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February 17, 2012 3:32:47 PM

Hello all

With all these people building dream pcs and huge budgets I kind of feel ashamed putting my little rig up :( 

Alot of corners were cut in this build.

Approximate Purchase Date: 4 days from now
Budget Range: 800-100 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming>surfing>Video Rendering >Occasional CAD home work

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: > Tigerdirect >

Country: in Jamaica ATM father is here for 4 months on contract

Parts Preferences: Intel , Nvidia , Asus, Asrock ,corsair , sea sonic , g skill

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Good air flow and cool temps I game with head phones most time and wouldnt mind being able to turn the fans down a bit when i am ready for bed.

Here is the build I have planned.

CPU: I5 2500k


MOBO: Asrock gen 3 z68

RAM: Gskill sniper series 12gb

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular


HDD: ???

OS: Linux/Unix (free) will have windows 7 just for the sake of it

Again cut some corners in this build my original MOBO: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155
but I went with the asrock so I could put the savings towards graphics card.
THe Ram I couldve went with gksill 8 GB but the price difference is so small that I decided to go with the 12 GB.

Of course the original PSU would be a corsair/sea sonic and then i looked at the OCZ and its modular for a good price.

The gpu is the reason i cut so much corners I was thinking of a gtx 550 for something good enough until nvidia released the new cards and some price drop on the 580s or i could go for the gtx 570 sli but kind of hurt my chances for future upgrades but with an oc could last m e for a few yrs because even though I love tech i cant really afford to stay on top of new releases.
The case is imo good for the price and i chose it over the Haf 922/ CoolerMaster storm scout.

The HDD this is hard because for the price of a spin point f3 or WD caviar black instead I could buy a good SSD in the mean time.
I understand that some flooding is the cause and i also hear that this is a ploy to drive SSD sales up :ange: 

Games will be BF3 ,combat arms, dirt 3 , NFS shift , MMORPGS

Thank you

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February 17, 2012 3:48:01 PM

You got a pretty good build.

Heres a cheaper HDD it will last you until hard drive prices come down and you can pick up another.

I would reccomend a 850w if your going to sli 570's together. The gtx 570 will get you about 30-50fps depending on whats going on. 40-45fps average on ultra in bf3. Which is pretty good SC version would do better. I originally went with a 570 for my build but traded in a few games at microcenter and they gave me way more than i expected so i brought it back and got the 580 SC, now i get a steady 55-60fps.

The case is completely up to what you like but you can get one that has wire management for about the same price, which can off set the price of a bigger PSU thats not modular.
February 17, 2012 5:35:13 PM

I have a question hat is difference between the Gtx 570 standard vs the super clocked?

If i sli will there be a difference?
February 17, 2012 6:40:38 PM

The difference is its just comes stocked overclocked. You can buy a regular card and clock it yourself to superclocked speeds. Only reason i got the SC was because it was the same price. Evga comes with an overclock program so its easy to do.

I havent sli two cards together yet. I plan on picking up another 580 when its cheaper. But as far as i know if you sli two 570's, and say one is SC and one isnt the SC card will just clock itself down to a regular 570. But all you have to do is just manually clock them both up and you will have 2 superclocked cards. So pretty much you can buy any version of the evga gtx 570 and it will work you just need to do an extra step. Not worth paying extra to get the SC card but most of the time there the same price. If not 10 bucks more.