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Missing a DVD drive, but I already have one.

Only thing I'm worried about is cooling. I'm new to building PCS, but at the same time I know that the 580 is a beast of a GPU.

Any suggestions as well?
post #2 of 16
Looks fine except the hard drive and cooling.

The hard drive runs at 5400 RPM which is not suitable for a main drive. If you're getting a hard drive to get Windows from, look into getting a Western Digital Caviar Black for this purpose - it doesn't look to me like you're on much of a budget and the extra for one of these drives will be well worth it.

As for the CPU cooling, if you want an all-in-one cooling solution, go for a Corsair H50 or H70 (depending what you can afford).

Other than that, the rest seems fine to me.
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Why aren't you going Sandy Bridge?
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post #4 of 16
Here are a few things if you decide to stay with the 1366 socket for some unknown reason:
The 1366 socket runs triple channel memory. 6gbs is plenty for most people. Gaming is not RAM intensive.

That power supply is not very good. Why do you need a 1050 watt power supply in the first place? Unless you want to go three way SLI 580s you do not need a power supply that powerful. SLI 580s will run on a quality 850 watt power supply.

Personally I would go with a Samsung F3 1tb for a hard drive and if you need the full 2tb then get a second one and do RAID 0. Yes it will be a little more expensive but there will be a massive performance difference.
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post #5 of 16
your mixing and matching components there...
Your Ram is Dual channel DDR3 you have selected, but the board uses Triple Channel DDR3. So you either should add 1 separate stick or get a triple channel kit.

What is the main purpose of this system?
1. Your electing 1366, do you ever plan on using a 980x or 990x processor? If not you should probably go Sandy Bridge i7-2600k (again depending on main purpose of system). Either the SB 2500k or 2600k will smoke the current build plan.
2. Cooling - If your planning on indeed going 1366, you will need some massive cooling depending on how your OC will be. If you go SB, they are hitting 5+Ghz on Air.
3. Power - Why on earth do you need that much power? R u planning on tri or quad sli? I'd also recommend going with better PSU.
4. HDD - R u planning on the OS being installed on this HDD also? I'd recommend splitting your OS off to a separate HDD. I'd also recommend SATA3 vs SATA2. You may be better suited with OS and most often apps being on a SSD, data storage on 1TB.
5. GPU - yes the GTX 580 is the absolute fastest GPU out there. However it's only roughly 10% faster than the GTX 570 which is the second fastest. The cost savings from GPU's alone could dam near get you a SSD.
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post #6 of 16
Oh I forgot to mention that cooler is mediocre at best. Go with the Noctua NH14 cuz it's a much better cooler. And while the new Sandy Bridge processors have reached 5GHz on air that is NOT normal and won't happen with many chips with good temps.

Here shows the mhz to voltage required on a few sandybridge chips
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/915087-sandy-bridge-voltage-mhz-list.html
Edited by VW_TDI_02 - 1/18/11 at 1:49pm
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post #7 of 16
He can get an i7-970 off of a friend through Intel Retail Edge if said friend works for a retail cahin and doesn't mind hooking him up.

(Amazon Marketplace has 970's from resellers for as low as $500 btw)

No SSD for boot drive?

Ditch the Ripjaw kit for a Corsair Dominator 1600 6GB Triple Channel.
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Originally Posted by VW_TDI_02;12057414 
Oh I forgot to mention that cooler is mediocre at best. Go with the Noctua NH14 cuz it's a much better cooler. And while the new Sandy Bridge processors have reached 5GHz on air that is NOT normal and won't happen with many chips with good temps.

Here shows the mhz to voltage required on a few sandybridge chips
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/915087-sandy-bridge-voltage-mhz-list.html

90% of the Sandy Bridge processors will hit 5Ghz on Air, most people have not updated their bios and/or are throttling the CPU's. But this debate is not going to help the OP. I completely agree on the cooler.
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Originally Posted by bratas;12057514 
90% of the Sandy Bridge processors will hit 5Ghz on Air, most people have not updated their bios and/or are throttling the CPU's. But this debate is not going to help the OP. I completely agree on the cooler.

If you look at those voltages most look a good bit too high to be running on air. How's your overclock?
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I'm trying to get 5.1 24/7 stable. Will continue to work on it when i get home from work.
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