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First Gaming Rig! Advice/Tips Needed!

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October 26, 2011 7:55:28 AM

Hey, guys. I'm putting together my first gaming desktop and this is what I have so far. Any tips about what I should or should not get is appreciated as I'm not very experienced! This is basically what I've came up with so far:

Processor
-Intel i5 - 2500k
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Motherboard
-P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Graphics Card
-EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX
570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case
-Coolermaster HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-119-...

Power Supply
-CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2
SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified
Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory
-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-
Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Also, I already own a monitor, a mouse, and a keyboard.







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October 26, 2011 8:19:24 AM

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October 26, 2011 10:06:25 AM

Components listed so far look quite good. However the PSU you have listed isn't enough for SLI GTX 570's and is over-kill for a single card.

Either go with an 850w PSU or drop down to a 650w PSU.
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October 26, 2011 5:24:23 PM

AdrianPerry said:
Components listed so far look quite good. However the PSU you have listed isn't enough for SLI GTX 570's and is over-kill for a single card.

Either go with an 850w PSU or drop down to a 650w PSU.


Thanks Adrian. I wasn't sure how good of a PSU I needed for SLI. Will this one be okay?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, is it okay if I don't get SLI now and just use the single card with this power supply? I know it'll be over-kill like you said but it won't damage my pc will it?



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October 26, 2011 5:43:42 PM


Here is a little information from the Sticky that I missed earlier:


Approximate Purchase Date: This week.


Budget Range: 1100-1300 After Rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Mainly BF3, Crysis2)


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon, micro center


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: by brand or type: None


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Yes (in future)


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: My main goal is run BF3 with max settings with playable FPS.

I still need suggestions on a Hard Drive and anything else I'm missing.



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November 6, 2011 9:40:10 PM

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