Could someone help me on my build?

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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  1. 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?
  2. windows 7, and it's a 20in 5ms LED backlit LCD
  3. oops i forgot to include the last bit of info, US is my homeland lol
  4. 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!
  5. Could you give us the resolution of the monitor?
  6. 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.
  7. 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 :)
  8. 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?
  9. ^ 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
  10. 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?
  11. 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)
  12. 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?
  13. ^ dont worry about ram, leave it alone, heatspreader/ram cooler is 90% gimmick

    most overclocker dont use any custom ram heatsink
  14. ok fair enough now another thing i noticed with the HAF 912, it comes with no brackets for the hdd and ssd....
  15. 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?
  16. 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
  17. alright fair enough i want to thank you for this build and i will be purchasing it as soon as possible
  18. 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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