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February 24, 2014 12:29:01 AM

Hello, I'm in the midst of a new build and on a budget and I'm needing information.

Case-Antec twelve hundred
Mobo-Evga X58 SLI LE LGA 1366
CPU- I7 920 2.66GHz 8mb
Ram-12gb Corsair Dominator XMS3 1600Mhz 3X 4gb module
Gpu-Evga Gtx 770 4gb superclocked

This is the basis for new build and I have a few questions.
I have a thThermaltake tough power 750 AP that says 18A on 12v rail 1-4

Will this be enough to power my rig? Or should Invest in new PSU? I intended on overclocking the CPU and upgrading motherboard/CPU later on,

Also assigning my old pny 8800gt 512 as dedicated physx processor.

Second question pertaining to storage.

I haven't built a rig since the IDE days so I'm not familiar with RAID technolog.and not needing an insane amount of storage. Have considered the following..

1X 128gb SSD for primary programs an OS , And 2x 500gb SATA HDD's for storage but wasn't sure how to best take advantage of a RAID configuration.

Any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated , thanks

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February 24, 2014 1:17:04 AM

Are you buing new mobo + cpu? I mean 1366 is old. New LGA 1150 is much faster.
I have 1366 asus sabertooth + 960 cpu. It works fine. It OC to 4,2GHz with air cooler + it is really good and fast memory controller. Really stable mobo. Still it do have sata 3 + usb 3

Intel raid was better but I did test with two 240GB SSD. (sandisk extreme)
Two 500GB HDD is small? Go with 1-3TB HDD I have two 3TB seagate barracuda and they are really fast + silent drives.

So if you have budget to build LGA 1150 build my suggestion is something like this.

NOT for OC.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.30 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($78.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($324.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $980.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-24 04:00 EST-0500)

And for OC.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Macho-120 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($43.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($143.97 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($78.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($324.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1056.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-24 04:02 EST-0500)

If you need more memory then go 2*8GB kit.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls2kit8g3d...

LGA 1150 cpu gives benefit with faster memory so with OC build it is better buy 1866 / 2133 / 2400MHz memory.
Something like this. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f317000cl9d8...

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f317000cl9d8...

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f32400c10d8g...

Btw. I did upgrade my 1366 to 2011 build. Gigabyte mobo + 3930k.

If you want 4GB video card. Then look Zotac or gigabyte card. Or maybe best go with GTX 780.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zotac-video-card-zt7030410...

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn770...

Zotac has 2+3 year warranty.

Zotac AMP GTX 780 is one fastest 780 in market.

Btw GTX 760 is not much slower than GTX 770. Good buy GTX 760 4GB is this.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zotac-video-card-zt7040610...

New i3 is faster than intel 920
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i7+9...

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

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February 24, 2014 7:55:19 AM

Thanks for the reply, I bought the ram CPU and motherboard cheap on eBay auction, and also already purchased the 770gtx new. Plan on upgrading Mobo later this year or 2015 when haswell arrives and 4th gen i7 gets cheaper. And wantd a videocard with some longevity to add to new board. Actually got a good deal ok the Gpu as well and paid about the same for it as what a GTX760 cost, any word on the power supply issue thanks
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