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July 26, 2012 2:34:28 AM

Hey guys, so Im going to be running the following:

Intel i7 2700k
2 GTX 550ti 2GB (2way SLI)
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Motherboard (using this as reference until the Maximus Extreme comes out)
Corsair Carbide Series 300R
WD 1TB Caviar Black
(possibly an SSD, open to suggestions)
2 x 4 GB Corsair Vengeance


Open to all suggestions for parts, expect for the graphics cards (as they were gifts)
Budget: $1500ish

I am not over clocking.
I currently have an 700w power supply, would that work for this build?

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a c 165 ) Power supply
July 26, 2012 2:40:08 AM

what is the make and model of your 700w PSU?
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a c 111 ) Power supply
July 26, 2012 2:49:46 AM

Why 2 550ti's?
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a c 159 ) Power supply
July 26, 2012 11:56:13 AM

They GPUs were gifts.

Dave: Are you planning on doing intensive media encoding/decoding? If not, then an i5 2500K or i5 3570K is sufficient for any gaming you'll do. If yes, then recommend a 2x8GB RAM set. Highly recommend an SSD. Prices are great right now; recently saw a 256GB for around $150 on Newegg.

If you don't have to get GPUs, then you'll spend a lot less than $1500 for a gaming rig. With your budget I'd be inclined to sell the GPUs and buy a single more powerful GPU with the 600 (Nvidia) or 7000 (AMD) architecture. What will your gaming resolution be and what games? Single monitor or multi-monitor? Do you have the monitors or is that part of the budget requirements?

What is the make/model of the PSU? Are you planning on OCing the CPU/GPU?
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July 26, 2012 1:00:27 PM

Im going to be being playing GTA IV at Medium - Ultra Settings, with possibly ICEnchaner, as well Im using a single monitor. Also, will be running BF3 at High Settings. Also using FRAPS on Minecraft, and possibly GTA, and rendering in 1080p. May be getting a new monitor, but atm; I am playing in 1280 x 800. For the power supply, I will get back to you when I reach my Office. (at home atm)
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July 26, 2012 1:34:46 PM

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W

*Not Over clocking
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a c 243 ) Power supply
July 26, 2012 1:48:42 PM

That build doesn't work....

Rampage IV Extreme is a LGA 2011 socket board .... you'll need to put a LGA 2011 CPU in it. The Rampage IV is Asus' top of the line overclocking board..... if you're not going to overclock, you'll be paying for a load of features that you will never use. The R4E belongs is more well suited to a $2500 system. This Asus Z77 MoBo provided SLI but at a cost of $162 after 10% promo code

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

The 2700k is a great CPU, the one'd I'd grab if I was heavily overclocking and using videoi editing or some other apps that requires hyperthreading. For gaming, the 2500 would serve.....tho again, if not overclocking, the 3570k, which also doesn't have HT, would be the logical choice here.

If not overclocking, the 3570 would suffice and it comes in a combo here with the above MoBo for $377 and ya still have the 10% off promo code that should save ya $18 on the MoBo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

The 3570k if ya want overclocking ability is $230 w/ a $15 off promo

The Combo is here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

The rest of the system is highly unbalanced with regard to the preceding. I wouldn't think SLI in less than the 500R. The white one with the Corsair 1.35 v memory is aesthetically pleasing

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

For GFX cards, I wouldn't think about SLI at less thana 560 Ti and with the 660 Ti breaking in a week or two, I would be holding off there.


For the PSU, again for SLI, I would want a 750 watter, 850 if overlcocking the GFX cards and CPU.

Corsair TX and XFX Core Edition would be my starting point


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a c 159 ) Power supply
July 26, 2012 2:06:26 PM

At those resolutions you could actually do with a single 550ti; you're SLI should be good for Ultra settings in any game at that resolution. An SLI of GTX 550tis requires a 500W PSU with at least 32A on the 12V rails and two 75W 6-pin PCIe power connectors. The OCZ ModXstream 700W PSU is a decent quality PSU, its 46A on the 12V rails is more than electrically sufficient for your build and it has sufficient PCIe power connectors.
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July 26, 2012 3:27:43 PM

Rugger said:
At those resolutions you could actually do with a single 550ti; you're SLI should be good for Ultra settings in any game at that resolution. An SLI of GTX 550tis requires a 500W PSU with at least 32A on the 12V rails and two 75W 6-pin PCIe power connectors. The OCZ ModXstream 700W PSU is a decent quality PSU, its 46A on the 12V rails is more than electrically sufficient for your build and it has sufficient PCIe power connectors.


So the following would work:

Intel i7 2700k
2 x GTX 550ti 2GB
PENDING MOTHERBOARD
PENDING CASE
WD 1TB Caviar Black
PENDING SSD
2 x 4 GB Corsair Vengeance
OCZ ModXstream 700W

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a c 159 ) Power supply
July 26, 2012 4:57:52 PM

Absolutely yes.
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July 26, 2012 5:15:24 PM

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