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1500-1700 Gaming build PLZ help

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March 22, 2012 3:12:55 AM

This is my first time building and am having the toughest time on a graphics card along with making sure i have enough power and that all my parts are compatible.

Approximate Purchase Date: Beginning of May

Budget Range: 1500-1700 canadian

System Usage Most Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required:keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca, memoryexpress.com

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences:Intel & Nvidia card

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC, and for it to not over heat

Parts i have picked

Case: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Processor: intel i5-2500k

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... (w/ cooler master hyper 212 plus cpu cooler)

Memory: Kingston-Hyperx genesis 8GB DDR3-1600MHz CL9

Hard drive: Seagate 1TB barracuda 7200.12 SATA lll w/ 32MB cache

Hard drive 2: Crucial - M4 2.5 in SATA lll SSD 64GB (for OS)

Optical Drive: Asus 24xDVD RW

Video Card: EVGA GTX 580 1536MB

PSU: OCZ 600W ModXstream SLI Ready Power Supply

Sorry about the no links i couldnt find some of them on newegg, anywho i also have questions of which EVGA to get the GTX 570 or 580 also i am a little confused as to which to chose the standard the 2.5GB or the 3GB with the 580 or the superclocked there are just so many choices. Also will the 600W be sufficient? If anyone can please help me with this i would greatly appreciate it.




March 22, 2012 4:30:35 AM

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Sorry about the no links i couldnt find some of them on newegg, anywho i also have questions of which EVGA to get the GTX 570 or 580 also i am a little confused as to which to chose the standard the 2.5GB or the 3GB with the 580 or the superclocked there are just so many choices. Also will the 600W be sufficient? If anyone can please help me with this i would greatly appreciate it.


I wouldn't get either of those - go with a Radeon 7970 or 7950 - they far surpass the GTX 580 in tests. Or you could even go with 2 x 7870 and that would be one of the fastest GPU solutions around for maybe $150 - $200 more.

I'd also look at upping the power supply to at least 750 - maybe 800 to be on the safe side, 600 is a bit underpowered for a 580TI.
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March 22, 2012 12:55:02 PM

Yes it's all compatible.

7970s and 7950s are also much quieter than GTX 580s.

The OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W probably is a bit tight for a GTX 580, this is not because of the wattage stated on the label but because it has two 25A 12V rails and one of those not only has to power the graphics card, but also the SATA and peripheral connectors. So I think it is possible you will overload that rail on a heavy load.

XFX Pro 550W Core Edition $65 ($20 rebate)
http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&m...
Or the 650W version.
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March 22, 2012 1:32:57 PM

go up to 750W if you only plan on one GPU, but if you think at some point in the future you would like to SLI/xfire, go with at least 850W. the price difference is minimal, but having to buy a whole new PSU a year or two from now will set you back another $100+.
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