How good is this rig for hd gaming etc

Hi everyone i was wondering if any one could tell me how good this setup is please

Gigabyte- GA-Z68X-UD3-B3-mortherboard
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  1. Were going to need all the parts for the rig not just the motherboard.
  2. i know i pressed send button befor i fineshed

    hear is full spec

    GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 mother board
    intel Core i5-3330
    160gig sata drive for windows os
    32gig solid state hard drive for purpose of intel smart response technology
  3. 1.5 tb hard drive for games
    2x gtx 550tis in sli mode
    23inch hd monitor samsung or lg
    mid atx case with 4 large fans many thanks john b
  4. Everything should run fairly well. The only "negative" someone might point out is that boot time will be longer than if the OS were on the other 2 HDDs since you'll be loading from an older drive (probably ~1 minute to boot which isnt really a negative) Once Windows gets all the files into cache etc it should be fast for you and work well. Just make sure you have a decent power supply with the right connectors for those video cards or you'll have problems.

    600-800 watts should cover that system depending on how efficient the power supply is. Never buy a cheap supply, always get something that will support more than enough and that is efficient. It'll pay for itself and support expansion later. I'd personally look for an 80+ rated PSU @ 800 watts.
  5. this is my power supply 1000W iCute Modular ATX Quad VGA Power Supply and can i use one sli powe cable for sli cards its a six pin cable but i used two cables one cable has two conectors on it so whats better one cable conected to two cards or two cables one for each card
  6. these are the two hdd that i am thinking of putting windows on
    Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 160GB 2.5in SATA 7200RPM 16MB Notebook HDD - OEM
    Fujitsu MHZ2080BH G1 80Gb SATA II
  7. It is definitely wiser to use one cable on each card. It will divide the amperage draw amongst the rails in your power supply and will wear down the components on the inside more evenly. This creates the best least-risk situation possible of over working the internal components in the PSU.
  8. You're putting the OS on two HDDs? Are you going to do a JBOD raid or something? If so, that's a bad idea.
  9. I wouldn't have anything less than 2 250GB with 64mb for a raid 1 or 0 boot drive.
  10. Im not using two hard drive for windows i was wondering which one of those two hard drives would be better for windows as im doing intel smart response tech
  11. Draizar said:
    Im not using two hard drive for windows i was wondering which one of those two hard drives would be better for windows as im doing intel smart response tech



    The more capacity the faster they are. Since data is on spinning platters, there is more on the outside than the inside of the platter, and the larger the capacity of a HDD, the more data it can hold on the outside of the platters, and the faster it can read and write to it.
  12. That was a run-on sentence if I ever made one. lol
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