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My First Build (For Gaming) Please rate.

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April 5, 2012 1:34:45 AM

Mobo - EVGA P67 FTW 160-SB-E679-K2 LGA 1155
Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower
GPU - EVGA 03G-P3-1584-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3GB
PSU - PC Power and Cooling Silencer 910W
CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost)
SSD - Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III
Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
HDD - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM
Disc Drive - ASUS 24X DVD Burner
OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Fan - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO

Thoughts?

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April 5, 2012 1:50:33 AM

I'm thinking about SLI-ing the future, probably when the standards for games start shooting up again. Is the GTX 590 > GTX 680? I looked at the benchmarks done on TH and they look about even.
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April 5, 2012 2:03:53 AM

yeah i would advise getting a different psu try corsair antec or seasonic
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April 5, 2012 2:05:28 AM

^^^What's wrong with the one I have? What wattage would I need for SLI-ing the 680 down the road?
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April 5, 2012 2:10:00 AM

it's not the wattage its the reliability of the power supply that is the problem if your psu goes it could and very likely fry your whole build leaving you in a deep hole
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April 5, 2012 2:10:34 AM

The one I linked will be plenty. Corsair and Seasonic are just more reliable PSU's.
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April 5, 2012 2:13:02 AM

PCPC is a great PSU company, on the lines of seasonic, corsair, antec, and xfx.... and go with the 680...

Gary is right about the mobo as well
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April 5, 2012 2:13:07 AM

is 650W really enough if I plan on using SLI for the GTX 680?
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April 5, 2012 2:21:17 AM

no, 650W is not enough for SLI 680's. Go with 850W or more
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