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Inspect my £1300 build - tell me whats wrong with it

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October 29, 2011 10:36:13 AM

Hi, this will be my first build I'm guessing some of it wont be 'right' so please tell me what I should change. Thanks in advance

GPU - (X2)Gainward 1280MB GDDR5 GeForce GTX 570 GLH
http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/Gainward-1280MB-GDDR... - £280.73 each(x2)

CPU - Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked 3.30GHz - http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/Intel-Core-i5-2500K-... - £172.50

Memory - G-Skill Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 PC12800-1600Mhz - http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/G-Skill-Ripjaws-X-8G... - £47.99

PSU - Antec HCG-900 900W High Current Power PSU - 80Plus - http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/Antec-HCG-900-900W-H... - £99.95

CPU liquid cooler - Antec KUHLER H2O 620 CPU Liquid Cooler - http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/Antec-KUHLER-H2O-620... - £47.99

Motherboard - Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 Intel Z68 Socket 1155 DDR3 ATX Motherboard - P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 - http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/Asus-P8Z68-V-PROGEN3... - £159.94

Case - Coolermaster HAF 932 Advanced - http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/Coolermaster-HAF-932... - £122.01


DVD Writer - Samsung SH-S222L 22x Dual Layer DVD-Rewritable - http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/Samsung-SH-S222L-22x... £17.50

SSD - Crucial 64GB Real SSD M4 2.5inch Solid State Drive SATA 6GB/s - http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/Crucial-64GB-Real-SS...SATA-6GBs_40039.html - £86.99

HDD - Samsung SpinPoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 32MB Cache - http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/Samsung-SpinPoint-F3... - £99.95
October 29, 2011 11:03:36 AM

everything is nice and shinny. See if you can get a cheaper but as good motherboard and up your ssd (crucial 128gb).
The motherboard you chose is so new that i cannot give you any good or bad comment on it. Only that asrock extreme4 gen3 might be cheaper and give you all the asus does. The 570 runs hot, keep that in mind. Explore possibilities of 6950x2 or 6970x2. Your PSU should be enough, but i may advise for a 1000watts since you are watercooling and the 6970s add more power draw. Compare performance of your chosen cooler to Xigmatek Aegir/Zalman x10 performa/Corsair A70 and H80
October 29, 2011 11:06:22 AM

it a great build :) 
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October 29, 2011 11:13:04 AM

vx53c said:
everything is nice and shinny. See if you can get a cheaper but as good motherboard and up your ssd (crucial 128gb).
The motherboard you chose is so new that i cannot give you any good or bad comment on it. Only that asrock extreme4 gen3 might be cheaper and give you all the asus does. The 570 runs hot, keep that in mind. Explore possibilities of 6950x2 or 6970x2. Your PSU should be enough, but i may advise for a 1000watts since you are watercooling and the 6970s add more power draw. Compare performance of your chosen cooler to Xigmatek Aegir/Zalman x10 performa/Corsair A70 and H80


Thanks for the advice, apparently the 6970's in crossfire are crashing alot? Especially in battlefield 3
October 29, 2011 11:24:50 AM

Be careful of the PSU, I could be wrong, which I suspect, but you're trying to power 2 570s, and a cpu, with 900W. Not sure if that's enough. I could be wrong though so PLEASE DO NOT BASE JUDGEMENTS OFF OF ME.
October 29, 2011 11:25:53 AM

Hmm. What pay would you get
October 29, 2011 11:28:17 AM

What psu sorry, I'm on my iPad and it automatically corrects everything
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