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Hi, I'm making a first time build I was wondering if this is a good build?
I'm planning on playing lots of games like skyrim, bf3, bfbc2,COD BO, COD MW3, SR3 COD BO2(when it comes out), GTA IV, and of course minecraft I will also be playing a lot more than that. (when I'm not studying)...
I also plan on Overclocking as much as possible. ( all prices are in Australian Dollar)
CPU- i5 2500k $220
MoBo- Asrock Z77 extreme 4 $145
GPU- Sapphire HD 7870 OC $364
HDD- Western Digital Blue 1TB $95
SSD- OCZ Agility 60gb $69
RAM- G.Skill Sniper 8GB $60
CPU cooler- Coolermaster v8 $60
Case- CM Storm Enforcer $65 (4 months old from a friend)
PSU- Coolermaster 725 watt $89
Total- $1167
I'm not really prepared to go higher than maybe $1200 or $1250 if I'm pushing it.
Any advice would be appreciated I'm also considering the i5 3570k but I heard sandy bridge's are better for OCing especially the i5 2500k
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Edited by FatalSniper - 7/11/12 at 10:51pm
post #2 of 30
Looks good to me. One thing though... the PSU is overkill.
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Samsung 830, 128 GB Various HDDs Sony NEC Optiarc DVD burner Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (CPU) 
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Accelero Twin Turbo II (GPU) Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit LG E2360 Microsoft SideWinder X6 
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Are you sure? I was thinking if. Get a good one now it will last ages but what do you recommend ?
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I'm completely for PSU overkill, maybe even get an 800W or 850W if you can. It will not be needed now, but if you upgrade GPU, or go for CrossFire, 725W will be tight, maybe even insufficient. If it is so, you'll regret not having spent 20-30 more on a better PSU, when you have to buy a completely new one.

My 700W was completely enough for my rig when I built it, but now, that i've bought a 6990 (I admit it doesn't exactly sip power) it's very tight, the minimum is 750, no idea how everything still runs =D
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Are you sure? I was thinking if. Get a good one now it will last ages but what do you recommend ?

Awsome build apart from one thing, Your psu, Get a good branded one such as Corsair, XFX, Seasonic. the coolermasters are known to fail and not be as efficient as the later..

Grab a decent 550-650w unit and your set, Last thing you want is a duff psu frying your expensive hardware. 650w is plentifull for crossfire 7870's If you choose to do that in the future
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I'd go with a different brand of PSU personally, Coolermasters aren't that great - they tend to fail and they have nowhere near the watts that they're rated at.
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post #7 of 30
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Haha yeah well I won't crossfire any time soon, on the sapphire website it said my card needs 500 watts so I thought this was overkill enough but maybe not?
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Shimme- what's a brand you'd recommend?
post #9 of 30
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I'm completely for PSU overkill, maybe even get an 800W or 850W if you can. It will not be needed now, but if you upgrade GPU, or go for CrossFire, 725W will be tight, maybe even insufficient. If it is so, you'll regret not having spent 20-30 more on a better PSU, when you have to buy a completely new one.
My 700W was completely enough for my rig when I built it, but now, that i've bought a 6990 (I admit it doesn't exactly sip power) it's very tight, the minimum is 750, no idea how everything still runs =D

Completely wrong doh.gif

Newer cards are constantly using less power, These days you can sli gtx 680's on good 550w psu's, The days of the gtx 480 are over. Good branded psu's can pull over their rated wattage quite comfortably where a cheap 750w unit is lucky to reliably deliver 600w
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post #10 of 30
Both CPU and Cooler are great, I've got a 2500k too, and paired with my V6GT (quite similar to the V8) I can reach 5GHz.
I guess the RAM is 1600MHz? If you're planning on gaming, which you are, you definitely want 1600. If you can spend a bit more, get a 90 or 128GB SSD, I'm rocking a 64GB Crucial m4, and after installing Win7 64bit and the essentials, I'm left with around 20GB, which is not enough for my games TT.
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