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Building a system, here are the components, help appreciated.

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April 20, 2012 9:31:35 PM

Hey guys just looking for a little advic really.
I am buying/building a new system tomorrow with the following parts:

Power:
850W XFX Core Edition 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply

CPU:
Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40GHz

Memory:
Corsair Vengeance Blue 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual/Quad Channel Kit

Storage:
SanDisk SDSSDX-240G-G25 Extreme 240GB SATA III Internal 2.5" SSD

Mobo:
ASUS P8Z77-V LE Intel Z77 Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard

CPU Cooler:
Arctic Cooling Freezer i30 Quiet CPU Cooler

GPU:
Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

Case:
Cooler Master HAF X V2 Black Full Tower Windowed Chassis w/ USB3.0




Does this seem like a strong build? Any clear bottlenecks i have missed? Any absolute wastes of money?
Some of the items I have chosen as a comprimise due to the fact ic an pick all of these parts up tomorrow near where I live and don't have to wait for delivery.
In all the system is costing me £1150.

Thanks in advance.
April 20, 2012 9:57:02 PM

What is the purpose of your build? If its only gaming, then 16 Gb of RAM is too much. You can drop down to 8 Gb.

Do you plan to Crossfire? If not then you PSU is probably way too much than you actually need. You can get by with 600W. Just make sure it is a good PSU. I'm not sure about that one you have in particular but many people in the forums say that XFX PSU's are bad.

For cases, I also like Corsair cases but that is just a matter of preference.
April 20, 2012 10:02:19 PM

Gaming mostly, podcast editing, perhaps some video editing.

Crossfire in the future is a possibility, but not a probability.

Thanks for the advice.
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April 20, 2012 10:11:14 PM

radarhead said:
Gaming mostly, podcast editing, perhaps some video editing.

Crossfire in the future is a possibility, but not a probability.

Thanks for the advice.


Ah... You may actually use more RAM then. :) 

One thing I would add to your build though is that you only have a single SSD for storage. Maybe you can bump it down to 128 Gb and invest the extra money on a HDD. Use the SSD for the OS and your most used programs, and the HDD for storage.
April 20, 2012 10:23:27 PM

Thanks again, was planning on using the pair of 250gig raid 0 drives I have in my current system. However their performance has never been that great, so maybe your right, perhaps switching down to 128 gig SSD and investing in a faster larger disk....
Hmmmmm...
April 20, 2012 10:31:46 PM

1TB Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 7200.12 SATA III 6Gb/s Hard Drive - HDD

SanDisk SDSSDX-120G-G25 Extreme 120GB SATA III Internal 2.5" SSD

In place of SanDisk SDSSDX-240G-G25 Extreme 240GB SATA III Internal 2.5" SSD
April 20, 2012 10:41:58 PM

l0v3rboi said:
What is the purpose of your build? If its only gaming, then 16 Gb of RAM is too much. You can drop down to 8 Gb.

Do you plan to Crossfire? If not then you PSU is probably way too much than you actually need. You can get by with 600W. Just make sure it is a good PSU. I'm not sure about that one you have in particular but many people in the forums say that XFX PSU's are bad.

For cases, I also like Corsair cases but that is just a matter of preference.


Actually, XFX is one of the best brands for a PSU.

I think your build is solid. Ivy Bridge is out soon you may consider waiting a little but what you have is fine.
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