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Doing A New Build! Need Some Help, Please!!

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October 20, 2012 9:40:46 AM

So, I have my build, but is it okay? Do I need anything else? Do I need to make any changes?

Also, whats' better? A Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 or an ASUS Radeon HD 7870? Or should I go for something completely different like the NVIDIA GeForce 560TI?

My build is the following:

NZXT Phantom 410 Black/Orange Case
Corsair TXM 650W PSU
ASUS P8z77-V Motherboard
Intel i5 Core 3570k CPU
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler
Corsair 8GB Vengeance [Low Profile] Blue RAM
Asus Radeon HD 7870 2GB
Samsung 830 128Gb SSD
Western Digital Cavair Black 1 TB HDD
Microsoft Sidewinder x4 Keyboard
NZXT Avatar S Mouse
Samsung S23B550VS Screen

Advice would be very much appreciated! Thanks!

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October 20, 2012 9:44:13 AM

Couple of suggestion: Get an ASRock Z77 Extreme4. The P8Z77-V is overpriced. If you buy the ASRock from Newegg in the US they'll toss in 8GB free RAM.

Get a cheaper HDD. If it's not your OS drive performance doesn't matter much and the Blacks are overpriced.

See if you can get a 7950.
Anonymous
October 20, 2012 9:48:17 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
Couple of suggestion: Get an ASRock Z77 Extreme4. The P8Z77-V is overpriced. If you buy the ASRock from Newegg in the US they'll toss in 8GB free RAM.

Get a cheaper HDD. If it's not your OS drive performance doesn't matter much and the Blacks are overpriced.

See if you can get a 7950.



Hey, Thanks. I've heard alot about the ASRock Z77 Extreme 4, However, I've always had an ASUS Mobo, and they have never seemed to fail me.

What HDD would you suggest?

I would get a 7950, however, its a little too expensive. What would you suggest otherwise?

Thanks.
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October 20, 2012 10:15:13 AM

They're both good. I wouldn't get the 560Ti. This is my advice if getting a 7870 (unless you can see one cheaper, PCPartPicker doesn't catch every deal) : http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/part/msi-video-card-r7870twi...

7950: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/part/msi-video-card-r7950twi...

I'd consider all of MSI, Sapphire, ASUS, and Gigabyte.

EDIT: Looking at HDDs, the Caviar Black is actually pretty cheap (50 pounds): http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/part/western-digital-interna...

A slower 1.5TB drive: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/part/seagate-internal-hard-d...
Anonymous
October 20, 2012 12:36:26 PM

Ive read that the Sapphire 7870 is much cooler, and quieter than the ASUS 7870. Thats a big plus for me really. Really considering the Sapphire 7870 now.
October 20, 2012 9:57:20 PM

Really? The DCu cooler is generally one of the best I thought. You'll be happy with either though I expect.
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