games mostly battlefield 3.
I was thinking of buying i5-2500k but since im using it as encoding movies, i think im going w i7.
and to run battlefield 3 wo any lag. i thought i needed at least gtx 570 sli and to support sli i need more than 900w. thats why im going w 1000w.
and other than that, i just bought whatever i thought its compatible.
Use a Z68 motherboard . The Lucid Virtu drivers will let you use quick sync and still run the graphics cards
The cpu cooler is not a great performer and definitely not good value for money .
More so when you consider how cool running the sandy bridge processors are .
The Hyper 212 evo instead
The tall heat spreaders on the RAM could be a problem with any large cpu cooler .
900- 1000 watts is right for GTX 570 SLI , but the XION brand is not one that gets recommended here a lot . Have you read good independent reviews of the unit? If not then better to stick with a more mainstream brand
i have changed cpu fan to hyper 212.
then what about this? COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RSA00-AMBAJ3-US 1000W
do u think its a good one?
That xion had 4 stars out of 5 but only 2ppl joined that survey.