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Hi There!

Anyway im building a New system with New parts and Old parts from my Current Gaming PC. Anyway These are the Current Specs:

CPU: I5 3570k (Overclocking as soon as i get it, Looking for BEAST overclocking)
GPU: 2x Sapphire Radeon 7950 (Imma Crossfire as soon as i get the system running)
PSW: Thermal Take TR2 RX 750w
RAM: 2x 4GB G.Skill RipJawz
MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
Case: Sentey renegade

Price: 999$ Dollars

Anyway i got a 1000$ US dollars to spend on this Rig. Is there anything i should change? Im gonna Crossfire and Overclock the GPU and CPU as soon as i get them, Also gonna use EyeFinity. I already Got RAM, PSW and Case.

Please tell me if im building the Best Possible system with my Budget, Or if should change parts

Thanks in advane!
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  1. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y0LZ
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y0LZ/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y0LZ/benchmarks/

    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: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($407.86 @ Newegg)
    Total: $822.81
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-16 22:44 EST-0500)
  2. I normally wouldn't suggest this, but can you afford a little more money for more ram? I know that the GPUs mostly handle the eyeinfinity, but 16 gb of ram couldn't hurt.
  3. Ok, Ill buy more RAM if needed. So i should buy 1 7970 then? And then wait and get 1 more? Thanks
  4. racoon said:
    Ok, Ill buy more RAM if needed. So i should buy 1 7970 then? And then wait and get 1 more? Thanks


    There's no need of get 16gb of RAM. Just be sure to get 1.5v, 1600mhz, CL9 or less, low profile RAM, that will do you perfect.

    One 7970 will do you fine for quite a while then when it becomes apparent it's not performing to your liking you can get another one and xfire or just get a new single gpu that is out at the time.
  5. mikerockett said:
    There's no need of get 16gb of RAM. Just be sure to get 1.5v, 1600mhz, CL9 or less, low profile RAM, that will do you perfect.

    One 7970 will do you fine for quite a while then when it becomes apparent it's not performing to your liking you can get another one and xfire or just get a new single gpu that is out at the time.


    Could you please suggest me which Exactly to get? Thanks
  6. racoon said:
    Could you please suggest me which Exactly to get? Thanks


    8gb of Corsair vengeance low profile. That's a solid RAM kit.
  7. The below plus a case of your choice.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y4v6
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y4v6/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y4v6/benchmarks/

    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 ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($407.86 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $936.79
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 11:05 EST-0500)
  8. mikerockett said:
    The below plus a case of your choice.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y4v6
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y4v6/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y4v6/benchmarks/

    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 ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($407.86 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $936.79
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 11:05 EST-0500)


    Thanks, I forgot to mention that i all ready have Optical drive, HDD and PSW. Its a thermal Take TR2 RX 750w, Will it be able to support Crossfire and eyefinity? Is there actually a Big difference with XFX GPU and Sapphire one? Thanks
  9. Oh ok i didn't realise that, here's a revised build omitting those components.

    There's not a vast difference between the two, both are reasonable brands.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y58H
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y58H/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y58H/benchmarks/

    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 ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($407.86 @ Newegg)
    Total: $903.80
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 12:44 EST-0500)
  10. mikerockett said:
    Oh ok i didn't realise that, here's a revised build omitting those components.

    There's not a vast difference between the two, both are reasonable brands.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y58H
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y58H/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y58H/benchmarks/

    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 ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($407.86 @ Newegg)
    Total: $903.80
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 12:44 EST-0500)


    Thanks. On second thought Ill buy a new case and throw in 1 more 7970(Will use the Gigabyte ones) . I should have all of my money ready for April. BTW When is Haswells release? If its between march and april should i use it? Thanks.
  11. Haswell i think is late summer at the moment so maybe july/august time. a new case is always good and 2 7970's will be a beast, good luck with your build and post back when it's complete :)
  12. Thanks man, What will be a case that will comfortably hold everything? Once i finished it i will post it but where?

    P.D i decided to change motherboard since i read in newegg that they sometimes come faulty and i dont even live near USA. Any other board i can use? or is it just fine. (no gigabyte please)
  13. Can post in here the new build section, members gallery, do a build thread if you like.
  14. Ok thanks. Here is the revised build.

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Video Card: 2x Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 Video Card
    PSU:(got one from my current build) Thermal Take TR2 RX 750w
    HDD: Seagate barracuda 1TB
    Case:Antec Eleven hundred Super Midi case.

    Anyway will all of my stuff fit here? thanks
  15. Best answer
    Everything looks good.

    Only thing i'd say is an SSD would improve the build no end and 2 7970's is way overkill, you could easily live with one.

    either way you'll love it :)
  16. If i scrap some extra money ill add a SSD. Thanks for your help
  17. Best answer selected by racoon.
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