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post #11 of 17
If you hurry, you can grab a HD 7970 for 350. With 4 free games, that should equate to the $50 difference between this and the 7950 you listed here.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4994473&csid=_22
post #12 of 17
nice one mate u cant go wrong with that setup. will play most games maxed and has plenty of room for OCing if you chose thumb.gif
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post #13 of 17
Get a WD Caviar Blue or Caviar Black hard drive. They should be had at the same price or less and offer longer warranty. Also at this budget I'd seriously consider an SSD. Considering dropping some of your video card budget for one. The Corsair HX 750 is also a huge rip off as with many Corsair PSUs today. I just can't recommend one when the value of Rosewill's Capstone series PSUs is so much better.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post

Get a WD Caviar Blue or Caviar Black hard drive. They should be had at the same price or less and offer longer warranty. Also at this budget I'd seriously consider an SSD. Considering dropping some of your video card budget for one. The Corsair HX 750 is also a huge rip off as with many Corsair PSUs today. I just can't recommend one when the value of Rosewill's Capstone series PSUs is so much better.

Yeah, I only suggested the corsair one cuz I know it is a really good build, I never used or even saw a Rosewill PSU in Brazil, so I usually won't recommend something I have little knowledge of. As long as it is at least semi-modular and of good quality, he should be golden.
On the topic of SSD, I agree, it was the last purchase I've made on my sig rig and boy, it surprised me how much of a difference it made.
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post #15 of 17
Just wondering, do you really need such a big case?

here are some which may suit you better:

Corsair Carbide Series 300R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139016
Corsair Carbide Series 400R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139008
COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119240
COOLER MASTER CM Storm Scout 2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119263
NZXT Phantom 410 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146093
BitFenix Raider http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811345009
BitFenix Outlaw http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811345013

Cheaper (cost wise) Power supply
LEPA G Series 750W 80 Plus Gold http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817494008

Cheaper Motherboards
MSI Z77A-GD65 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130643
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128544
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157295
ASRock Z77 Performance http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157298

Ram to suit the colour code of the ASUS board you chose (red clashes with blue alot)
G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) Low Voltage http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231477
AVEXIR Core Series 8GB Kit (2 x 4GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0ST08P6214
Patriot Viper 3 8GB (1x 8GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220684
Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220685
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231550
Kingston HyperX Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104323
Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220705

ONE MORE THING: You didnt choose a cpu cooler

XIGMATEK Dark Knight II SD1283 Night Hawk Edition http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
COOLER MASTER V6 GT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103089
EVGA Superclock CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835288001
Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid Cooling System http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209049

there you go. have fun

+ Other Drives

Western Digital WD Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200 RPM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136767
Seagate Momentus XT 500GB 7200 RPM 2.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Solid State Hybrid Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178240


yea get a SSD, ive been seeing in flyers and ads that SSD's like OCZ Vertex 3 & Agility 3 have gone down in price like crazy. 60GB @ $40, 120GB @ $90, etc

OCZ Vertex 3 Series - MAX IOPS Edition 120gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227714
G.SKILL Phoenix III 120GB SATA III http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231613
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SATA III http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239045
Transcend TS64GSSD320 64GB SATA III http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820208779

so you may want to downgrade from 7950 to 7870 (which is really good, i have no problems with mine) and maybe crossfire later on. (infact a 6870 is still freakin awesome, its not the newest, but it does the job well enough to get a 2x pay raise)

6870
GIGABYTE GV-R687OC-1GD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125357
XFX Double D HD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948

6950
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102954
HIS IceQ X Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161388

7870
XFX Double D Radeon HD 7870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605
GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125418
PowerColor PCS+ Vortex II Edition Radeon HD 7870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131476
SAPPHIRE FleX Radeon HD 7870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102996
MSI R7870 HAWK Radeon HD 7870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127681

and if you dont watch blurays on your computer, switch to a 24x (or even 22x) DVD drive
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118067
Edited by kishagi - 10/16/12 at 7:43am
post #16 of 17
I would avoid buying an internal seagate barracuda HDD. I have had issues with several of mine failing. I normally would recommend Samsung Spinpoints but now those are made by SeaGate so evern those would be a gamble now.

As a person mentioned above, I would go with a Western Digital if you are going to stick with a mechanical drive.
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post #17 of 17
Here's my advice:

Go Intel instead ( yes it is more expensive, i'll make some adjustments with the parts you chose to make up for it )

Specifically I5 3570k ( pcie 3.0 support, unlocked for overclocking, a great powerhouse chip for gaming for years to come. )

Motherboard- Gigabyte Z77 UD3H or Asus P8z77-V ( both have SLI capabilities and overclocking potential )

GPU HD 7850 ( Ditch one of the monitors you plan on buying to gain more performance over your 550 TI. Easier to add another monitor later than to upgrade your GPU )

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R / 400R / 500R. I personally love the 300R if you are on a budget, it has good cable management, it has plenty of room for big GPUs, tool-less drive bays with solid state drive mounting points, dust filters, good build quality.

Definitely get an SSD for your OS / main games. Load times are much better that way!

Only go 8 gigs of ram, you won't need 16 for gaming

If need by hold off on a storage drive for an SSD drive now, you can always add storage later, its a pain in the neck to have to reconfigure your whole system onto an SSD later.

The PSU you have selected isn't modular, personally i prefer the extra cable management that modular provides but that's just me.

Hope that helps!
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