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July 5, 2011 9:23:38 AM

Hi
I am new to this forum and hope you can help me :) 
I want to build a new gaming rig and already took a look at the most parts and built this system. So I just want to know if this rig is fine, or if I forgot anything.
Thanks in advance!
Intel i7 2600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MSI P67A-GD53 (B3)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 (CMPSU-650HX) 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Did I miss anything?
I have a spare 540 GB hard drive at home, so I am only taking the SSD. As the SSD is only 2.5” do I need any special bays or so?
Thanks again!

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July 5, 2011 2:10:01 PM

Depending on what version of Windows you have, and the number of applications you want to load, you may find 60GB to be a little small.
Since it doesn't help in gaming, drop the i7-2600K for the i5-2500K, and use the extra money for a ~120GB-128GB SSD. You may also want an aftermarket CPU cooler, like a 120mm Xigmatek Gaia or similar if you plan to overclock your -K series CPU.
Don't forget an optical drive.
Whether or not you need any kind of bracket for your SSD will depend on the case you buy. Some cases have 2.5" mount points. Some SSDs come with 3.5" brackets, although your original choice does not appear to include it.
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July 5, 2011 2:17:44 PM

what case are you using? some ssd's come with a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter, but i dont know if yours does. also, some cases have 2.5" bays, but again, i dont know your case.

Your power supply is fine for now, if you ever decide to use SLI you will need to upgrade you power supply tho.

other than that, your build is very nice.
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July 6, 2011 7:28:48 AM

Thanks for the reply.
I know I need the HT for rendering, that's the reason I took the i7. I mean I will also game and this PC should be decent for the next 4 to 5 years so better take the stronger CPU.
As far as the SSD goes I think 60 GB will be plenty. I will only install Windows on it and Photoshop and After effects the rest will be installed on my normal hard drive.

Ok I don't plan on putting it into an SLI configuration, I am not that hardcore of a gamer ^^. I just bought such a powerful graphics card so it will run some years with decent performance.
Regarding the powersupply. Do you know if it will work in Europe? I mean I will need a different Power outlet Psu cable, but otherwise?
The case I am going to buy will probably be a big tower ATX.
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July 6, 2011 1:18:39 PM

Yes, that PSU will work in Europe; it has full range active PFC. For a single card, it is an excellent choice. Carry on!
Some programs don't like being installed in other than their default locations, regardless of what options the installer gives you. I still think 60GB is cutting it a little close; my first SSD was 64GB and I reached its limit pretty quickly, although I was using 64bit Windows Ultimate at the time.
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July 6, 2011 1:31:10 PM

Mhh until know I never had thay problem ^^ so lets see It's just that the budget is also getting a bit tight still have around 100 dollars left, but i thought i would spend it on a good cooler to overclock.
do you have any suggestions? I don't need insane high clockspeeds, only around 4- 4,5
This will be my fastest pc yet ^^
I just hope this will be decent for more than 2 years -.-
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July 6, 2011 1:48:48 PM

I think most any direct-touch 120mm cooler will be decent, and quiet, but www.frostytech.com probably has the best cooler reviews. A Xigmatek Gaia or Coolermaster Hyper 212+ should be $30-$35.
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July 8, 2011 9:28:35 AM

ok thanks still looking at temps do you think they will pose a problem for the Ripjaws as they have thay heatspreader at the top?

And I read that the Agility 3 has a lot of problems and that the m4 is better, but basically the m4 is nearly as expensive as the vertex3, so should i just go with that or is the sandforce controller really not that good?
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July 25, 2011 8:48:44 PM
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July 25, 2011 9:21:16 PM

Your links are all broken, except for the cooler.
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