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post #11 of 16
Looks like a really nice build, the only thing is simply say no to RaidMaxx

I have had one ... they are of very poor quality ans will struggle to meet advertised output

You really won't need a 1K watter to do this, unless it is for future upgrade paths you are planning

This would be a good PS to use in the 1K range

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256057

Again this is a bit much for the system .... but won't hurt anything and you are more than covered for SLI, endless storage and cooling solutions

good luck,
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post #12 of 16
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I actually picked the psu based off of the recommended power supply sticky from this forum:
http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html

The raidmaxx was the cheapest of the recommended, was modular, and had a gold rating. I thought it was a decent choice and helped stay within his budget. He may run dual 570's later on so I wanted a psu where he wouldn't need to worry about upgrading.

A lot of you are commenting on the Dark Knight HSF. I know it's not a D14, but it was pretty popular on the scene awhile back competing with the True and other top tier tower heatsinks. Has it really lost all the love it used to get? $32 dollars, lol.
post #13 of 16
yeah but even with 2 GTX 580's an 850w PSU will be enough to handle it. For $32 I think you will be fine with the DK.
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Originally Posted by Makav3li View Post
Building a computer for my friend with a $1500 budget. Here is what I came up with, let me know what you guys think.

CPU: Intel 2600k - 279.99
MB: Asus P8Z68 V-Pro - 209.99
GPU: Asus ENGTX570 DCII - 349.99 (Non-Reference)
PSU: RAIDMAX RX-1000AE 1000W - 129.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X(2 x 4GB) SDRAM DDR3 2133 - 99.99
SSD: Crucial C300 64GB - 114.99
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - 64.99
CASE: HAF X RC-942 - 189.99
HS: XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V- 32.95
OD: Lite-on 24x DVDB - 19.99

Total: 1492.86
I would make few changes:
mobo- gigabyte z68x ud4
gpu- msi gtx570 twin frozrIII
psu- corsair ax850/hx850/seasonic x850/antec hcp 850
pc case- lian li a70f
Hope you like my suggestion.
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post #15 of 16
i can't recommend that video card. If OP is going to go with a Reference design the EVGA for the lifetime warranty.
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post #16 of 16
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Sold him on a D14. Will update op.
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