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January 28, 2012 4:54:42 AM

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Please advise If i can overclock this setup or is something really wrong about this setup?
I will add a SSD 120 GB with this too. But as of they are too costly so will wait for sometime.

I am also planning to add one more GTX 570's next month after i purchase this rig.


Please advise w.r.t
1. OverClocking Ideas
2. Correctness of this build (Bad ram with this motherboard or not etc)
3. Would this be your build if it were you. Provided you had a total of 1600$ to spend without any graphics cards. (will buy 2 GTX 570s, one by one each month)


Regards,
Blue Avenger

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January 28, 2012 6:48:56 AM

Post this in the systems thread. But off hand I wouldn't build it if it were me as I think I could do better with the money if you try to find good deals, which the people in the "systems" part of the forum will help out greatly.
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January 28, 2012 1:27:00 PM

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Post this in the systems thread. But off hand I wouldn't build it if it were me as I think I could do better with the money if you try to find good deals, which the people in the "systems" part of the forum will help out greatly.

Luckily I am from the Systems thread :D  Reported to a mod to move - don't post it again.


As for your build:

Case - the HAF X is a very large full tower. You've got plenty of room and will be able to fit better cooling options in the future if you so desire (i.e. custom watercooling)

Mobo - ASRock's boards are pretty good from what I've heard, but lack a bit on the warranty side (I think only 1-2 years). I'm personally partial to Gigabyte.

GPU - the 570 is a good choice. However, get one with a product code that ends in AR because you'll get a lifetime warranty rather than a 1 or 3 year. EVGA's GPUs are very good, but you never know ;) 

PSU - 1200W is enough to run a Tri-SLI setup. Drop down to 750W if you're only using one GPU, or 850W if you plan to SLI.

CPU - What's the intended usage for this system? If it's games only with some mild work, you're wasting $100 on the i7. If you're using Photoshop, CAD, etc all the time (hours and hours a day) then the i7 is worth it.

RAM - This 16GB kit is quite expensive. You can get $~40 8GB kits that you can pair with a second if you really need 16GB. This goes kind of with the CPU - if you're only doing games and light work, 8GB is more than enough. You won't come close to using 16GB unless you're doing a ton of work and VMs, etc.

HDD - This is tricky because of the prices nowadays. I'd recommend something not made by Seagate (preferably a Samsung F3, or a WD Black/Blue) because Seagate's drives have been terrible in the last 5 years (they used to be the best drives way back when). Around this price you could also pick up a 128GB SSD, which could hold Windows and ~6-8 games depending on how large they are, and you'll get a HUGE speed boost. If you're only gaming, this may be something to consider.
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January 28, 2012 1:31:01 PM

Missed the questions.

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I will add a SSD 120 GB with this too. But as of they are too costly so will wait for sometime.

I addressed this already.


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1. OverClocking Ideas

Umm...you should be able to OC this, but other than that I can't tell you much. Each hardware setup is completely different and reacts differently. Only way to find out is to try.

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2. Correctness of this build (Bad ram with this motherboard or not etc)

Nothing is wrong per se, but there are better ways to tailor it to your needs.

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3. Would this be your build if it were you. Provided you had a total of 1600$ to spend without any graphics cards. (will buy 2 GTX 570s, one by one each month)

I'd start with either a 580 or 7970 with a large budget like that. I'm assuming you're gaming, and at 1920x1080 resolution.

Games these days are limited more by the GPU than the CPU. You could game pretty well with an i3-2100 and GTX 560Ti/570. If anything get a better GPU and don't worry too much about the CPU.
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January 28, 2012 1:38:37 PM

Congrats on deciding to do a build- you'll have a lot of fun. Here are some answer for your questions:

1. OverClocking Ideas: this build will be just fine for OC'ing. The 2600k is a great processor. Keep in mind that if you're primarily gaming, you'll do just as good with a 2500k, which should save you about $100 and you're not giving up much. NOTE: make sure you get a decent heat sink to go with your cpu- the stock coolers that come with cpu's are not good for OC'ing!

2. Correctness of this build (Bad ram with this motherboard or not etc) -- Couple of tips that may help you maximize the quality of your build:
- PSU: A 1200W PSU is WAY overkill for your system. With a single GTX 570, a tx750w corsair unit would be plenty. Since you plan to use two cards soon, an 850w or 950w unit should PLENTY (assuming it's a good brand like corsair, ocz, xfx, etc). Even using the corsair 1050w is about $100 less expensive than the unit you picked.
- RAM: 8GB is plenty of RAM for gaming. Some users that do a lot of video transcoding or other tasks get some benefit out of more. It's not a lot of cash to double the 8GB these days, but you should understand what you're getting.
- Case: I use the HAF X and like it, but you should know that the HAF 932 is almost the same product (you can even get it with a side window) and it's about $60-80 less expensive.

3. Would this be your build if it were you. Provided you had a total of 1600$ to spend without any graphics cards. (will buy 2 GTX 570s, one by one each month)
- By making the changes I mentioned above you can probably get one of the GTX 570's with the saved dollars.
- EVGA is a great brand, but I would advise taking a look at any great deals that are out there. You could save yourself up to about $50 per card if you consider some of the other options out there. Some vendors have VERY substantial Mail In Rebates that you could/should take advantage of.
- Given my previous comments this IS very close to what I would build today given the budget. I use an SSD but if I was starting over again I probably would forego it for more graphics horsepower (more impact on gaming performance). Also, depending on how long you hold out for buying the graphics cards, NVidia could release some new products that meet your needs.

Cheers!

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January 28, 2012 1:47:50 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Overclocking to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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January 28, 2012 11:18:36 PM

Wow thanks everyone! That was quick! I am gonna take some of your suggestions about going down on the memory to 8GB (4gb x 2) for now to save 50$ and reduce the CPU to i5 2500k cuz it seems its not really important for gaming.

I am ofcourse going to do some tri sli after some time. cuz it does really hurt adding another GTX 570
so I am gonna stick with the 1200 watts of PSU.

about the water cooler i am going to use a H100 cuz many ppl have advised me to go for it as it can easily make the i5 2500k reach really high levels of overclokcing.

Since this build is going to be a work in progress after my first purchase of the basic stuff , I hope i have not missed something which will make me regret later on..when i keep adding new things to make this is a gaming horse power.

Btw thanks guys :D  really appreciate the ideas.


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January 28, 2012 11:19:07 PM

Best answer selected by BlueAvenger.
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January 28, 2012 11:38:43 PM

you might wanna get a better motherboard if your gonna do tri-sli. your board only supports two way sli by 8x 8x the
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