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post #1 of 16
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Hey i'm doing my first ever build and looking fo some suggestions.
Specs:
Intel Core i5 2500K
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 Motherboard
CoolerMaster HAF X Case possibly the NVIDIA edition
CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold 800W
ASUS GeForce GTX 570 DirectCU II 1280MB
OCZ Agility 3 60GB SSD 2.5" x2 in RAID 0
Corsair CML16GX3M4A1600C9 16GB (4x4GB) Vengeance DDR3

I'll hopefully overclock thei5 to 4.3-4.5 when i feel confident enough to and maybe in future go with water cooling and push it as hard as i can.
Hoping to SLI the 570 once i have the money so i ws wondering if the 800w woul be enough to handle that or should i push it up to 1000? I want to keep the build under about $2200AUD if i can, i already have all my peripherals, probably get a new monitor sometime later in the year though. Any feedback or inf that could help me save a few bucks or maybe just give me some better ideas would be much appreciated.
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post #2 of 16
Suggestion number 1:
Dump the i5 and grab an AMD

That is all
post #3 of 16
Part list looks great. I hope you have another HHD for games/programs tho.. I'm sure that PSU can handle SLI 570's...
post #4 of 16
Ditch that PSU, grab a Corsair AX 850 or Seasonic X-850, so very very worth it. Also, RAID 0 SSDs probably won't be that noticeable. Instead of two, get one larger one, or just one and save some cash. I'm assuming this is just for gaming? If you want to do stuff like fold, encode, etc, go for a 2600K. Otherwise looks solid.

And no fanboyism here rolleyes.gif

edit: Do you really need 16 gigs of RAM? Seems like overkill. And as above, we're assuming you've got another storage device. Right? If not, look into the Caviar Blacks or Spinpoint F3s. Both great drives.
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post #5 of 16
It is generally frowned upon to set up SSDs in a RAID. It tends not to work very well and you also loose TRIM I believe.
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Yeha just for gaming, i would go with the 2600n otherwise. I've ben tossingup between the vertex and agility for my SSDs, i don;t really want to fork out the extra cash but the performance gain is pretty massive, it's mainly going to hold OS and maybe a game or two but that's about it.
What would be the main gain withy switching out the PSU?
I have a few WD 2tb greens for storage and then probably get a 640gb black for programs etc
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post #7 of 16
As others say change the CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold 800W to a Corsair HX850 or AX850


AX/HX850 will both hold sli 570s

A rasa kit and a EK block on the 570 will be dead easy to install.
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post #8 of 16
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Also, any suggestions for SSDs? Just big enough to hold my os (Windows 7 enterprise atm) and afew other things, im thinking 120gb just to be on te safer side
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post #9 of 16
drop the PSU and get a corsair or seasonic.

Other then that, you are looking good. That will be an epic build.
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by Sporkisian;14475727 
Also, any suggestions for SSDs? Just big enough to hold my os (Windows 7 enterprise atm) and afew other things, im thinking 120gb just to be on te safer side

I've got a 60 gb and it's just about enough to hold Windows 7, Chrome, and office 2007 plus a few other programs. you won't need over 100; I purposely try to keep as much as I can off of it, especially if I know I'll update it a lot. And as for the PSU thing, Seasonic and Corsair make excellent quality - they'll last you a long time, run well under load, and are just a good idea to go with.

edit: games + ssd = dead ssd. thats a bit overreacting, but if you want to maximize the ssd's lifespan, don't do it. overwriting things is what kills ssds faster, keep things that save a lot off of them. This means any sort of documents, games, etc.
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