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January 24, 2013 2:55:45 AM

so i have a $1100 budget and i have a build in mind but i'm not entirely sure about it because i'm trying to overclock my system with some very good cooling units but there's a couple things that are pricey like my motherboard for instance, it's $149 and it supports my 7850 pci-e 3.0 card but i'm trying to look for a motherboard for around $100-$120. anyway here's what i've drawn up so far
MOBO:GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
GPU:HIS IceQ Turbo H785QT2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256 Bit GDDR5
PSU:Rosewill FORTRESS Series 750W
CPU:AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz
Cooling Units:Corsair H100, XIGMATEK dragoon-n422 (ram heatsinks), ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler, and 1 Rosewill RCA-220-BL 220m blue led case fan
SSD:SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 128GB SATA III
Case:XION Gaming Series XON-980-BK
RAM:Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 16GB (2GBxGB) DDR3

i chose the psu because i do intend on going crossfire in the future and potentially upgrading my system. what i want to know is if i can find a good motherboard that can crossfire and still be able to keep all these items above excluding the current motherboard. i'm an AMD guy so i don't use intel so if anyone can help me find a good motherboard for less or an entirely new build that uses AMD and keeps the 7850 for under $1100 i'd be more than thankful

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January 24, 2013 3:00:43 AM

you came to the right forum. are you from US/canada?

phenom era is already over. AMD FX is the only way :) 

let me help you with 1100 build
what is your monitor? are you going to buy OS?
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January 24, 2013 3:07:35 AM

windows 7, and it's a 20in 5ms LED backlit LCD
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January 24, 2013 3:09:36 AM

oops i forgot to include the last bit of info, US is my homeland lol
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January 24, 2013 3:10:45 AM

I suggest looking at my signature, the $750 if you dont want to overclock and the $1k build if you do, For the $750 just get a 7970 and your good to go!
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January 24, 2013 3:11:47 AM

Could you give us the resolution of the monitor?
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January 24, 2013 3:17:17 AM

uhm i do believe the resolution is 1600x900 and i am looking to overclock. all i basicly want is to be able to play Guild Wars 2, Skyrim, Battlefield 3, and Starcraft II, all maxed out on graphics and be able to run smoothly.
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January 24, 2013 3:20:10 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.62 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.74 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1019.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 00:23 EST-0500)

leaves room for OS/improvement

8350 + 7950 both OCed = beast :) 
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January 24, 2013 3:27:38 AM

hmmm i do like it, the processor and the gpu especially but is there by any chance i could replace the 1TB wit a 128GB SSD and also replace the CM Hyper Evo with the Corsair H100?
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January 24, 2013 3:37:57 AM

^ edit, add 128GB ssd instead replacing HDD. dude, you need storage. having onlyssd will be a bad idea

i wouldnt recommed h100/any liquid close loop cooler. i owned H60 once and it was too problematic... you can google it around

for better OC, get monstous noctua nhd14
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd14
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January 24, 2013 3:45:02 AM

ah but you have to remember it has to be under $1100 i will add the noctua nhd14 that's a good find thank you. but about the SSD i wasn't planning on storing a ton of stuff on it. mostly a couple games was the idea but maybe you're right. there by any chance i could lower the 1TB to a 500GB?
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January 24, 2013 3:47:38 AM

no no no, in my build above, it already includes both HDD+SSD :) 

and it is with noctua [:russk1]

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.76 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.62 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.74 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1075.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 00:47 EST-0500)
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January 24, 2013 3:52:57 AM

oh whoops lol my fault. now about the ram, would i be able to change out the heat spreaders with a more efficient heat sink like the xigmatek dragoon?
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January 24, 2013 3:58:49 AM

^ dont worry about ram, leave it alone, heatspreader/ram cooler is 90% gimmick

most overclocker dont use any custom ram heatsink
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January 24, 2013 4:03:28 AM

ok fair enough now another thing i noticed with the HAF 912, it comes with no brackets for the hdd and ssd....
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January 24, 2013 4:17:35 AM

and you strike again showing me a closer look =D ok with the psu you selected will i be able to do crossfire in the future or would i need to upgrade?
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January 24, 2013 4:24:32 AM

since i saw your OC potential and beast performance, i have put corsait TX750 V2 which is usually used for Crossfire/SLI :) 

dont worry mate, your build is awesome
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January 24, 2013 4:31:49 AM

alright fair enough i want to thank you for this build and i will be purchasing it as soon as possible
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January 24, 2013 4:46:05 AM

You have a Microcenter around you?.. They're pretty good with their prices and they have a "build your own" dept that's pretty good
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