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December 13, 2011 7:27:04 AM

Hey guys, im from denmark and i really want you'r opinion on this setup:) 

CPU: Intel® Core i7-2600K Quad Core, 3.4Ghz ¤ 2195DK - 391$
GFX: 2 x Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 1536MB PhysX ¤ 3495DK/piece - 623$/piece
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1000W PSU ¤ 1499DK - 267$
RAM: 2 x Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz 4GB Kit w/two HyperX 2GB DDR3, CL9-9-9-27 , 1,65V, XMP X2 Grey Series ¤ 189DK/piece - 34$/piece
MOBO: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 ¤ 1289DK - 230$
Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D Midi Tower ¤ 1149DK - 205$
COOLER: (water cooling to come)

What do you think? i hope you guys like it, cuz i do.

Sorry for my bad english:) 

thanks:) 
December 13, 2011 7:41:49 AM

its good.whats your budget??/
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December 13, 2011 7:50:54 AM

My budget is 15000 DK or 2700$
But when i use this much money i dont care if it costs 2600-2800$ :) 
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December 13, 2011 8:07:46 AM

for that budget,get 3gb gtx 580.you may find it weird but modern games use more than 1.2GB VRAM.and sometimes more than that.i am using that PSU.its great.that case is good for watercooling.that mobo is good but for that amount you can easily get
something better from Asus or gigabyte.
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December 13, 2011 8:09:33 AM

I would change to a EVGA 580 Superclocked
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December 13, 2011 8:22:19 AM

I decided to go with the ASRock because of good reviews, design and there wasn't hardly any difference between the ASRock and the asus / gigabyte?
ASRock review http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z68_extreme...

About the GFX, i am really in doubt about that, one the one hand it's 180$ more and i know that 2 x 580 1.5gb is gonna do the job just fine? :) 
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December 13, 2011 8:24:25 AM

Yes it will do just fine I just trust EVGA more for GPUs
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December 13, 2011 8:35:33 AM

Emelth said:
Yes it will do just fine I just trust EVGA more for GPUs


Is it only because of the GPU or because of the RAM? cuz EVGA does have 1.5 gb cards..
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December 13, 2011 9:28:45 AM

just the GPU
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December 13, 2011 10:25:50 AM

Nickwan said:
Hey guys, im from denmark and i really want you'r opinion on this setup:) 

CPU: Intel® Core i7-2600K Quad Core, 3.4Ghz ¤ 2195DK - 391$
GFX: 2 x Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 1536MB PhysX ¤ 3495DK/piece - 623$/piece
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1000W PSU ¤ 1499DK - 267$
RAM: 2 x Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz 4GB Kit w/two HyperX 2GB DDR3, CL9-9-9-27 , 1,65V, XMP X2 Grey Series ¤ 189DK/piece - 34$/piece
MOBO: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 ¤ 1289DK - 230$
Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D Midi Tower ¤ 1149DK - 205$
COOLER: (water cooling to come)

What do you think? i hope you guys like it, cuz i do.

Sorry for my bad english:) 

thanks:) 


You can actually get a X79 system for that amount of budget and don't actually lose any performance.

Get i7 3930k, Asus Rampage IV Extreme mainboard, EVGA GTX 570 SLI and 16 GB of DDR 3 1600 Mhz CAS 9 1.5V and a Corsair AX 1200W. There is nothing out there that 2 GTX 570 can't do, it would be better to put the extra money into a 120 GB SSD like OCZ Vertex 3/Max IOPS or Patriot Wildfire/Kingston Hyperx.

Edit: If you use the computer for gaming only, Z68 system is actually more cost effective for the same performance. Just need to change the PSU to a better quality brand like Corsair AX 1200W and buy a 1.5V DDR 3 1600 Mhz CAs 9 ram, 1.65V is a bit high for Sandybridge system.
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December 13, 2011 7:12:00 PM

i have done some research on the net, and most people say z68, so i think im gonna stay with my setup :) 
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December 13, 2011 8:24:36 PM

x79 is for proffesional work stick with z68 for gaming
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December 13, 2011 9:12:08 PM

Not a bad system. Although personally I wouldn't get 2 x 580's, rather get 2 x 570's that are overclocked and use the spare money for an SSD and water cooling.

Also, why not get the Asrock Extreme7? As far as I know and done lots of research, it provides full PCIe x16 for both slots whereas all the others will work at 8x mode. Just a thought :) 
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December 14, 2011 4:02:24 AM

About ASRock Extreme 7 thats definitely worth looking into, im gonna do some search on it later today, when i get back for work:) 
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December 14, 2011 4:20:39 AM

Other than personal preference is there a reason why people always go for the 580 SLI in these type builds? 3x 6950s destroy it and eliminates microstuttering at 75% of the cost. This isn't a rant, it's a legitimate question, is there something I'm missing?
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December 14, 2011 2:28:04 PM

I changed the GFX from
2 x Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 1536MB PhysX
TO
2 x EVGA GeForce GTX 580 1536MB PhysX CUDA PCI-Express 2.0,"Superclocked", GDDR5, 2xDVI, native-HDMI, 797MHz

Because the gigabyte card did not follow nvidia's PCB :) 

EDIT: another change that just has been made is that im gonna go with the ASRock Extreme 7 gen 3 MOBO :)  so thx alot Pezonator
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December 21, 2011 3:44:22 AM

Best answer selected by Nickwan.
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