1st PC On order. Please give opinions.

I currently have an order placed with Newegg.com for the following:

Case: NZXT Phantom Black ATXFull $119.99
PSU: Rosewill Lightning 1300W Gold Certified Modular $219.99
CPU: i5 3570k $229.99
GPU: 2x Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 OC 2GB 256bit $419.98
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0 $89.99
SSD: Kingston HyperX 120 GB SATA III $99.99
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 $134.99
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 Low Profile $39.99
Optical: ASUS DRW 24x DVD Burner $19.99
Monitor: ASUS 23" Full HD Widescreen LCD w/speakers $169.99
Keyboard: Lite-On PS/2 Wired $7.99
OS: Windows 7 Home 64 bit OEM $99.99

Total:$1,671.20

I went with a large PSU for future GPU Upgrades as well as a ATXFull sized case. Unfortunately this is my first build so I needed OS/Keyboard/Monitor I have a mouse. I plan on getting a better keyboard and mouse eventually.
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  1. for two cards an 850watts psu will be more than enough.. 1300w is for people who runs 3-4cards with extreme overclocking.. i think it is better to start off with 1 card since you're playing at 1080p... that resolution will hardly requires you to run 2 card setup.. it is better to start with 1 single powerful gpu.. if you still feel not enough.. you can add 2nd later... but since you already placed an order so nothing can be said already.. but if i were you.. this is pretty much what i will get..

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/354589/Core_i5_2500K_33GHz_LGA_1155_Boxed_Processor
    Core i5 2500K - $160

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/373900/Hyper_212_EVO_Universal_CPU_Cooler
    Hyper 212 EVO - $30

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186&name=Desktop-Memory
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB CML8GX3M2A1600C9 - $40

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138355&name=Intel-Motherboards
    BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 - $115

    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74462&vpn=WD10EZEX&manufacture=Western%20Digital%20WD&promoid=1295
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB - $70

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147164&name=Internal-SSD
    SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB - $170

    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=62223&vpn=P1850BNLG9&manufacture=XFX
    XFX 850W PRO850W XXX Edition - $120

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139015&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Cases%20%28Computer%20Cases%20-%20ATX%20Form%29-_-Corsair-_-11139015&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=
    Corsair Vengeance Series C70 Military Green - $140

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006&name=Desktop-Graphics-Cards
    SAPPHIRE 100352-2L Radeon HD 7950 3GB - $285

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136247&name=CD-DVD-Burners
    LG DVD Burner GH24NS90 - $16


    total: $1146 after rebate excluding shipping


    though case largely based on personal preference and i like nzxt phantom alot.. its just it had some design flaws that makes some features impractical... better spend some more on the ssd considering prices for 256gb is quite low these days.. but anyway.. it is a nice build.. just couple of things that you don't need and can get somewhere else for lower price..
  2. The PSU definitely needs downsized. As others have said crossfire should be avoided as a starting point for a new build. The Samsung 830 256GB is also a better choice than Kingston.
  3. Okay after your feedback I decided to cancel my current order and make some changes this time I am sticking with what I got.

    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 Gunmetal ATXMid
    CPU: i5 3570k
    GPU: Sapphire Vapor-X 7970 GHz Edition 6GB 384bit
    PSU: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80 Plus Gold Modular
    Mobo: ASRock Extreme4 Z77
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LowPro 8Gb
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 6.0gb
    SSD: OCZ Vortex 4 128GB
    Optial: ASUS DRW 24x DVD Burner
    OS: Windows 7 Home 64bit
    Keyboard: Lite-On PS/2 Wired
    Monitor: ASUS 23" Full HD Widescreen

    Total: $1,712
    An increase of $41 dollars however I believe this GPU will outperform my expectations for years to come. I only plan to use single monitor setup and 1080p resolution.
  4. I know for the amount of money I am spending I should look at getting a larger SSD however I am new to all of this. This is literally my first home built PC and almost every item on my list was the best rated or reviewed and even those have horror stories. I am just trying to get my feet wet on this I don't want to have to start upgrading any time soon. I am just tired of playing on the consoles I have always wanted to have a gaming PC and this Christmas my wife told me to go ahead. It helps that we got approved for no interest for 12 months.
  5. jemcglot said:
    Okay after your feedback I decided to cancel my current order and make some changes this time I am sticking with what I got.

    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 Gunmetal ATXMid
    CPU: i5 3570k
    GPU: Sapphire Vapor-X 7970 GHz Edition 6GB 384bit
    PSU: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80 Plus Gold Modular
    Mobo: ASRock Extreme4 Z77
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LowPro 8Gb
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 6.0gb
    SSD: OCZ Vortex 4 128GB
    Optial: ASUS DRW 24x DVD Burner
    OS: Windows 7 Home 64bit
    Keyboard: Lite-On PS/2 Wired
    Monitor: ASUS 23" Full HD Widescreen

    Total: $1,712
    An increase of $41 dollars however I believe this GPU will outperform my expectations for years to come. I only plan to use single monitor setup and 1080p resolution.



    i don't see the neccessity of paying $600 for a 6gb 7970 ghz edition.. a regular hd 7970 would do just great with 3gb vram and it is more than enough.. although i would still recommend a hd 7950 considering its performance and value but if you're still keen on 7970.. you're better off with this..

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008&name=Desktop-Graphics-Cards
    SAPPHIRE 100351SR Radeon HD 7970 3GB - $387 after rebate

    while 750w is enough for two cards.. for just $10 more i rather get this 1 for more headroom because you don't know what kind of system you might end up with in the future...

    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=62223&vpn=P1850BNLG9&manufacture=XFX
    XFX 850W PRO850W XXX Edition - $120

    and you seem like phantom design very much after all.. all the money saved from the vapor x 7970 can make way for this ssd..

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147164&name=Internal-SSD
    SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB -
  6. jemcglot said:
    I know for the amount of money I am spending I should look at getting a larger SSD however I am new to all of this. This is literally my first home built PC and almost every item on my list was the best rated or reviewed and even those have horror stories. I am just trying to get my feet wet on this I don't want to have to start upgrading any time soon. I am just tired of playing on the consoles I have always wanted to have a gaming PC and this Christmas my wife told me to go ahead. It helps that we got approved for no interest for 12 months.


    +1 :) to your wife for supporting your hobby..
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