Building a PC, help

By nik11105 · 4 replies
Feb 25, 2010
  1. im not shure that im in the right place but what the hell:rolleyes:
    im 15 and im building a pc i have a budget of 1300 EURO an i can bu stuff from england here is the spec

    Core i5 750
    Asus maximus iii formula
    HIS HD 5770 (x2)
    antec 1200
    Gskil Ripjaw 4GB
    WD 1tb
    OCZ GameXStream 850W
    cooler master v8
    2 sony blu-ray players

    and i have the the mouse keyboard and Monitor
    so if anyone has any comments or sugestions feel free to speak up
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 887   +19

    everything looks ok but i don't see why your getting 5770 (x2) when you you could get one 5850 or spend just a little more and get one 5870.

    OP here double post
  3. Slux773

    Slux773 TS Rookie Posts: 32

    All of your hardware will be compatible. The only problem I see is if you are going to SLI the 5770's you will need a bigger power supply; 850 watts is really pushing it for dual video cards and a 120mm CPU cooler.

    good luck with your rig, that's a great case too!
  4. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 887   +19

    "SLI the 5770's" FAil, the 5770's will be in CrossFire and 850 watts is plenty

    this from
    "450 Watt or greater power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and two 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)"
  5. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 422   +7

    great choices buddy, everything looks great except, as the others said, get a single better card rather than going for Crossfire right something single so that later in the PC's life u have a chance of upgrading with another buy a 5850 now....then after some time when games dont run well and u have enough money u could go for another 5850 and put them in crossfire
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