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I am looking to build a machine for running VM's in windows, and several Linux Distro's. When the machine not in-use it will be folding. I plan on learning how to OC as well.

CPU AMD FX-8320
M/B ASUS Crosshair V Formula-z
CPU Cooler Xigmatek Dark Knight II
Thermal Compound Antec Formula 7 Nano Diamond
Memory Gskill Trident X Series 32gb DDR3-1866
HHD OS 2x OCZ Vecrot 128GB raid0
Storage Western Digital Red 2tb
Video Card Asus Radeon HD5450
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N53
Case Lian-Li PC-9F
Power Supply Corsair AX1200i
Monitor 2x NECEA243WM-BK 24'

My budget is 2500 I do not need to buy windows.
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Your psu is overkill for what you need. i would say get a nice 650-700w psu and invest more money into a gpu if you plan on doing any sort of gaming or gpu intensive tasks.
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I do not game. I might play some games later on but nothing where i am freaking about about performance. I want highest possible resolution at quest possible. What would you recommend for a video card. In the next year I want to try water cooling and i want a Video card that when water cooled will take 1 slot.
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i don't think there is any cards that only take one slot unless you get a low end card but those generally don't have wc blocks.
also i made a build you might want to look at. seems like a lot more performance for the price.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/115nr
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/115nr/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/115nr/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($122.26 @ Amazon)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Cooling MX4 4g Thermal Paste ($9.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 LE ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($224.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($26.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 760W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($189.71 @ Newegg)
Monitor: AOC E2343FK 23.0" Monitor ($137.58 @ Newegg)
Monitor: AOC E2343FK 23.0" Monitor ($137.58 @ Newegg)
Total: $2363.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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I am trying to stay off Intel systems.
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Originally Posted by Tillmander View Post

Your psu is overkill for what you need. i would say get a nice 650-700w psu and invest more money into a gpu if you plan on doing any sort of gaming or gpu intensive tasks.

+1 That power supply is way overkill for what you are doing. Save some money and get a lower wattage, you can still get you a platinum rated psu in the 750w range and go with a better video card. 7950's are great cards right now, and also with a water block it is a single slot setup. I would also consider better cooling if you plan on overclocking, these visheras are warm with all those cores going full blast. Do you have room for an all in one cooler for right now till you go custom? NVM I just seen the case your wanting, I am not familiar with it...I would consider a water cooling friendly case.
 
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What is a good water cooling case that will allow me to use a all in one system until i can afford a larger better water cooling case? I like Fractal Design Define R4 its more simple of a case as i never need access to the blu-ray drive.I am thinking of going to the AX750i or AX860i. I do realize the power supply is over kill.

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Do you recommend any 7950?
Edited by m1ndb3nd3r - 5/29/13 at 2:44pm
post #8 of 25
right now i would go with HIS because they are voltage unlocked and use a 7970 pcb which means better power phases. i have the xfx double d 7950 (also uses 7970 pcb) and no complaints so far.
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How do you find out what pcb they use?
post #10 of 25
A good 500W PSU would still probably be overkill for that system even with the cpu overclocked.
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