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Need suggestions on this build ($1200)

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December 30, 2012 10:52:31 PM

http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/15p0l6/build_...

CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $189.99 @ Microcenter
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $144.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $38.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $88.98 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $99.99 @ B&H
Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card $279.99 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SN-208BB DVD/CD Writer $25.02 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $99.99 @ Newegg

Total Prices $1102.90

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next few weeks

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, web surfing, AutoCad

Parts to Upgrade: Everything

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire:: Maybe, not likely though as I think a single 7950 is plenty enough

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

I will use it mainly for gaming. What do you guys think?

(Sorry for the wall of text. You guys might want to see the link above as I can't seem to format correctly)

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December 30, 2012 11:10:41 PM

That Microcenter price is for walk in only so make sure you are within driving distance of a Microcenter store before you factor in that price. Also 750w is recommended for pushing dual 7950's.
December 30, 2012 11:23:46 PM

Why_Me said:
That Microcenter price is for walk in only so make sure you are within driving distance of a Microcenter store before you factor in that price. Also 750w is recommended for pushing dual 7950's.


So do you think my build is solid?
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December 30, 2012 11:36:50 PM

driedupfish said:
So do you think my build is solid?

It's solid but I see a few changes to be made. Up the psu to a 750w and I would sink more money into the case. The Challenger is a budget build case for peeps with a budget of $500 - $600.



http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-200R-Compact-CC-9... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 200R Compact ATX Case CC-9011023-WW

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Bronze-Certified-... $84.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair CX750 Builder Series ATX 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply
December 30, 2012 11:50:48 PM

Why_Me said:
It's solid but I see a few changes to be made. Up the psu to a 750w and I would sink more money into the case. The Challenger is a budget build case for peeps with a budget of $500 - $600.



http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-200R-Compact-CC-9... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 200R Compact ATX Case CC-9011023-WW

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Bronze-Certified-... $84.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair CX750 Builder Series ATX 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply


Thanks for the suggestion. Isn't 750 W a bit overkill?
December 31, 2012 12:14:08 AM

driedupfish said:
Thanks for the suggestion. Isn't 750 W a bit overkill?

Not if you want the option to run two of those cards and over clock. You can get by with a 650w psu for dual 7950's but it means that psu has to work that much harder and will run that much warmer thus shortening that psu's life span.
December 31, 2012 12:30:51 AM

Do you think a dual 7950 setup could allow me to play next gen games for the next 2 years or so? Or should I wait until the next AMD 8xxx or Nvidia 7xx series?
December 31, 2012 12:34:50 AM

driedupfish said:
Do you think a dual 7950 setup could allow me to play next gen games for the next 2 years or so? Or should I wait until the next AMD 8xxx or Nvidia 7xx series?

Tough call...not because dual 7950's won't play those game, because they will imo, but because people usually go for the next generation card if it's a sizable move up...depending on budget of course.
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