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New build, sli, i7. Will all this work together? and suggestions.

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September 21, 2011 6:19:31 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: November

Budget Range: >$1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Adobe flash builder, programming (android), Gaming (everything max), video editing, game recording and general use.
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Australian ones like cpl.net.au(i got all my prices from there) msy.com.au pccasegear.com or altech.com

Country of Origin: Australia

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Nvidia and intel for obvious reasons

Overclocking: Yes (CPU and maybe GPUs)

SLI or Crossfire: Yes (ATM)

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: HERE IT IS SO FAR


Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 $155.00
Intel i7 2600k $320.00
Gskill 8G 1600C9 Sniper $65.00
EVGA GTX 560OC TI $255.00
EVGA GTX 560OC TI $255.00
C/M Hyper 212 Plus $32.00
Corsair HX-750W $189.00
Antec 300 $57.00
2TB Pipeline $115.00
2 C/M 120mm LED $14.00
LG Blu-Ray Combo $65.00

total $1522

Will take alternatives for the gpu's and psu, thanks guys :D 
September 21, 2011 7:37:00 AM

Nice build. From what I can see though that 2TB Pipeline HDD you've listed is only 5900rpm? Id suggest looking into a 7200rpm HDD - sometime like a WD Caviar Black.
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September 21, 2011 8:04:11 AM

The Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P motherboard is work of art. I too was pondering whether to get two GTX 560 TI's or just a GTX 580 I decided the later as it would be cheaper.
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September 21, 2011 8:24:44 AM

I wasnt sure of the RPM of the HDD, defs change that, and the antec 300, didnt they just use that for the system builder marathon? with the 2 gtx580s?
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September 21, 2011 8:25:10 AM

I'm personally not a fan of buying two card right off the bat in a new build. It means if you ever want to gain more GPU power you need to buy 2 new cards, rather than add another in SLI.

Your best, mid-budget option would probably be to just buy a single 6970 for now. Then add another in a few months-1years time or whenever you feel you need more power. 6970 will max out all current games, and leaving the option to add another card later on provides a nice upgrade option. 850w PSU recommended.

Or just go the whole hog and slam a single 580 in now, a 1000w PSU, and slam another 580 in when your bank balance catches up again :p 
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September 21, 2011 8:26:54 AM

siege_templar said:
I wasnt sure of the RPM of the HDD, defs change that, and the antec 300, didnt they just use that for the system builder marathon? with the 2 gtx580s?



Antec Three Hundred Illusion was used in the $2000 build.
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September 21, 2011 8:27:14 AM

what about the
ThermalTake V6 case?
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September 21, 2011 8:29:16 AM

siege_templar said:
what about the
ThermalTake V6 case?


Case is down to personal preference :)  Buy something YOU like, not something other people like :) 

Any mid-tower case should be fine, just make sure there's enough space for the 580's and there's some adequate cooling options (not just front intake rear exhaust). Side fans are recommended as are roof fans. (Side to blow cool air onto SLI cards, and roof for extra exhaust to get rid of all that warm air inside the case).

Personally I love my CM Storm Scout, it serves its purpose well with great cooling. The more expensive ENFORCER is also a nice case, IMO.
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September 21, 2011 8:33:06 AM

i wanted to get a scout, might end up going for it, only reason going for sli off the bat is because the 560ti out perform the 580, and here it is cheaper lmao.
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September 21, 2011 8:38:57 AM

siege_templar said:
i wanted to get a scout, might end up going for it, only reason going for sli off the bat is because the 560ti out perform the 580, and here it is cheaper lmao.


Short term, yes it is cheaper. But long term SLI 580's are obviously easily going to outlast SLI 560's.

I still think you should consider the middle option, a single 6970 or GTX 570 followed by an upgrade in 6months time or when you see a cheap offer, and buy a second card for SLI/Crossfire then. This would also leave some money spare to buy an SSD?
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September 21, 2011 8:47:49 AM

i forgot to say, i am gonna upgrade to ivy bridge this time next year(if money permits), i really don't want to get a 570, it seems like the middle, pointless, when is 7000 series expected? probs gonna build this in November so if there out...
anyways how does this look?

Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3
Intel i7 2600k
Gskill 8G 1600C9 Sniper
EVGA 1280MB gtc570Sc
C/M Hyper 212 Plus
Corsair HX-750W
C/Master Storm Scout
Western Digital 1TB Black

The SSD is waiting till next year, cause i want to get a big one, waiting for price drop ;) 
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September 21, 2011 9:06:26 AM

Looks fairly good, but:

I think G.Skill Ripjaws are cheaper and perform the same? EDIT: NVM Sniper is $2 cheaper.
750w PSU ~ 850w recommended for SLI, 650w for single card. Its worth going one way or the other rather than overspending/falling short.

$89 with rebate XFX 850w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$89 with rebate CM Silent Pro 850w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$314 after rebate Gigabyte GTX570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Extra cooling fans will really help with noise and temps when you SLI compared to the EVGA card.

Also be aware I'm almost certain the Hyper 212+ WONT fit into the CM SCOUT with side fans. Possibly not even low profile (slim) side fans. I'm not 100% on this, but im pretty sure. The SCOUT isn't the widest of cases.
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September 21, 2011 10:06:44 AM

AdrianPerry said:
Looks fairly good, but:

I think G.Skill Ripjaws are cheaper and perform the same? EDIT: NVM Sniper is $2 cheaper.
750w PSU ~ 850w recommended for SLI, 650w for single card. Its worth going one way or the other rather than overspending/falling short.

$89 with rebate XFX 850w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$89 with rebate CM Silent Pro 850w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$314 after rebate Gigabyte GTX570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Extra cooling fans will really help with noise and temps when you SLI compared to the EVGA card.

Also be aware I'm almost certain the Hyper 212+ WONT fit into the CM SCOUT with side fans. Possibly not even low profile (slim) side fans. I'm not 100% on this, but im pretty sure. The SCOUT isn't the widest of cases.

thanks for your help, i have found out that i can make 2k system, but will build it next year, i will keep this info in mind but thanks heaps :D 
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September 21, 2011 10:07:03 AM

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September 21, 2011 10:47:23 AM

siege_templar said:
thanks for your help, i have found out that i can make 2k system, but will build it next year, i will keep this info in mind but thanks heaps :D 


Nice budget :)  Chances are ALOT will have changed by then. Stick around the forums and see what's being recommended over the next few months and it will allow you to make much more informed decisions when you come to building yourself :) 
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September 21, 2011 9:16:39 PM

ikr, the rapid change of technology is ridiculous, last year was gonna build an i7 920, the numbers jump so quickly lol.
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September 22, 2011 7:16:24 AM

siege_templar said:
ikr, the rapid change of technology is ridiculous, last year was gonna build an i7 920, the numbers jump so quickly lol.


When you do come to build, try to stick with Socket 1155 (unless things have changed by then) since it seems to offer the best upgrade path currently.
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