Hello, I am working on building my first gaming PC on my own. I'm coming to a close on what I need components wise, But what I do need is thoughts and opinions on this build. Point out what is missing or wrong with the build, anything I missed. I plan on over-clocking this system so give me your thoughts on that. I have no real budget as long as it's reasonable. My goal for this system is that it last for a few years and works well for that time.
That Asus card is a hose job for the fact it's a triple slot card and it screws just about anyone who tries to use two of them in SLI. Google the reviews and check out the pics. Look for a card that's a double slot card at the most. The scout's a nice case but you lose a case fan with any decent size after market cpu h/s like that CM 212+. Also that WD h/d is slow...and 1600 RAM for the sweet spot. That XFX psu down below is manufactured by Seasonic as is that Corsair psu you have up there. Try this
The DF-85 is an upgrade to the 1200 and the HAF-X is the comparable upgrade from the 932. I have built with all 4and much prefer the Antec combo.....I'm not alone ...the article is base dupon a review w/ the 1200 but as the DF-85 is built on the 1200 chassis and comments still apply.
The Antec CP-850 is a superlative power supply by almost any standard. Its electrical performance is up at the level of its more expensive brethren, the Signature 650 and 850, and Seasonic's flagship, the M12D-850: Voltage regulation is extremely tight for all the lines at all loads, and the ripple noise is amazingly low.
The noise performance is excellent, with the <400W performance matching or bettering virtually every PSU tested thus far. Above 500W load in our heat box, the noise level goes over 40 dBA@1m, or about the norm for PSUs rated this high. It has the virtue keeping itself extremely cool, however, cooler than any other PSU we've tested at such high loads.
A serious consideration is that in each of the [four] compatible Antec cases, the CP-850 mounts on the bottom, and the intake for the PSU is quite separate from the rest of the system. In the P193 and P183, the PSU is in an entirely separate thermal chamber, and in the model 1200 [and DF-85], a direct path can be maintained to the directly opposite, wide-open front vent. This means that our extreme hot box test conditions never apply to the CP-850; in other words, SPCR's test environment is unrealistically hot for the CP-850. Our atypical spot check with a room ambient thermal test showed the CP-850 would reach only 24 dBA@1m at 700W load in a 27°C working environment. This is ridiculously quiet for such high power output.
The above is an obviously unfair advantage for the CP-850... but what of it? Antec has used an integrated systems approach for its CP-850 and its best cases, and if that approach is an advantage over all other case/PSU combinations, then, all the more power to Antec!....
For the quiet-seeking computer gaming enthusiast, the CP-850 (along with any of the three compatible cases) is something of a godsend. Fantastically stable power, super low noise at any power load, long expected reliability due to excellent cooling, modular cabling, and all at a price that's no higher than many high end 6~700W models.
If ya stick with the HAF upgrade to the HAF-X, get the Corsair HX or AX series.
Skip the blue HD for the Hi-performance Black .... or the 7200.12 or Spinpoint F3
The 570 is a really nice card, but at $350 it's a lot more expensive than the 900 MHz 560 Ti (900MHz) which is only $225.
Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:
hey jack those gpu #'s you posted are a little false since you put mail in rebates for the 560 ti in and not for the gtx 570 or hd 6970. the price for the cheapest 570 is 280$ and for the 6970 it is 300$ so why dont you run those numbers again. did you forget or something?