Closed blocks like the Corsair H60 are toys compared with full custom loops and real two or three fan radiators, any strong $40 - $60 air fan will give you the same results as an H60, it's just not worth it, IMO.
August 9, 2012 4:26:15 AM

OK so how about this. It is a collaboration of g-unit and mine:
Core i5 3570k
Hyper 212 EVO
ASUS P8Z77-V LK
G. SKILL Ares Series 8GB
WD Cavier Black 1TB
XFX 7850
HAF 912
Corsair 650W
Windows 7 Home SP1
a b 4 Gaming
August 9, 2012 4:30:45 AM

Looks good.
a c 247 4 Gaming
August 9, 2012 4:56:39 AM

hunterpostit88 said:
OK so how about this. It is a collaboration of g-unit and mine:
Core i5 3570k
Hyper 212 EVO
ASUS P8Z77-V LK
G. SKILL Ares Series 8GB
WD Cavier Black 1TB
XFX 7850
HAF 912
Corsair 650W
Windows 7 Home SP1


Looks good to me. You can get the Samsung Spinpoint I linked to and save a few bucks over the Caviar Black.
August 9, 2012 5:03:11 AM

here you go buddy: CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Diamond Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($254.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $992.90

Btw...check your messages, http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum1.php?config=tom... i left something for you!
August 9, 2012 5:07:18 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Thermaltake is also horrendously unreliable in the PSU department. Better to go with Corsair or Seasonic.


You're not the first person to say that.... i am really worried because i have a PC at home with a TP-1500M and it works fine even when i overclock my CPU to 5GHz and my 4 GTX 680s to 1.3Ghz/7.128Ghz.

Could you recomend me a PSU that could power my system (when overclocked) + large WC loop? my system works fine but i would hate if it eventually frys because of a bad PSU :??: 
August 9, 2012 5:10:14 AM

aqualipt said:
You're not the first person to say that.... i am really worried because i have a PC at home with a TP-1500M and it works fine even when i overclock my CPU to 5GHz and my 4 GTX 680s to 1.3Ghz/7.128Ghz.

Could you recomend me a PSU that could power my system (when overclocked) + large WC loop? my system works fine but i would hate if it eventually frys because of a bad PSU :??: 

What happened to our pm? :/ 
August 9, 2012 5:15:35 AM

darkcam17 said:
What happened to our pm? :/ 


omg, sorry i forgot to reply!
a c 247 4 Gaming
August 9, 2012 5:15:37 AM

aqualipt said:
You're not the first person to say that.... i am really worried because i have a PC at home with a TP-1500M and it works fine even when i overclock my CPU to 5GHz and my 4 GTX 680s to 1.3Ghz/7.128Ghz.

Could you recomend me a PSU that could power my system (when overclocked) + large WC loop? my system works fine but i would hate if it eventually frys because of a bad PSU :??: 


I'd say the Corsair AX1200i but I don't think anyone wants to spend $350 on a PSU. :lol: 

Realistically I'd suggest something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here's a couple of alternate selections as well:

- NZXT Hale 90: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Seasonic Platinum: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Kingwin LPZ-1000: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 9, 2012 4:54:44 PM

Alright I think I may go with a 750 watt PSU to XFire in the future. Any recommendations that can keep me in my budget?
a c 247 4 Gaming
August 9, 2012 6:41:00 PM

hunterpostit88 said:
Alright I think I may go with a 750 watt PSU to XFire in the future. Any recommendations that can keep me in my budget?


Here's a couple of ones I'd recommend in that range:

- Corsair TX750 V2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Antec Earthwatts EA 750: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Seasonic X750 Gold: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- XFX Core Edition 750W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- NZXT Hale 82: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 10, 2012 12:03:36 AM

Antec Earthwatts EA 750 it is. Now it will be able to power 2 7850's right?
August 10, 2012 12:07:55 AM

hunterpostit88 said:
Antec Earthwatts EA 750 it is. Now it will be able to power 2 7850's right?


Yes!
August 10, 2012 12:40:54 AM

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August 10, 2012 12:53:49 AM

g-unit1111 said:
I'd say the Corsair AX1200i but I don't think anyone wants to spend $350 on a PSU. :lol: 

Realistically I'd suggest something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here's a couple of alternate selections as well:

- NZXT Hale 90: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Seasonic Platinum: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Kingwin LPZ-1000: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Money is not really an issue for me... so, are you sure that 1000w is enough to power my system when overclocked? or should i go the safe way and buy the Corsair AX1200? money is not a concern
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