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Tear apart my build!

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September 28, 2012 8:53:45 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iNkF

Looking for any suggestions on cheaper/better value parts. Also, do you think the 850W is a bit excessive? I may add another 670 in the future when games get too demanding.

Also, I want a 1920x1080 monitor about 19-23", suggest your best ones.

Lastly, I also need advice on mechanical keyboards. I don't want to spend more than 100 bucks on it.

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September 28, 2012 9:04:14 PM

850W is definitely overkill. I'd suggest 550 or 600W maximum.
I would also get a MSI Twin Frozr 7950, a 5% performance decrease but you get around £80 to spend on other things.
As for monitor, I would look at BenQ's 23" range. They're great.
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September 28, 2012 9:14:07 PM

Thanks, bartsome, for not just telling me a specific monitor to look at! Although I thought I was firm on the 670's, you do make a convincing argument. I'll definitely consider!

I thought 850 was high. I'll probably go 600W. pcpartpicker.com says the expected usage is around 370. I figure if I overclock and maybe add another card, it'll hold.
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September 28, 2012 9:20:53 PM

For the same price (~$400) You could grab a Radeon 7970. I believe the 7970 is a few FPS above the 670 with the latest drivers. Also you could save ~$50 with something like the Antec Neo Eco for $75.

Sapphire 7970 OC 3gb 384bit $408 shipped $388 after MIR

Antec Neo Eco 620w $75 shipped
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September 28, 2012 9:21:26 PM

Looks perfect to me. 850 isn't too bad. That power supply is one of the best in the business. Its also a good price.
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September 28, 2012 9:30:46 PM

Thanks everyone for your contributions.

dscudella, on the OCZ PSU, it says compatible with sandy bridge, do you think it will work with my ivy bridge?
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September 28, 2012 9:36:43 PM

Yes it's compatible. Don't know why they would even put that on the description. After reading the reviews it seems their we're a few "bad eggs" so to speak. Overall OCZ makes a very good PSU. Being modular is a plus for cable management, if you don't need it, take it off.

Edit: The money you save by possibly going with that PSU you could pick up an i7 K model and OC that instead of the i5 K.
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September 28, 2012 9:38:38 PM

Power supplies are universal.
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