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Hey guy, I recently build my first ever computer. I wanted to build one for a long time, but I always put it off for one reason or another. But after years of wanting to, I went ahead and did it. I don't know a ton about hardware, so I just did some reading on newegg and different forums while building it. I also watched lots of reviews on youtube.

This thing is used as a gaming Rig, and for photoshop and lots of movies. Here is a rundown of what is under the hood.

P8P67 Deluxe Mobo
8GB of Corsair vengeance RAM "Blue to match the board"
2600k chip
GTX 560 Ti EVGA Superclocked Graphics card
1000 watt Cooler Master PSU
Corsair Hydro H70 Water cooler
64GB Corsair SSD with Windows 7 Ulitmate Installed
Corsair 64GB SSD For my game installs.
Seagate 7200 RPM 1TB Drive for Everything else
Pioneer Blu-ray Burner
Pioneer DVD-RW Drive W/ Lightscribe
NZXT SENTRY Touchscreen Fan Controller
Basic Card Reader

Thats what is under the Hood. My case is a HAF X case, which I love. Plenty of room to expand.

The system runs great, but I do have some questions. What kind of boost would I get by going SLI with another 560 Ti SC? Its only 250.00. I run the Witcher 2 at ultra settings beautiful.. But never tried Crysis... Should I go SLI with the Ti? My Temps are around 30 degrees, even when gaming they are around 35 degrees on my fan controller display. It probably helps that my tower is sitting directly in front of my Air Conditioner window unit lol... best cooling money could buy me I guess.

Also I have one more question. I have the 2600k running stock at 3.4ghz. How hard would it be, to get a overclock? I have never overclocked anything before, but people seem to say its simple with the new EFI bios and the k series.

Well, thank you guys, rate my system, and I cant wait to hear the feedback!
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Crucial M4 256GB SSD Corsair Force Series 60GB SSD Western Digital 3TB 7200RPM Asus DVD-RW Drive 
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That's beautiful, just beautiful. Nice work
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Wow... you have a huge budget =)

First off ... that is one powerful computer, but maybe you should of consulted some of the people on this forum first.

Instead of the i7-2600k chip should of went for the i5-2500k cpu and save $100.

The power supply is overkill unless you plan on SLI GTX 580 or 590. Could of saved some money there like $50.

Then the SSD for games is too small if you like gaming, should of took the money you saved from the cpu and the power supply and invested into a 120 gb SSD instead.

Also do you really need such a pretty / fancy fan controller?

Other than that great machine you got there. As for SLI GTX 560, yes it would be great, but then again should of went with the 570 or 580 since seems like $ isn't a huge issue right here =)

OC the 2600k is super easy, but you need to buy a cooler first. Get a Corsair H70 or Antec 920 and you are set. Just go into bios and change the ratio from 34x to whatever, and then change the voltage as needed. Simple! These "k" cpus are made to OC easily.
Edited by mcc21 - 5/30/11 at 12:12pm
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I have a corsair H70 thats the cooler I stated above. When reading around, everyone talked about the PSU being so important, so I went big. lol.. I got a really good deal on it though, I got it through newegg as a shellshocker deal for like 30% off. As for the fan controller, I guess you could say temps scare me, because I read so much about peoples system going hot on them. Not to mention I am a sucker for flash and flare. lol..

I agree about the SSD thing. When I installed Witcher 2 it took up 15GB! lol.. But I dont play a huge amount of games on PC, mainly games I cant play on my Xbox. So it isnt a huge issue for me.

As far as the 560 Ti goes, I watched so many reviews on youtube and stuff, and it really seemed like a solid card. And it has turned out to be very solid for me. 2 of them for 500.00 out does a single 580 is what I am told. But you're right, money isn't a huge factor for me. I don't have many bills, and I make 27.00 an hour. Maybe in northern states thats not a lot of money, but I live in Louisiana, and the cost of living is very low here and minimum wage is only like 7.25 an hour. So I do pretty well. I have always loved computers and I want this thing to be a beast! lol.. It's a working process...

I would love to work on the OverClock soon

Edit: I picked the 2600k instead of the 2500k, simply because I am a flashy bastard who loves having the best. guys im an ******* sometimes lol
Edited by emailjustinbyrd - 5/30/11 at 12:45pm
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Crucial M4 256GB SSD Corsair Force Series 60GB SSD Western Digital 3TB 7200RPM Asus DVD-RW Drive 
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Crucial M4 256GB SSD Corsair Force Series 60GB SSD Western Digital 3TB 7200RPM Asus DVD-RW Drive 
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Corsair H80 Liquid Cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 60 inch 1080p 120hrz 3DLED 1000W Coolermaster Silent Pro Gamer 
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post #5 of 8
OCing is easy:

http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overc...beginners.html

Follow that and you will be good to go.

Double Edit: But still, PSU is overkill. I need to make up my mind
Edited by Nova. - 5/30/11 at 12:54pm
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post #6 of 8
Even 4 560 won't pull 1kw.
Just grab a 850 watts as stated above.
And seagate's hard drive are known to be crap.
Unless you like risks.
post #7 of 8
Or just a decent 650W. Even for overclocking.
And perhaps put the SSD's in RAID 0. Where is the storage ? No need ?

Otherwise fine. I agree about everything mcc21 wrote.

If you're running 1080p, then 2x GTX 560 TI's will play everything maxed out.
I know money is not a factor but you did a better bang for the buck by getting a GTX 560 TI rather than a GTX 570.

I'd like to know which PSU you're bought. Model etc. Usually plays a bigger role than raw watts.


Edit: Also, a decent OC should be easy enough the 2600K. If you want to go beyong 4,4-4.7GHz, it gets somewhat more difficult.
Having said that, overclocking isn't difficult once you get the hang of what to do to archive a higher OC (e.i. 5GHz).
Edited by p4p3r - 5/30/11 at 12:57pm
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Looks good from me, but to be honest you are definitely going to need more space for games. The average game install from steam nowadays is upwards or over 10Gb, meaning you will have room for 6, maybe 7 games on that SSD. Also, there is no real reason to get a dedicated SSD for games unless you really, really, really hate load times (even though with a good hard drive they arent too bad, especially compared to GT5.)
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