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#1 syed2007


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Posted 31 August 2012 - 02:48 PM

What do you guys think.
Is their anyway to cut the cost further.
I need crossfire so I chose a motherboard with an intel z77 chipset.
and I have this GPu already: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102865
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146025

PSu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148544

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

CPu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

maybe amd would cut costs

From what I have heard the 2500k is better to overclock then the sandy bridge one.

Total with promo and shipping is $565.94

Also about my GPu I can't find the same one online anymore can I crossfire with another GPu that's also a Radeon HD 5750.

I don't really know how GPu's work so I need help with that.
Or should I skip crossfire all together, and cut the costs from the psu and mobo?

I don't game a lot but when I do I want it to run great.
Also I hate noise when I watch Movies through my comp.

I'll add an ssd and more ram latter.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Edited by syed2007, 31 August 2012 - 03:16 PM.

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#2 syed2007

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:31 PM

Some of the discounts will expire soon. So is there anyone who can help me. I've already tried asking this on another forum, and I don't want to spend so much money to figure out my components don't work together.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:51 PM

If you don't game a lot then scrap the crossfire, the current graphics card you have should be fine if you don't game that much . Since you won't be crossfiring, this power supply would do. More ram isn't necessary and for a quiet system you would want low rpm fans that is able to push out enough airflow. You are also missing a hard drive, optical drive and operating system. Are you really gonna overclock if you actually are then you will need a aftermarket cooler. Note that the 2500K is Sandy Bridge and overclocking varies on every chip.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 09:39 PM

A few things to remember, the Z77 motherboard doesn't offer full PCI Express X16 speeds when used in a multi-GPU setup, it offers X8, but that should be enough. If you don't game alot, there really is no point in using Crossfire, besides, Crossfire gives more for your money if you use higher-end GPU's. You may also only Crossfire GPU's of the same series, in this case, the Radeon 5700 and, if you use one that is more powerful than the other, the weaker card will set the speeds. Also, replacing your motherboard will void your license for Windows unless you have a full, boxed, retail copy. You will have to repurchase.

Here's an idea:

Motherboard: MSI 990FXA-GD65V2 AM3+ AMD 990FX - This motherboard does offer full X16 speeds with two cards and is considered a flagship chipset for AMD CPU's. Newegg is currently offering free RAM with this motherboard, but I don't know how long that will last. $128

CPU: AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz - This is the current top-of-the-line CPU for AMD and is roughly equal to what you chose above, but less expensive. This is a Black Edition CPU and thus unlocked for easy overclocking, though, if you want to do this and keep your computer cool without sounding like a jet engine, you may want to invest in an aftermarket cooler. $189

For reference, a Radeon 7850 is, theoretically, as powerful as a Radeon 5750 in a Crossfire setup but uses less power and is more efficient, the HIS IceQ X H785QN2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB is one such card.



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