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I'm looking to build by first Intel/nVidia rig after AMD's fail with bulldozer so I'm looking for some guidance as I'm unsure when it comes to this side of the fence.

This is what I'm looking at picking up please advise me on anything I should change as it would be a great help.

Core i7 2600k
Asus Maximus 4 Extreme Z
2x PNY 580 GTX 1.5Gb
2x 120Gb Corsair Force GT
1TB Caviar Black
16gb Corsair Vengeance
Corsair 1200w

All will be cooled in a twin loop water cooling set up controlled via Aquero 5 all fitted to a CaseLabs M8 with pedestal.

On the ram front I'm unsure what to go for so recommendations there are greatly appreciated along with any other info.

If you'd like the Water cooling components to be used I'll list them up as well.

Cheers

Dean
     
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that is really sexy

i would recommend g-skill or mushkin for your ram
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What frequency is best suited to the i7 ?
     
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post #4 of 9
http://techreport.com/articles.x/20377

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However, as we learned when exploring the affect of memory speed on the performance of Intel's first Core i7 processors, finding games and applications that make effective use of the extra memory bandwidth and faster access latencies can be difficult.
Personally I'd just get an inexpensive 8GB (2x 4GB) G.Skill 1600Mhz kit, or go 16GB if you feel like it.
post #5 of 9
Power supply is crazy overkill unless you want to Tri-SLI.
Hell, you can even quad SLI with that PSU and OC your CPU xD.


I agree with the 1600MHz kit too.
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I would swap the SSD's with crucial m4 128gb's
 
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There's a possibility of Tri SLI in the future or dedicated Phys-X plus the PSU will last me a while and save upgrading in the future.

Is there really much need in 16Gb of ram or is it just over kill ? Forget this question just seen the link posted cheers !

Why go with the M4 drives over the GT's ?
     
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Originally Posted by BioHzrd View Post
Is there really much need in 16Gb of ram or is it just over kill ?
I have 16 GB and I dont ever see more than 4 GB being used at once I use it for ram disks though. To increase the life of my SSD. Yes I am that paranoid. My browser does not do any writing to my ssd for caching and only to my RAM. xD

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Why go with the M4 drives over the GT's ?
Most people will recommend the M4 over anything, because they provide both reliability and speed. Very few problems come from the M4s
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post #9 of 9
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Well I'll go with the M4's I think off your recommendation, think I'll do similar with the ram as well and create a ram disc.
     
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