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March 29, 2011 3:26:15 AM

Im looking to build an exspensive gaming system. I have been saving lots of money and I just want someone more experienced in computer hardware than I am to look at my build and point out any defects or incompatibilities like my PSU not having enough connectors im open to suggestions. But i wont change my graphics card or Processor. All these items will be bought of newegg. I will put the links to the items for reveiw.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (case)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Hard Drive)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (graphics card)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (PSU)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (RAM)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (MOBO)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (CPU)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (CPU cooler)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Disk Drive)


thats all the links to the parts for the computer. I am buying two of the same disk drives and two sets of the ram posted above. this puts me a couple hundred dollars short of the $2000 but thats because i didnt include things like thermal paste and OS. Would be much appreciated if someone would look at compatibility or give suggestions on better parts. Im kinda iffy on the MOBO because im not sure what 2.0 x 16 PCIe slots mean when one is x16 and the other is x8. But thanks very much to people who reply :D 

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March 29, 2011 3:38:18 AM

wow that was a fast reply lol.
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March 29, 2011 3:42:17 AM

is the PSU ready for SLI?
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March 29, 2011 3:42:32 AM

and what would you suggest for the MOBO?
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March 29, 2011 3:43:03 AM

and one more thing wouldnt an 850w PSU not be sufficient enough if i were to upgrade to a second card later?
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March 29, 2011 3:45:40 AM

well max res for the GTX 580 but the games i will be playing it will still be able to run with everything maxed at the very LEAST 70 FPS i play a lot of SC2 and hoping to get into WOW. not much of a crisis gamer
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March 29, 2011 3:45:57 AM

im just leaving my comp open to upgrade
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March 29, 2011 3:47:24 AM

and im new to SSD where is it mounted on the MOBO? or is it even mounted on the mobo. ive build cheaper systems with just regular HDDs but never got around to SSD
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March 29, 2011 3:49:22 AM

and You dont REALLY need more than one disk drive do you?
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March 29, 2011 3:52:43 AM

well for now im going with a single GTX 580 i dont really like ATI cause ive had trouble with some of the chipsets in the past. its more personal opinion that i like NVIDIA better. Can you suggest a better mobo if you have one in mind? and most likely what ill end up doing is if i need to upgrade sell the GTX 580 and buy a GTX 590 cause they are beastly
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March 29, 2011 3:57:01 AM

im also looking into overclocking a little if i do run into framrate troubles (which in wow and SC2 i really wont) but I bought the unlocked sandy bridge i7 2600k because of its overclocking capabilities. I heard its stock cooler can OC it to 4.4 Ghz and some aftermarkets can go up to 5 Ghz
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March 29, 2011 3:58:57 AM

k. well like i said. for now im going with the GTX 580 for a long while before i HAVE to upgrade. im sure the 590 kinks will get figured out just like any other problems with ATI or NVIDIA.
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March 29, 2011 4:01:04 AM

so will this PSU support the amount of fans in this case along with the power demands of the hard drives and the graphics and mobo?
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March 29, 2011 12:37:56 PM

what amount of RAM do you have in your computer? should i go with 8 or just buy full out 16 GB of ram so i never have to upgrade?
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March 29, 2011 1:34:13 PM

and is the thermal paste that comes with the CPU cooler effiecient enough for high OC? and i just went with the 16 GB ram. The mobo supports dual channel and the ram is qud channel but doesnt that mean that it is just two pairs of dual channel memory?
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March 29, 2011 1:38:07 PM

scratch that i went with the ram you suggested
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March 29, 2011 5:04:14 PM

im going to be seeing how far i can push my computer with my current setup. so your absolutely sure the PSU would be enough for the six fans in my case and if i wanted to put the optional fans in. plus really high OC. i wont overclock to my maximum capability i will probably do it once or twice just to see what my computer can do and if i ever need to do it i will know my limits. i will be doing a little OC when i game some tougher games. and the thermal paste is good for more than one application correct?
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March 29, 2011 5:04:19 PM

im going to be seeing how far i can push my computer with my current setup. so your absolutely sure the PSU would be enough for the six fans in my case and if i wanted to put the optional fans in. plus really high OC. i wont overclock to my maximum capability i will probably do it once or twice just to see what my computer can do and if i ever need to do it i will know my limits. i will be doing a little OC when i game some tougher games. and the thermal paste is good for more than one application correct?
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March 29, 2011 6:15:40 PM

is there anything else i should know? such as the OC capabilities with the setup i have now or if i should add the optional fans on the case? This is the first really high end computer im going to build so im not going to mess with water cooling. I might make an upgrade to it later but for now im going with air. Do you know what the kind of limits there are on OC an air cooled system like this?
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March 29, 2011 7:00:47 PM

ah i c. well ill push it as far as i can within safe temps to just see what it does
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March 29, 2011 7:01:08 PM

ah i c. well ill push it as far as i can within safe temps to just see what it does
same with the GPU on the card
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March 29, 2011 7:01:17 PM

ah i c. well ill push it as far as i can within safe temps to just see what it does
same with the GPU on the card
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March 29, 2011 9:57:31 PM

k so how far can you overclock the GTX 580? i can keep the volts under 1.375 but how far have you seen an OC go on the 2600k with air cool and still keeping the volts under 1.375
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March 29, 2011 10:00:23 PM

should i also add the extra fan on the CPU cooler or will it not make much of a difference?
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March 29, 2011 10:19:38 PM

within safe temperatures?
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March 29, 2011 10:23:43 PM

and will 8-8-824 timing of a better set of G skill ram make much of a difference in performance if i decide to get it
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March 29, 2011 10:24:45 PM

i mean 8-8-8-24
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March 29, 2011 11:22:24 PM

so if i do want to upgrade. should i just get another SLI GTX 580 with the MOBO i have or just buy a 590 if they fix the overheating issues?
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March 29, 2011 11:52:50 PM

ok so two identical GTX 580s. and about the ram clock. what does the 8-8-8-24 timing offer more than the 9-9-9-24 timing?
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March 29, 2011 11:56:20 PM

so for the ram timing what does 8-8-8-24 ram offer that 9-9-9-24 doesnt?
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March 30, 2011 12:56:56 AM

ugh internet sucks showing i post things more than once. i will go with identicle ones because the brand you suggested seems more quality and comes with better OC software. So is this build all good now? im going to add links to all the components so you can do a re review.
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March 30, 2011 1:04:42 AM
March 30, 2011 1:22:46 AM

If money is no object, I would suggest you get larger SSD, maybe 128 GB. Once you see how fast SSD are compared to a regular HD, you'll want to put all of your favorite programs on it and the smaller drive will fill up really fast.

The rumor is the new OCZ Vertex 3 will be released tomorrow. Tom's Hardware raves about it. I'm waiting for it to be released to complete my build. Right now my new computer is running on a Samsung 1 TB HD and the slow speed is killing me. I have an SSD in my laptop so it's annoying to use my new gaming computer b/c of the slower drive speed.
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March 30, 2011 1:23:04 AM

so when i upgrade to GTX 580 if i ever do should i get a more powerful power supply because it draws 620 watts?
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March 30, 2011 1:23:20 AM
March 30, 2011 1:28:17 AM

well the SSD im going to use as a boot drive and one or two games. the slower speed of a 7200 wont bother me if it wont bottleneck my gaming performance which i dont believe it will. money is an object im limited to 2200 dollars and im already at $2000 plus $100 monitor im going to buy. and possibly a speaker system
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March 30, 2011 1:30:27 AM

how is that ram 10X better?
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March 30, 2011 1:39:45 AM

yeah with the XMP support correct? I was looking at forums and most people dont even know how to enable it (including me). does it overclock itself or do you do it manually? The G-skill is designed specifically to work with the P67 platforms as well. i wouldnt see much of a difference but explain how this overclock works on the corsair ram.
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March 30, 2011 1:52:44 AM

so does it overclock itself then? or is this a function you have to enable?
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March 30, 2011 1:56:49 AM

ah i c. so what cooling system do you run on the 2500k? to get it to 4.8 GhZ?
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March 30, 2011 1:58:15 AM

im going to buy the cooler master 212 and see how much i can overclock my i7 2600k
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March 30, 2011 2:04:51 AM

im an overclocking noob so when i build my computer ill come back to these forums and ask what overclocking limits i should know about and things like that
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March 30, 2011 2:05:36 AM

also does anyone know if i should get a stronger PSU than the 850w one i have in my build if i wanna upgrade to a second GTX 580?
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March 30, 2011 2:11:35 AM

yeah but how much more power will 2 580s pull if they are OC? thats a total of 700w maybe without them OC. but what if i had the entire system on a high OC?
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March 30, 2011 2:37:05 AM

is there any cheaper options than the 1kw rig that you showed that would be quality and sufficient?
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March 30, 2011 2:48:38 AM

ok i suppose if i do upgrade not only will i upgrade the PSU and graphics by the time i do want to upgrade. So is this setup good then? ill never use 8 GB of ram so i wont upgrade that by the time i would need to upgrade that i would probably have built another computer.
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March 30, 2011 2:55:05 AM

Quote:
IMC of Sandy Bridge is very robust you can run ram at speeds of 2000mhz in it. That ram is 1.5v and can oc past its rated speeds. Gskill your stuck on 1600


Actually this system uses SLIGHTLY better G.Skill RAM and overclocks fairly easily to DDR3-1866:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-sandy-bridge-...

And Sandy Bridge doesn't support 2000...it does support 2133 with the right motherboard however.
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March 30, 2011 3:00:28 AM

i thought it only supported 1333. lets get this ram issue resolved please lol
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March 30, 2011 3:03:49 AM

I also have a question on how much more performance i can get out of 2 SLI GTX 580 on this MOBO rather than just 1. because i beleive with two its x8 x8
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March 30, 2011 3:25:08 AM

midget666 said:
i thought it only supported 1333. lets get this ram issue resolved please lol
Like LGA 1366 only supported DDR3-1066? Like I said before, performance seekers don't pay attention to Intel's official specifications, K-series CPUs have functioning ratios up to DDR3-2133.
midget666 said:
I also have a question on how much more performance i can get out of 2 SLI GTX 580 on this MOBO rather than just 1. because i beleive with two its x8 x8
Take another look at the article, it has a PCIe bridge that sends identical data to both cards simultaneously. Since SLI and CrossFire solutions use identical data for all cards, the CPU's sixteen lanes are multiplied to 2x x16.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-sandy-bridge-...
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