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post #1 of 17
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I NEED HELP IN BUILDING A GAMING PC PREFERABLY A GAMING SERVER.


SETUP:


MoBO: Asus - ATX Motherboard 2000/1600/1333/1066MHz (Socket LGA 1156)
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus%20-...3865134&loc=01

GC: PNY Technologies - NVIDIA GeForce GTX580 1.5GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/PNY+Tech...&skuId=1623418

CPU: Intel® - Core™ i7-870 Processor
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Intel%26...3865134&loc=01

PSU: Corsair - Professional 650-Watt ATX CPU Power Supply
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair%...3865134&loc=01

RAM: Corsair - 2-Pack 2GB PC3-10666 DDR3 DIMM Memory Kit
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair%...3865134&loc=01

HD: Western Digital - Caviar Black 1TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive for Desktops (OEM/Bare Drive)
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Western%...3865134&loc=01

Case: MC Storm Sniper



***this is the setup I got. please tell any INCOMPATIBILITIES or sugestions in changing brands or types for each that would make my pc rig better. I already have $850 gift card from Best Buy so I prefer to buy some there. I have a total of $1.5k budget and that includes my $850 Best Buy gift card. I plan to build a game server gaming PC that can run 24/7 if I must. I'm really not sure about this setup and not much informed about details in compatibilities in building a gaming PC. Thank you so much!

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lmlilclxl
post #2 of 17
If you are using a GTX 580 then you will want a better PSU than you have there. Would recommend more like an 800W. This gives you more flexibility for future upgrades as well as meeting and exceeding the requirements of that card. Card recommends a 550W but you should take into consideration the card pulls 370W max at the socket which means that when you consider the 140W for the processor and the power requirements for other devices, you have like 50W in headroom, so you should look at a bigger PSU.
post #3 of 17
wait huh... your post is confusing me.. do you want a gameing pc or a game server? also if you plan on hosting what internet connection do you have?
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by BodyShield View Post
If you are using a GTX 580 then you will want a better PSU than you have there. Would recommend more like an 800W. This gives you more flexibility for future upgrades as well as meeting and exceeding the requirements of that card. Card recommends a 550W but you should take into consideration the card pulls 370W max at the socket which means that when you consider the 140W for the processor and the power requirements for other devices, you have like 50W in headroom, so you should look at a bigger PSU.
thnx, would this be cool? http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair+...&skuId=1073715
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by lmlilclxl View Post
I reckon it would be. I'd probably go a bit higher (850/900). All depends if you're going to SLI later on. Also, in my experience Corsair is quite good when it comes to PSUs. As you can see I'm using one myself, and I'm very pleased
    
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post #6 of 17
My corsair 850 has served me well for my rig.

May I ask, why not just buy a new PSU and new GPU for your existing rig? 1090t is no slouch.
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post #7 of 17
I would still do a x58 board with 6gb of triple channel ram. But defiantly at less the 800 watt PSU .... I love corsair PSU's .... Also I would only get the PSU CPU and GPU at bestbuy get the hard drives and other stuff from some where else and do a RAID with two hard drives or a SSD drive with a seperate 1tb drive... currently the slowest thing will be your hard drive. Everything will so slower cause of the single drive.
Edited by UNOE - 12/27/10 at 8:00pm
 
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RX360, EX360, EX360, and 480 Rad's XSPC Raystorm CPU Block Dual boot (other unnamed OS) and Win8 Pro QNIX QX2710 27" 2560x1440 @ 112hz 
KeyboardPowerCase
Corsair K90 Corsair AX1200 Corsair 700D Modded w/ External Radiators 
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1TB Hard Drive Win8 Corsair Dual PSU - AX1200 and HX650 Open Case 
Other
Thee 16x Risers and One 1x Riser 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930K 5Ghz Bench ASUS X79 Rampage IV Extreme 3x AMD 7970's w/ EK water blocks Samsung 16GB (4x4gb) 2400Mhz 10-12-12-31-1t @ 1... 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingMonitor
128GB Samsung 830  RX360, RX240, EX360 XSPC Raystorm CPU Block QNIX QX2710 27" 2560x1440 @ 114hz 
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post #8 of 17
That PSU would work fine. I personally have an Antec Truepower 1200W and am prepping for a GTX 580 SLI as my New Year's resolution. Corsair are also great PSUs and they will hold their own in a good SLI setup.
post #9 of 17
If you are gonna overclock the system maybe a 1000 watt would be better...get one from Enermax Revolution Series they are the best
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post #10 of 17
With Sandy Bridge just around the corner, why don't you wait and compare?
Edited by 2010rig - 12/28/10 at 7:38pm
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