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post #1 of 22
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This is my very first build that I'm planning to set up. After a month of research and budget expansions, I've came up with this. The build is focusing on gaming and editing.

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II OC GeForce GTX 570

MSI P67A-GD65 (B3)

Cooler Master HAF 912

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W

CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model

Western Digital Caviar Blue WDBAAX5000ENC-NRSN 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

ASUS DVD-Writer Black SATA Model DRW-24B3LT/BLK/G/AS
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I know I could have done better with things such as RAM, Storage, etc. but I had to compromise. I know that the 2600k would be better for editing, but I didn't feel it was worth the extra $100. I'm really content with these items, I just want to know that it is decent in the eyes of other people who may have more knowledge. The only thing I'm really open about changing is the ASUS dvd writer. I'm not 100% sure what I'm supposed to be looking at in disk drives if I just want to play games on it.

One thing I'd also like to know is if this Corsair 750 is sufficient for 570 SLI.
My System
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Intel Core i5-2500K ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (Rev 3.0) MSI GeForce GTX 570 Twin Frozr III PE/OC G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB ASUS DVD-Writer Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit 
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Dell E228WFP 1680 x 1050 CORSAIR AX850 Cooler Master HAF 912 
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Intel Core i5-2500K ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (Rev 3.0) MSI GeForce GTX 570 Twin Frozr III PE/OC G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB ASUS DVD-Writer Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell E228WFP 1680 x 1050 CORSAIR AX850 Cooler Master HAF 912 
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post #2 of 22
I have read people say that 750 should be good for SLI. My only issue with it is its not modular, and you'll have a ton of cables everywhere. Look into the HX850 or AX850/750 if this bothers you.
post #3 of 22
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Yeah. I'm trying to decide whether or not to get an OEM copy of W7 to allow me to stay within my budget when trying to get a modular PSU. Both compromises are detrimental to upgrading from what I understand so I need a bit more time to make a decision. What would you guys choose?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (Rev 3.0) MSI GeForce GTX 570 Twin Frozr III PE/OC G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB ASUS DVD-Writer Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell E228WFP 1680 x 1050 CORSAIR AX850 Cooler Master HAF 912 
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Intel Core i5-2500K ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (Rev 3.0) MSI GeForce GTX 570 Twin Frozr III PE/OC G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB ASUS DVD-Writer Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell E228WFP 1680 x 1050 CORSAIR AX850 Cooler Master HAF 912 
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post #4 of 22
Get rid of the MSI board. Next thing you know its on fire.
Get a Modular PSU.
And Try to get the CM690II its a bit bigger. If not the 912 is still a good case.
Get a cpu cooler other than the one that comes with the 2500k
post #5 of 22
I agree with the above post, get a 690 II and a asus or gigabyte board. msi has had problems with the VRM's/Mosfets blowing up.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
athlon II x2 2.8:2500k cheapo giabyte:AsRock Extreme3 z68 gigabyte Super overclock 470 880/1760/1800 4 GB "value" ram: G.Skill 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Caviar Black 500GB XP Asus 24" XFX 750W 
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690 II 
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athlon II x2 2.8:2500k cheapo giabyte:AsRock Extreme3 z68 gigabyte Super overclock 470 880/1760/1800 4 GB "value" ram: G.Skill 1600 
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Caviar Black 500GB XP Asus 24" XFX 750W 
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690 II 
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post #6 of 22
Looks like a good build. A 750w power supply will be sufficent for a 570 SLI setup and the asus DVD writer will be fine, it supports DVD-ROM which is used by most games.
Skylake
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Intel Core i7 6700k Gigabyte Z170X - Gaming 7 EVGA GTX 780 SC ACX Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2400MHz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 250GB Samsung 850 Evo 500GB Western Digital 1TB XSPC Raystorm + EX240 Radiator 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro Dell U2414H x 2 Logitech G510 Corsair RM650 
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Fractal Design Define R5 Corsair M60 
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Intel Core i7 6700k Gigabyte Z170X - Gaming 7 EVGA GTX 780 SC ACX Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2400MHz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 250GB Samsung 850 Evo 500GB Western Digital 1TB XSPC Raystorm + EX240 Radiator 
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Windows 10 Pro Dell U2414H x 2 Logitech G510 Corsair RM650 
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post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
With the recommendations that I've been given, I've altered a few things.

I've changed the MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) to a ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0).

I've also changed the CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W to a CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850.

The last change I did was full Windows 7 Home Premium to the OEM copy to balance it all out.

I have a few questions though. Does the motherboard that I changed to have problems that I should know about and am I able to find a way to upgrade my motherboard and still keep my OEM 7?

Also, on Newegg there's a deal where I can get the ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 with the Corsair PSU in a bundle. Should I stick with the Twin Frozr II?
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (Rev 3.0) MSI GeForce GTX 570 Twin Frozr III PE/OC G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB ASUS DVD-Writer Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell E228WFP 1680 x 1050 CORSAIR AX850 Cooler Master HAF 912 
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My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (Rev 3.0) MSI GeForce GTX 570 Twin Frozr III PE/OC G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB ASUS DVD-Writer Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell E228WFP 1680 x 1050 CORSAIR AX850 Cooler Master HAF 912 
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post #8 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by uA- View Post
This is my very first build that I'm planning to set up. After a month of research and budget expansions, I've came up with this. The build is focusing on gaming and editing.

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II OC GeForce GTX 570

MSI P67A-GD65 (B3)

Cooler Master HAF 912

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W

CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model

Western Digital Caviar Blue WDBAAX5000ENC-NRSN 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

ASUS DVD-Writer Black SATA Model DRW-24B3LT/BLK/G/AS
--

I know I could have done better with things such as RAM, Storage, etc. but I had to compromise. I know that the 2600k would be better for editing, but I didn't feel it was worth the extra $100. I'm really content with these items, I just want to know that it is decent in the eyes of other people who may have more knowledge. The only thing I'm really open about changing is the ASUS dvd writer. I'm not 100% sure what I'm supposed to be looking at in disk drives if I just want to play games on it.

One thing I'd also like to know is if this Corsair 750 is sufficient for 570 SLI.
Nice build and nothing wrong with msi sandybridge boards either. They suffer no more than others.

I would go for a samsung spinpoint f3 hdd instead of the cavier blue . Double the storage just as fast if not faster for a few cents more.

The gigabyte gtx 480 xuper overclock is faster than both the cards you have chosen also cheaper, so may be worth considering. It also uses alot less power than a reference 480 and runs much much cooler!

Disk drives pretty much are all the same, Even the cheap ones are great these days.

The 750w corsair psu would be more than enough for even sli 570's so no need to go higher
Chewy's Chomper
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Intel I7 6700k Asis Z170 Deluxe MSI GTX 1080 Gaming x 16GB Corsair vengence DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung M2 256gb nvme Custom loop, 360+120 rads Windows 10 64bit Asus 28" MG28UQ 4K 
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Seasonic X series 750w gold Corsair 400c 
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Chewy's Chomper
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Intel I7 6700k Asis Z170 Deluxe MSI GTX 1080 Gaming x 16GB Corsair vengence DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung M2 256gb nvme Custom loop, 360+120 rads Windows 10 64bit Asus 28" MG28UQ 4K 
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Seasonic X series 750w gold Corsair 400c 
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post #9 of 22
ADD a CPU cooler. Stock intel ones are awful....
post #10 of 22
Thread Starter 
I am planning to get the Hyper 212+ or a Noctua 14 a few weeks after the initial purchase.
Edited by uA- - 7/29/11 at 10:02am
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (Rev 3.0) MSI GeForce GTX 570 Twin Frozr III PE/OC G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB ASUS DVD-Writer Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell E228WFP 1680 x 1050 CORSAIR AX850 Cooler Master HAF 912 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500K ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (Rev 3.0) MSI GeForce GTX 570 Twin Frozr III PE/OC G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB ASUS DVD-Writer Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell E228WFP 1680 x 1050 CORSAIR AX850 Cooler Master HAF 912 
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