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This is going to be my first build. I've had some experiences with computers since my pass 2 computer's have been custom built but by my friend, so for the first time I've decided to give it a shot!

This is my build so far, getting all my parts from NCIX.US
Case - White Corsair 500r
PSU - Corsair HX650
Cooler - Corsair H100
Mobo - Asus P8Z68-V Pro
CPU - i5 2500k
Memory - DDR3 1600 6gb Corsair Vengeance
Hard Drive- Western Digital Black 1tb
GPU - MSI GTX 560 ti twin frozr II (Missed out on the hawk version)
CD-DVD - Asus DRW-21B1ST

Planning to upgrade my LCD, Keyboard, and mouse when I have the money but so far that's my build. Just a few questions, will my power supply be enough to SLI in the future and OC my Cpu to say 4.8k?
post #2 of 10
memory - grab the 2x4gb kit instead of 6gb kit.
otherwise looks good bro
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I'd bump to a 750 or 850 watt if you are planning on OC in the future. But looks good!
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Good choices, I'd only got a few suggestions. First of all, theres better motherboards for similar price such as these;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188097

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157250

Also, it looks as though you've picked out a triple channel kit. So I'd recommend getting a dual channel kit of either 2x2 or 2x4gb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220561

Shouldn't have a problem with SLI, that's a safe size.
post #5 of 10
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sorry for the typo it's suppose to be 8gbs not 6, for the motherboard I was looking at the Asrock Extreme 4 gen 3, but they are having a sale on NCIX right now for the Asus z68-Pro. I'm thinking of going with the HX750? should I go for the TX or HX version for the PSU? is it better per say, it terms of power usage an such beside the modular cables?
post #6 of 10
The HX750 is pretty nice. Unless you plan on doing SLI in the future, 750 watts is pretty overkill. You could easily run that system on a 550 watt.

TX is Bronze certified and its not modular

The HX is Silver certified and its modular

If you want a slightly more efficient PSU with modular cables, go with the HX750.

If you don't care about have to manage the extra cables and want to save a little cash, the TX750 is fine.
    
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Originally Posted by Allen86 View Post
The HX750 is pretty nice. Unless you plan on doing SLI in the future, 750 watts is pretty overkill. You could easily run that system on a 550 watt.

TX is Bronze certified and its not modular

The HX is Silver certified and its modular

If you want a slightly more efficient PSU with modular cables, go with the HX750.

If you don't care about have to manage the extra cables and want to save a little cash, the TX750 is fine.
I do plan on going SLI in the future, is the HX650 enough to SLI and OC both GPU and CPU?
post #8 of 10
A 650W in that quality range will handle it, but it'll really be working it's tail off when you run intensive benchmarking and such. I would personally rather have a 700+W rated unit just for the comfort of overhead and to pick up the losses due to aging.

I'm not sure where you are buying from.... however: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371051
for $90, that's a great deal. Definitely consider.
Also: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703027
Another great PSU for the money.
Also: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371049

Just sharing a few options that are more economical but also very highly respected.

For memory.... there are quite a few 1600MHZ-1.35V options out now that are very reasonably priced. Not that it's necessary but in theory they should allow you to overclock the memory higher.
Edited by mdocod - 10/30/11 at 1:36am
     
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post #9 of 10
Hi nOypi,

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Originally Posted by n0ypi View Post
sorry for the typo it's suppose to be 8gbs not 6, for the motherboard I was looking at the Asrock Extreme 4 gen 3, but they are having a sale on NCIX right now for the Asus z68-Pro. I'm thinking of going with the HX750? should I go for the TX or HX version for the PSU? is it better per say, it terms of power usage an such beside the modular cables?
Look at my sig. The board and P/S you are looking at are solid. For SLI/XFire I would definetely look for 700-750 watts. If you can get the the Z68 Pro Gen3 I would suggest that. The gen three has a couple of new features and it may or may not be worth it to you. Check it out anyway. BTW I OC'd this to 4.5ghz, but really didn;t see that much difference between my OC and the Asus AI tweaker so I went back to the AI tweaker and am still turbo at 4.5 Ghz. Make sure you get a solid video board because the 5850 I have is running at 850 mhz core and 1200 mhz mem and it cannot keep up with the Mobo/26ooK combo. Also if you are looking to SLI in hte future watch the PCIE slots and how the mobo allocates resources to make sure you can run max path widths on more than one slot at the same time. The HX750 is solid and really nice for cable management.
Good luck with your build, hope this was helpful.
Edited by preachp - 10/30/11 at 4:24am
    
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post #10 of 10
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Well after much deliberation and thought I've finally made up my mind, I'm gonna be going with a Corsair HX750 and a GTX 570 twin frozr II, and will SLI in the future when I get enough for a monitor, thanks to everyone for helping me make my decision, arghhhh can't wait for tomrrow when I order it from NCIXUS!!, so I excited first time building my own computer!
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