Help Needed for my first Gaming PC
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February 24, 2013, 04:19 AM
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No need for 650W PSU, 550 is plenty. Even if he wanted to add a second card down the line a 650 isn't enough to give any decent over-head.
He could actually do down a notch and save money without sacrificing too much quality.
There is a point on the SSD and GPU, If you max one now(the gpu) you can add a good sized SSD later (250Gb~), a SSD will be one of the best things you can add to a system to make it feel fast even if it's a smaller one now. It will not however have an affect on your games apart from load times.
120GB~ SSD is ok and will take your OS, apps and probably around 4-8 games depending on their size. Personally I wish I had held off till I could afford a 250GB drive and my next build(eventually whenever that is) will have a 512GB / 2x256GB drive.
I can't recommend Seagate HDD's, 1 year warranty is the killer for me. Their price to performance is great though.. Personal choice really(as with everything, you have to prioritize whats most important to you).
A 7970 will be a fair bit better for multi-screen gaming but as you said your gonna do 1 screen for games due to the middle of the screen being obscured by the bezel. If your thinking of going 3 screens then get the 7970.
If your gonna stick with 1 screen, then the 7950 / 7870 should be enough for you to pretty much max any game at 1080 at playable frames(Thinking Crisis 3 or the like)
No argument on the ram though I likes Gskill. 1600Mhz and CL9 is what your looking for.
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MSI MPower Z77
I7 3770k under a Corsair H110
2* 8GB Gskill RipjawZ 1866
SLI Stock 780's
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB WD Black 1TB, WD Black 2TB
XFX 1000W Platinum
NZXT Phantom 630 White
Dell U2713HM and U2311H
Win 7 64 Ultimate
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