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Hey guys, I'm looking to build a new gaming build around the 2500K and have put together the following. I'd like to know what you guys think as well as maybe some better parts I could swap out to. I have put together the following:

Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D
Power Supply: Corsair AX850
CPU: Intel i5 2500K
Motherboard: Undecided
RAM: Undecided
GPU: MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III

What do you guys think? I'm not decided on the RAM and MOBO yet. Will the AX850 be powerful enough if I decide to add another GTX 570 down the road? Are there better alternatives to the MSI card?

Thanks for the help guys. I am not actually in a rush to upgrade. Do you guys think I should wait til SB-E and Ivy Bridge come out to see what happens?

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PSU is enough ( I think ) for 2 GTX570
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Originally Posted by YangerD View Post
Hey guys, I'm looking to build a new gaming build around the 2500K and have put together the following. I'd like to know what you guys think as well as maybe some better parts I could swap out to. I have put together the following:

Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D
Power Supply: Corsair AX850
CPU: Intel i5 2500K
Motherboard: Undecided
RAM: Undecided
GPU: MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III

What do you guys think? I'm not decided on the RAM and MOBO yet. Will the AX850 be powerful enough if I decide to add another GTX 570 down the road? Are there better alternatives to the MSI card?

Thanks for the help guys. I am not actually in a rush to upgrade. Do you guys think I should wait til SB-E and Ivy Bridge come out to see what happens?



What your budget?



Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D - Good

Power Supply: Corsair AX850
Wayy to much power, even go much for SLI 580's, a modular active 650W or Corsair or Rosewill Hive will be great

CPU: Intel i5 2500K - Up to you to wait for the new cores, they will be expensive though

Motherboard:

Asus Z68 Pro
Asus P67 Deluze
ASrock Extreme

RAM: 1600Mhz or 1866 of ram that will match your Mobo

GPU: MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III, Or the ASUS Matrix, or EVGA 570
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post #4 of 8
All that you have mentioned are great.
The AX850 is a great PSU especially with those black sleeves, it will be enough for two 570's but i wouldn't trust it with three.

Board i suggest the ASROCK Extreme 7 which has all the features u need and also future proofs you with Z68 for when ivy bridge is released if u choose to got there.



-1st and only board to feature Pci-e 3 support atm
-Full support for sandy AND ivy
-Has the NF200 chip, this chip allows the crossfire/sli setup to work at full 16x/16x
(Normally 16x/8x or 8x/8x, This chip is a must have if your multi GPU on the p67/z68 platform)
-Looks absolutely gorgeous

You just cannot go wrong with this board.

RAM : I suggest the 8gb RipjawsX (the X being an optimized version of the original ripjaws especially for p67/z68 )



There you have it, this hardware cannot fail you

No i don't think you should wait
, Ivy could be delayed until AMD release their lineup.
Plus the 2500k is at a phenomenal price atm, especially with that board you can still go Ivy and have a top tier board without the worry.
Hope this helps.
Edited by Denim-187 - 10/15/11 at 1:01pm
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The PSU is definitely enough for 570SLI. That case is better for water-cooling than air. Not bad by any measure, but I would personally go with the RV-02 over the 650D especially if air cooling.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Denim-187 View Post
All that you have mentioned are great.
The AX850 is a great PSU especially with those black sleeves, it will be enough for two 570's but i wouldn't trust it with three.

Board i suggest the ASROCK Extreme 7 which has all the features u need and also future proofs you with Z68 for when ivy bridge is released if u choose to got there.



-1st and only board to feature Pci-e 3 support atm
-Full support for sandy AND ivy
-Has the NF200 chip, this chip allows the crossfire/sli setup to work at full 16x/16x
(Normally 16x/8x or 8x/8x, This chip is a must have if your multi GPU on the p67/z68 platform)
-Looks absolutely gorgeous

You just cannot go wrong with this board.

RAM : I suggest the 8gb RipjawsX (the X being an optimized version of the original ripjaws especially for p67/z68 )



There you have it, this hardware cannot fail you

No i don't think you should wait
, Ivy could be delayed until AMD release their lineup.
Plus the 2500k is at a phenomenal price atm, especially with that board you can still go Ivy and have a top tier board without the worry.
Hope this helps.
(not trying to highjack this thread but i have this same question right now) you have now made up my mind on mobo. but for ram... is it worth it to stay with those 8gb sticks or 16 of the ripjaws sticks?
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Honestly, I think 4GB is still enough for a gamer. There have been reports of some games like BF3 or TW2 that might use more than that, but it's not widespread enough for it to be a real problem. Most people say to go with 8GB just because it's running $50 for 1600, or very cheap in other words. If all you're doing is gaming, I personally would stick with 8GB. Some specific applications have noticeable performance increases with more RAM, but if you're using those programs then you already know the answer to your question.
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Z68 Mobo, my only suggestion, the H67 would work for OC on the Unlocked CPU but go for the extra options that the Z68 offers. I wish i would of went Z68 vs my budget friendly H61 so i had the option to upgrade the processor and use the unlocked features (H61 doesnt allow OC) No biggie, just my suggestion.
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