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New system specs good or great?

Below is the specs for a new system I want to build. I wanted to know if there is anything I should change or should I wait? I already have 2x PNY 560 ti GPUs and Windows 7 64bit Professional. Will be looking to upgrade to a Kelper series GPU once released.


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

CPU Cooler: CORSAIR CWCH50-1 High Performance CPU Cooler

MB: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R

Primary HD for OS: OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Secondary HD for storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case: Antec DF-85 Black ATX Full Tower Computer Case

PSU: Antec CP-1000 1000W Continuous ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply Exclusively for - Twelve Hundred(1200)/P183/P193/DF-85
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  1. Would change the H50 to a H100 or a H80 or would go for a Hyper 212 plus if I prefer air....buy some aftermarket thermal paste like Arctic Silver 5 for either of the coolers though
  2. 1000w PSU is OVER KILL for SLI 560Ti's. 750w would be enough, 850w if you really want but 1000w is just pointless. The money saved would be better spent on a 120GB SSD rather than 60GB.

    DF-85 is also unnecessary. Unless you have a reason for wanting this case you could go for something much less costly.
  3. AdrianPerry said:
    1000w PSU is OVER KILL for SLI 560Ti's. 750w would be enough, 850w if you really want but 1000w is just pointless. The money saved would be better spent on a 120GB SSD rather than 60GB.

    DF-85 is also unnecessary. Unless you have a reason for wanting this case you could go for something much less costly.


    I plan on OCing for the first time. Is 750w stiil enough? Also any recommendations on case on PSU?
  4. alyoshka said:
    Would change the H50 to a H100 or a H80 or would go for a Hyper 212 plus if I prefer air....buy some aftermarket thermal paste like Arctic Silver 5 for either of the coolers though


    Does the H100 or H80 cool much better? I plan on OCing for the first time?
  5. Best answer
    Air cooling is plenty to cool an OC'd i5-2500k. Hyper 212+ is a good choice, or the slightly updated 212 EVO. This will easily cool 4.5GHz OC.

    Yes 750w is enough for 560Ti in SLI with CPU and GPU over-clocking.

    PSU recommended brands include: Corsair, XFX, SeaSonic, Antec.

    Case recommendations: Well the case should be your own choice really, its possibly the most important part of the build for some people :) Any mid-Tower ATX case would be fine. Cooler Master's HAF series is a popular choice. But ultimately, go with something you like the look of yourself :)
  6. If you plan to OC go for the H100 it's better than the H80.

    Also if you're upto a challenge then you could go in for
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=30187
    With a few addons, it'll be great for the OC.
  7. Those XSPC kit's always look really nice :)

    Sometime next year when I have some spare cash to play with im going to consider installing one myself for my i5-2500k :)
  8. Best answer selected by grimey.
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