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I need help fixing up my build.

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November 3, 2012 10:26:21 PM

My build is as follows:

CPU Cooler - CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo
CPU - Intel Core i5 3570K
RAM - Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 (I have overclocked them to 1600)
Computer Case - Fractal Design Arc Midi (IMO, crappy case, but oh well)
Monitor - ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 1080P Widescreen LCD w/Speakers (crappy speakers lol)
PSU - CoolerMaster Silent Pro 850W
GPU - Radeon HD 3850
Motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-V LK
SSD - 120GB
HDD - 300GB


Here's what I want:

- New GPU. Need suggestions on whether I should buy 2 cards or 1, etc.
- Help fixing the front panel of my computer case (I contacted Fractal Design for a replacement, and they sent me a new front panel. This new front panel has some of the ports broken it seems. The Power LED light is broken when it worked before, and USB 3.0 has never worked for me. I made sure I connected all front panel cables correctly to the motherboard.)
- New power supply maybe? 850W is a lot, especially if I just want to play all games on max settings.
- Wish I had a better case for the build, but it's going to be an entire pain replacing it.

That's all the specifics about all I want from my PC build. If you could offer suggestions, go for it.

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November 3, 2012 10:35:41 PM

BigMack70 said:
You don't need a new PSU unless you want to save a couple bucks on the electric bill by getting an 80+ Gold or Platinum unit or unless you're wanting to chase down some big overclocks on your CPU and GPU (and thus might benefit long-term from a higher quality unit [not higher wattage]).

As for a new GPU, what games do you play and what settings/framerate are you looking to get?

For the new GPU, any game I throw at it, max settings at least 60 FPS.
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November 3, 2012 10:38:27 PM

Cooler Master is a very poor psu maker. You should definitely get a different psu for reliability sakes and efficiency. And what games do you want to play?
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November 3, 2012 10:46:28 PM

BigMack70 said:
Can't believe I fell for it again... :pfff: 

Just remembered your other dozen threads asking for GPU advice over the past couple months... I'd suggest consulting the copious amounts of advice you have already received regarding what GPU to buy. And seeing as how you've already claimed to have owned a 680, that should give you a good personal experience point of reference to figure out what you want.

This is not a complaining thread. Notice in my original post I did not only ask for GPU advice this time around.
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