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I have received some good feedback regarding my next build and am hoping for some advice on this build.


CPU - Intel Core i7 2600K
Heatsink - Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100
Mobo - ASUS Maximus IV EXTREME-Z
Case - Corsair Obsidian Series 800D
Ram - Corsair Vengeance Blue 16GB 4X4GB DDR3-1600
SDD - OCZ Vertex 3 Max Iops 120GB
HDD - Western Digital WD Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6GB/S
Optical Drive - LG BH12LS35 Blu-Ray Writer 12X BD-R 16X DVD+R Lightscribe
PSU - Seasonic X850 Gold ATX 12V 24PIN 850W
GFX - MSI GTX 580 Lighning

Any improvements/suggestions appreciated, going to update prices and see how much I saved from the previous build costing 2450.

Edit* Price is approximately 2500, a little less once I price match.
Edited by Morlu - 8/5/11 at 12:22pm
post #2 of 12
Solid solid build, overkill PSU.
One SSD is enough. Get a 120GB V3Max + 2TB F4 instead.
Go for the Seasonic X 850 instead. It's a great unit.
Great build man. You'll love it.
Rep is appreciated.
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Why 16gb ram? and why the M4E with only 1 gpu? Psu is overkill as well
    
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post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by csm725 View Post
Solid solid build, overkill PSU.
One SSD is enough. Get a 120GB V3Max + 2TB F4 instead.
Go for the Seasonic X 850 instead. It's a great unit.
Great build man. You'll love it.
Rep is appreciated.

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post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RockHardMcNasty View Post
Why 16gb ram? and why the M4E with only 1 gpu? Psu is overkill as well
I plan on adding a second ASUS 580 in a month or two after build. 2500 was my budget and I BARELY made it lol. I wanted a high quality board to base future upgrades around.

@csm725 +rep and I am extremely confused when it comes to using 1 SSD and 1HDD. I'd like to use the SSD for gaming/apps/windows and the HDD for music/movies/photos, how would I do that. This will be my first build using a SSD.
Edited by Morlu - 8/5/11 at 12:10pm
post #6 of 12
Very nice build, but do you have a reason for 16GB RAM?
As csm725 said, get a Seasonic X850 or Corsair AX850. It will be plenty.
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post #7 of 12
1) you sure you wanna get 16 Gb of RAM? you can do verywell with 8Gb unless you are doing hardcore 3d rendering.

2) Damn overkill PSU, you can do very well with a AX850.

3) 1 SSD is fast enough for boot and some essential apps + 1/2 Tb HDD for storage.

4) The GTX 580 Matrix?? It's a 3 slot card and you can do very well with a MSI Lightning / L Xtreme. Wun recommend it unless you are doin some serious hardcore OCing on ur GPU.

5) Spend the money you saved on a better bigger case for your monster build. Looks wise - 800D is awesome and can definitely fit your cooler with P/P config, Airflow wise - HAFX for obvious reasons.
    
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post #8 of 12
Awesome. You're gonna love OC'ing this thing with the H100 you should hit 4.7GHz easy. Enjoy the Seasonic unit.

EDIT - No need to repeat exactly what three people have said above you. X-850 is the premium unit as it stands right now.
It's his computer and he wants to be future proof. Let him be.

You're gonna enjoy this build.
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post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the advice I +repped everyone. Gonna remove the 1 SSD, and change the PSU and MSI Lightning 580. Will save me some money for that second 580
post #10 of 12
Morlu - You'd install Windows on the SSD along with programs/games you want to launch quickly and when you install stuff you don't care about launch speeds, in the installer change the directory to say D:\\Programs
If it's Win7 I also recommend to make a new folder under D:\\ for each Library (D:\\Documents, D:\\Pictures, etc) and setting that folder as the default save location by right-clicking each Library in Explorer and setting the default save location as the D:\\* folder. PM me if you need help with that.
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