This is the first time I'm building a computer, and it would be great if I could get some feedback on my build . My selection looks like this:
CPU:Intel Core i7-2600K Processor' (I went with this over the FX-8150, since the reviews I have been reading about the Bulldozer line have been fairly negative compared to the i7 line)
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Superclocked 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card (I went with this over the HD 6870, though I'm still a bit unsure because te 6870 is nearly 80 dollars cheaper)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
HDD: Seagate Momentus XT 500 GB 2.5 Inch Solid State Hybrid Drive
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Destop Memory
Soundcard: Creative Labs SB0570L4 Sound Blaster Audigy SE Sound Card 9 (Recycling this from an Old PC)
CD/DVD Drive: 24x (I forget the brand, also recycling this from an Old PC)
I have a couple of questions on top of a general overview of my selection:
1. If I were to purchase a second 560 ti to SLI, would my PSU be enough to handle this setup? 2. If I were to OC the 2600k with the stock fan, what would the suggested OC be? 3. What are your suggestions for a good fan if I were to OC the 2600k to 4.4?
Thanks for the responses! Saves me 100 dollars to spend on a fan haha.
Is the 750w absolutely necessary for SLI? I tried a wattage calculator and it calculated that I would need only around 600w to power an SLI setup. I used this calculator by the way http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine.