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January 1, 2013 10:00:41 PM

I'm setting a new build for the new year. Gaming mostly.

This is what I got so far-
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vmQu

I'm on the edge with the video cards......have a 560 ti I could reuse. I also have a 650w Antec PSU I could reuse.

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January 1, 2013 10:11:02 PM

So here's what I would do: Sell the 560 Ti (with games like Crysis 3 coming out, it won't be much use to you) and I'd sell your old PSU. With that money, I would upgrade those Graphics cards to 7870's, or better yet, lose the SSD too and get two GTX 680's or 7970's. You're PC would be crazy powerful then. That's just me, besides that, great build. Also, you'd better overclock that 3570k, and if so, grab some high performance fans for the Hyper 212+.

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January 1, 2013 10:11:40 PM
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i would get a single 7970 instead of the 7850's in crossfire. if there are no problems with the antec psu you cold definitely reuse it.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4798/his_radeon_hd_785...

you could also save $40 and get the intel 330 240GB ssd. you could also save some money on the ram. get a ssd i dont care what anyone says you will regret not getting it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($339.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($339.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.60 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.25 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1599.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-01 19:26 EST-0500)
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January 2, 2013 9:59:18 AM

I'm going with windows 7 pro, because I backup on a network drive.

Thanks all for the responses. I ordered the following build-

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($339.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($339.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.60 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.25 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1604.32
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-02 06:57 EST-0500)
January 2, 2013 10:00:36 AM

Best answer selected by ascj.
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