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$2,500, Can anyone verify the compatability

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December 6, 2011 10:05:28 PM

Here are the parts I bought, can anyone verify compatability of all of them together. I thought I had, but now im not sure. And any feedback on the system? I am new at this and wanted to go all out with a gaming system.

Optics: Sony Blu-ray Internal Optical Drive BWU-500S

Monitor: Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch (23.6-Inch Vis) Widescreen LED Monitor with Full HD 1080p and Speakers - Black

Storage: Corsair Force GT 240 GB SATA III/6G SATA 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive - CSSD-F240GBGT-BK

Processor: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2 1 LGA 2011 Processor - BX80619I73930K

Power: Corsair Professional Series Gold 850-Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified High-Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-850AX

Processor Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CWCH100)

Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 PRO - LGA2011 - X79 - 8x DIMM - PCIe 3.0 Motherboards

GPU: 2 of EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 2048 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, 02G-P3-1559-KR

RAM: Corsair Memory Vengeance 16 Quad Channel Kit DDR3 1600 MHz 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9

Chasis: Corsair Obsidian 650D Aluminum Mid Tower ATX Enthusiast Computer Case - Black CC650DW-1

Thoughts? Compatable?
a c 93 B Homebuilt system
December 6, 2011 10:50:10 PM

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Thoughts? Compatable?


Only thing you need to absolutely check compatibility on is the RAM - if you're going X79 you need to make sure it's a dedicated quad channel system instead of a dual channel.

A lot of people who are new to building systems are concerned with compatibility of their parts. Don't be. The only thing you really need to check, again, is the RAM (and your motherboard manufacturer will post guidelines for picking out compatible RAM on their support site). Otherwise everything has been pretty standardized for the most part since about 2007. The only time something wouldn't be compatible is if, say you're using an AM3 CPU on a 2011 board, but that's about it.

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Chasis: Corsair Obsidian 650D Aluminum Mid Tower ATX Enthusiast Computer Case - Black CC650DW-1


I really love Corsair cases but if I were you I'd take a good look at the Carbide 500 - it's a lot newer than the Obsidian and has built-in USB 3.0, eSATA, and native support for SSDs. Plus you can get it in either black or white.

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GPU: 2 of EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 2048 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, 02G-P3-1559-KR


This is the exact same configuration I use but if you're going X79, I'd HEAVILY recommend getting a single 570 or 580. It'll last you a lot longer.

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Storage: Corsair Force GT 240 GB SATA III/6G SATA 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive - CSSD-F240GBGT-BK


I'd actually drop this down to a 120GB SSD - either the Crucial M4, Samsung 830, or Intel 510, and invest the difference in getting a secondary 1 or 2TB hard drive. Yeah I know the prices are ridiculous with the Thailand situation but if you look hard enough you can score a good deal. I think Newegg has 1TB Spinpoints for like $149.

Otherwise everything looks pretty good.
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December 6, 2011 10:59:22 PM

No need for a bluray drive UNLESS you watch BluRay movies. You could get a Bluray player for less. A DVD drive are like 25$.
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December 6, 2011 11:01:12 PM

Sounds good-- I picked the RAM from the recommended list given by the motherboard provider's site.
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a c 93 B Homebuilt system
December 6, 2011 11:05:17 PM

addison said:
No need for a bluray drive UNLESS you watch BluRay movies. You could get a Bluray player for less. A DVD drive are like 25$.


Blu-ray burners are good for backing up massive amounts of data too, so there's always that.
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December 6, 2011 11:06:48 PM

DO NOT go for GTX 550Ti SLI.
Get a stronger one card solution
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December 6, 2011 11:15:56 PM

vitornob said:
DO NOT go for GTX 550Ti SLI.
Get a stronger one card solution


im not too knowledgeable about computers. why should I change it.
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December 6, 2011 11:16:02 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Blu-ray burners are good for backing up massive amounts of data too, so there's always that.

Sure 20gb of data. But that's why there is a HARD DRIVE!
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December 6, 2011 11:20:41 PM

A solo card will last you longer, and give you much less problems than SLI. As a lot of games don't work well with it.
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December 6, 2011 11:21:56 PM


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GPU: 2 of EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 2048 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, 02G-P3-1559-KR


This is the exact same configuration I use but if you're going X79, I'd HEAVILY recommend getting a single 570 or 580. It'll last you a lot longer.

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Storage: Corsair Force GT 240 GB SATA III/6G SATA 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive - CSSD-F240GBGT-BK




I just cancelled my two graphics cards. What should I order in their place? would a dual configuration of better cards be good? or just a single card? im looking to spend no more than 500 dollars
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December 6, 2011 11:23:06 PM

rocknrollz said:
A solo card will last you longer, and give you much less problems than SLI. As a lot of games don't work well with it.


what solo card do you recommend?? in the GTX series... looking to keep it about 500 dollars or so
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December 6, 2011 11:26:23 PM

The ati 6970 or 6950 are great. But the 570 or 580 are the best.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 6, 2011 11:26:45 PM

The system is unbalanced....low on GFX power, extreme high on CPU power. Twin 550's are nit going to do well in gaming. The build looks like a workstation build with 16GB of RAM and a 3930.

This system would kick it's butt as a gaming platform ..... Best reviewed case I have ever seen ..... jonnyguru 10.0 rated PSU ..... great MoBo / CPU combo .... more RAM than needed for gaming ..... cooler might lose 1/2 a degree to the H100 but runs dead silent.....GFX twin 900MHz 560's gives you only 10% less fps than twin 580s and those 560s can easily be OC'd another 12% ..... fastest available SSD and HD .... BR player ..... 120Hz monitor and card reader for $2,418

Case - $ 290 - Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case Fan - $ 12 - Thermaltake Blue120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $ 150 - Corsair HX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $ 210 - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU - $ 210 - Intel Core i7-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - $ 83 - Thermalright Silver Arrow http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11676/cpu-tri-77/Ther...
TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $ 50 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 (White) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz Same
HD - $ 240 - Momentus XT ST750LX003 750GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $ 310 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $ 58 - Asus Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Card Reader $ 50 AeroCool FP-01 55 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Monitor $ 290 ASUS VG236HE Black 23" 120 Hz Monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Wanna go faster ?

Swap Case / PSU - This combo .... pick the style case ya like best ....saves $130

Case 1 - $ 160 - Antec 1200 V3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

Case 2 - $ 160 - Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - $ 150 - Antec CP-1000 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GFX - Jump up to twin factory OC'd 580's .... +$600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Drop the card reader saves $50

Drop the SSD -$310 .... while this seems crazy at 1st glance, keep in mind that the HD already has an SSD built in.....that SSD boots to Windows in 16 seconds, the HD does it in 17 seconds.

or get a normal sized SSD and HD ...saves $240

Spinpoint F3 - $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Force GT 120 GB - $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 7, 2011 12:24:20 AM

Scrap the two 550Tis and buy yourslef one 6950. You can add a second one in later for even more perforamance. The one card will serve you alot beter than the 550Ti SLI. Also go with a 120gb ssd and spend the saved money on either getting a 6970 instead or a 2tb 2nd Hdd for storing movies and songs.
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December 7, 2011 1:43:47 AM

joeblogs said:
Scrap the two 550Tis and buy yourslef one 6950. You can add a second one in later for even more perforamance. The one card will serve you alot beter than the 550Ti SLI. Also go with a 120gb ssd and spend the saved money on either getting a 6970 instead or a 2tb 2nd Hdd for storing movies and songs.



No, a 560ti would do great. SLI is not recemmoned because it is not compaciable in some games. This could cause FPS drop or graphical bugs.
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December 7, 2011 1:45:02 AM

Wish I had 3000$ to spend on a PC LOL.
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a c 93 B Homebuilt system
December 7, 2011 1:56:35 AM

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GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814121425
GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz Same
HD - $ 240 - Momentus XT ST750LX003 750GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148837
SSD - $ 310 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820226237


This doesn't make any sense whatsoever. Why go for dual 560s when for the exact same money you can get a single EVGA 580?

And the HD pairing makes no sense - you're spending $550 on hard drives when a $200 SSD and a $110 1TB or 500GB hard drive will do perfectly fine - and you can always add more HDs when they get the factories back on track and the prices come down.. I don't get this one. The Momentus is meant for laptops where you can't make do with a 64GB SSD and a secondary storage option.

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Wish I had 3000$ to spend on a PC LOL.


Don't we all? :lol: 
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