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My first gaming build, are my parts compatible what psu do I need?

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August 22, 2012 6:26:12 PM

I apologize if this is in the wrong place.
This is my first build what do you think? Are my parts compatible, also what case, cd drive, and psu do you think I would need? I tried using a psu calculator but I just can't figure it out :( 

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as possible

Budget Range: I have $1000 to spend but I'd rather keep it somewhere around $800-900

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, later on when I have more money. I'll be using a dell monitor in the meantime.


Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anything's fine as long as it's cheap.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: I want to get the catleap, what do you think?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-YAMAKASI-CATLEAP-Q270-LED-S...

Additional Comments: I'd like my pc to run really fast, with great graphics but if I can lower the price of this build without noticeably lowering the speed that would be great. Also, do you think I would need a cooling system? Like water cooling?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/flK6
August 22, 2012 6:35:44 PM

You won't be overclocking without an aftermarket cooler.

That GPU isn't powerful enough to drive the Yamakasi. Go for HD7870 at least.
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August 22, 2012 7:01:22 PM

FinneousPJ said:
You won't be overclocking without an aftermarket cooler.

That GPU isn't powerful enough to drive the Yamakasi. Go for HD7870 at least.


I don't plan on overclocking immediately so do you think I could go without the cooler for now?

On the compatibility list it says hd6950 I'm not doubting you, though, I just want to be sure. If that is the case though
what ips led monitor would you recommend? Preferably cheap and around 23"
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August 22, 2012 7:07:26 PM

HD7870's are as low as $229 after rebate.
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August 22, 2012 8:37:27 PM

Homuhomu said:
I don't plan on overclocking immediately so do you think I could go without the cooler for now?

On the compatibility list it says hd6950 I'm not doubting you, though, I just want to be sure. If that is the case though
what ips led monitor would you recommend? Preferably cheap and around 23"

It's compatible, I'm just saying it's a waste when the GPU isn't powerful enough to run your games at the full 1440 resolution.
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August 25, 2012 6:03:54 AM

I decided to get the 24" Dell UltraSharp U2412M, the hd 6950 should be fully capable of running it at its full 1920x1200 resolution, right? Also, I decided to get a Rosewill 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply Do you think 550 watts is enough to power this build even when I OC it? I got a watercolor too for when I do OC it Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid Cooling System

What do you think of this case Antec DF-35 Black Steel Computer Case will it hold everything I have on this list? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fAyk

Will everything here run smoothly together without any problems, do you think this is a good gaming build, also is there anything I could change to make it cheaper and still run the same? I really appreciate any and all help you guys can give me this is my very first gaming rig and I wanna make sure I do everything right.
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August 25, 2012 6:29:54 AM

Get this:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec DF-35 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $955.93

You MUST focus on the parts that will increase your performance while you game that why i didn't include and SSD/aftermarket cooler. 3

*Get an SSD later
*you DO NOT need to overclock right away, the 3570k is powerful enough for any game even at stock speeds.
*the 670 rapes the 7850/7870
*if you already bought the PSU and liquid cooler either return them or cancel the order
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August 25, 2012 6:36:17 AM

Obviously.
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August 25, 2012 7:28:10 AM

idroid said:
That page is a completer bull ***, look this: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=510 the 7850 is slightly better, consumes less power, rapes the 6950 in GPGPU apps and is quieter.... although the GTX670 in my build would rape them both.


Damn that GTX670 is better. So everything in your build is compatible, right, Will everything fit in the case?
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August 25, 2012 8:21:08 AM

Homuhomu said:
Damn that GTX670 is better. So everything in your build is compatible, right, Will everything fit in the case?


Of course, otherwise i wouldn't have recommended it :D 
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