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December 3, 2012 7:09:14 PM

CPU, i7 3770k, $169

Mobo: Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3, $269.99

GPU: Sapphire Radeon 7950 100352-2L 3GB 384-bit CrossfireX ready, $299.99

RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz, 8x1, $37.99

Storage: 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM/64mb cache, $69.99

Power Supply: Corsair CX series CX750 Bronze Certified, $89.99

Case: Rosewill Redbone U3, $44.99

Windows 7, $99.99

Total: $1081.93

Is the Gigabyte EATX mobo compatible with the Redbone U3 mid tower, I'm a little bit worried about that

Is the PSU enough, is it good quality enough to not explode/fail and kill my other parts?

Is this build good, is there any way I could improve, GPU especially, without raising the price?

Thanks!

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December 3, 2012 7:14:17 PM

Everythings good i would recomend a sabertooth or republic of gamers mobo
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December 3, 2012 7:17:07 PM

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Everythings good i would recomend a sabertooth or republic of gamers mobo


No - no reason to purchase an expensive motherboard on an $1100 system.

What's the purpose of this build? If it's gaming that motherboard is too expensive and the case is too cheap. The 7950 is a great GPU, I'd improve the build in other areas.

I'd suggest something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1104.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-03 16:17 EST-0500)
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December 3, 2012 7:25:38 PM

g-unit1111 said:
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Everythings good i would recomend a sabertooth or republic of gamers mobo


No - no reason to purchase an expensive motherboard on an $1100 system.

What's the purpose of this build? If it's gaming that motherboard is too expensive and the case is too cheap. The 7950 is a great GPU, I'd improve the build in other areas.

I'd suggest something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1104.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-03 16:17 EST-0500)


The sabertooth is cheaper
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December 3, 2012 7:47:55 PM

hbeduryan818 said:
His is 260


It may be cheaper than the original motherboard but on an $1100 budget there's no point in spending that much money on a motherboard when ones that are $100 less are more reliable and still get the job done. Put that to use in other areas.
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December 3, 2012 7:50:55 PM

Thanks, do you think a Rosewill Blackhawk will be enough case wise, at 79.99?

Also I'm getting the i7 super cheap through Intel EPP for 169.

And I'd like the motherboard because of OC/expandability, but I will use your Power supply and will consider adding an SSD.

Thanks

EDIT: May I ask why a more expensive case is needed?
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December 3, 2012 7:55:10 PM

darksparten said:
Thanks, do you think a Rosewill Blackhawk will be enough case wise, at 79.99?

Also I'm getting the i7 super cheap through Intel EPP for 169.

And I'd like the motherboard because of OC/expandability, but I will use your Power supply and will consider adding an SSD.

Thanks

EDIT: May I ask why a more expensive case is needed?


The Rosewill Blackhawk is a decent choice, I'd prefer to use something from like Corsair, or Antec, or NZXT.

I say a more expensive case is needed because that's one thing that you will reuse even if swapping the motherboard. Cheap cases are just that - cheap. Corners are drastically cut on construction and leave metal with sharp edges and cheap plastic used throughout construction. These will fall apart on you easily. I've learned the value of a good case the hard way so I definitely advise people to spend more in this area.
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December 3, 2012 8:11:37 PM

techdude9 said:
Another good motherboard here: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=70902&vpn=Z77%20Extre...


I'd second this suggestion. There's nothing that says you need a $230 motherboard for a single GPU setup. If you were running more than two I'd say yes but not for a single. The Extreme 4 will do fine.
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December 3, 2012 11:35:05 PM



Not on any sort of budget - there's just no reason to purchase this board. It's expensive and it doesn't do anything that boards cost half as much do. The plastic thermal armor actually traps more heat than it prevents and the only thing Asus has done to counter is include 2 tiny 80mm fans.
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