Advice on new build around 2,000$

Hi , so with the upcoming BF3 i have to change my old dinosaur PC, ive cheked some forums and chose parts all from newegg , i would like to run all maxed out with 1920x1200 res , also this is my 1st build i would really aprecciate any kind of help.


CASE : CORSAIR Carbide series 500R

MOBO : ASUS P8Z68 V PRO or ASrock z68 Extreme4 GEN3

CPU : INTEL I5 2500k

GPU'S : 2x EVGA SC GTX 580

PSU : CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX

RAM : CORSAIR Vengeance 8gb ( 2x4 ) 1600

HDD : Western Digital Caviar blue 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0gb



COOLING : APEVIA CF12SL-UBL 120mm Blue LED Case Fan x 3

COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AB-GP 200mm Blue LED Case Fan x 1

Questions : Will everything fit ?
Is this MOBO any good for this kind of sli setup?
Should i get a Noctua heatsink or H100 WC system?
Do i have enough power?
Anything i should change or check , is this a good build overall.

I plan on maybe overclocking the cpu but im new to it i will probably do tho.

here are links for all parts.

CASE : [...] 6811139010

MOBO : [...] 6813131730

CPU : [...] mbo.746951

GPU'S : 2x [...] 6814130590

PSU : [...] 6817139009

RAM : [...] mbo.746951

HDD : [...] 6822136769

SSD : [...] 6820148441

OD : [...] 6827135204

COOLING : 1x [...] 6835103073
COOLING 2 : 3x [...] 6811998121

KUHLER 920 : [...] 6835209054
NOCTUA : [...] %20DH%2014

Have to order tonight or tomorow.
Thanks in advance
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  1. getting 2 580's in sli on just 850 seems like it could be kind of weak, although i honestly couldn't say for sure, most tend to use a 1000w psu with high-end sli, that could be overkill for your setup although (not a lot of help, admittedly, Lol)
  2. thanks for the answer , i chosed that because some dude told me 650w for a single 580 and 850 for a sli of them , but honestly im still not sure dont want to order this ending up i dont have enough power.

    These two retailers (Direct Canada & Best Direct) are affiliated, both use the same shipping addy out of Richmond, BC, and both offer free ground shipping. $115.50
    Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid-Tower Gaming Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB 1394 No PS Black $11.00
    Coolermaster Megaflow 200MM Red LED Case Fan 700RPM $193.32
    ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 SATA3 USB3.0 SLI CrossFireX Audio Motherboard $177.72 MIR $147.72
    OCZ ZX Series 1000W ATX12V 24PIN Active PFC 80 Plus Gold 83A Power Supply 140MM Fan Black 5 Yr Wrty $489.69 MIR $459.69
    MSI GeForce GTX 580 Twin Frozr II OC 800MHZ 1536MB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DirectX 11 Video Card $219.79
    Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB $29.43
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM $51.27
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory $19.80
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black $52.79
    Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM $93.79
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM
  4. Thanks for answer but i feel more comfortable with newegg's massive range of components and shipping is really not what's blocking me i have spare money. Could you give any opinions on the questions i answered?
  5. if it were me, i would go with a 1000w psu just to be certain i would not encounter any problems with power draw, plus you are future-proofed for upgrades later on if that is a concern it really just depends on how comfortable you feel being on the border of power consumptionn
  6. Best answer
    ASUS P8Z68 V PRO or ASrock z68 Extreme4 GEN3?
    Debatable since the Asus P8Z68 V Pro is a Very good MB and so is the Asrock z68 Extreme4 Gen3. If your looking for a Future Proof Type of build then I'd say take the Asrock since It offers PCIe 3.0 and Ivy Bridge support. If your looking for a Solid OC board, Take the Asus.

    1-) First Question: Yes

    2-) Second Question: Both are good for SLI, They both support dual at x8 / x8 mode
    so performence will not diference much from dual 16x by about 1-3%.

    3-) Third Question: There are factors you have to consider when choosing a H/S, After 4.5Ghz there isn't much Performence gain on gaming from a Intel Core i5-2500k so it comes down to what kind of OC you will be doing and what kind of tempature you will like to be getting. If its a OC under 4.5Ghz go for the Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo BUT if you are aiming for something over 4.7Ghz go for the Noctua.

    4-) Fourth Question: Yes, Technically you do have enough power. HERE IS THE INFO SO I DON'T GET BITCH SLAPPED FOR TALKING NONSENSE.

    Here is some info on SLI of 580's:

    You can Calculate how much power you need and get and estimate here:

    With this I'd recommend:
    Corsair HX850W - Price: $169.99

    Also take Take Why_Me's advice and get the
    Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB - Price: $64.99
  7. Hi Mastervivi , thanks for your help it is really appreciated,

    ive decided to go with the Asrock motherboard because i will probably just upgrade to ivy bridge and dont bother about OC more than 4.5.

    thats why i also added the 212 H/S to my cart and the Barracuda HDD.

    For the PSU i guess i dont want to be short on power for future upgrades . i added an OCZ 1000W Gold Certified. any final advice before i order this tomorow night?
  8. Best answer selected by Krao9850.
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