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January 20, 2012 3:50:17 PM

Hello to all and first off thank you for all the wonderfull help i have been getting with my builds. This time i am building a computer for my son and went a little crazy.
Specs of Build
Motherboard:MSI Big Bang Xpower
CPU:I7 960w/Hyper 212+ in push/pull w/2XAeroCool Shark 120mm Blue LED fans
Memory:Kingston Hyper X Blu DDR3 1600mhz 24GB(6X4GB)
Case:AZZA Spartan 102E w/5 120mm fans,1X140 mm
Video Cards:2XMSI Geforce GTX 560TI in SLI
Card Reader:Rosewill IM5001 all in one
Optical Drive:Samsung Blu Ray Reader
External 5.25 Bays:Zalman 6 fan controller
Nzxt Sentry 2
Hard Drives:Samsung 7200.11rpm 32MB Cache SATA3.0gb/s 750GB System Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black 2Tb 7200rpm SATA6.0gb/s Program Drive 64mb Cache
OS:Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
USB Devices:Microphone
Xbox360 adpator for controllers
wiereless mouse and keyboard via RF wireless
Vizio 32in 120hz flat screen monitor
Looking for a psu to handle all this and maybe a little more just incase he wants to OC the CPU someday. Plus i am going to set the memory to factory 1600mhz on all 6 sticks.

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January 20, 2012 4:15:16 PM

Just a question? why would your son need so much

anyway you'll probz need a Antec Tp-750 or higher as that is 750w

how much will all this cost??

hope you have fun with it

Bud
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January 20, 2012 5:08:39 PM

The funds are down too 150.00 max and hoping too find a modular flat cable design that can power all this. He is a serious gamer that can run games like WOW on max settings,city of heroes as well and pirates of the caribean online.
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January 20, 2012 6:01:23 PM

PC BUILDER said:
The funds are down too 150.00 max and hoping too find a modular flat cable design that can power all this. He is a serious gamer that can run games like WOW on max settings,city of heroes as well and pirates of the caribean online.


Just a few humble suggestions, I don't want to be too much of a critic ;)  I am assuming that this computer is for performance gaming/general use.

I use a 920 overclocked to 3.5ghz for gaming and everyday use so I don't want to put down the 960. It's a great CPU no doubt, but for a gaming platform if I was building today I would build around a 2500k or a 2600k (if I needed the hyperthreading for something). An unlocked multiplier makes it easy to OC to over 4ghz which means no CPU bottleneck. The 960 will OC very well too (a little more complicated since it's locked) but the motherboard (for the 960) is more expensive, the ram is more expensive and the CPU is more expensive.

24gb of ram is too much - if you stay with X58 then put in 12gb (3 x 4gb). He can upgrade it, but 8gb is already plenty for gaming.

Also, I don't see an SSD in there. He'll want one for an OS/performance games drive. It will speed up bootups and game loading screens. A 64gb one gets you started but a 128gb or up will fit more games.

A quality 1kW PSU should meet all your needs.
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January 20, 2012 6:14:07 PM

Hmmm...where to start?!

IMO you're putting your money in the wrong places, and LGA 1366/X58 has been replaced with LGA 2011/X79 and LGA 1155/Z68+P67.

I'd start from scratch and look at:
CPU: Intel i7-2600K
MOBO: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
SSD: Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F180GBGT-BK 180GB SATA3
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB
GPU1: EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB
GPU2: EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB
PSU: Corsair 1050HX or SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050
HSF: Corsair H100 or Thermaltake Frio

Wired USB Keyboard & Mouse (never game with wireless)

// then the rest of that stuff//

Gaming is all about the GPUs and if possible SLI GTX 580 or CF HD 7970.
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January 20, 2012 8:10:40 PM

I would go with a current generation cpu like the i5 2500k. Also I would go with either nvidia 560 ti or 580, or an amd 6950.

If your son is playing WoW stay away from the 570, I hover around the wow technical forums and they seem to have more problems then other cards right now.

Going SLI 580, or CF HD 7970 would be massive overkill unless money is no issue.
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January 20, 2012 9:05:52 PM

Just looked at this again...Vizio 32in 120hz flat screen monitor

IF this is a TV don't do it, a 32" 1920x1080 would look odd close up. The SLI GTX assumed your 32" monitor had a 2560x1600 resolution. In that case damn straight SLI.

WoW runs fine on the GTX 560, GTX 570, and GTX 580. Use updated not old drivers and see -> http://www.geforce.com/Optimize/OPS/World-of-Warcraft-C... Folks use old drivers or don't update their driver and go nuts over their own poor maintenance.

You can get by with (1) GTX 580 or (1) HD 7970 and use high quality on most all current games; 1920x1080 resolution.
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January 21, 2012 2:34:31 AM

I already have all the stuff mentioned except for the PSU,have a friend that got a cooler master silent pro 850watt psu that he never took out of the box and is willing to sell it to me for 80 dollars. could i run my system on that psu or not? if so would i have any extra headroom?
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January 21, 2012 2:53:52 AM

PC BUILDER said:
I already have all the stuff mentioned except for the PSU,have a friend that got a cooler master silent pro 850watt psu that he never took out of the box and is willing to sell it to me for 80 dollars. could i run my system on that psu or not? if so would i have any extra headroom?

For a system using two reference clocked GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics cards in 2-way SLI mode NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 700 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 45 Amps or greater and that has at least four 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

If it's the Cooler Master Silent Pro M850 (RS-850-AMBA-J3), with its maximum +12 Volt continuous current rating of 66 Amps and six (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, then it will be more than sufficient for your system configuration. There is spare capacity available to handle overclocking.
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January 21, 2012 3:34:00 AM

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January 21, 2012 3:38:00 AM

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