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Is This a Good System? Any Compatibility Issues?

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July 24, 2011 12:06:01 AM

Can you please tell me if this is a good build. Are there any compatibility issues?

Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40GHz (Sandybridge) -

Asus Maximus IV Extreme Intel P67 -

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) X2 TO MAKE 16 GB

Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB -

Samsung SH-S222AB -

Corsair Hydro H80 Liquid CPU Cooler -

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 7.1 -

MSI GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme Edition -

OCZ ZX Series 1250W -

Cooler Master HAF X -

Akasa System Exhaust Blower -


July 24, 2011 9:10:59 AM

I will not be getting the Creative Sound Card because the onboard sound card is sufficient
July 24, 2011 10:15:15 AM

Im going to be using this PC for video editing and high end gaming (such as Battlefield 3 coming in november).

My budget is around €2000/£1900 (But if it is a bit more than that, no problem)

So I should stay with 8gb of RAM (and upgrade in the future) and buy an SSD. Do you recommend any SSD?

The sites I prefer are
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July 24, 2011 10:51:54 AM

I will still buy a normal hard drive for storage.
I will probably install Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit together with the programs I use the most on the SSD.
On the 2tb hard disk I will put all the other stuff

July 24, 2011 11:18:50 AM

Do you think the MSI GTX 580 Lightning Edition can support dual screens?
July 25, 2011 6:01:13 AM

Do you think the MSI GTX 580 Lightning Edition can support dual screens?

It's a 3GB card. If that card can't handle it, then no card can.

@ the OP

Get the Z68 for SSD caching. Also this psu down below suites two of those cards better. It's more than enough. £299.99 inc VAT
Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard [90-MIBG20-G0EAY00Z] £164.98 inc VAT
Corsair Professional Series HX1050 Professional Series 1050W Modular Power Supply (CMPSU-1050HXUK) [CMPSU-1050HXUK] £69.98 inc VAT
Noctua NH-D14 Dual Radiator CPU Cooler (Socket LGA1366/LGA1156/LGA1155/LGA775/AM2/AM2)