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October 23, 2011 8:48:02 PM

Cooler Master HAF x Blue edition

western digital caviar black 2TB 7200RPM SATA 3.5"

EVGA GTX 580 superclocked

ASUS 24x DVD Burner

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W ATX12V v2.31

Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard

Logitech G400 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

microsoft 7 home premium

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

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

Tt eSPORTS SHOCK SPIN Shining White
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Alright guys, here is my final build. Opinions are welcome. Just one final check to see if i get the best bang for my buck and to see if everything is compatible.

Also, HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK I CAN OVERCLOCK THIS PROCESSOR. (sorry for the caps i just wanted to get your attention)

I want to make this as futre proof as possible

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October 23, 2011 8:54:28 PM

Looks good to me. As for ocing you cpu seems to me like everyone is hitting 4.5 these days.
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October 23, 2011 11:05:41 PM

Alright good, thats one less thing to worry about. Do you think i should go for 560ti SLI. Also since im a first time builder do you think i would have a problem setting up sLI and should i get a power supply that has modular cables(atleast thats what i think it is called).
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October 23, 2011 11:34:08 PM

Setting up SLI isn't difficult, but Crossfire is the way to go for at the moment with multi GPUs, much better scaling.

But unless you are planning to go eyefinity then single card is probably a good choice and a 580 will be more than enough.
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October 24, 2011 12:31:24 AM

You went light on the psu, especially seeing how you plan on o/c and I'm guessing adding another one of those cards later on. I would look at a 950w - 1000w psu so your psu isn't running balls to the walls with two of those cards.
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October 24, 2011 12:36:00 AM

I wouldn't go SLI right now, since the new cards are supposed to be 2x faster.
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October 24, 2011 12:40:26 AM

Looks like u are gonna be rockin BF3!
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October 24, 2011 12:53:54 AM

Save yourself some money and get a standard clock for your GTX 580. Superclocks are not worth it. You can do the same clock and for less. If you plan on going SLI and have a high OC, you will need a better PSU, as mentioned by Why_Me. Nvidia's next cards will not be 2x faster than the current ones. They will be 20% MAX, but more likely around 10% to 15%. Price drops when the cards release will give you a chance for a second card.
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October 24, 2011 1:00:28 AM

Hyper 212 Evo, the case isn't amazing, I have the old one and it leaves a bit to be wanted.
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October 24, 2011 1:13:22 AM

Why_Me said:
You went light on the psu, especially seeing how you plan on o/c and I'm guessing adding another one of those cards later on. I would look at a 950w - 1000w psu so your psu isn't running balls to the walls with two of those cards.

Thanks for the advice, you think this is sufficient?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 24, 2011 1:15:15 AM

AbdullahG said:
Save yourself some money and get a standard clock for your GTX 580. Superclocks are not worth it. You can do the same clock and for less. If you plan on going SLI and have a high OC, you will need a better PSU, as mentioned by Why_Me. Nvidia's next cards will not be 2x faster than the current ones. They will be 20% MAX, but more likely around 10% to 15%. Price drops when the cards release will give you a chance for a second card.

Well they are the same price right now, atleast on newegg they are.
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October 24, 2011 1:15:39 AM

Swolern said:
Looks like u are gonna be rockin BF3!

You think?
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October 24, 2011 2:04:15 AM

rivashain said:
Well they are the same price right now, atleast on newegg they are.

Then that's great. Make sure you get the AR model (it should say it somewhere in the name). You get lifetime warranty.

And yes, you should able to max out BF3 with great frames.
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October 24, 2011 2:19:58 AM

AbdullahG said:
Then that's great. Make sure you get the AR model (it should say it somewhere in the name). You get lifetime warranty.

And yes, you should able to max out BF3 with great frames.

Yep, it has AR in the name.
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