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About to buy a $1500-$2000 rig, need final advice before buying.

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July 23, 2011 5:13:50 AM

Ok so I'm looking to buy it in the next couple of weeks here is what I have:

Case CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced with Window 125
CPU Intel Core i5 2500K 219
Motherboard ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Motherboard B3 205
Graphics Gainward GeForce GTX 570 1280MB Dual Fan 349
RAM G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM (2x4GB) DDR3 109
HDD Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB WD1002FAEX 95
HDD 2 OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD 285
Power OCZ Technology ZX Series 850W Power Supply 199
Optical Samsung SH-B123A 12X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive 99
CPU Fan CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler 33
Moniter Asus VE276Q
Keyboard Das Model S 139
Mouse Mat Razer Goliathus Alpha Control Edition 27
Fan 1 (Case) CoolerMaster 120mm 4-Pack Fans 25
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Moniter Res: 1920x1080
1) Sli/ Xfire: Mabye/In the future, I could buy 2 6950s from the get go should I do that?
2) SSD: Are they worth it, I could also buy a Vertex 2 180GB for the same price, is that a better option?
3)Power Supply: Is overkill but I can't find an 80 Plus Gold 750W for less.
4) Optical: I will probably just change it to a DVD Burner or Blu Ray Burner. (I couldn't be bothered to do the prices again)
5) HDD: I will change it to an F3 (but again the prices)

Anything really stupid or somthing I missed? Any over kill I can change? Please let me know
July 23, 2011 6:06:54 AM
July 23, 2011 7:06:01 AM

Thanks but I live in Australia and can't get things off newegg (F***). GTX 570 is better for my screen res.
I will get an F3
I can get a vertex 2 with more storage is that a better option?
I am getting a burner
I have a moniter
Want a Mechanical keyboard
Have a mouse
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July 23, 2011 3:20:23 PM

Get the EVGA GTX 570 Superclocked it is better if you want SLI in the future refrence cards are better for SLI in most cases otherwise I really like it. My monitor suggestion is the Dell u2311h.
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July 24, 2011 12:12:20 AM

Thanks why is the EVGA better?
I already have a moniter but if I get a second moniter I will definately get a dell, I've heard good things about dell moniters.
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July 24, 2011 12:38:28 AM

Rinx7 said:
Get the EVGA GTX 570 Superclocked it is better if you want SLI in the future refrence cards are better for SLI in most cases otherwise I really like it. My monitor suggestion is the Dell u2311h.

usually reference cards have worse cooling and that is bad for sli because sli'ing cards produces more heat because there is less airflow. get a gtx 570 with a good aftermarket cooler
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July 24, 2011 12:39:35 AM

Rinx7 said:
Get the EVGA GTX 570 Superclocked it is better if you want SLI in the future refrence cards are better for SLI in most cases otherwise I really like it. My monitor suggestion is the Dell u2311h.

usually reference cards have worse cooling and that is bad for sli because sli'ing cards produces more heat because there is less airflow. get a gtx 570 with a good aftermarket cooler
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July 24, 2011 12:40:25 AM

sorry about the double post
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July 24, 2011 3:00:55 AM

I have the Evga GTX 570 Superclocked and it tends to get pretty hot. I would recommend something like the MSI Twin Frozr series or the Gigabyte models.
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July 24, 2011 4:21:09 AM

mrjellybean said:
I have the Evga GTX 570 Superclocked and it tends to get pretty hot. I would recommend something like the MSI Twin Frozr series or the Gigabyte models.

Yeah the gainward has a dual fan system, I'll look at some reviiews and if its not very good i'll get a gigabyte (they don't sell msi on the site i am buying from damit)
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