I am buying a Pc from cyberpower.com and i was wondering if this is a good build from them yes i know building myself is much cheaper but i have no idea how to etc so any suggestions or opinions would be great thanks CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance [ 14])
MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX] GIGABYTE GA-Z77-HD3 Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Ultra Durable 4 Classic, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x Gen3 PCIe x16, 2x PCIe x1 & 2 PCI (Extreme OC Certified)
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [ 850 Watts - Thermaltake Smart Series SP-850M 80 Plus Bronze Modular Power Supply Case is Corsair Carbide 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case
yeah it's not bad i guess. people usually will bombard threads like these with their own custom build ideas, which are usually slightly better for the price, but if it's what YOU want, then yes, you could do much worse than the parts you have chosen. I approve .
I have an AMD CPU with that same video card. I keep a watt meter running all the time. My machine never goes over 300 watts . My old setup with the 6850 would go over 300 watts, but only when I had the CPU cranked up and in full game play. I feel like you may not need the big 850 PSU. Maybe see if you can go silver or platinum with a 650 watt?