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September 30, 2012 3:42:45 PM

Ok, I've decided to build my own desktop for the first time.

Here's my build:

GPU - Asus GTX 670
CPU - Intel i5 3570k
Mobo - Asus P8Z77-V PRO
RAM - G-Skill 16GB DDR3 1600MHz RipjawsZ
SSD - Intel 240GB 520 Series SSD 2.5"
PSU - Corsair TX 650W
Case - Antec 300


Does everything look ok? Would you change anything to make the rig cheaper?

Please reply within 15 mins, as that's all of have before I have to order!

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September 30, 2012 3:50:51 PM

Awesome. Any reason why you'd choose that mobo instead?

Also, I have only got 16gb of RAM. Oh and I'll be doing a bit of video editing on the side, as well as gaming.
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September 30, 2012 4:02:16 PM

My slight thought would be why 650w. It's a lot more than needed for one graphics card, but not enough, if you were doing it, to allow for 2nd GPU. Would suggest something like XFX 550w, for single GPU. 700 or 750w if you plan to add 2nd GPU.
September 30, 2012 4:24:54 PM

I picked that mobo because it could do to way xfire if you ever wanted it to and is almost $100 cheaper. Arguably it is better than that asus one as well, since it has 2 3.0@x16 while the asus one has 2 at x8. Also, you could sli with that 650w, my brother has had no problems sliing 2 6950's with a 600w, but it does just barely work and he has to undervolt a lot. But I agree with the others if you are going to sli it would be a good idea to get a 700-750
September 30, 2012 4:27:34 PM

I would get the ASRock z77 Extreme6 instead.
It's basically the ASUS PRO board you chose, but with more features, and relatively cheaper, while still retaining quality.
See for yourself.
September 30, 2012 5:28:02 PM

lt_dan_zsu said:
I picked that mobo because it could do to way xfire if you ever wanted it to and is almost $100 cheaper. Arguably it is better than that asus one as well, since it has 2 3.0@x16 while the asus one has 2 at x8. Also, you could sli with that 650w, my brother has had no problems sliing 2 6950's with a 600w, but it does just barely work and he has to undervolt a lot. But I agree with the others if you are going to sli it would be a good idea to get a 700-750

The Asus V Pro HAS 2x 3.0 @ 16. It's one of the best boards around, for performance, quality, and ease of use. Slightly overpriced, yes, but very good.
September 30, 2012 5:32:26 PM

Edit: NVM. Misread. D:
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