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I need advice want to build gaming pc with a msi 7870 gpu motherboard

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September 13, 2012 4:19:43 PM

I want to build a gaming pc on a budget each month of buying parts the gpu I want is a msi 7870/7850 TWIN FROZR which is dual slot pci gpu

So what budget board can I get that will support these types of gpu also what cpu should I go for the cheaper the better also what psu should i get a 750w?
September 13, 2012 4:30:26 PM

MSI 7850 is dual slot. It'll fit in any motherboard.

EDITED, my apologies.
September 13, 2012 4:55:48 PM

proton007 said:
MSI 7850 is NOT dual slot. It'll fit in any motherboard.

Thats what I thought I read it was dual to though lol wasnt sure but ideally id like a 7870 are all the latest gpu dual slot now? or is it just a few cards that are like that

I could always go for a 7850 on a very budget board I suppose but still give me some ideas on what cheap motherboards would be good for a 7870 this will be my first gaming pc build also
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September 13, 2012 5:33:25 PM

jamesw1990 said:
Thats what I thought I read it was dual to though lol wasnt sure but ideally id like a 7870 are all the latest gpu dual slot now? or is it just a few cards that are like that

I could always go for a 7850 on a very budget board I suppose but still give me some ideas on what cheap motherboards would be good for a 7870 this will be my first gaming pc build also


the reason that today's cards are dual slot is because of the excessive heat they produce so they need a really big cooler.
September 13, 2012 7:44:57 PM

idroid said:
the reason that today's cards are dual slot is because of the excessive heat they produce so they need a really big cooler.

I see so would it be worth me going for something like this

msi 990 fx gd80 motherboard
phenom x4 965 black edition
artic freezer 64 cpu cooler fan
msi 7870 twin frozr or msi 7850 power edtion
8gb ram in one stick corsair vengance (just to start off ill add more later)
750w ocz series zs
1tb seagate hdd
windows 7 home premium 64bit

I am unsure on what case to go with I like the look of a mars blue cit case but im unsure if it would be enough space maybe ill go for a cooler master case

This would be my perfect gaming pc ill either build this or purchase a cheap built pc off ebay for £240 with fx 4100 then add a 7850 to it but if I do this what will I do in future for upgrades so a pc build would be better I guess but a lot more costy
September 14, 2012 1:02:02 AM

Looks like a good combo to me.
Regarding the case, its a personal preference, but I would look for chasis that have good cabling support and easy installation .
September 16, 2012 10:16:05 PM

proton007 said:
Looks like a good combo to me.
Regarding the case, its a personal preference, but I would look for chasis that have good cabling support and easy installation .

Yeah still deciding on what I am going to go with considering a asus sabertooth 990fx and also for case nvidia coolermaster one
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