its been a few years since i put one together. i havent been up to date on new hardware, until just recently to get an idea for CP build. not that i cant, but just dont have time like i use too. new rig mainly for gaming and photo wares.
wanted to spend 2k, but alittle over is ok too. i know i have one gtx590, may plan a second when prices drop down line. also not sure if MoBo i picked is quad sli and good for second gtx590. plus not sure if PSU is ok for two videos too.
plz lend a helping eyeball and brief over my build sheet. shoot from the hip and add your 2 cents, an aging gamer needs help here.
•CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2600K 3.40 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)•HDD: 80 GB Intel X25-M 2.5 inch SATA Gaming MLC Solid State Disk (Single Hard Drive)•MEMORY: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)•MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX/SLI] Asus P8P67 Pro Intel P67 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ UEFI, DIGI+VRM, 7.1 HD Audio, BT GO!, GbLAN, USB 3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 3 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI [B3 Stepping]•SOUND: Asus Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCIe 124 DB SNR / Headphone AMP Card [+189]•VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 Dual GPU SLI 3GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+238] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
•CAS: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D Full Tower Gaming Case w/ 4x SATA Hot-Swap Drive Bays & Side-Panel Window [+144]
•CD: LG WH10-LS30K 10X Internal Super Multi Blu-Ray Rewriter (Black Color)
•CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2600K 3.40 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
•CS_FAN: Default case fans
•FAN: CyberPower Xtreme Hydro Liquid Cooling Kit 240MM w/ Dual Fan(CPU & GPU Liquid Cool Capable, Extreme Overclcking Performance + Extreme Slient at 18dBA)
•FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
•HDD: 80 GB Intel X25-M 2.5 inch SATA Gaming MLC Solid State Disk (Single Hard Drive)
•HDD2: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
•KEYBOARD: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
•MEMORY: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)
•MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX/SLI] Asus P8P67 Pro Intel P67 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ UEFI, DIGI+VRM, 7.1 HD Audio, BT GO!, GbLAN, USB 3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 3 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI [B3 Stepping]
•MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
•MULTIVIEW: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors
•NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
•OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
•OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
•POWERSUPPLY: * 1,000 Watts - Corsair HX1000W 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+77]
•RUSH: 5% Instant Rebate for Non-Rush Delivery Order over $999 - Ships within 3 Weeks - Must Enter Coupon Code "NORUSH" during checkout
•SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
•SOUND: Asus Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCIe 124 DB SNR / Headphone AMP Card [+189]
•USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
•VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 Dual GPU SLI 3GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+238] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
•VIDEO2: None [-460]
Ow even if u had $$ to burn i would seriously suggest against one GTX 590 let alone 2: serious compromises in design/VRM and the ever increasing growing list of dead GTX 590s could attest to that @@ The sad thing is that green camp did not act upon the VRM issues already apparent in the GTX 570s so....
Twin 560 Ti (factory overclocked to 900Mhz) cost $500 and total 862 fps in Guru3D's test suite of 7 games. The 590 cost $700 and gets 881....oc'ing to 1000MHz shud generate another 70 fps.
I don't get the rants about blown up 570's and 590's as it's been well reported that in both instances the failure has been caused by over volting beyond the manufacturer's maximum permissible voltage settings. Kinda like complaining about blown CPU's when peeps boost Vcore to 1.7 volts.
COD-MW 224 223 139 140
Bad Company 2 106 154 102 158
Dirt 2 143 155 131 159
Far Cry 2 142 161 154 171
Metro 2033 53 84 54 93
Dawn of Discovery 130 119 90 90
Crysis Warhead 83 86 92 92
Total 881 982 762 903
If ya can manage to decipher the formatting, the 590's 881 total fps beats the 6990's 762 fps which is not bad. Twin 560 Ti's factory OC'd to 900 Mhz ($500) score just 19 fps lower, 862 fps for $200 less. Twin 6970's ($650) get you 825, twin 570's ($620) get you 873.
But thinking about going from one 590 / 6990 to two is easily discouraged by looking at the scaling. Adding a 2nd 590 brings you up to 982 fps, for a scaling % of just 11.5% performance increase. The 6990's scale better w/ a performance increase of 18.5% but the overall performance at 903 fps is only 22 fps better than the single 590's 881.
Tweaking the factory OC'd 560's to 1000Mhz which many reviewers have done w/o needing to exceed stipulated voltage limits, should generate an extra 70 fps putting it past the 6990's and real close to the about 50 fps short of the twin 590's.....for about 1/3 of the cost.
The X-25M is 2 generations back.....ask for a Vertex 3 ... release date was supposed to be yesterday .... I see them on various web sites but can't actually place order as yet.
This stuff is on a brown truck somewhere on it's way to my house ($2,452) ..... 5 very similar builds in process of ordering. Two are awaiting the arrival of the Prolimatech Genesis .... one wants the Kuhler 920 and 240 GB Vertex 3 which have not hit the channel as yet and the other two are awaiting newegg to restock the Asus P8P67 pro . One of those P8P67 Pro builds is using the HAF-X and XFX Black Edition 850 and a 570 with a 2nd to be added later.