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So I posted my second build here last week and have since revised it after doing some more research and have a few questions.

PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341044

CPU+Mobo Combo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.660242

GPU SLI - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127578

RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231315

SSD- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233181

CPU Heatsink/Fan - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057

Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

Now my main concern is will the I5-2500k bottleneck with 2 560tis? Second, im having a hard time figuring out if my mobo supports Sata III ssd. Thanks again guys.
Edited by tino1317 - 7/21/11 at 10:23am
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post #2 of 10
That 2500k will not even come close to bottlenecking 560ti sli, especially if you overclock it a bit. And yes, it does support sataIII (has two sata III ports)
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here, someone posted this on my build log earlier today, maybe you can use it http://cmstore.coolermaster-usa.com/...roducts_id=691
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You won't have bottlenecks with 2 560Ti's and a 2500K. No worries there.

And 16GB of RAM is insane overkill if you just will be mainly gaming. 8GB is overkill for just gaming. If you really need 16GB, you'll probably want the 2600K as well, since the only time someone needs that high of RAM is intense rendering and animation design.
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You won't have bottlenecks with 2 560Ti's and a 2500K. No worries there.

And 16GB of RAM is insane overkill if you just will be mainly gaming. 8GB is overkill for just gaming. If you really need 16GB, you'll probably want the 2600K as well, since the only time someone needs that high of RAM is intense rendering and animation design.

Well ill be running windows 7 64bit, I also like to run a bunch of programs while im gaming. Hmm I always just thought more ram=better. Thanks for the input, can you give me an example of scenarios where 16gb of ram is useful?
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when you have the entir adobe master collection plus maya and VMware open at the same time =)

or just a bunch of vmware lolz

I know from bad experiences lol
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when you have the entir adobe master collection plus maya and VMware open at the same time =)

or just a bunch of vmware lolz

I know from bad experiences lol
Haha, yea pretty much this.

For just gaming alone, it's going to be pretty impossible to actually take advantage of 16GB of RAM. You'll have to purposely just open up every game you have.
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Haha, yea pretty much this.

For just gaming alone, it's going to be pretty impossible to actually take advantage of 16GB of RAM. You'll have to purposely just open up every game you have.
This, or some unholy number of firefox/chrome tabs
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post #9 of 10
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So in light of what you guys have told me about 16gb of ram I have switched my ram to this : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

My total has come to about $1450 and I think I will be ordering it tomorrow morning unless someone says otherwise.
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everything looks great now, I might even add your CPU cooler to the build I'm doing. I would post a link, but I dont wanna hijack anyone's thread. keep up posted how it goes
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