Putting together specs for a system build. My second time to build a desktop from scratch. Read up a lot about which parts gamers like the best and went from there. Looking for critique to see if there are any tweaks anyone would suggest on it, or if there are any mistakes I have made, but have not spotted.
Overclocking: Yes, where I can myself.
SLI: Yes, 2-SLI
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Model #: P8Z77-V LK
Video Card(x2): EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Model #: 012-P3-1570-AR
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED, 1x 140mm rear, 1x 230mm top, and 1x 230mm side
Model #: RC-932-KKN5-GP
RAM(x4): G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9S-8GXM
Model #: F3-1600C9S-8GXM
Hard Drive (OS): Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/90G 2.5" 90GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)
Model #: SH103S3/90G
Hard Drive (Storage): Seagate SV35.5 ST1000VX000 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #: ST1000VX000
CD/DVD R/W: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Model #: DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Blueray R: LITE-ON Black Internal 12X Blu-ray Combo SATA Model ihes112-04 - OEM
Model #: ihes112-04
Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-1275M 1275W ATX 12V 2.3 & SSI EPS 12V 2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Model #: TPX-1275M
Thank you for the input. Still looking over most of it.
I went with the power supply in the list as at some point I had plugged everything into a power calculator to see the size of psu I would need, then bumped it up a little as I didn't know how much power consumption would increase with OCing in general.
The i5-3570k being an Ivy Bridge, as I understand it, is better than a Sandy Bridge at base setting however Sandy can be OCed to come close or match the speed of an Ivy and that OCing a Sandy generates less heat slower than if you OCed an Ivy the same amount. Or is your assertion that even if this is true the performance gained from the OCed Ivy would be greater than the OCed Sandy and the heat can be managed with the aftermarket cooler?
And just FYI, I was planning on doing 2-SLI simply because I have yet to have a SLI rig and I'm kinda jones'ing to play with one to see the massive FPS, But your saying the 670 card will out perform the SLI 570. So I'm assuming if I were to go SLI 670 it would have an even higher capacity?
Also 32 GB was just me maxing out the board so I wouldn't have to worry with it later. I see in the examples of 8GB being enough that they use 2x4GB rather than 1x8GB. Is there a reason for this? Increased access due too two sticks rather than one?
Again, thank you for the input. I know enough to build a system, but not all the more information of how to fine tune. Just enough to be dangerous,