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July 2, 2011 2:59:50 PM

First Build and its strictly for gaming, wondering if there's any tweaks you all think I should make.

CASE: Corsair Graphite Series 600T Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Power Supply

Memory: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-8GBSR

MOBO: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

Bluray: SONY Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BWU-500S

SSD: Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)


Other Notes: Being that this is strictly for gaming I'm just going to use an external hardrive for music, movies, etc. and I only really play 3-4 games so I think that SSD is big enough. Also, I have this paste ARCTIC COOLING Arctic Cooling MX-4 AC-MX4 4 gram (g) All-Around Thermal Compound

This came to $1852.91 and I still have about $400 to play around with so if there are any upgrades that you reccomend, I'm all ears.

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July 2, 2011 3:15:40 PM

overkill on PSU, and with $400 you can upgrade to i7 2600k, even though you won't see too much boost in performance
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July 2, 2011 3:47:11 PM

looks good, I can't wait to get my 600t on Tuesday!
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July 3, 2011 3:21:32 AM

Well the reason I got that big of a PSU was because I plan on getting another 580 eventually to run in SLI.
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July 3, 2011 4:10:52 AM

1050W can run 4 Video cards...You can go with 850 and be with plenty left over
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July 3, 2011 4:30:51 AM

r0aringdrag0n said:
1050W can run 4 Video cards...You can go with 850 and be with plenty left over

A 900+w psu is what's normally called for on a gtx 580 SLI set up, especially if o/c is planned.

@ the OP... here's a few components to look at. That board is a 12+1 phase wise and will get you an easy 4.8ghz...also I noticed you don't have a cpu h/s up there.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $169.99 FREE SHIPPING
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $209.99
ENERMAX REVOLUTION85+ ERV1020EWT 1020W (Peak 1120W) ATX12V / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $169.99 - $129.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
ENERMAX REVOLUTION85+ ERV920EWT 920W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99 - $49.99 after mail-in rebate
COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan
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July 10, 2011 3:12:01 AM

Best answer selected by yhtz.
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