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Hey guys just wanting to get your thoughts on my new sandy bridge build. Here are my current rig specs just so you can laugh or cry:
  • amd 3500+
  • x800pro
  • asus a8v deluxe
  • corsair 1gb dual channel ram
  • 74 gb raptor
I built this computer when I was 13, and really had no idea what I was doing when I was choosing parts... I went more off price than anything; choosing more expensive parts over cheaper parts. But, I think I did alright for when I bought it.

Well anyway, now I'm 21 and hoping to build a monster that can be oc'd and run top of the line games at 1080p (full to close to full settings), such as BF3. I will also probably be using some xilinx, vegas and ps.

Here is what I have already bought for the build:
These are the parts I'm almost deadset on purchasing in the upcoming days:
  • gtx 580 lightning
  • z68x-ud5
  • 850hx

What are your thoughts? Would you guys change anything?
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post #2 of 21
Save a few bucks and go P67 if you don't need SSD caching. That feature is near worthless anyway.
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now thats a major upgrade
    
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post #4 of 21
I agree, go with p67. Also, get 750w if you plan on using one gtx 580 or 1000w so you have room to expand.
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Save a few bucks and go P67 if you don't need SSD caching. That feature is near worthless anyway.
Oh yeah I should have mentioned that. I will be buying a 120+ gb ssd in the near future, and from what I hear any "large" ssd does make ssd caching worthless because you will probably be able to fit your most frequently used programs on the actual drive itself.

However, gigabyte is replacing its p67s with z68s, so if I go with the ud5 I will be going with a z68. If I want to move up to a more expensive board, there are still p67 ud7s left.
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now thats a major upgrade


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I agree, go with p67. Also, get 750w if you plan on using one gtx 580 or 1000w so you have room to expand.
Regarding the power supply, I've heard that the 850hx's are capable of producing up to 1000Ws fairly efficiently, and that I could run two 580s with one. Is this not true?
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post #7 of 21
Yes you can run two 580's with that PSU
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Yes you can run two 580's with that PSU
Awesome! I'd like some confirmation on this though.

However, knowing me, i'll wait too long and SLi'ing the 580 won't even be worth it.
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post #9 of 21
you can run two 580s but you'd be pushing that psu's limits. i would recommend getting the 1000w version just to play it safe. plus if you want to overclock everything, im pretty sure it's going to max out that 850.
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post #10 of 21
^^ that's why I said 1000w for two. I think 750 might be enough for OCing though. I guess it can't hurt to stay with 850w if you just want the one
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