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Two possible builds; what do you guys think?

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June 18, 2013 2:33:29 PM

Hi,

I've pretty much narrowed down what parts I want in my PC. Of the following two, which would you go for?

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/pindi/saved/1NrP

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/pindi/saved/1NsP

Of course, suggestions/changes are welcome. I really want a Bitfenix Prodigy case but the possibility of adding another graphics card further down the line is appealing. Also, I would want to overclock the processor and graphics card and I'd be wary of heat issues in the Prodigy.

Thanks,

Pindi

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a b K Overclocking
a c 110 U Graphics card
June 18, 2013 2:37:03 PM

Get a PSU from antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.

Don't expect to overclock much at all on the MSI board because the g41 has poor power phases.
June 18, 2013 2:44:28 PM

Thanks for the quick reply. What's the cheapest motherboard would you recommend?
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a b K Overclocking
a c 110 U Graphics card
June 18, 2013 2:50:16 PM

Do you plan to overclock? ASRock Extreme 3 is a good board for overclocking.
June 18, 2013 2:50:51 PM

Ok by looking at you're Gaming rig the only things that change between the two is the motherboard and the case, I would go with the second one because the case look more like a gaming machine that your friend will be like HOOO shit what is this but the square orange box look like a box :)  and the motherboard MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard support crossfire but not SLI(Have 2 cards in one gaming rig)but the first one doesn't support it SLI OR crossfire he doesn't take 2 cards.(http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/pindi/saved/1NsP)

But With the HD 7950 by AMD the only issue is they don't release as many drive as Nvdia
IF you go with Nvdia card get the gtx 680 But you may need to change boards if you really whant to Sli them after a while


P.S: Don't forget to chose me as the best answer if I was and have a nice gaming time -Devan
a b K Overclocking
a c 110 U Graphics card
June 18, 2013 2:54:50 PM

devminerHD said:
Ok by looking at you're Gaming rig the only things that change between the two is the motherboard and the case, I would go with the second one because the case look more like a gaming machine that your friend will be like HOOO shit what is this but the square orange box look like a box :)  and the motherboard MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard support crossfire but not SLI(Have 2 cards in one gaming rig)but the first one doesn't support it SLI OR crossfire he doesn't take 2 cards.(http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/pindi/saved/1NsP)

But With the HD 7950 by AMD the only issue is they don't release as many drive as Nvdia
IF you go with Nvdia card get the gtx 680 But you may need to change boards if you really whant to Sli them after a while


P.S: Don't forget to chose me as the best answer if I was and have a nice gaming time -Devan


Just stick with the 7950 you have. It fits great into your budget and should max all the games you play at 1080p.
June 18, 2013 2:55:19 PM

Here's a build done with that BitFenix case you prefer....
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/Aro

Looks like you may need to go with liquid cooling in the ITX build, that Hyper 212 needs a lot of room. It makes more sense to focus on one great video card anyhow vs. running in pairs so if you'd prefer to go compact, go for it.

A few things:
If you do go with the BitFenix with just the one 7950 you won't need that much power and I'd go wtih a Seasonic/XFX/Corsair in the 5-600W range. Those are the most trusted and reliable.
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