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Will this work together nicely and can i play bf3 ultra settings

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February 7, 2013 12:20:29 PM

Hello,
This is my first post here and i'm going to build a new pc and i have some questions.

CPU : i5 3570k
CPU Cooler : Scythe Mugen 3 PCGH Edition
GPU : Sapphire HD 7870 OC, 2GB
RAM : Corsair Vengeance BLUE 1600 mhz 8gb (Low profile)
SSD : OCZ Vertex 4 128GB
HDD : WD Black caviar 1TB
CASE : Cooler master elite 431 plus with window
PSU : Corsair GS 800WATT "2013 Edition"
MOBO : Asrock Z77 Extreme 4
Case fans :
- (Pre-installed Front intake)
- One bottom intake 120mm Sickleflow Blue
- Two top exhausts 120mm Sickleflow Blue

I already got one 22" 1920x1080 and one 20.1" 1600x1200 monitor and the rest (Mouse, Sound, Keyboard and windows 8)

Questions :
1. Will these parts fit together?
2. Will the case and cpu be cooled enough by the cpu/case fans to overclock to 4.2 Ghz?
3. Will the powersupply be enough to support crossfire 7870's (i want to put another HD7870 in it in the future)
4. Will this build be good enough to play battlefield 3 on maxed out settings (With or Without AA)

Floris. (Sorry if my english is bad.)


February 7, 2013 2:00:10 PM

1) yes
2) yes
3) it can but i think it'll be better to get a psu that's 1000w+ for crossfire otherwise your cpu might not get enough power if you're also going to be overclocking your cpu at the same time
4) i was able to play battlefield 3 at max settings with an xfx 7870 with 40+ fps (low fps at times when things get rough)
February 7, 2013 2:07:58 PM

Thanks for the reply :) 

I got another question, will the scythe mugen 3 pcgh fit with the exhaust fan facing top then its sucking air from bottom and blowing out at the top where already 2 fans are installed instead of sucking air from front to back because i dont have a fan at the back side ?
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February 7, 2013 2:44:46 PM

You don't need 1000w+ for a 2 GPU setup, that is overkill.
February 7, 2013 2:51:06 PM

Noob12 said:
I think that Corsair AX750 is enough to Crossfire 2*7870

But here you can see test about it.

Id take a XT model of 7870.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5158/sapphire_radeon_h...


Is that only the graphic card power consumption or the whole system ?

And the mugen 3 itself can be positioned either way but i am wondering if it will fit because there already are two fans on top and i dont know if there is enough space
February 8, 2013 2:47:42 PM

Is the Mugen 3 quiet ? otherwise i would get something like the hyper 212 evo or the corsair h60, because im not sure about space..

EDIT : or maybe the noctua nh-d14
February 8, 2013 3:02:42 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($295.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart M 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1024.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 12:02 EST-0500)
February 8, 2013 5:00:04 PM

Floris said:
Is the Mugen 3 quiet ? otherwise i would get something like the hyper 212 evo or the corsair h60, because im not sure about space..

EDIT : or maybe the noctua nh-d14


Don't get a Corsair H60 - most closed liquid loops are not worth purchasing. Get a D14 or the Noctua NH-U9B instead.

Quote:

1. Will these parts fit together?
2. Will the case and cpu be cooled enough by the cpu/case fans to overclock to 4.2 Ghz?
3. Will the powersupply be enough to support crossfire 7870's (i want to put another HD7870 in it in the future)
4. Will this build be good enough to play battlefield 3 on maxed out settings (With or Without AA)


1. Yes but don't get such a cheap case. If you're flexible on your budget put a bit more in the case and get something like the Phantom 410 or Corsair 400R.

2. A Hyper 212 will OC to 4.2GHz easily without adjusting the voltage.

3. Yeah - that will be enough.

4. I'd actually suggest getting a GTX 660TI instead of a 7870 for BF3.

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($315.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($82.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1039.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 13:59 EST-0500)
February 8, 2013 7:00:24 PM

Thanks for the builds, but i am living in holland and i let a local store put everything together. It's site is mycom.nl i am buying everything there and its all in euro's my budget is like €950 because i'm a kid and i have to pay it myself :(  really can't stretch it :s

(€950,- = $1270) Euro - USD

Is it necessary to get 16gb of ram as im planning to do like 5 years with it(i know i cant play the newest games by then.. but that's why i was planning to go crossfire)

I know the case is cheap but why is it bad ? (i know i'm asking for advice i am open for any options)
I really do like a case with side window but if there is a case without side window that you really recommend i coud give up that side window. (Hopefully that case will have more included fans so i dont have to buy fans myself and trade that money in for the more expensive case)

Floris

EDIT : Does 1600/1866/2133 mhz ram make much of a difference in performance ?
February 9, 2013 7:45:50 AM

Changed setup a bit (Case, CPU Cooler, PSU) (PSU to save a little money and i just heard 700W is enough for crossfire, maybe when it's time i will buy a better psu)

CPU : i5 3570k
CPU Cooler : Hyper 212 EVO
GPU : Sapphire HD 7870 OC, 2GB
RAM : Corsair Vengeance RED 1866 mhz 8gb (Low profile)
SSD : Samsung 840 series Pro 128GB
HDD : WD Green Caviar 1TB (Can use one of my father for free for a while and i will buy a Black Caviar later on)
CASE : Cooler master Storm Scout II Advanced
PSU : Corsair GS 700WATT "2013 Edition"
MOBO : Asrock Z77 Extreme 4
Case fans : This time i stick with the 2 included intakes and 1 included back exhaust (is it better to get 1 extra 120mm and put the included exhaust on top with the one i would buy ?)

TOTAL : € 941,92

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