Building a computer for the first time (please excuse my incompetence) for gaming, and I need to know if these parts are compatible with each other before I purchase the rest of my parts (Already bought the case, PSU, RAM, and HDD). Here are my specs:
The computer will mainly be for gaming and basic computing (Microsoft Word, surfing the web). I am mainly concerned with the fact that the 7870 needs 2X75 6 pins, and my PSU has one 6 pin and one 6+2 pin - Will I need the pins for anything else besides the GPU? I am not planning to ever overclock (Buying the i5-3570K because it's on sale right now and cheaper than the others) but do plan on upgrading my PSU and Crossfiring my 7870's when I deem that it is starting to lag for games.
Would grab it now instead of a 50 dollar one now and a 100 dollar one later. And no, that coolmax psu is garbage, I wouldn't use it to power a toaster. The one I linked is easily more than enough for 2x 7870s and an i5.