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hi ive always been an AMD guy and my last personal build was in 2009 and i think its time for an upgrade. I use my PC for a few things Games/server for my Smart TV is what i use the most and i almost never turn it off

the only think im not willing to compromise with is the case i know its expensive but i want it lol

here is my list so far

Corsair 800D
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139001

Core i7-3770k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

Asus Maximus V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131854

Samsung 840 series 250gb SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147189

that is what i got so far im going to continue using my other drives as storage drives and just use the SSD for the OS.

i have 8gb of corsair 1333mhz ram not sure if i should upgrade that

as for video cards i have an XFX 5870 and the most cost effective route i have found is to get a used 5870 and cross fire them i see them all the time used for around $100 so for me that is a huge bang for my buck.

i know im going to need to upgrade my powersupply but im not sure what to get all i know is that i want it modular this time so i dont have to hide cables im not even using.

ok i am currently running a Rasa 750 w/c kit and the pump started to make noise so im assuming im going to need a new pump, reseviour and new hose for the build so i think a Swiftech 655 pump would be a good idea and maybe some UV red hose (i dont like dye in my w/c set up) but as for the res im not sure yet

thanks for the help guys i want my next build to be alot better then my current build!
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Might think about 3570k instead of 3770k..
Cheaper and you wont need it really unless you are doing cpu intensive things.
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post #3 of 13
Why such an expensive motherboard? If you want an Asus, just get the P8Z77-V or even the P8Z77-V LK. No reason to pay $250+ for a motherboard.

For PSU, can't go wrong with the Rosewill Capstone 650M.

And I think if it was me, rather than put another $100 into 3-generation-old GPUs, I'd sell your 5870 and put that $100, plus the $100 you had budgeted for another 5870, into a 7870.
Edited by Forceman - 12/4/12 at 4:27pm
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from my research crossfire 5870 will destroy a single 7870 so why would i do that if the cheaper option is better?

also on the Mobo i dont know why i looked at that mobo i can get a different one but i do plan on Overclocking as much as i can as i am watercooled.

i already have a corsair 650w PSU i wanted to upgrade to a more powerful modular PSU i think 2 5870's in my set up will be pushing my 650w psu to the limit id rather have something with breathing room and enough power to run future cards
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post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by battosaii View Post

from my research crossfire 5870 will destroy a single 7870 so why would i do that if the cheaper option is better?

2GB of VRAM instead of 1GB, no worry about CrossFire issues, and significantly lower power/heat. At least that's why I would do it.
post #6 of 13
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those are nice but imo not worth the extra money for basicly slightly better performance then a single 5870 hell if i wanted to i could go out and buy 2 5870's with 2gb vram and sell my 1gb model and still spend only $100 im sorry but 7950 performance for $100 is too good to pass up.
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what about this Board looks like it can support my needs isnt a million dollars and dosnt have ugly blue colors like most mobos have now

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
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post #8 of 13
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actually nvm the asus board i first posted isnt such a bad price it comes ready for watercooling the cooler comes with barbs and everything
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post #9 of 13
The ASRock board is a great choice, great price and performance. Upgrade your ram to at least 1600 speed. You can get 8 gb of Samsung "Wonder Ram" for $35 and it overclocks to 1866 speed. Go with a Seasonic Power Supply, The X650 is Gold Certified, and fully modular for only $130.

Your GPU's are pretty dated. If you are actually gaming on this rig, you are going to need a newer card(s). With my old 2gb 460's SLI I was breaking 30k in 3D Mark Vantage, 5870's crossfire hit only 23000. I was able to max most games out with my 460's in SLI @1080p but never could really max out the aliasing. You will run into trouble trying to max out games with only 1 gb of VRAM too. I'd sell your 5870 and then invest in a 7950 and overclock it. Then later on go crossfire. 7950's can be had for $285 used off of Amazon.com. Lastly, save your money and go with the 3570k.
post #10 of 13
You should really heed the advice about your old cards. Although they might look good on paper, you will very much appreciate the VRAM headroom. Most games these days will use much more then 1GB. By adding an additional card, you are giving yourself potential but very much limiting yourself. When games become RAM limited you will notice a large decrease in performance.

I've done the multiple card setup in the past but I very much enjoy a single card solution and a lower power bill ;-)
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