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Gaming/Photoshop comp build help!

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May 3, 2012 5:39:09 PM

It's been a while since I built a new computer so I need some input..

Case: AZZA Solano 1000 Black/Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Open to other better suggestions!

CPU: Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge? i5 or i7?

I plan on OCing...

CPU cooler: suggestions?

GPU: I have a EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card.. Thinking of running two? or should I buy two new cards?

RAM: I have a corsair vengeance 8gb 1600.. Is this all I need or is there better options?

PSU: This is the power supply I am currently using antec TruePower 850W. Should I buy a new one?

SSD: Never used this before.. Any good? If so which is the fastest/best one out there.

HDD: Open to suggestions!

OS: Windows 7 64bit home premium? or use my vista ultimate and wait for windows 8?

Thanks for the help!
May 3, 2012 5:49:17 PM

Well U have everything already :) 

I think you can reuse ur psu how old is it?.

Sandy Bridge is Better I5 2500k Like everyone Else.

Cpu Cooler Get a Good Corsair H80

You Should Buy a 60gb SSD to host your Os. Its really Fast.

Ram is Fine

Motherboard is Okey Too.

Now if you are re using the Case, you might want to get Some Fans and a Fan controller So you Can change Between Gaming and Photoshop.

Now the Gpu, What Resolution is your monitor?, if its 1600x900 a Gtx 580 Is Overkill. There are like 3 Games That you Wont Max but will still get 30-40fps on Full high. Max = 60 Fps. You Can Always Get a Second Gpu or sell it and get a new one your Choice.
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May 3, 2012 5:51:54 PM

My PSU is around 3 years old.. Maybe 4? Resolution is 1920 x 1080. Thanks! Also i7 is not needed? the SB i5 2500k is good enough?
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May 3, 2012 5:52:23 PM

Btw For all Those Who ask me why im saying sandy bridge is better is because, Ivy Bridge Overheats More When Overcloking, While Ivy Bridge gets you more Performance for heat, You get no more than 5 or 10% Performance.


So Ivy Bridge is Sandy Bridge but Smaller.
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May 3, 2012 5:55:09 PM

OKey, Psu Needs to be changed, Psu degrades with time. Any 750w Quality psu will be fine, an Antec, Seasonic, Corsair Brand.

You Will be Fine At that Res 1920x1080, here i leave you a video of a user playing BF3 with the same Gpu but a Weaker Cpu.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JamgfqOfoNE

You Get No Gain in performance from I7, I5 2500k is all you Need For now and for 3 years.
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May 3, 2012 6:04:10 PM

If you're really using photoshop consistently then it makes since to get an i7 because photoshop will benefit from the extra logical cores. If you use photoshop sometimes then it really doesn't matter.
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May 4, 2012 12:34:51 AM

750W is all I need?
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May 4, 2012 5:22:52 PM

Review my order before I place it! :D 

Case: AZZA Solano 1000 Black/Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Sandy Bridge i5-2500k

CPU cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

Do I need to buy fans or does the fans that come with case good enough

GPU: EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8gb 1600

PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Is this a good PSU? Also is it enough power to run my set up?

SSD: Suggestions?

HDD: Suggestions?

OS: Windows 7 64bit home premium? or use my vista ultimate and wait for windows 8?
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