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Gaming Rig Update

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February 12, 2013 4:09:28 AM

Alright so I got some advice on my build earlier on the forums and this is my updated build. Let me know what you guys think :)  And I was also wondering if 8gig of ram is enough for running a few programs in the background while gaming. Such as camtasia (for recording), skype, and youtube. Possibly on a couple of monitors.

Disk Drive:
LG 24X DVD Burner - Bare Drive Black SATA Model GH24NS95 - OEM

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Wireless Adapter:
TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 Dual Band Wireless N900 PCI Express Adapter, 2.4GHz 450Mbps/5GHz 450Mbps, IEEE 802.1a/b/g/n, WEP/WPA/WPA2

Video Card:
XFX Double D FX-785A-CDFC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Power Supply:
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Team 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TED38192M1600HC11DC

ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500

ZALMAN Z9 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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February 12, 2013 4:13:29 AM

Pretty nice. No problems.

I would just change your Seagate to a WD drive blue because if it hasn't changed WD has a longer warranty period than seagate. Of course, it's still a great drive.

XFX is one of those companies that has a very hard time to RMA to. I would suggest getting the MSI Twin Frozr Series of the 7850.
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February 12, 2013 4:26:25 AM

No, that's a 660 non ti, the 7870 tahiti le comes with better games and it outperforms it by a significant margin, and it's cheaper.
February 12, 2013 4:30:39 AM

Okay. Will that 500 watt power supply work with that?
February 12, 2013 4:39:45 AM

Yes, it will do.
February 12, 2013 4:42:31 AM

Great. This all comes out to around 800 bucks. :)