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Just wanted to get some other opinions on a Gameing rig i put together and plan to purchase by the end of the year. I know that stuff will either change or go up/down in price so im not to concernd about that. I plan on sli'ing the gpu after i build it so im wondering is the psu strong enough to handle what i got currently and a added gpu later ? Please leave any suggestions on stuff i should add or switch as all my pc's were prebuilt dell's and i have allways been unsatisfied with getting what i paid for lol.


Thanks in advance

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fQ9I

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fQ9I
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fQ9I/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fQ9I/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($133.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($95.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($74.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit) ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1120.74
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-28 10:14 EDT-0400)
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  1. Try to get at least 750W PSU if you plan to SLI later on.
    That PSU should handle the GTX 560 without problem.
  2. I actually posted my old build i meant to post this one

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fRqh
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fRqh/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fRqh/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Intel 330 Series 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($66.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($133.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 ATX Full Tower Case ($174.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($95.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($74.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit) ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1244.72
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-28 10:30 EDT-0400)

    i also want to make sure that this is a viable and compatable build that can last for some time with upgrades when needed, i would hate to by and build this only to have it obselete a yr or so later

    not sure why the new psu isnt showing up but this is what i plan to purchase
    SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power ...
    Model #:SS-750AM
  3. Best answer
    Nice build. I have one very similar. Food for thought:

    1. I'd get an Intel 330, 180 GB. I have one, love it. Easier to manage my top 2-3 games. HDD for everything else. 180 GB just makes things easier.
    2. I'd opt for the HD 7850 / 7870 instead of 2 GPU's. Again, just easier. Link below is GPU benchmark and cost data.
    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
    3. You should be able to get Win 7 for around $100
    4. Microcenter has the best MOBO & CPU bundles. I got my ASRock & 3570k for just under $300. Have to go to the physical store to buy, but worth the trip if you have one nearby or drive by one ...

    Enjoy !!
  4. Ok after spending the last week or close to it and doing changes every hour lol seriously i think this is going to be my final first build unless i see some good advice on what i should change. Bear in mind i am going with the nzxt case for the looks value to show it off i think its one of the best cases ive seen with good amount of fans and a side window. Im also just going with the WD 500 gig atm cuz i can upgrade to a intel ssd later on, and im only going with the corsair psu even though its more than id like to pay cuz i plan on sli on the gtx 670 and the psu is modular which i want one of those. So if anyone knows of a psu that can handel 2 gtx670(later on) for a better price and is known for quality than please let me knw lol. when it comes to parts ive never built so im mainly going on the fact that i hear intel is the bomb and reviews ive read.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g4v9
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g4v9/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g4v9/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black/Orange) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DVDE818A7T/BLK/B/GEN CD Reader, DVD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1210.88
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-30 12:53 EDT-0400)
  5. Well done. Solid reasoning. Let us know how it goes / any lessons learned.

    OBTW: Amazon has some great deals and rebates ...
  6. Best answer selected by Technoob420.
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