Just in advance i want to say thanks for all of your post's. For the last 2 weeks i have been reading through all of you hints and advice and it has help me increase my knowledge and hopefully i will have my killer PC very soon
My build date will be in the next week or so
My Budget is around $2500 NZD or so (Dont mind spending more but dont wana go crazy when i dont need to)
Mostly using it for Gaming, Video editing, Photoshop and Web
I do want to overclock and use SLi and Crossfire in the future
Thats a killer build (similar to mine). I'd say not to waste money on the Maximus and go either Sabertooth (cool thermal armor) or P8P67 Pro (cheaper but still fully funtional). The GTX 580 also seems like a waste of money when the 560Ti will run any game at max settings and leaves you the ablility to add one later if needed. I use a Hyper 212+ cpu cooler and couldn't be happier at $28. Just make sure to get some aftermarket paste (arctic silver 5 is a good baseline but there are much better pastes available). Also, unless you are heavy into HTPC, 2TB storage is unnecessary.
Thanks, Yea the Sabertooth seems to be a stable board for overclocking and the armor does look pretty cool. Yea i think the MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC
Would do good for me. Yea i do plenty of HTPC.
Yea i read that 1.5v Ram is needed, Thanks
I have been readin a few reviews and they say that CL8 1600 Mhz ram is the sweet spot for Ram. This sounds about right?