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My 1st ever new build, but i have a question?

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October 9, 2012 10:11:40 AM

I'm building my first and new gaming pc. This PC will be used on FPS and especially on FSX!

Here are my Specs:

CPU - i5-3550

Mobo - MSI Z77A-G45 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

HDD - Hitachi GST deskstar 1tb

Ram - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

PSU - Ultra 400W

Vid Card - Radeon HD 7850 or 560 TI


My question is will my MOBO support my Vid Card? IDK for sure bcuz it didn't say anything about crossfire nor sli. I'm planning on running Crossfire or SLI in the future.

What about my CPU? Will it run fine on FSX or any FPS games (i will not run everything on MAX, just mid range settings).

Thank you guys so much! Ohh please put out your comment on anything you'd like on my first new build or anything that you dislike on my build!

Thank you again!

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October 9, 2012 10:26:19 AM

I would suggest getting 2x4GB ram, and find some low profile stuff to avoid heatsink hassles.

I would get the 7850 as it uses less power and 400w is going to be tight. Have you already bought the PSU? If not, I would say get something 500w or larger.
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October 9, 2012 10:31:17 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
I would suggest getting 2x4GB ram, and find some low profile stuff to avoid heatsink hassles.

I would get the 7850 as it uses less power and 400w is going to be tight. Have you already bought the PSU? If not, I would say get something 500w or larger.



Do u think that the 400w will be that insufficient? If I go for a Crossfire build in the future i might as well buy the 500w one, but IDK yet....

Also does the mobo i provided will run crossfire? I couldn't find anywhere on google if it can run on crossfire...

Thnx!
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October 9, 2012 10:42:07 AM

If you look at the photos on the MSi website you can see CF and SLI logos on the board. It says CF capable in the description but nothing about SLI.

You need more than 500w to run CF - I would say a good 600w PSU could run two upper midrange GPUs. 500w would be pushing it, especially if you overclock them.
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October 9, 2012 11:08:09 AM

ultra makes crap. get a good unit from a seasonic OEM or a superflower OEM

what id get
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jOgU

-SLI certified boards are better for crossfire since SLI boards are layed out for 8x 8x when you use 2 cards. crossfire only boards can only do 16x from cpu and 4x from chipset which sucks
-650w is recommended. 550w is doable for 2 7850s but i wouldnt do it
-a 7870 isnt much more than a 7850 depending so i included that
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October 9, 2012 11:40:39 AM

And yes, that CPU will run over everything in order to bring you the smoothest gaming experience in the world.
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