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June 19, 2011 9:23:13 PM

MOTHERBOARD:MSI P67A-GD55
CPU:INTEL CORE I5 2500K
GPU:p NY GEFORCE GTX 570
RAM:CORSAIR XMS3 8GB
PSU:CORSAIR GAMING SERIES 700W
CASE:HAF 922
HARD DRIVE:WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR GREEN 500GB-32MB
MONITOR:LG W2486L
HEADSET:TTESPORT SHOCK HEADSET

what are your thoughts on the build ?
IS there any changes that could be made to make it better

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June 20, 2011 1:38:27 PM

Won't really help with performance but I much prefer modular PSUs. If you can afford it, consider using a corsair HX model instead.

I'm sure you are aware but remember that you'll need a 64bit OS to access all of the 8GB of RAM.

Again it's an additional cost, but 2TB drives have a better price / TB ratio.

I think you'd do well to not buy a B3 version of the motherboard now, but make sure you get this version as it resolves the Sandybridge SATA2 connector issue.
June 20, 2011 1:45:43 PM

Get a Spinpoint F3 instead of the WD Green. Green drives run at 5400rpm and are slow for boot drives.

Powersupply is a bit overkill, a good 550W, such as the XFX Core would run a single 570 fine. If you want to SLI you'd probably want a better quality PSU.

Make sure the RAM is 1.5V, Sandy Bridge can have problems with anything running at a higher voltage.
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June 20, 2011 2:10:20 PM

RIP and decon give good advice on the HDD. You probably want a 7200 rpm model, and the larger (1 TB +) models give more value. The HAF 922 doesn't have good cable management, so a modular PSU will improve cooling. The PNY TTX 570 is a reference model, and has inferior cooling. The MSI ans ASUS & Gigabyte GTX 570 models with multiple fans will run cooler.
June 20, 2011 3:28:53 PM

where you buying from
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