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£920/$1450 Gaming Build - Need Advice!

Last response: in Systems
December 22, 2011 12:50:28 PM

Hi there, I am looking to make a new gaming rig to replace my aging X4 955/GTX460 setup.
I will be using to create my build.

Approximate Purchase Date: (2 months)

Budget Range: ($1400-1475) Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming, Video Editing, Internet, TExt Editing)

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, headset, dual monitors, os, Microsoft Office

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I will be using

Country: United Kingdom (England)

Parts Preferences: by brand or type I would prefer an Intel CPU with a crossfire ATI setup.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution:1920x1080

Additional Comments: (I REALLY want crossfire.)

Current Parts List:

Case : NZXT M59 Gaming Mid-Tower Case or CoolerMaster Dominator CM-692 Mid-Tower Gaming Case

Extra Fans : 1,200 RPM AKASA Silent Fans with Sleeve Ball Bearing

CPU : Intel I5-2500K quad-core 3.3 Ghz

CPU Cooler : CoolerMaster Hyper 412S CPU Fan

MoBo: GigaByte GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard (CrossfireX/SLI)

RAM: 8GB Corsair XMS3 @ 1600 Mhz

Graphics : Crossfire'd (2x) AMD Radeon HD 6790 1GB (Is the 6790 any good?)

Power Supply: Thermaltake 875 Watts Toughpower XT 875W Modular 80 Plus Power Supply

SSD: 60 GB Corsair Force Series 3 SATA III Gaming MLC Solid State Disk

HArd Drive : 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16M Cache 7200RPM

Sound Card : Creative Labs Audigy SE

total cost : £1050 or $1650 Way over budget... where can I save money?
December 22, 2011 1:34:18 PM

I don't have the money, as you can see I'm already $250 over budget
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December 22, 2011 1:35:40 PM

Dropped the sound card, down to $1,620
December 22, 2011 1:44:56 PM

I'd get a single 6950 2gb instead of the cfx 6790 and add another one later. Also, you could hold off on the 1TB hdd if you don't need it just yet since prices are way up, and pick that up later for probably half what it costs now. Not sure what cpu cooler that model is, but if it's more than $33, pick up the hyper 212 EVO instead.

Also I'd recommend a better brand PSU like this one:
December 22, 2011 2:05:12 PM

Changed to a single 6950 and downgraded to a 750 gig hdd. Now at $1,598!
Need more advice. BUMP
December 22, 2011 2:06:17 PM

Should I get 1333Mhz RAM instead?