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my bad, perhaps not so much entry level, haha. i guess i got that idea while reading through 20 forums and seeing how many people have GTX 570/580's in SLI, i7 2600k, ASUS Extreme mobos, SSDs, water cooling, full tower cases, etc..

If I was to have 2 560's running in SLI, there would be no need to overclock them, right - that would be an overkill? (unless you're playing like what, metro 2033 on 3 displays?) To be honest, i don't know why, but it's really tempting to just stick another 560 ti in there (money matters aside) even though i really don't need it. it's weird.

regarding the psu, i intend to replace it with something better in the future. Would replacing the PSU be something that I could manage myself? i heard it's a pain the ass....
There is always a need to Overclock.

And the people who hang. Out in computer enthusiast forums tend to have crazy overkill builds. Why buy a psu now that you intend to replace later? Also the neo eco line is an excellent choice, and that one will be fine with sli 560ti's

Fyi an entry level gaming comp nowadays would be like an i3 with a 460gtx or some such deal... You did a great job picking out the parts for your rig.

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post #22 of 27
Owning the i5 2500k itself does not make it an entry level system.
Entry level is more like core i3's
Mainstream-i5's
Performance/Enthusiasts-i7's
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Owning the i5 2500k itself does not make it an entry level system.
Entry level is more like core i3's
Yup.
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post #24 of 27
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my bad, perhaps not so much entry level, haha. i guess i got that idea while reading through 20 forums and seeing how many people have GTX 570/580's in SLI, i7 2600k, ASUS Extreme mobos, SSDs, water cooling, full tower cases, etc..

If I was to have 2 560's running in SLI, there would be no need to overclock them, right - that would be an overkill? (unless you're playing like what, metro 2033 on 3 displays?) To be honest, i don't know why, but it's really tempting to just stick another 560 ti in there (money matters aside) even though i really don't need it. it's weird.

regarding the psu, i intend to replace it with something better in the future. Would replacing the PSU be something that I could manage myself? i heard it's a pain the ass....
I have one and its more than enough to max out current games no need for two unless you are running crazy resolutions. I'd also recommend a decent 550 - 600W powersupply. I'm sure that will be more than enough to power your beast! Building a PC is easy, cable management though is the hard part :/
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just ordered a 64gb crucial m4 ssd god help me if i manage to install it though
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Hey danik, do you have your system yet? I was thinking about picking up that same mobo and was wondering what your thoughts were. If not, do any other people have experience with that board and or could make suggestions? (gaming OC build)
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i should probably pick up my system tomorrow. im a total noob when it comes to motherboards so i won't be able to tell you anything other than 'it works', but it seems to be a pretty popular choice..
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