CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($107.95 @ Mac Connection)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper ATX Full Tower Case ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($20.99 @ Amazon)
Other: TP-LINK TL-WN722N Wireless N150 High Gain USB Adapter, 150Mbps, w/4 dBi High Gain Detachable Antenna, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WEP, WPA/WPA2 ($17.93)
Other: Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD 7970 GHZ OC 6GB DDR5 DL-DVI-I / SL-DVI-D / HDMI / Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics 11197-05-40G ($549.99)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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I MIGHT also crossfire the GPU since I'm running on a 32" monitor, it depends on how the games that I play will run.
Yes, a full tower will accomodate your proposed rig, and your PSU is
considerably more than you need(no harm in additional power other than to your wallet)
for an hd7970, so if you are otherwise happy with your build then go for it.
BTW, if you are primarily going to game with this rig, save some $$ and
get a 3570k instead of 3770k, no diff between them for gaming.
If you are going to be doing photo editing then the i7 comes into play.
realhardtech suggests 800w for CF, but there's headroom built in, the hcg750
will handle it fine and it has 4 pci-e connectors (needed for CF)
I'm going to keep the i7 because I do 3D modeling for a game that I'm making, along with photo editing and such.
I changed the mobo to the Extreme 4.
In that case, keep the I7.
As I said, if you are seriously consider Xfire 2 x HD7970GE then get a larger PSU, if not, the 750w is MORE than enough.
Personally I think an HD7970GE will be more than enough for single monitor gaming for a very long time.
EDIT : A 850w is good. Just for that little extra headroom.
another vote for the well built antec 750w. Here is Guru3D's power supply recommendation:
Radeon HD 7970 - On your average system the card requires you to have a 550 Watt power supply unit.
Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire - On your average system the cards require you to have a 750 Watt power supply unit as minimum.