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Also a few side questions.

This is just for a rough estimate, I still have a while before building, so the parts I'm considering aren't definitive except for maybe the CPU, GPU, and case:

corsair enthusiast 850W
intel i7 970, 375w peak (I might get an i7-3960 after they come out)
nvidia geforce gtx 570, 330w peak
corsair 650d case

corsair CWCH50-1 liquid cooling
3x4gb, 1600mhz ram
western digital 320gb, 7200 rpm (x2)
120 gb, 5400 rpm (from my old broken laptop)
20 gb hdd (from my old xbox 360)
1 dvd drive

*motherboard is still being decided. I'll take recommendations strictly $200 and under.

I figured components other than the CPU and GPU wouldn't take too much power to worry about. Tell me if I'm wrong. I also heard that PSU's drop in power after a year of constant usage, like 15% or something.

Also, since I don't want to do another post, what about a motherboard? Will the new ones with the LGA 2011 be over $200? And then what about the cooling? I'd also appreciate some general criticism.

I'll be mainly doing hardcore gaming, as well as doing cadd models on Autodesk Inventor (not for a job, but as a student, so no workstation gpu). I'm trying to keep it under $1900, and what I'm looking at now is pushing it. I'm mostly getting this stuff from best buy or newegg.com.
post #2 of 11
PSU should be fine.
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post #3 of 11
That PSU is more than enough..

And a GTX570 would only use 300W if you run Furmark with OCP disabled on the card..

In real life usage (gaming,3DMark 11, Heaven,folding) a GTX570 uses ~ 220W..


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post #4 of 11
You could run 3 GTX 570s on that PSU with the appropriate amount of 6 pin connectors.
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post #5 of 11
Hey your psu is fine.
I also wonder if you need a $500 6 core cpu? If your budget is tight? The requirments for that software are not that cpu demanding. Ram and graphics seem to be more important. You definitly do not need it for gaming. Just my opinion.

Requirments http://usa.autodesk.com/getdoc/id=TS15402497

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit (SP2), or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (SP2)
AMD64 or Intel® 64 processor
6 GB RAM or more
CAD workstation-class graphics card
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post #6 of 11
that psu is enough for even as much as 2 580's

and yep 2011 wont have a single decent board under $200

no a good psu wont even register a decrease for 5+ years
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post #7 of 11
The PSU will be just fine for a single 570, and maybe you could pick up this Asus P6X58D mobo, looks pretty tasty. Has three PCIe slots to run at x16/x8/x8 or x16/x16/x1 so it would be pretty good for 3 way SLI with 3 570's or two way SLI/crossfire, what ever GPU solution you go with in the future. Fits your restriction on price too. If you plan on only using single card solutions, you should drop wattage on the PSU as it will save you money and allow you to purchase even better parts else where (As in better RAM, CPU cooler, etc.).
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Yes.
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post #9 of 11
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.693876

get i7-2600k and this motherboard....

the money you saved from going from x58/i7-970 you can get SLI 570s and a better psu. Look at a better 750 watt psu. You don't need 850 watts.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371049
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mcc21 View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.693876

get i7-2600k and this motherboard....

the money you saved from going from x58/i7-970 you can get SLI 570s and a better psu. Look at a better 750 watt psu. You don't need 850 watts.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371049
This. Definitely this.
Aside from the fact that the good old HX850 is still a great PSU.
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