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New system build (All parts compatible?)


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Daclivont

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I'm working on my second build and I'm wondering if someone minds giving a quick look over the parts list to make sure everything is compatible before I purchase.

Motherboard:
EVGA P67 SLI

CPU:
Intel Core i5-2500K

RAM:
Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz

Graphics:
XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache

Power Supply:
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W

OS:
Windows 7 64bit Pro

Case:
Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition

Optical:
None (installing OS via usb)

Hope I remembered everything. :wacko:
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iammykyl

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Hi Daclivont.


What will be the main use for the computer?
What is your budget?
In which country will you be purchasing in?
I strongly advise installing a optical drive. You will need it for the Mobo installation disk + other software.
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It's going to be a gaming pc for my wife. Mainly used to play games via steam. I have an old optical drive if I need it for anything that I can't make an iso and mount it. The unit will be purchased in the US. And the budget is $900. I've already purchased the MB as to get a rebate on it. It may have some minor use of Photoshop or gimp but the main games will be Skyrim, Brink, Fallout New Vegas, etc.

The graphics card will eventually be put into a CrossFireX setup with a 5750 that is currently in another system. (if they are compatible)

Edited by Daclivont, 08 August 2012 - 08:42 PM.

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Unfortunately you cannot crossfire across generations. You can only crossfire a 6870 with another 6870 or a 6850. Below is a reference guide for crossfire compatible cards:
http://sites.amd.com...Chart_1618W.jpg

If you're looking for a budget case I'd recommend this:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129182
It has 2 external USB 3.0 ports and comes with 4 fans pre-installed.

I'd recommend the mobo below as it has 2x PCI-e 3.0x16 slots, especially if you plan on running dual card setups in the future.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130645

As far as the video card is concerned I've already mentioned that you can't crossfire it with your 5750, so you want to buy the best card you can afford. At what resolution will she be gaming? For 1080p I'd recommend at least a HD7850 or GTX570. The 7850 can be found for around $210, while the 570 is running about $240. If you decide on the 7850 then make sure you get one with 2GB of VRAM and not the 1GB version.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150608
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For more info and help choosing a GPU, > http://www.tomshardw...eview,3107.html
More info, SLI/Crossfire, Page 1. Page 20 for charts. > http://www.tomshardw...-crossfire-faqs

You need to decide on which way you will go with the GPU, then the case and leave the PSU to the last as you may not need the 750w.
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How are you going with your parts selection?
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