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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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  1. 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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    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_7850_iceq_x_turbox_2gb_in_crossfire_video_card_review/index18.html

    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)
  3. Here's a update, based on suggestions.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vnej

    This is scrapping the PSU and the two video cards. Upgrading the GPU to a 7970 and reusing existing PSU.

    The existing PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005
  4. yea no need to replace that psu if it there is nothing wrong with it. any reason for the $239.99 windows 7 pro? you could get the home version for $140 cheaper.

    here is a different model xfx 7970 for $320 after MIR.
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5736415&CatId=7387
  5. 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)
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