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August 31, 2011 6:41:44 PM

gpu - evga geforce gtx 580 1536mb (might get two)
motherboard - Maximus IV gene-z http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-476...
case - silversone ft02
Intel i5 2500k
cooler - BeQuiet dark rock pro http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS...
HDD - Samsung F4 2TB
RAM - Kingston hyper X genesis grey 8GB (2x4GB) http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-094...
PSU - corsair enthusiast series TX 850w v2 http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

I've never built a pc before so I need all the help I can get. I don't know whether or no to get 2 580's, might have to change the cooling or something if i do I suppose. I thought it'd be best to wait to get a ssd, they're fairly expensive at the moment. Hopefully it's all compatible though I'm not sure. (I'm in the uk if that's of any importance)

thanks for any advice, i've never built a pc before.

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August 31, 2011 6:46:21 PM

Don't get two 580's.

Nothing right now will run better with two then with one.

You'll run any game at max with just 1.

That being said if and when you get two you'll want a better psu.

It's never good to get the bare minimum wattage psu. You want to overshoot your need.

Also, I'm not a fan of that mobo. I can't link anything due to my work settings on the net, but I'm sure others can assist you past my initial break down.
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August 31, 2011 6:55:06 PM

1000w PSU is recommended for SLI 580s + overclocking. No less than 900w is recommended.

As Circulate said above me, theres no point buying 2 straight off as there will be no noticeable difference in performance. Buy one now, and wait untill prices drop/an amazing deals pops up if you really want a second card.

With the money saved from only buying one GTX 580 id recommended looking into a decent sized SSD aswell, maybe something like 120GB.
August 31, 2011 7:00:32 PM

thanks this is all helping.

so would a "ASUS P8P67 - motherboard LGA1155 Socket " be a better motherboard then? I don't know which psu to go for, another corsair perhaps? what about the fan heat sink, is that fine?

Also, people say the 570 is more cost effective but if i might get a second gpu after price drops is it worth just getting the 580 now?
August 31, 2011 7:05:56 PM

Also what's the main reason to get a ssd? does it just load some programs quicker? I don't think there would be much utility in that for me.
August 31, 2011 7:42:30 PM

yes, TREMENDOUSLY faster. loading windows in 10-15 seconds, for instance. Loading instances in WOW in under 3 seconds.
August 31, 2011 10:00:27 PM

Back to the motherboard question, id go with a Z68 Socket 1155 Motherboard.

Either something like the ASUS P8Z68-v / -v PRO or the Gigabyte/MSI/AsRock equivalent.
August 31, 2011 10:36:03 PM

halpmeplz said:
gpu - evga geforce gtx 580 1536mb (might get two)
motherboard - Maximus IV gene-z http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-476...
case - silversone ft02
Intel i5 2500k
cooler - BeQuiet dark rock pro http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS...
HDD - Samsung F4 2TB
RAM - Kingston hyper X genesis grey 8GB (2x4GB) http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-094...
PSU - corsair enthusiast series TX 850w v2 http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

I've never built a pc before so I need all the help I can get. I don't know whether or no to get 2 580's, might have to change the cooling or something if i do I suppose. I thought it'd be best to wait to get a ssd, they're fairly expensive at the moment. Hopefully it's all compatible though I'm not sure. (I'm in the uk if that's of any importance)

thanks for any advice, i've never built a pc before.

That build needs help. First off you want 1.5v RAM for these 1155 boards as is recommended by all the board manufactures and that board is a mATX which sucks for dual vid cards.

Try something like this.... also one card for now maybe, and one later on if you feel the need. That way you can fit in an SSD.

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/mot... £119.99 inc vat
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) Motherboard

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/mem... £49.99 inc vat
G.Skill Ripjaws-X 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/har... £40.98 inc vat
Samsung Spin Point F3 SATAII 1TB 32MB Cache Hard Drive <8.9ms 7200rpm - OEM

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA... £116.98 inc VAT
Antec High Current Gamer 900W Quad Rail '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/coo... £22.00 inc vat
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD... £139.99 inc VAT
Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive [CT128M4SSD2]

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extre... <---- better look at that board which has the PCI-E 3.0 slots.

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/index.html <---- PCI-E 3.0 for Intel Ivy Bridge due out next spring.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/crucial-m4-ssd-firmwar... <----- Crucial M4 Firmware update
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