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June 13, 2011 9:14:58 AM

Hello,i'm still in the planning stage of building my pc, I am new at this and I need to know if all my components are going to be able to work togeather with no bottlenecks and an optimum outcome. I want opinions.

Intel core i7 3.4 GHz quad core

Nvidia geforce GTX580 1536MB

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

motherboard Rampage 2 extreme LGA 1366 INTEL x58 ATX

Memory CORSAIR Dominator 6GB

sound Creative labs sb-x fi titanium pcle

inside a cooler master black steel ATX full tower

I plan on gaming at 1920x1080


all opinions appriciated

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a b B Homebuilt system
June 13, 2011 9:30:36 AM
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When you say i7 3.4ghz i assume your talking about the i7-2600k. In that case your mobo and ram arent compatible. At that budget you could squeeze in 2 gpu's. I assume this is for gaming, in that case the i5 will work fine.

i5-2500k
asrock extreme4 mobo
same psu
you need a dual channel ram kit, 4gb or 8gb
for gpu id choose 2 x 6950
you should also have some room for an ssd if you so please
June 13, 2011 9:44:25 AM

thanks that will knock off a couple hundred dollers.
yes I want to build this for gaming.. more specificly BF3.. will a single NVIDIA GTX580 on the asrock extreme4 be compatible? and since its for gaming is more ram going to have advantages?
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 13, 2011 9:50:04 AM

One 580 will still be good. Theres really not much benefit to getting more than 4gb...but since 8gb kits are so cheap now ($80-100), almost everyone builds with 8gb now.
June 13, 2011 9:56:25 AM

excellent thanks for the help. The reason I want a single GPU is so I can sli another in a couple years when the 580's price drops.

is there a specific extreme 4 that you recommend?
a b B Homebuilt system
June 13, 2011 12:48:12 PM

Id go with the p67, you dont need the z68 chipset unless your gonna be doing video editing and utilizing integrated gpu in the i5.
June 13, 2011 3:37:38 PM

This is turning into a nice build. Nice work bavman.
June 13, 2011 6:27:13 PM

OK so I did a little lookin and info gathering I think I have happened across my final buy for the tower.

CPU Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz quad core

MOBO ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3)

GPU EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI

MEMORY CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

SOUND Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional 70SB088600002 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz

NETWORK CARD Intel PWLA8391GT 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI PRO/1000 GT Desktop Adapter 1 x RJ45 - OEM

POWER CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

CASE COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

OPTICAL DRIVE ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

HARD DRIVE Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

all and all if I order from newegg I can get all free shipping it will be around 1400 clams.

Thoughts?


June 13, 2011 6:44:19 PM

OP: back again with the same question huh
June 13, 2011 6:56:59 PM

jjb8675309 said:
OP: back again with the same question huh


doing the same thing and expecting different results is insanity. I changed the whole machine except the GPU. since i'm not the most knowledgable when it comes to pc components i'm simply looking to make sure i'm not gonna order all this stuff and find things not compatable.

surely there is a place where I can list my components and somebody will be able to tell me if it works...
June 13, 2011 6:57:44 PM

Best answer selected by Sunn101.
a b B Homebuilt system
June 13, 2011 7:26:15 PM

Oh hey, forgot to mention. If your planning on adding another 580 in the future you'll need a 850w psu, 750 is gonna be cutting it close especially when overclocking. The corsair tx, or hx series will do you well.
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