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New build! pretty much done looking for tips!

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August 8, 2011 6:58:17 PM

I5 2500k proc

H50 liquid CPU cooler Corsair

Asus P8Z68 V PRO MOBO

8GB Corsair Vengeance RAM

Corsair 850HX PSU

MSI N580GTX Lightning edition GPU

Antec 1200 Case

Asus DVD drive SATA

Samsung Spintpoint 1TB HDD

60GB OCZ SATA 2 SSD (already had)

need a monitor (plan on playing on 1920 X 1080)

any tips would be awesome! buying in the next few days!

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August 8, 2011 8:45:50 PM

The Intel core i7 2600k is overkill for gamers as the Hyperthreading isn't needed as most games don't use more than 2 cores. If he is video editing, however, then the 2600k would be helpful. 2600k = Waste of $70-$100

EDIT: Overkill on PSU? A 650W would be more than sufficient
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August 8, 2011 9:24:29 PM

2600K = better than 2500K Period

I'd go MINIMUM 650w psu.

You'll need a 1000w psu if your planning on overclocking and SLI, which I'm sure you are given your cpu and motherboard choices.
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August 8, 2011 10:02:11 PM

In gaming, no, the 2600K is not better. Unless you have something like 3 580s or 2 590s, you will not be bottlenecked by a 2500K. The GPUs will be working all out, but the 2500K will have cycles to spare, so getting a 2600K, which will have *more* cycles to spare, will give no performance increase.
A 650W PSU would be fine for one 580, and an 850W for two, if they're good-quality units (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...).
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August 8, 2011 10:16:59 PM

Where in my post did I say a 2600K is better than a 2500K for gaming?? Please learn to read before replying to posts people.


I'm quoting Guru3d on the psu, I would take their suggestion as a professional review site over your hypothesis anyday.

They recommend a 1000w unit when overclocking.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-580-review/7

Quote:
GeForce GTX 580

On your average system the card requires you to have a 650 Watt power supply unit.
GeForce GTX 580 in SLI

A second card requires you to add another 250 Watts. You need a 900+ Watt power supply unit if you use it in a high-end system (1 KiloWatt recommended if you plan on any overclocking).
For each other card (3-way SLI) that you add, just add another 250 Watts and 20A on the 12V rails as a safety margin. What would happen if your PSU can't cope with the load?:

bad 3D performance
crashing games
spontaneous reset or imminent shutdown of the PC
freezing during gameplay
PSU overload can cause it to break down
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August 8, 2011 10:47:39 PM

Dabigado said:
I5 2500k proc

H50 liquid CPU cooler Corsair

Asus P8Z68 V PRO MOBO

8GB Corsair Vengeance RAM

Corsair 850HX PSU

MSI N580GTX Lightning edition GPU

Antec 1200 Case

Asus DVD drive SATA

Samsung Spintpoint 1TB HDD

60GB OCZ SATA 2 SSD (already had)

need a monitor (plan on playing on 1920 X 1080)

any tips would be awesome! buying in the next few days!

What is your total budget?
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August 8, 2011 11:14:30 PM

An 850w psu is cutting close to the bone. Why chance it when you can get that Antec 900w bronze for $130 atm on the egg, or a 950w PC Power & Cooling for a few dollars more?
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