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Upgrading my Gaming Pc-need help what kind of brands

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November 5, 2012 5:13:35 AM

Hello my friends
So for my october salary I bought some new parts for my gaming rig. This is my current gaming pc :

Mainboard Socket-AM3+ ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z, ATX
Prozessor AMD FX-8150 Black Edition, 3,60GHz, 8-Core, S-AM3+
DDR3-RAM 8 GB, 1600 MHz, CL10, CORSAIR Vengeance
Boot: Solid State Drive (SSD) 2,5" SATA 6Gb/s OCZ Vertex 3, 60 GB
500gb HDD
PSU ATX 430 Watt, BE QUIET! Pure Power L8, 80Plus Bronze
GFX: AMD Radeon Hd 6850 Saphire
Mouse : Razerr Naga
Keyboard : Razer Lycosa
Headset : Razer Chimaera Wireless Headset

Not installed yet but its here in my room is a COOLER MASTER Hyper 412S.

So my actual goal is to upgrade for november salary is :

Next Updrades : 1x AMD Radeon 7970 3gb - 400ish euro
1x SSD 180 GB - 150ish euro
1x 1000 Watt PowerSuply -150ish euro

brand and types I dont know which to get. Will this upgrade, for example the 7970 radeon good enough?
should I get 2x 7970 and crossfire it? which brand?

Running win 7 64 bit.

Thanks for the help!
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November 5, 2012 6:02:13 AM

You probably don't need a 1000W PSU unless you plan to Crossfire later. Sapphire and Gigabyte make good cards with good cooling solutions.

Though, I would keep that power supply and GPU as a spare or give them to a good friend, because Be Quiet! makes some darn good power supplies. I hate to see good power supplies go to waste.
November 5, 2012 7:23:30 AM

the plan is actually to have a crossfired computer .
will this be ideal ? with my current motherboard and cpu?

yeah i wont be throwing does stuff away anyway.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 5, 2012 3:01:23 PM

You could probably Crossfire on an 800+ watts if you would like. Seems fine to me.
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