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Crossfire Ready Mid-Budget Gaming Computer

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December 4, 2012 8:35:48 PM

Good afternoon!

I am in the market for a new gaming rig. No pre-mades (unless it's a helluva deal), I'm doing this one myself.

My aim is a crossfire-ready mid budget (700$) gaming computer. I'd like to keep the crossfire capability so I can double up on graphics cards in a few months after the price dips a bit.

My current build : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qVZj

Comments, advice, insults, all are welcome!
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a c 358 4 Gaming
December 4, 2012 8:39:12 PM

I would go with an i5 instead.

You want 1600 speed RAM

Don't get a 6870. Its previous generation. Get a 7870 or 7850 instead.

You don't need a sound card. Most onboard is better than any cheap sound card.

Get a PSU from a reputable company such as Antec, XFX, Seasonic, Corsair.

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December 5, 2012 3:44:48 PM

also get a coolermaster hyper 212 evo instead of the cooler you have now. It will do a perfectly fine job and its like $30.
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December 5, 2012 5:04:25 PM

thebahamen said:
Good afternoon!

I am in the market for a new gaming rig. No pre-mades (unless it's a helluva deal), I'm doing this one myself.

My aim is a crossfire-ready mid budget (700$) gaming computer. I'd like to keep the crossfire capability so I can double up on graphics cards in a few months after the price dips a bit.

My current build : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qVZj

Comments, advice, insults, all are welcome!

To be safe for long term upgrades, I personally just purchased a 750w evga PSU and its great since my 600w Corsair was pushing the limits on the power.
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