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Making a gaming build. Will it work?

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May 8, 2011 4:51:49 PM

Hey guys and girls,

Case: Armor MX http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=1061

CPU: i7 2600k http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7582

Motherboard: Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7556

RAM: 8gb Ripjaws (2x4gb) 1600mhz 1.5v (From ebay)

GPU: GTX 580 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=6994

PSU: Evo Blue 750w http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=5112

Cpu Cooler: Thermaltake Frio http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=1387


Because I plan to use Sli in the future when needed I do understand that I will need to replace the 750w to something higher.

So basically.... Will this build work? Or is there something else I should consider?

Thanks Everyone

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May 8, 2011 5:05:52 PM

A few things. One, drop the 2600k in favor of the 2500k. It's $100 cheaper, and performs just as well in gaming (they are actually almost the same processor).
next, drop the PSU in favor of this one: http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=4992
It's a corsair 80+, so it should be more reliable, and it will allow you to SLI.
Lastly, those prices seem kinda high. I'm not an expert for Australian sites, but you might wanna shop around.
Hope it helps!
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May 8, 2011 6:04:04 PM

striker410 said:
A few things. One, drop the 2600k in favor of the 2500k. It's $100 cheaper, and performs just as well in gaming (they are actually almost the same processor).
next, drop the PSU in favor of this one: http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=4992
It's a corsair 80+, so it should be more reliable, and it will allow you to SLI.
Lastly, those prices seem kinda high. I'm not an expert for Australian sites, but you might wanna shop around.
Hope it helps!



Thank you striker, That was excellent advice. I never knew that the differences in the i7 2600k and the i5 2500k were so minimal when it came down to gaming. I will also change to the PSU that you suggested.

Thanks for the help.
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May 8, 2011 6:04:32 PM

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