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April 10, 2012 12:13:29 PM

I have my build ready but want to ask you guys about it to see what you think.
Heres my build.

HDD: WD WD1002FAEX 1TB Caviar Black HDD, $113

SSD: Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK, $170

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k, $218

RAM: Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B, $45

MB: ASUS P8Z77- Deluxe, $290

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-1050HX Professional Series Modular PSU, $190

GC: x2 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3GB GDDR5, $890

CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H100 CPU Liquod Cooler, $100

Optical Drive: Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST, $18

SD: HT | OMEGA eClaro,  $185

Case: Antec 902 V3, $115

Monitor: ASUS VS248H-P Black 24", $185

Total Price: $2,633

Note: I am getting new IB cores and MB's. That is why it shows it there. I want your critisizing!


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April 10, 2012 12:15:46 PM

Oh sorry. Forgot a detail. I'll be using this for gaming, watching vids, and surfing the web.
I really want this to run bf3 on ultra 60fps+
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April 10, 2012 12:40:41 PM

I'd suggest a toggle NAND ssd over the synchronous in your build. They are flat out faster than sync NAND ssd's and most of them are the same price if not cheaper.
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April 10, 2012 12:42:55 PM

Why buy 2 gtx 580s now?

get a single 680, and sli in a second when prices drop. or wait for the upcoming 685 or 690.

two 580s now just seems like throwing money away.
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April 10, 2012 12:53:39 PM

welshmousepk said:
Why buy 2 gtx 580s now?

get a single 680, and sli in a second when prices drop. or wait for the upcoming 685 or 690.

two 580s now just seems like throwing money away.
+1 I could never rationalize starting with a dual gpu set up when you can just start with one more powerful card and add a second one down the road when needed.
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April 10, 2012 9:16:20 PM

Thanks for the advice on the GC. How do you find out a sync ssd from a toggle nand. Its my first time getting a ssd.
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April 10, 2012 9:18:35 PM

Also, will a GTX 680 be able to run BF3 on ultra +60 fps?
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April 10, 2012 9:29:17 PM

at 1080p it should
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April 10, 2012 9:35:22 PM

Best answer selected by SpaceMilk.
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April 10, 2012 9:35:43 PM

Thanks man, a cheaper price for better quality.
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April 10, 2012 10:57:05 PM

SSD - I'd get a tier 3 SSD instead of the tier 6 you picked

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-review-benchmar...

PSU - HX series are great PSU's....only two stinkers in the entire line....... and the stinkers are the HX1050 and HX1000.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Those tall, toothy heat sinks may "look cool" but that's the extent of their cooling capacity. Get the low profile ones which will run at the exact same temps but won't prevent the installation of a decent CPU cooler.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|20-233-196^20-233-196-TS%2C20-233-186^20-233-186-TS%2C20-233-199^20-233-199-TS

The H100 gives ya about a 1/4 degree over the better air coolers but's it loud and for 1/4 degree I don't see enough advantage there to put water inside an electronic device.....again, not when I can get this from air

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/phanteks_ph_tc14pe...

GFX - One 680 gets ya 57 fps in BF3, 2 will get ya 101 ..... get one now and save the money ..... buy a 2nd one for XMas 2012 or 2013's big games....and an HX850 with its 10.0 performance rating from jonnyguru will serve those two cards well.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-680-sli-revie...

MoBo - I'd wait for the "Pro" version of that MoBo.....deluxe is more money for features ya don't need. Asus is slamming anxious early adopters with a nice $$$ whack here for peeps who don't wanna wait.

Sound Card - Redundant ..... the one on the MoBo is just fine.

Case Antec 902 V3 - is a fine case but I like the Corsair 500R better

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Consider however......that the Antec combo below is only $5 more .... The CP-850 (10.0 johnnyguru performance rating) matches the HX850's electrical characteristics and is quieter and runs cooler

Corsair 550R ($125) + HX850 ($150) = $275

Antec DF-85 or 1200 V3 ($160) w/ CP-850 ($120) = $280

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Last week the DF-85 was $130 making it an easier choice still.
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