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What would you change or recommended? Will all these parts work/play well together?

I am carrying over a 120GB SSD + 1TB drive from my old system.

Watercooling the CPU only. Hope to get an overclock above 4.5Ghz 24/7. I may add another GTX 580 in the future.

I plan to run Rift at ultra+ (1920 x 1080) settings while doing video encoding to upload a live stream.

Case: CM HAF 932


CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge


GPU: EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi)


Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 1600


Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 PRO


Power Supply: CORSAIR AX850 850W


Cooling: XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 / IandH Silver KillCoils


DVD Burner: ASUS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner


TOTAL: $1,639.36
Edited by xitan - 6/4/11 at 11:44am
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I would go for a UD7-P67 or UD7-Z68. They overclock way better because of 24 phase CPU power design, better for 24/7 overclocks.

Also, I would think about going 570x2 instead of the 580. A overclocked GTX570 can be the same as/beat a GTX 580 when the 570 is at 850+ core.

Other than that, it seems like a solid build!

Also, what about DVD/Bluray?
post #3 of 16
You wont need a 580 watt psu, unless you plan on buying another gtx580.
Apart from that, the selection is great.


oh, and forgot to mention the z68 platform.
    
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For the motherboard, I've seen people get good clocks on the ASUS board. Is the UD7-P67 really worth the extra cash? Also I'm not too sure about the z68 boards, are they supposed to be better?

Updated the origonal post. Added DVD burner and noted that I might get another GTX 580 in the future.
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what is the main purpose of the rig? at what resolution will you be playing and will you do SLI in future?

EDIT: regarding mobo, when someone says the high end mobo's like the ud7 and maximus extreme IV can overclock better, I call bs. The only thing they have is the ablity to do 3 way SLI. Just get yourself the asus p8p67 pro or the gigabyte p67 ud4, heck even the asrock p67 extreme4 can do the job.

If your main purpose wil be gaming then get the 2500k, the 2600k with HT will do nothing for gaming. Save that money and grab an SSD or something. 4gb Of ram is more than enough for gaming, however if the price difference is not a lot then get the 8GB. Actually the 580 is an excellent choice, if and when more GPU intensive games come out, you can always get another and still max it out.
Edited by munaim1 - 6/4/11 at 11:14am
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post #6 of 16
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The main purpose of the rig is to stream live HD play of Rift at ultra+ settings 1920 x 1080 res. Pretty much gaming and video encoding.

I'm not sure Rift is all that demanding of a game in comparison to others, so if I need to I'll SLI in the future.

P.S. Thanks for the mobo tip, I like your setup and I've seen others similar to that.

EDIT: I already have an SSD. I chose the 2600k over the 2500k because I will be doing lots of video encoding as well as gaming. From what I understand the 2600k will allow me to video encode better then a 2500k.
Edited by xitan - 6/4/11 at 11:05am
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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by xitan View Post
The main purpose of the rig is to stream live HD play of Rift at ultra+ settings 1920 x 1080 res. Pretty much gaming and video encoding.

I'm not sure Rift is all that demanding of a game in comparison to others, so if I need to I'll SLI in the future.

P.S. Thanks for the mobo tip, I like your setup and I've seen others similar to that.

EDIT: I already have an SSD. I chose the 2600k over the 2500k because I will be doing lots of video encoding as well as gaming. From what I understand the 2600k will allow me to video encode better then a 2500k.
In that case the HyperThreading will help, looks like you got yourself a good system.
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In that case the HyperThreading will help, looks like you got yourself a good system.
Thanks for the help! Looks like I will be buying sometime today.
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Thanks for the help! Looks like I will be buying sometime today.
no worries happy to help, I se that you have chosen the ax850, excellent PSU but quite expensive. I would go with either one of those:

One of these would suffice:

XFX Core Edition PRO850W $120, $110 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-011-_-Product


CORSAIR TX850 V2 $135, $120 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-022-_-Product


Or semi modular, XFX PRO850W XXX Edition $154, $140 after rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-017-_-Product
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post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
no worries happy to help, I se that you have chosen the ax850, excellent PSU but quite expensive. I would go with either one of those:

One of these would suffice:

XFX Core Edition PRO850W $120, $110 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-011-_-Product


CORSAIR TX850 V2 $135, $120 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-022-_-Product


Or semi modular, XFX PRO850W XXX Edition $154, $140 after rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-017-_-Product
Hmm the TX850 looks appealing. Why such big price difference between the two? I went with the AX850 mostly because it had a lot of good reviews and seems to be the most popular at the moment.
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