Please check my build and fix what is needed: my build
Approximate Purchase Date: By November
Budget Range: $900 or under
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Videos, gaming, multi-tasking.
Are you buying a monitor: Not now
Do you need to buy OS: No, I already purchased windows 7 home 64bit. Fresh in box
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: new egg, amazon. Where ever the deals are.
Location: New Haven, Ct
SLI or Crossfire: maybe
Your Monitor Resolution:1680x1050,
Additional Comments: Looking to play Skyrim and Battlefield on max settings. Also I'm a tab freak, and always have a lot of programs going. I am new to this! I haven't built a computer in over 10 years.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current Pc. Acer with AMD Athlon is beat!! It shuts off watching youtube videos!! Anything is better than this.
I think since I'm looking to learn to overclock, anyone have a build $900 or under with that 7950 graphics card?
You won't be able to take advantage of such a strong GPU in the resolution you posted. And overclocking the CPU has nothing to do with the GPU. In this price range the build above is the best you can afford.
I didn't notice the res. IF you aren't going to upgrade get a 7870, and I guess a 3570k, even though I don't think you need that cpu.
Thank you for your feedback, and I will take it. I will not go with the 3570k Cpu and stay with g units build above. My only question now will be the case has room for 7 fans. Do you think I should utilize all the fans being that this won't be overclocked, or should I just go with the 2 fans, intake and exhaust? Is there such thing as too cool? It has 2 fan slots on the side where the GPU will be. Should I use them to help cool it or will it be over kill?