System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming;Watching Movies;Video Making;Surfing the internet;Keeping it on alot
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: Whole new build
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None but preferred to be complied on pcpartpicker.com
Location: Boston,Massachusetts, United States of America
Parts Preferences: by brand or type Intel Cpu everything else I don't have a preference
Overclocking: No for the time being;maybe in the future
SLI or Crossfire: No for the time being;maybe in the futre
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC. Please also list specific software or games you're using) Will be playing Starcraft 2, Battlefield 3, and various other games
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current computer(a laptop) is slow and dies whenever I game for more than 20 minutes
Would you recommend cutting $50 from the build and getting SAPPHIRE 7970? And would it bottleneck the Cpu?
You could figure it out easily. Neither I agree for the SSD exclusion, the cheapest HD 7970 goes for $370 and not the GHz edition.
Something like Gigabyte Windforce 3X HD 7970 GHz will cost $450. NCIX selling it out for $409.
You can get a quality branded 500W PSU for $50 but it won't be modular and you won't be able to CF high end cards in future, though 500W is very sufficient for the current and upcoming very high end cards thanks to 28nm fabrications.
No bottlenecks at all, the CPU can drive multi cards without a problem.
excella1221 wrote :
I think I do... how naughty!
I was directing that to OP, lol. I know that you KNOW.