~$1300 gaming pc

Approximate Purchase Date: few weeks

Budget Range: around $1300 (but somewhat flexible), after everything

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, web browsing

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: new build

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: idc

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Missouri, USA

Parts Preferences: idc

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe later

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: n/a

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I want to run high end games very well


Here's what I have so far:


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yUnh
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yUnh/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yUnh/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 ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1297.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 23:30 EST-0500)
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  1. It seems good, though, if you want a psu a little cheaper : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-tx850m

    It's modular and also supports two 7970 with ease.
  2. no no, i stick with corsair AX850
    -seasonic made
    -digital PWM output
    -GOLD certified
    -very good investment for future build
  3. nothing wrong with both psu :) we both love corsair
    i believe the OP wants the best quality part he can afford for his budget. unless he beg for reducing price
  4. Just gave a tip, the corsair TX850 is a good psu, it can hold two 7970 with ease, it's much more cheaper, it comes with a discount code for less than 100$.
    So i pointed out, the one he has is also good.
    Sometimes the 80 plus gold doesn't mean much gain vs bronze.
    http://hardocp.com/article/2011/10/04/80_plus_irrelevant_to_you_when_buying_psu/2

    Edit : he has the HX850.
  5. I would either get this
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingwin-power-supply-lzp850
    rated pretty high and priced pretty decently, made by superflow and the 550W version got a rating of 9 on jonnyguru
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=219

    or

    the tx850 django recommend
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139029&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    btw it is actually about 89$ if you include the $10 promo code
  6. The TX-850 is made by channel well. Get the TX-850 v2 made by SeaSonic.
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