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Hi,
I am building my first new rig and i wanted your opinions about it. If everything is fine, i can start buying my parts asap.

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3GEN-3
RAM:G.Skill Ripjaws X Blue (2 x 4GB) DDR3 - 1600 MHz
Processor: Intel i5 2500k
GPU: EVGA Nvidia GTX 560Ti - 1GB (x2 for SLI)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB
SSD: Crucial M4 64GB
PSU: Antec True Power Modular PSU 650W

Sound card: Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium
Air cooling system: Thermalright Archon or CM 212+ (and some blue led 120mm fans depending on the case.)

Casing: Thermaltake Armor A60 (Help)
I must choose one from Casings


P.S. I like blue.
P.S.S. I also wanted an inverted casing but i don't think that would be possible. However, i can manage to mod the casing for it to become inverted but i don't think all casings can be modded.
Edited by Akihiko - 11/1/11 at 9:21pm
post #2 of 33
If you decide to Sli and overclock you will need a larger PSU. It just wont be stable and better safe than sorry. Everything else looks good, don't know much or haven't heard much about he Kingston SSD's.
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your psu will be fine even with sli
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post #4 of 33
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Thank you for the input, i won't be overclocking like crazy but still. I'll be mildly overclocking nothing too big.

I actually saw the Kingston SSDs in a review which was comparing the various SSDs.
So i thought i'd look them up. Though a Crucial M4 would be better instead of the OCZ, it's more costly. :O
post #5 of 33
I don't think you should get an 8GB SSD for an OS. 60GB just for games would be filled quickly. They'll all still load fast on your 2TB. I also think you should get a Crucial M4 or one of the newer Samsung 830 SSD's.

If you're going to play on a higher resolution, or play games that take a lot of VRAM (Crysis 2 DX11 is a good example), you might want to get the 2GB versions of the 560 Ti's.

I also think you should use this to pinpoint would wattage would be best for you. Then use this to find the best one in that wattage range.
(Personally I love my Seasonic X gold; that series is pretty darn awesome.)

Noctua NH-D14 for sure. Really you can just keep the fans it comes with.

Oh, and unless you plan on upgrading to Ivy Bridge later there's really no need to get the Gen3 version of that motherboard.

Best of luck with your decision(s)/purchase(s).

EDIT:

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Originally Posted by Akihiko View Post
Thank you for the input, i won't be overclocking like crazy but still. I'll be mildly overclocking nothing too big.

I actually saw the Kingston SSDs in a review which was comparing the various SSDs.
So i thought i'd look them up. Though a Crucial M4 would be better instead of the OCZ, it's more costly. :O
The Crucial M4 is also more stable, so you're buying both speed and security. I love my M4.
Edited by Samurai Batgirl - 11/1/11 at 8:10pm
 
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PSU is fine. I would probably use the CM 212+ because you don't really need the nNoctua to go very high. You'll be limited by voltage before heat.
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8Gb boot drive? Are you kidding? You need at least 20gb for windows 7, and 60gb will only hold about 5 games.
post #8 of 33
8 Gb SSD? So you are hoping to do the SSD Caching? I'd much rather you just get 1 64Gb M4 for boot and then HDD for games. Steam/Origin Games are mostly 10Gb or more, having 60Gb effectively means you will have only 5-8 games on the drive. And tbh, it's a huge waste of money as HDD loads most of them decently fast enough.

Get the D14, if you can. Or even the Noctua U12 which I think is the sweet spot for normal OCing.

If you can get 2 560tis off the hook, I would much rather you invest in something like the GTX 570/6970 as a single powerful card will perform great on 1080p and also have many upgradeability options in the future & the lack of CFX/SLI driver issues.
    
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Originally Posted by AMD955 View Post
your psu will be fine even with sli
Better safe than sorry is always better.

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250 GB WD x2 Raid 0 ASUS DVD/R Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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post #10 of 33
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Originally Posted by Samurai Batgirl View Post
I don't think you should get an 8GB SSD for an OS. 60GB just for games would be filled quickly. They'll all still load fast on your 2TB. I also think you should get a Crucial M4 or one of the newer Samsung 830 SSD's.

Awesome paragraph.

Oh, and unless you plan on upgrading to Ivy Bridge later there's really no need to get the Gen3 version of that motherboard.

Best of luck with your decision(s)/purchase(s).
EDIT:
The Crucial M4 is also more stable, so you're buying both speed and security. I love my M4.
Okay, so i'll merge all of these into a single Crucial M4 then.
I was actually thinking of installing only the awesome badass and resource eating dinosaurs on the SSD. Battlefield 3, Skyrim amongst others.
:O
I didn't think about that Gen3. Thank you for the heads up. I'll look for the non-gen3 version then. ^^
Thank you very much for everything.
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Originally Posted by FyreBurn View Post
PSU is fine. I would probably use the CM 212+ because you don't really need the nNoctua to go very high. You'll be limited by voltage before heat.
Roger that. CM 212+ it is then.
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8Gb boot drive? Are you kidding? You need at least 20gb for windows 7, and 60gb will only hold about 5 games.
Right. I forgot about that. Stupid mistake. I'll be looking at the Crucial M4 instead of those. And i wasn't planning every single game on the SSD. Only the really hardcore games. :O
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