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I like MSI 7870 hawk edition. Or the his 7870. Gigabyte wind force 7870

or Sapphire HD7870XT (HD 7870 Tahiti LE ) which is actually a HD 7950 cut down
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?p=AT-7870XT2

* There's also this powercolor one for $205+shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131487

Wouldn't get the HAWK, every review I read said it's super loud
Edited by AlphaC - 3/18/13 at 5:02pm
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I don't know where you are at with this, but I have a few suggestions.

1. That is a lot of money for a case and a motherboard. If you backed down on just those two things you could get a 7970. There are alot of good motherboards for a lot less. Don't get caught up in ASUS as a name.

2. Not really a fan of the PSU. I like the OEM to be Seasonic, check out this webpage. I think you can get a better PSU for the same money. You are going to want to get MODULAR. Makes putting together so much better. (At least get a hybrid)
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page541.htm

3. I would also suggest getting a smaller non-Seagate HDD and add an SSD. At least for the OS. It makes a huge difference. How about 500gb HDD and a 120/128gb SSD. Play around with the money. Unless you need all that space. You can always add later.

4. As someone mentioned, I wouldn't get a blu ray player, but that is up to you...obviously.

5. At least get a hyper 212 evo for you 3570k. I have mine running at 4.4 with very little effort and it never goes above 65. You are going to put at least a small overclock (Like mine) so you want a good cooler.

6. If you are mainly playing games, I don't think you will notice any difference between 1866 and 2133. You could get g.skill sniper series 1866 and save 30-40 bucks...opening up more money for a better card and an SSD.


Sorry for so long. The main thing I would do would be to cut back and get a better card, an SSD, and better PSU.
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double post...sorry.
Edited by Mbalmer - 3/18/13 at 5:20pm
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post #24 of 31
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Originally Posted by Mbalmer View Post

I don't know where you are at with this, but I have a few suggestions.

1. That is a lot of money for a case and a motherboard. If you backed down on just those two things you could get a 7970. There are alot of good motherboards for a lot less. Don't get caught up in ASUS as a name.

2. Not really a fan of the PSU. I like the OEM to be Seasonic, check out this webpage. I think you can get a better PSU for the same money. You are going to want to get MODULAR. Makes putting together so much better. (At least get a hybrid)
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page541.htm

3. I would also suggest getting a smaller non-Seagate HDD and add an SSD. At least for the OS. It makes a huge difference. How about 500gb HDD and a 120/128gb SSD. Play around with the money. Unless you need all that space. You can always add later.

4. As someone mentioned, I wouldn't get a blu ray player, but that is up to you...obviously.

5. At least get a hyper 212 evo for you 3570k. I have mine running at 4.4 with very little effort and it never goes above 65. You are going to put at least a small overclock (Like mine) so you want a good cooler.

6. If you are mainly playing games, I don't think you will notice any difference between 1866 and 2133. You could get g.skill sniper series 1866 and save 30-40 bucks...opening up more money for a better card and an SSD.


Sorry for so long. The main thing I would do would be to cut back and get a better card, an SSD, and better PSU.

What motherboard are you suggesting?

Any better, Wishlist
post #25 of 31
Try this power supply. Really, I would buy anything Seasonic made. So go with Seasonic or all the XFX brand power supplies are made by Seasonic. (As well as several other brands) Don't buy the power supply on your second build.

You don't need a 3770K if this is just for games, get a 3570k.

Check out Cooler Masters HAF series of cases. They are big and allow for alot of air flow...hence the name, HAF.

This is a solid Motherboard. Gigabyte makes really good stuff. I would go with something from them or ASrock. I have an ASrock and It is great for me. If you are going to overclock a lot, then honestly you should get a gigabyte. Also look at the UD3H model. Still in the z77 chipset.

I'm not sure why you are stuck on 16gb of ram, but if you get 8 now (which is really the standard for gamers) you can pick up another 8 down the line for 50 bucks. Save the money and step up to a 7970. You will be much happier in the future with a 7970 plus you can get one with 3gb of vram, which MIGHT be very useful when the new consoles come out. I purchased a 4gb card because of this. Only time will tell if I wasted money on the extra vram or not...but you should at the very least get a 7950 3gb.


Check this out.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KHFo


That is a horrible price for a 120gb SSD. Try to find a Samsung or Crucial M4 120/128. You should be able to find one of those for $99 pretty easy. I got my 128gb M4 for 80 on sale.

My biggest advice for your second build would be to not buy that power supply...spend money on a good one. I don't think I can stress that enough.


CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 FREE $219.99 Amazon

CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 $29.98 Outlet PC

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $139.99 FREE $139.99 Newegg

Memory
G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $51.91 $51.91 NCIX US

Storage
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $93.80 $93.80 Outlet PC


Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $115.99 $115.99 NCIX US

Video Card
XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card $469.99 -$30.00 FREE $439.99 Newegg
$30.00 mail-in rebate

Case
Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 -$10.00 FREE $89.99 Newegg $10.00 mail-in rebate

Power Supply
SeaSonic M12II 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $99.99 Newegg
$20.00 mail-in rebate EDIT: Don't buy this one because I just noticed it isn't crossfire ready and you will want that in the future. Get the one I linked in the top of this post. It is only 20 bucks more. Still within your budget.

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 $89.98 Outlet PC
Buy
Base Total: $1411.61
Mail-in Rebates: -$60.00
Total: $1351.61
Edited by Mbalmer - 3/18/13 at 11:14pm
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post #26 of 31
You don't need a power supply that powerful even if you plan on getting 2 7870s, and even if you do need one that powerful get a more reputable brand. If you plan on getting 2 7970s you could get a Corsair 750w for less http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_354&products_id=21714
For 2 7870s you only need about 600w. If you don't even plan on getting another one just get a 500w.

Also this SSD: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_902_1370&products_id=22033

And if you must have 16gb and 1866: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_538_913&products_id=21533 It looks cool and is cheaper.

I'd rather get the 1tb WD Blue for a little bit more http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_344&products_id=21231 or if you don't want more than 500gb http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_344&products_id=15934

Cases are pretty much personal preference but there are tons of good (and imo better) cases for less than that one.
Edited by TheYonderGod - 3/18/13 at 8:09pm
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post #27 of 31
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The wishlist now is a lot cheaper and well its probably best keeping it cheaper than the price range?

Edit: I just now need to know, will it work together
post #28 of 31
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The wishlist now is a lot cheaper and well its probably best keeping it cheaper than the price range?

Edit: I just now need to know, will it work together
Yep, that looks good. Personally I would upgrade to a 7970 since you're under budget, but if you would rather save money the 7950 is still awesome.

Oh and this 7950 looks like it has a better cooler for the same price: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_877&products_id=22838 I'm not 100% sure if it's better but usually 2 fans are better than 1.
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post #29 of 31
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Yep, that looks good. Personally I would upgrade to a 7970 since you're under budget, but if you would rather save money the 7950 is still awesome.

Oh and this 7950 looks like it has a better cooler for the same price: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_877&products_id=22838 I'm not 100% sure if it's better but usually 2 fans are better than 1.

Change that around biggrin.gif
post #30 of 31
Your current build looks very nice.

I would still like to see you downgrade the RAM and get a set of G. Skill Sniper 1866 for about $55-65. Then take the extra money and buy a power supply that is modular or at the very least semi-modular. You will thank me when you go to put everything together. I think you should also find a way to get a 7970. It may seem weird that I am steering you that way because I own a GTX 670, but at the time I built, that was the best "Bang for the Buck" card and I feel that the 7970 is now the best value in high performance cards. If I was building today, I would get a 7970.

Either way you go, it is a good looking build and better then the one you started with. Be happy with what you get and enjoy!!!

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