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been checking out builds for a while and now the time as finally come... ordering next week.
This is what i end up with ... it's right on budget and looks like it would be good for a couple years of great gaming experience

Z68 Extreme7 Gen3
i7-2600K
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 16GB (4 x 4GB) cl8
SLI MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III
raid0 Chronos Deluxe (2 x 60GB)
seasonic 850
CORSAIR H70
Antec Eleven Hundred

Anything i should maybe change? any problems i havn't foreseen?

***EDIT***:

ended up going with :

2600k
AsRock z68 Extreme7 Gen3
16gb dominator DDR3
2x MSI gtx 580 twinfrozr II (sli)
hx1050 PSU
2x force3 60gb ssd
h70
arc midi case
asus 24inch 2ms VW


final build, everything is here except the case and my mx-4... can't wait.
Edited by Teknix - 1/31/12 at 1:16pm
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raid0 Chronos Deluxe (2 x 60GB)? I'd just do the M4 128GB - trade a little bit of speed for proven reliability. I don't think you'd notice a speed difference anyway without some sort of raid controller, so mainly what you get with the chronos is double the failure rate and added complexity. Looks pretty much bulletproof otherwise. Your PSU is probably more than you need - I think 850w should be fine.
Edited by TehStone - 1/21/12 at 8:24am
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PSU is overkill - go with a good 750W unit
I'd go with a single good SSD - a nice 120GB or 128GB, should be quite fast if you get a decent one - also make sure to get some additional storage with that as you don't really want to use more than 80% of a SSD's capacity.
Memory is a bit on the high side, unless you're doing a lot of encoding / video / photoshop work, I'd recommend 8GB.
The H70 is a bit on the weaker side of things and a bit aging, i'd say go with the H80
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if 1050 is too much i was thinking maybe seasonic 850 gold. it would hold all that with 2 570s?
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if 1050 is too much i was thinking maybe seasonic 850 gold. it would hold all that with 2 570s?

I would go 850W smile.gif
In fact, I did biggrin.gif
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PSU is overkill - go with a good 750W unit
I'd go with a single good SSD - a nice 120GB or 128GB, should be quite fast if you get a decent one - also make sure to get some additional storage with that as you don't really want to use more than 80% of a SSD's capacity.
Memory is a bit on the high side, unless you're doing a lot of encoding / video / photoshop work, I'd recommend 8GB.
The H70 is a bit on the weaker side of things and a bit aging, i'd say go with the H80

the h70 seems to be the only option in stock on ca newegg. could it do the job with decent cfm fans?
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Like everyone said,get a bigger size SSD like this one,which is on sale right now.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233191

PSU is a little on the high side but it's always good to have more power.I actually have the same mobo and CPU setup but with the H100.I'm currently testing the Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800w also with two SLI 570's,8800GTS 320 as PhysX,A SSD and the H100 and It's been good so far.How about you get the Corsair HX850 instead of the HX1050 and then use that money to get the H100 instead of the H70.
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Like everyone said,get a bigger size SSD like this one,which is on sale right now.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233191
PSU is a little on the high side but it's always good to have more power.I actually have the same mobo and CPU setup but with the H100.I'm currently testing the Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800w also with two SLI 570's,8800GTS 320 as PhysX,A SSD and the H100 and It's been good so far.How about you get the Corsair HX850 instead of the HX1050 and then use that money to get the H100 instead of the H70.

yeah ill probably go for a good 850w thanks

the h70 seems to be th eonly one of the kind in stock on canadian newegg... hoping good fans will make it work.

i'll keep the raid0 chronos deluxe because they inspire me smile.gif and because of this:
“The Mushkin Chronos Deluxe line uses 32nm Toshiba Toggle NAND instead of asynchronous 25nm"

*out of nowhere... the motherboard allows for x16/x16 and thats just lovely imo smile.gif
Edited by Teknix - 1/21/12 at 9:03am
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Originally Posted by Teknix View Post

i'll keep the raid0 chronos deluxe because they inspire me smile.gif and because of this:
“The Mushkin Chronos Deluxe line uses 32nm Toshiba Toggle NAND instead of asynchronous 25nm")

You'll be inspired more by the money you save with a 128GB Crucial M4, and you'll derive further inspiration from reducing the complexity of your system and decreasing the chance of hardware failure through the use of less parts and better hardware. thumb.gif It's a far more elegant solution to the fast storage problem.

Inspiration from raid0 ssd? I've never heard such drivel.
Quote:
There are also certain periphery concerns like some people’s experience with the dreaded SandForce BSOD / system bug which has been reported on almost every SF2281 drive.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/45871-mushkin-chronos-deluxe-120gb-ssd-review-13.html
Edited by TehStone - 1/21/12 at 10:31am
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2600k
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2x force3 60gb ssd
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