In cart just need some advice

Approximate Purchase Date: This evening

Budget Range: 1000 before rebates

System Usage: gaming, Video/photo editing
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, Case: antec Nine hundred, PSU: Ultra LSP 750w, Monitors

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:, amazon, micropc, tigerdirect

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: still on the fence about 560 ti or 6950s :??:

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe

Monitor Resolution: dual 1920x1080

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Item=N82E16813157265

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

Many thanks in advance! :D :D
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  1. Looks decent, enjoy.
  2. Best answer
    From HardOCP's review of the X2, the non-modular version of your PSU: "The Ultra X2 750w Extreme Edition presents bad build quality, bad voltage regulation, and could only deliver 364w of the advertised 750w of DC output in our testing environment."
    The rest of your parts look fine, but they will smoke your PSU, and possibly get killed themselves in the process. A quality 500W-550W PSU should be sufficient, 650W if you plan on SLI later.
    Gaming performance should be similar (based on the game), but check your editor and see if it supports CUDA processing before deciding which GPU to buy.
  3. Personally, I won't buy MoBos with less than the industry standard 3 year warranty.

    How much ya gonna OC ? The 212 is a fine budget cooler when money is real tight but comes up 7C short of the Megahalems for example.....the new Hyper 612 toasts the Megahalems by 5C ... can ya wait for it to land on store shelves ?

    If ya can't wait, I'd get the Scythe Mugen 2 or 3 both of whic perform comparably to the Mega.
  4. Jtt283, Thanks for the heads up on the psu. I am most likely gonna sli down the road and will take your advice on the 650w. Any recommendations?


    Planning on a mild OC, somewhere in the low 4s. That 612 is looking amazing, any idea what the release date will be?

    Thx again!
  5. quick update,

    CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 (CMPSU-650HX) 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

    Scythe SCMG-3000 120mm Heat Pipe CPU Cooler
  6. Best answer selected by diggy5451.
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