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No. Stick with 1600.
There was a Tom's hardware review that showed memory performance doesn't scale well.

Get the 1.5v versions.
I'm not sure why and I couldn't get a clear answer but people seem to think low voltage are lower binned and have more trouble overclocking the RAM.
Also, I've read that people can't get it to run at 1.25v (1.35v works)
 
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Another EVGA GTX 560 Ti for SLI wheee.gif

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way too much going into the case and psu. i wouldn't spend more than $100 for both. you can get any decent 700W PSU for $50(got mine for $35), and a medium-sized case for $50(got mine for $450. with the money saved, try your best to squeeze in a 570. also i'd swap gskill ram for corsair, and spend less on the monitor. i think you can get a 21.5 1080p Asus for $150 on newegg. lastly, make sure the motherboard has good features and room to expand - 8+2 phases, mosfet cooling, sli/crossfire support, etc. i personally wouldn't buying anything other than gigabyte, asus, evga.
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way too much going into the case and psu. i wouldn't spend more than $100 for both. you can get any decent 700W PSU for $50(got mine for $35), and a medium-sized case for $50(got mine for $450. with the money saved, try your best to squeeze in a 570. also i'd swap gskill ram for corsair, and spend less on the monitor. i think you can get a 21.5 1080p Asus for $150 on newegg. lastly, make sure the motherboard has good features and room to expand - 8+2 phases, mosfet cooling, sli/crossfire support, etc. i personally wouldn't buying anything other than gigabyte, asus, evga.

No. I used Phaedrus2129s power supply calculator and it said my current sigrig needs 250W of power. I bought a cheap 750W PSU and if I add anything else that needs power it cuts out. I wouldn't risk getting a cheap PSU that fails all the time.
    
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way too much going into the case and psu. i wouldn't spend more than $100 for both. you can get any decent 700W PSU for $50(got mine for $35), and a medium-sized case for $50(got mine for $450. with the money saved, try your best to squeeze in a 570. also i'd swap gskill ram for corsair, and spend less on the monitor. i think you can get a 21.5 1080p Asus for $150 on newegg. lastly, make sure the motherboard has good features and room to expand - 8+2 phases, mosfet cooling, sli/crossfire support, etc. i personally wouldn't buying anything other than gigabyte, asus, evga.

GTX 570 with a 21" monitor?
You can have your specsheets. I'll enjoy my movies and games.

ASRock, makes quality motherboards. Some even argue they're better than the parent brand ASUS.

ASRock Gen3?
8 Phases. Check.
Mosfet Heatsinked? Check.
SLI/Crossfire support. CHECK.

Yes he could use a cheaper case. But the friend likes it. Its his money after all.

You can have your PSU blow up. I'll pass. kthxbai.

OTOH, OCZ's ZS series gets decent reviews and a 750w recently went on sale for $70 + $25 rebate.

If anything cut corners for a SSD.
Edited by SpiritGear - 11/19/11 at 4:20pm
 
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I smell a troll.
GTX 570 with a 21" monitor?

It's not the size of the monitor. It's the resolution.
    
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I would go with a MSi Z68A-GD65 (G3) on TigerDirect for 184.99 and with the i5 2500k for 190.00 if NCIX still doing that deal and has some in stock also free shipping. tongue.gif The motherboard would be ready for Ivy Bridge and supports PCI-e 3.0. I myself have already got both ordered.biggrin.gif Also got a EVGA 560 ti and it rocks for gaming. Guess i'll wait for that price cut to get another for SLi.thumb.gif
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It's not the size of the monitor. It's the resolution.

Yeah, but if I'm spending ~$350 on a video card. I don't want to play it on a 21" screen at ANY resolution.

Personally. Its 24's and up from now on.
 
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Yeah, but if I'm spending ~$350 on a video card. I don't want to play it on a 21" screen at ANY resolution.
Personally. Its 24's and up from now on.

You could just sit closer to your screen?.....
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