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January 9, 2012 4:46:50 AM

I recently had some serious comp issues... meaning a new corsair psu (gs 700 in case anyone's wondering) that literally fried my system... In the recovery process now, so I'm posting my new build.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Just looking for any advice, comments, etc.

I think it's a pretty solid build, but figured there's no harm in consulting since plenty of people on these forums know way more than me about pc building.

Thanks in advance for any input.



--EDIT--

Changed the psu I'll get

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But now I'm wondering about the gpu - which 570 to go with that is.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-121-...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-130-...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-127-...

My initial reaction to these is to go with the Asus card if for no other reason than the larger heatsink (and the fact that I won't be running sli, so it taking up 3 slots wouldn't be a big deal), but also because some of the reviewers of the msi card claimed it ran hot and fans got noisy, and the evga card apparently has poor software..

What you guys think?

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January 9, 2012 5:32:12 AM

That's quite a decently solid build! I can only recommend a better GPU for that build. A GTX 570 perhaps? Here's one from Asus for $339 after a $10 discount:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or this one from MSI for $370:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You could also shave off a few bucks on your mobo. Here's the ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 for $185:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or the Asus Sabertooth for $200:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

These should meet all your requirements when compared to the one you've chosen. The Extreme4 has 2 PCIe 3.0 slots and 1 PCIe 2.0 slot.
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January 9, 2012 7:27:56 AM

BUY GIGABYTE MOBO AND EVGA GTX 560TI IS GOOD
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January 9, 2012 10:57:05 AM

Unless you plan on any SLi or so, that PSU would be an overkill. You won't be needing that much power. Even running dual 560Tis only need a Corsair TX 650W PSU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Save some cash and buy a better video card like mentioned, a GTX 570, or if you plan on SLi, then get another 560Ti.
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January 9, 2012 2:37:44 PM

Gman450 said:
Unless you plan on any SLi or so, that PSU would be an overkill. You won't be needing that much power. Even running dual 560Tis only need a Corsair TX 650W PSU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Save some cash and buy a better video card like mentioned, a GTX 570, or if you plan on SLi, then get another 560Ti.



I appreciate all the feedback.

Especially this comment.

I've built my own computers in the past, but not enough that I would call myself an enthusiast, and psu's are probably the component of building that I understand the least, so I shot for the hill when I put the initial build together.

I like the idea of shaving $$ on the psu to up the gpu, and I'm not planning on sli, I don't do anything that would make use of that functionality.
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January 9, 2012 3:04:25 PM

OP edited
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January 9, 2012 6:57:54 PM

MSI had some problems with their recent Twin Frozr 570 and 580's. I would recommend the EVGA or the ASUS personally. The ASUS has some reports of card sagging though due to the absolute enormity of it.
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January 10, 2012 3:45:38 PM

Solid build, and go for the Asus Direct CUII Gtx570 card i have the 580 version and it runs very cool and quiet while being very powerfull indeed.
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