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Hi there, this is my first time building a computer and I just wanted to know what you guys thought of my build. I don't really have a budget but I'm going to keep it at around 1700 because I think I have a really solid build. I am going to be overclocking eventually. I also am going into computer programming/designing and will use this computer for that as well as playing games.

CPU: Intel i7-950
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
GPU: EVGA SC GTX 580 or EVGA SC GTX 570 (530 vs 370) is the GTX 580 really worth 160 more than the 570?
Case: HAF 942 or 932(blue) havent decided..
RAM: Corsair Dominator 6gb (2x3gb) DDR3 1600 7-8-7-20
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM
PSU: Corsair HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W
DVD: SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive
Wireless: Belkin F5D8055 USB 2.0 Wireless N+ USB Adapter
Mouse: Logitech MX 518 8 Buttons Optical 1800 dpi Gaming Mouse
Keyboard: Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard
Edited by desastrux - 2/3/11 at 8:38am
post #2 of 11
Build's looking solid, the only thing I'd recommend if you can squeeze it in is an SSD for your boot drive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-551-_-Product

Personally, I'd go with the 570 + SSD over the 580.
Edited by 2010rig - 2/3/11 at 9:39am
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Nice build. I don't think 580 is worth that much more than the 570. Better put the extra money towards better HDD and bigger PSU, which are two areas that I see you should improve more upon. Either a small SSD for OS and another storage HDD and a more powerful PSU.
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actually i don't think a bigger power supply would be needed that looks pretty good for one gpu but the ssd would be a good addition. And for cooling i really like the way the H-series self contained pumps performed but you would need a case size-capable of fitting a push/pull setup on the rad. I know the noctua is a widely used cooler not sure how the two compare...
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Build looks good, I would stick with the 570 and get a 30gb SSD for boot. Any maybe get a modular power supply like a corsair hx750 or silverstone st75f.
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get a sb chip so you can fit in a ssd
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I would get the i7 2600k over the 950 any day, stat 2 driver issues or not. I love mine

I have 4 useable ports (currently) if that isn't an issue
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Well im going to get the i7-950 because i can get it from microcenter for 199.99. also i believe the HAF 942 and 932 are big enough for the Noctua NH-D14, but if anyone tried this and it didnt work let me know. As for the SSD, I just dont know how big of one to get or which SSD to get.
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I have just build my pc from scratch with a budget of £1500, roughly the same price, i have been advised on most parts on forums so have a look at my spec below, not the RAM though because i found out it wasnt compatible with the motherboard....
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I agree with the majority here -- get a GTX 570 instead of a 580 and use the extra change to get an SSD. I wouldn't get a 30GB one though. That leaves very little room for OS. Once you start getting down to minimal free space, Windows runs like *expletive* -- SSD or not. I'd say a minimum of 40GB for OS drive.
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