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Hello everyone, I'm new to this site so forgive me if I posted this in the wrong section.

I'm planning to build a PC around next month and want to know what do you all think of this setup? I have already made a list of the stuff and now I need someone to confirm if they're good and fit together. Other suggestions are welcomed aswell.

MOBO: P8P67 EVO
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k
CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 2
GPU: MSI GTX460 HAWK T.A in SLI (two of 'em) or MSI GTX580 <- Which one would be better ?
RAM: 4GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600MHz CL9 KIT
PSU: Corsair HX750W
Case: Lancool K62

The main thing that bothers me is the GPU. I can't decide which one to get. GTX460 in SLI are more powerful (correct me if I'm wrong) then a single GTX580 and cheaper too. Yet, GTX580 is more future proof...

Another thing that bothers me is the power phase on the motherboard.. it's 12+2. Don't I need 16+2 for the SLI ? Sorry if it's a dumb question but I honestly have no clue. Can somebody point out what it is and what it's for?

Thanks in advance!
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Go for the 580, you can just put another one in down the line when you need it
As for The motherboard yes you can SLI
    
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The GTX 560 is (supposedly) coming out on the 25th. In all honesty, though, I would just go for the 580.
You could probably find better RAM for the price, by the way. If you're getting DDR3 1600MHz, get at least CL8.
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post #4 of 12
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The GTX 560 is (supposedly) coming out on the 25th. In all honesty, though, I would just go for the 580.
You could probably find better RAM for the price, by the way. If you're getting DDR3 1600MHz, get at least CL8.
That's why I am waiting till next month when the GTX560 is released the GTX460 prices should drop and GTX580 prices have been dropping fast here lately.

Why CL8? What's the difference ?
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Why CL8? What's the difference ?
CL (CAS Latency) is the delay between the memory controller and the memory module, in ms. In layman's terms, the memory controller has to tell the module that it needs to access a portion of the RAM, and then the module will make that portion available for access. The delay is measured in ms, so CL9 means that there is a 9ms delay between the controller and the module, CL8 means that their is an 8ms delay, and so on.
Basically, lower latency mean that the RAM is more responsive.

EDIT:
MOBO: Looks great, and yes, it does support SLI/Crossfire.
RAM:
1600MHz/CL7: G. Skill PI/G. Skill Ripjaws X
1866MHz/CL8: G. Skill Ripjaws X
2000MHz/CL9: G. Skill Ripjaws
Personally, I don't know whether it's better to go with higher clocks and lower timings or vice versa. Usually, they're comparable, but I'm not so sure it works the same with 1155. I would say to go with the 1600/CL7 as they are probably the best, bang-for-your-buck.
PSU: Corsair PSUs are pretty good, but the Seasonic X750 is quite a bit better, and completely modular. If you can find one for around the same price, I would go for it instead.
Edited by thisischuck01 - 1/17/11 at 1:36pm
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post #6 of 12
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro....aspx?pid=3684
Gigabyte GTX 580 UD version~
3 fan design,so quite and good cooler~
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That's not a bad set of RAM. However, I would really recommend spending a couple more bucks to grab a set with lower timings. If you are overclocking your processor, you might as well push your RAM a bit as well. If you can't afford (or justify) an $80 set of RAM, I would recommend these. They run at CL7, compared to the CL9 of the Corsair, and are only $5 more at checkout.
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AMD Athlon II X2 250 Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H ATI Radeon HD 4200 (Onboard) 2GB Kingston ValueRAM DDR3 1333Mhz 
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Originally Posted by StashHouse View Post
Hello everyone, I'm new to this site so forgive me if I posted this in the wrong section.

I'm planning to build a PC around next month and want to know what do you all think of this setup? I have already made a list of the stuff and now I need someone to confirm if they're good and fit together. Other suggestions are welcomed aswell.

MOBO: P8P67 EVO
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k
CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 2
GPU: MSI GTX460 HAWK T.A in SLI (two of 'em) or MSI GTX580 <- Which one would be better ?
RAM: 4GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600MHz CL9 KIT
PSU: Corsair HX750W
Case: Lancool K62

The main thing that bothers me is the GPU. I can't decide which one to get. GTX460 in SLI are more powerful (correct me if I'm wrong) then a single GTX580 and cheaper too. Yet, GTX580 is more future proof...

Another thing that bothers me is the power phase on the motherboard.. it's 12+2. Don't I need 16+2 for the SLI ? Sorry if it's a dumb question but I honestly have no clue. Can somebody point out what it is and what it's for?

Thanks in advance!
Get a cheaper processor and a better video card.
CPU doesn't matter much in gaming, GPU makes all the difference.
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post #10 of 12
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Dude, money isn't an issue here. Anyway, I decided to wait and go with the GTX560 SLI setup Would a Corsair HX850W PSU be enough for that ?

@thisischuck01 They don't sell that kind of RAM here at my local store. I'm gonna go with the Corsair Dominator CL8 instead, they're on a discount. ^^
Edited by StashHouse - 1/19/11 at 6:02am
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