Final Review on a Gaming Rig before punching "Buy"

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
9 answers Last reply
More about final review gaming punching
  1. 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
  2. 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+
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. No I was talking about just regular one. Not le. U loading one pcie x8 if u go sli or cf
  8. I mean missing
  9. 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.
Ask a new question

Read More

New Build Systems Product