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I'm building a new Sandy Bridge PC (I know about the recall, I don't care)
I will be over-clocking my CPU and will buy a second GTX 570 2 weeks after.
Don't know if the 1000W power supply is too much for this.
Will one normal GTX 570 and one over-clocked work in SLI?
Should I have a 2TB hard drive to backup RAID 0? I heard it fails easily.
My budget was about $1800CAD and I'm a bit over.

CPU Intel i7 2600K
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57960&vpn=BX80623I72600K&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1275

ASUS P8P67 Deluxe

MSI GTX 570 OC
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=58683&vpn=N570GTX-M2D12D5/OC&manufacture=MSI/MicroStar&promoid=1283

G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL7D-8GBXH 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL7-8-7-24 1.5V
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=58100

Coolermaster Silent Pro Gold 1000W too much?
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=54789

3x Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache in RAID 0
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=52888&vpn=WD6402AAEX

Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=38996

Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H70
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=54728

G BH10LS30 Bluray Writer 10X BD-R 16X DVD-RW Lightscribe SATA Retail Box
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=49301

Logitech LS21 2.1 Stereo Speaker I know there are better speakers, but I can get these for $25
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=35315

Coolermaster Sentinel Advance
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=44677

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Alpha
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=57043

I have a keyboard, monitor, OS, etc.
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  1. Best answer
    the 1000W is waaay overkill. a 750 or 850W should work fine
    don't pay the huge money for 3x 640GB sata 3 mechanical hard drives

    get a single Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB drive for $99.9, and spend the rest on a 100-120 GB SSD for boot and major programs

    skip the sound blaster. Especially with $25 speakers, theres no improvement on the on-board sound (indeed, the sound blaster might actually be *worse* -- Creative is not the high quality firm it was in 1992)

    I'm personally not fond of water cooling, though the H70 is halfway decent. its mostly unneccessary with sandy bridge. Good air cooling will get you to 5 GHz.

    as for the 570 OC SLI with a stock 570: they'll run at the slower speed. but you could overclock the stock speed card
  2. +1 for ScrewySqrl suggestions.

    A F3 Samsung 1tb with a SSD for Windows and a few proggy's.

    A solid 850w like this one down below is plenty of juice and then some.

    http://ncix.com/products/?sku=43569&vpn=P1850BCAG9&manufacture=XFX $184.99 CAD After Mail In Rebate: $144.99 CAD Save $40.00USD with manufacturer's mail-in rebate!
    XFX 850W Black Edition Single Rail Semi Modular ATX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Silver

    The SB cpu's run cool...this h/s down below is actually over kill but oh well.

    http://ncix.com/products/?sku=54081&vpn=CLP0564&manufacture=Thermaltake $68.37 CAD
    Thermaltake Frio LGA775/1156/1366/AM3 Core 2/I7/I5/PHENOM Heatpipe CPU Cooler W/ Dual 120MM Vr Fan

    RAM doesn't affect o/c these cpu's. This RAM down below will do you just fine.

    http://ncix.com/products/?sku=57953&vpn=F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL&manufacture=G.Skill $101.81 CAD
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

    Good mobo down below and saves you some more money

    Asus P8P67 Pro
  3. Can you recommend a good ssd from NCIX.com?
    I would prefer a sata 6gbps.
  4. there aren't many Sata 6GB Drives that are really *that* much faster than a reliable Sata 2 Sandforce drive.

    Ifg you really want Sata 6, though:
    http://ncix.com/products/?sku=51602&vpn=CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1&manufacture=CRUCIAL%20TECHNOLOGY
  5. SATA 3GB and SATA6GB seem to be price similarly
    128GB SSD+1TB HD = $400 1.15TB of space
    64GB SSD+1TB HDrive = $220 1.06TB of space
    x3 640GB HD in RAID 0 = $200 1.9TB of space

    I'm already over my $1800
    This is why I was going to go with RAID 0. Unless someone can find me a 120GB+ SSD for sale in Canada around $150.
    RAID0 should give me SSD speeds for everything not just my OS and a few apps.
    Is RAID0 bad or something? Everyone tells me to go with an SSD.
  6. Anonymous said:
    SATA 3GB and SATA6GB seem to be price similarly
    128GB SSD+1TB HD = $400 1.15TB of space
    64GB SSD+1TB HDrive = $220 1.06TB of space
    x3 640GB HD in RAID 0 = $200 1.9TB of space

    I'm already over my $1800
    This is why I was going to go with RAID 0. Unless someone can find me a 120GB+ SSD for sale in Canada around $150.
    RAID0 should give me SSD speeds for everything not just my OS and a few apps.
    Is RAID0 bad or something? Everyone tells me to go with an SSD.

    The thing with RAID0 is that if one drive fails you lose everything. Seems easier these days to get a SSD and one large hd. Even a 40gb SSD is large enough for an o/s and will allow for a quick and speedy start up with Windows.
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