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Does this rig look good and questions

1. will that 950w be enough for 4.5ghz i5 2500k and a evga 580 gtx sly?

2. I have a 22 inch moniter no idea about the resolution should i upgrade that moniter if i plan on going sly 580 in the future

3. I Don't need OS, Keyboard, Or a mouse. is there anything at all i am missing from the parts below?

4. My purpose is for gaming only and i have a budget of 1200 canadian max

5. i would like to use that CPU/GPU and MOBO if you have any suggestions on the other parts please suggest them

6. Thanks and have a good day


CPU: Intel i5 2500k

GPU: Nvidia GTX 580

MOBO: ASUS P8P67 PRO

Cooler : Coolmaster Hyper 212+

PSU: psu corsair tx 950w

RAM: 8GB DDR 3 G.SKILL Ripjaws

Hard-drive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB

Case: Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX Case Black 5X5.25 5X3.5INT Front Audio USB eSATA No PSU
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  1. KidSoap said:
    1. will that 950w be enough for 4.5ghz i5 2500k and a evga 580 gtx sly?


    It's close, I would say 1050W is safer. Hopefully someone with more experience can give a better answer Scratch that. I think I can safely say.........I don't know.

    KidSoap said:
    2. I have a 22 inch moniter no idea about the resolution should i upgrade that moniter if i plan on going sly 580 in the future


    depends on your resolution...... Nothing wrong with 22" but a 580 on 1600x900 is kinda pointless

    KidSoap said:
    3. I Don't need OS, Keyboard, Or a mouse. is there anything at all i am missing from the parts below?


    No

    KidSoap said:
    MOBO: ASUS P8P67 PRO


    Why P67? You should go ASUS P8Z67 PRO for a very small price difference.

    KidSoap said:
    RAM: 8GB DDR 3 G.SKILL Ripjaws


    Good choice, just make sure it's 1600mhz

    KidSoap said:
    Hard-drive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB


    The Samsung Spinpoint F3 is a cheaper drive with the same performance. The F3 is a really quiet drive, too.
  2. Get the EVGA GTX 580. It comes with a free Batman Arkham City game
  3. danraies said:
    It's close, I would say 1050W is safer. Hopefully someone with more experience can give a better answer Scratch that. I think I can safely say.........I don't know.

    ok no problem


    depends on your resolution...... Nothing wrong with 22" but a 580 on 1600x900 is kinda pointless

    how do you know if its 1600x900? and how much inch moniter should i go for if i get the 580


    Why P67? You should go ASUS P8Z67 PRO for a very small price difference.

    what is the difference between the two is one better for overclocking i just want it to be 4.5ghz and im a big overclock noob :(


    Good choice, just make sure it's 1600mhz

    thanks, i will ask the guy

    The Samsung Spinpoint F3 is a cheaper drive with the same performance. The F3 is a really quiet drive, too.


    thank you i will look into that
  4. Best answer
    Your monitor manual will tell you the recommended resolution. Also, window's screen resolution will tell you the maximum and recommended resolutions. If you get a new monitor 22"-24" is just fine (I personally think 24" makes a big difference but that's just me) but you'll want 1920x1080 resolution and a 120hz refresh rate if you can afford it.

    Z68 is a newer chip, it has more features, it's better supported, and P67 will be outdated soon. One nice feature of Z68 is the ability to use your 580 for gaming and use the integrated graphics to save power (and save wear on your gpu) during less demanding tasks. P67 will work just fine, but Z68 is just usually not much more expensive...maybe $15 or something.

    An overclock to 4.5ghz is a big overclock and if you're not experienced with it then don't expect that much from your cpu to start out with. P67 and Z68 both overclock the same, though.
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  6. Which one of these would i be looking at exactly http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/search.asp?keywords=ASUS+P8Z68+&image12.x=0&image12.y=0

    is it the third one? it has both sly/crossfire support but i really only need the sly support. the thing it's not pro or anything will that matter? and if its not the one on the list which one is it thanks for you help i appreciate it :)
  7. I'm pretty sure that all of the mobos that support SLI also support xfire (and if it's not all then it's most), so don't feel like you're paying extra for crossfire support. If you want SLI, do not get the ASUS P8Z68-V LE. The LE only supports x16/x4 for SLI and you need x8/x8. The other two do support x8/x8 mode so those would be good choices.

    The only difference between the ASUS P8Z68-V and the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO is that the PRO has two extra SATA ports, a slightly better bluetooth module, an onboard 1394a connector, and the automatic turbo boost button. You won't be using the turbo boost button since you'll be overclocking on your own, so the only significant difference is the SATA connections (bluetooth is fine on both and 1394a is pretty outdated). If you don't need the extra SATA ports (hard drives and optical drives mostly), save yourself a little money and go with the ASUS P8Z68-V.
  8. Here's a side-by-side comparison of the three boards and the next step up, which is the ASUS P8Z68-V Deluxe.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%2050001315%20600093976%20600158412&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=280|13-131-729^13-131-729-TS%2C13-131-730^13-131-730-TS%2C13-131-773^13-131-773-TS%2C13-131-753^13-131-753-TS
  9. Thanks i will go with the mobo of ASUS P8Z68-V Intel Z68 Motherboard. I was just wondering again . is the cooler i listed going to be good enough to keep good temps and to O/C to 4.2-4.5ghz

    Also would a 26-30 inch moniter be good for a gtx 580 that is sly? what about non sly? thanks for your help.

    And one more thing i thought crossfire x only supported non nvidia cards so that means that the ASUS P8Z68-V LE ATX apart from it being x16 and x4 it does not support 2 580's anyways right. Thanks a lot man you've been a great help


    just out of curiosity how long do u a think a rig like this would last me

    CPU: Intel i5 2500k Oc'ed to 4.5ghz

    GPU: Nvidia GTX 580 sly

    MOBO: ASUS P8Z68-V

    Cooler : Coolmaster Hyper 212+

    PSU: psu Corsair tx 950w

    RAM: 8GB DDR 3 G.SKILL Ripjaws

    Hard-drive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB

    Case: Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX Case Black 5X5.25 5X3.5INT Front Audio USB eSATA No PSU
  10. crossfire is when you use two ati cards together and sli is when you use two nvidia cards together. Most motherboards support both so just because something is capable of crossfire doesn't mean you can't put two nvidia cards in it.

    Technically the ASUS P8Z68-V LE does support both crossfire and sli so there is no reason that you couldn't put two 580s in it. However, because the two PCIe 2.0 x16 slots only support x16/x4 configuration, your overall performance of the two cards would be severely hampered by the limited bandwidth of the x4 slot. More expensive motherboards like the ASUS P8Z68-V still support crossfire and sli but they support an x8/x8 configuration for your PCIe 2.0 x16 slots, which is far better.

    In terms of monitors, you might want to start a new thread for that - I can't give definite answers. However, screen resolution is much more important than screen size. 1920x1200 is very good and 2560x1600 is about as high as it goes but even with dual 590s some of the newest games give 2560x1600 low refresh rates at high settings. Refresh rate is arguably more important than resolution. The choices are 60hz and 120hz and you want 120hz if you can afford it. Also...and this is where I get a little fuzzy...I hear that with dual 580s you'll experience latency if you're only using one monitor.

    Build looks good and the Hyper 212 is a popular cooler but 4.5ghz is a pretty big overclock if you manage to get there. Two 580s and a 1.2ghz overclock are going to generate a lot of heat...
  11. Hello Danraies, (You been a great help so far)

    unfortuanately it looks i from what i've been reasearching is that SLI gtx 580's would be wasted kinda on 1 moniter and that dual moniters would be the better choice for it. I'm not a fan of dual moniters so i just decided to go with a single gtx 580. This changes everything about my setup. First the mobo should be changed now right? considering i don't want to go sly anymore theres no reason to get a mobo that supports sli. I would only need a mobo that has great overclocking potential for i5 2500k. Next would be my PSU. It's safe to say that without sly a 950watt PSU would be overkill for 1 single gtx 580 along with a 1.2ghz overclock what do you recommend that i get i was thinking 850 to save some money or even 750. I was looking at my RAM and i kinda feel that right now 8 gig is alot more then i really need so i decided to go 6 gig ram, my question should it be 3 by 2 ram also 1600mhz. Just changing from SLI to non SLI changed my build dramatically and made me re-think everything over. So once again bro can you help a brother out lol


    CPU: Intel i5 2500k

    GPU: Nvidia GTX 580

    MOBO: ?

    Cooler : Coolmaster Hyper 212+

    PSU: ?

    RAM: ?

    Hard-drive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB

    Case: Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX Case Black 5X5.25 5X3.5INT Front Audio USB eSATA No PSU
  12. Personally, I wouldn't change anything. Honestly, two monitors is AWESOME and if you change your mind in the future, adding a second 580 two years from now will be an easy way to upgrade without buying another $500 card. If you want that option then you'll have to leave your power supply alone.

    If you do want to give up on future SLI then you can probably go with the ASUS P8Z68-V LE to save some money. The ability to overclock depends more on the chipset than the actual board. The only thing on the board that matters is the bios, but the bios on the whole ASUS Z68 line should be the same. Also a 750W PSU should be plenty for one 580 and an overclock as long as it's a quality brand with plenty of power on the +12V rail.

    In terms of RAM, don't get 6GB - the uneven distribution between the two channels is not ideal. I know they sell 6GB 2x3GB kits but those are for triple channel systems which sandy bridge is not. 8GB is pretty standard these days, but 4GB should be enough, so if you want to save some money get a 2x2GB kit now and add another one later if you find that you need it.
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