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Casz,there sure are a whole heap of people writing in asking if they are doing the right thing if it is just "read the manual'. How many posts do we have along the lines of "I push the "on" button and nothing happens (yes the power supply fan spins) what is wrong"? do you think I bought too small of a power supply?
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Someone said that the board I chose wouldn't support "full" SLI, what would I need to get that support, I don't mind upgrading the board to a more expensive one if I have to.

As for hard drives I decided a 1terabyte WD black in RAID/0 would fit my needs and be less expensive than a VR. The Powersupply I chose will be 750w, just incase a smaller one wouldn't work, or if I choose to upgrade or add GPU's. I honestly think this build list is complete, and if anyone is wondering I did choose and aftermarket CPU cooler.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608018

The only thing left to take care of is if the motherboard I chose is sufficient and would it be smart to spend a little extra and get a different one?
Edited by InfamousLegend - 7/22/11 at 5:15pm
post #53 of 78
Sorry if I repeat anything. I did not read all the suggestions. But if I may:

Asus Sabertooth. (If extreme overclocking is not a goal.) These are very good MB's
Mushkin memory. Redline or Blackline. High quality stuff. Redline has really nice heatsinks.

Enjoy the experience of building your own. So much better than pre-builts. Make sure that your wires are neatly hidden away so no one complains when you post photos of your work!
    
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You know, Grab a 2500k Instead of a 2600K. That, and I don't get why You want such an ugly looking case? Grab an NZXT Phantom Black/Blue.

Also, that 850W seems to be a good thing. But, I'd rather say you grab SLI GTX 560Ti's. I'm not sure if it saves money, but I sure know it's a better performer in SLI.
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Anyone have reccomendations on a board, I've heard Sabertooth, wanting to know what my options are.

P.S. what lvl of overclocking would 4.0-4.2Ghz be, as that is what I'm looking for. I want to also overclock the GPU and Memory if I can.
Edited by InfamousLegend - 7/22/11 at 7:58pm
post #56 of 78
As I understand, Sabertooth does not offer as many options for overclocking as some of the other enthusiast boards. There are still plenty of options there, But the sabertooth does offer superior reliability, and a longer warranty.
A local builder claimed that he has had great success using them in that they work well with very few problems. Since he has used several other boards, and brands. I thought his recommendation carried some weight.

My Sabertooth has been perfect so far. So, I guess that is why I like them.
    
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post #57 of 78
If you look back in my post, I recommend the ASRock P67 Extreme4. Awesome user reviews (Newegg). Beats competitive ASUS boards in that term.
It's pretty bang for the buck.

However, if $30-$40 more is no problem, I vouch for the Sabertooth. Not that it's noticable better.
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post #58 of 78
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Well, it would seem the Sabertooth is now the obvious answer, and sorry I forgot about you mentioning the AsRock board. Now can the sabertooth safely overclock the CPU to 4.0-4.2, and can it overclock the GPU or memory?
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Well, it would seem the Sabertooth is now the obvious answer, and sorry I forgot about you mentioning the AsRock board. Now can the sabertooth safely overclock the CPU to 4.0-4.2, and can it overclock the GPU or memory?
It can do what any other decent P67 board can do.

I think you should read a decent load about overclocking first.
The motherboard cannot overclock the GPU/graphics card in any way, unless you buy a Z68 board. However, if you do not transcode, I don't see any reason to pay the premium price for a Z68 compared to the P67.

The Sabertooth has decent power phases, so you can in theory overclock your CPU to at least 5GHz safely. That is, if you have the cooling requirements of course.

You can overclock the GPU core and VRam from inside Windows. It should not have anything to do with your motherboard.
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post #60 of 78
The board you posted originally was great. I would only listen to these threads for awhile, because everyone in the world has their opinion, and if you listen to everyone, you'll change your mind 100 times and never get to start

What he meant by not supporting "full SLI" is that it doesnt do 16x on both PCIe slots. If you have 1 GPU, the PCIe slot you are using does 16x, but if you have 2, they both do 8. This is perfectly fine. There are studies that show 8x only loses a few FPS over 16, so don't waste money to get a dual 16x board. I would also look into raid black drives before you do it. I think you have to get the raid version of them, and be sure to understand it before you invest in it. If you have 2 drives in raid 0, they get twice the performance as 1, but also act as one hard drive. If one dies, you lose everything on both. I think if you are a new builder, you should really start out basic and go from there. Get 1 WD Black drive, 1TB is probably a good start, and use it for awhile. Study SSDs to make an educated choice, and when you are ready, purchase an SSD as a boot drive, and use your TB Black drive as storage/app installs. I dont know about every board, but the Asus boards should easily overclock the CPU GPU and memory. Just be sure to do a lot of research on overclocking before you dive in. Its easier with sandy bridge than previous CPUs, but don't change things that you don't know what they do. And as for level of overclocking, you should be able to get 4.5-4.6 easily with that board and CPU cooler under safe voltages and temps.
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