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March 27, 2012 2:51:18 AM

Core i7 2600k (going to overclock to at least 4.5Ghz Hopefully)
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO-GEN3 Motherboard

16GB 2x8gb sticks of Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz Memory

Silverstone 1200w Strider Power Supply

Asus GTX 680 (Going to go SLI when I have a 3 screen setup)

NZXT Black Phantom Case


What do you think :) 

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March 27, 2012 2:56:12 AM

Is there any difference in running 2 x 8gb sticks rather than 4 x 4gb sticks? I'm building myfirst gaming rig too
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March 27, 2012 3:14:26 AM

Znoel87 said:
Is there any difference in running 2 x 8gb sticks rather than 4 x 4gb sticks? I'm building myfirst gaming rig too


Nope, but I wanted the extra room, so later on I can put another 2x8gb sticks in there. So I would have 32gb.

Only reason is because I do extreme video editing
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March 27, 2012 3:17:07 AM

This build is for gaming, of course, but anything else? If not, you can probably do with 8 GBs of RAM. That should be more than sufficient if you're mostly gaming.

You won't need a 1200 Watt power supply for a 95 Watt TDP cpu and two 195 Watt TDP graphics cards (those are the major players). Overclock your CPU and your GPUs and you would still be very comfortable in a Corsair TX850 or similar power supply.

Nothing wrong with case or board. And 680's are sweet.

EDIT: I just saw that you do a lot of video editing. Ignore my RAM comment.
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March 27, 2012 3:20:30 AM

matt2155 said:
Nope, but I wanted the extra room, so later on I can put another 2x8gb sticks in there. So I would have 32gb.

Only reason is because I do extreme video editing


Sandy Bridge doesn't usually mix well with 2 x 8GB but if you're doing heavy duty video editing you might want to consider an X79 build - it will run a bit more but you'll be able to run up to 8 x 8GB without breaking a sweat.
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