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Final Review on a Gaming Rig before punching "Buy"

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November 27, 2011 6:23:24 AM

Any feedback would be great. I am not totally sure about doing SLI, I might just run a single 570 for now and get a second later on. So how does it look?

Mobo:
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO

CPU:
Intel Core i5-2500

RAM:
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB)

GPU
2 x EVGA SuperClocked GTX 570 (SLI)

HD:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

PSU:
OCZ ZS Series 750W

Cooling:
ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Case:
Corsair Graphite Series 600T


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November 27, 2011 6:32:16 AM

2500K so you have the option to over clock

no nven 8 gig of RAM in a gaming build so 16 gig is pointless

the cpu cooler was awesome . In 2007
Get the coolermaster Hyper 212 or Xigmatek 1283 instead
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November 27, 2011 6:42:32 AM

asus p8z68-V without a pro is a fine mobo no need for pro version
agree with outlander about 2500k and RAM
cooler I would go for Corsair A70 seems like cm 212+ and Xigmatek Gaia been lacking quality( they r good budget coolers don;t get me wrong) if not in serious oc then those 2 r fine
ocz zs series are good .. but check PC power and cooling
also 750W might be a little on edge for 570 SLi .. especially superoced ( it'll pull about 600W of power but if u oc CPU too it will be too borderline)
nice case
what about ssd?

go for 850+
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November 27, 2011 2:23:35 PM

Outlander:
I know 16mb RAM is way over kill but it is only 30 bucks and I figure might be useful later on.
Thanks for the links to the coolers.

Madchemist
Ya I definitively will change up the cooler. The reason I was looking at that one was because I was worried about the cooler getting in the way of the RAM's heatsinks. Ah so I will need over 750w? How much does a system normally pull minus the GPU? So you think 800w would not even cover it?
I thought about SSD but it is crazy expensive right now, I was thinking about waiting and doing it later when prices fall some more.
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November 27, 2011 3:01:15 PM

After doing some more research. I might go for 560 Ti SLI, it saves a good chunk and the performance is still really nice. Any thoughts?
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November 27, 2011 4:21:38 PM

about RAM unless u get 16gb in 2x8gb config it will not benefit u. It's dual channel meaning u need 2 sticks of ram .. so I'll be going for 8Gb - 2x4gb
look and research about coolers .. if u can get ur hands on thermalright coolers .. they r one of the best for the price
no 750W will be enough for ur system it's just u'll be using about 70-80% of ur PSU .. so it's a little bit borderline for me .. on the other hand if u r going with sli 560Ti u r good
and for RAM interfering with cooler .. just get a low profile ram .. costs the same
also I would recommend against sli or cf as u'll have microstuttering .. Go with on stronger card .. and then add another one later on ..like GTX 580
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November 27, 2011 5:24:51 PM

madchemist83 said:
about RAM unless u get 16gb in 2x8gb config it will not benefit u. It's dual channel meaning u need 2 sticks of ram .. so I'll be going for 8Gb - 2x4gb
lo...


You mentioned getting this board (I think)
ASUS P8Z68-V LE

It would save money and it seems like you are only giving up the x4 PCI slot, which is only really useful for the Nvidia physics thing where you have a dedicated GPU for physics processing. But not many games support that so I am not worried. It seems to have 2 less USB and no bluetooth.

Am I missing anything? Otherwise I think you are right that would save me 40 bucks without really giving anything up.



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November 28, 2011 2:01:40 AM

No I was talking about just regular one. Not le. U loading one pcie x8 if u go sli or cf
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November 28, 2011 2:03:45 AM

I mean missing
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March 18, 2013 3:59:42 PM

Outlander_04 said:
2500K so you have the option to over clock

no nven 8 gig of RAM in a gaming build so 16 gig is pointless

the cpu cooler was awesome . In 2007
Get the coolermaster Hyper 212 or Xigmatek 1283 instead


But why would you buy a new rig with old hardware? I don't get it.

And what is the budget on this system? I could suggest a build if I knew that.
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