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Intel Core i7 950 with 12GB ram and Gigabyte GTX 560ti SLI

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Hey guys, i am planning to build a new gaming pc. My chosen parts are as follows
Processor - Intel core i7 950
MOBO - Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
Memory - CORSAIR high performance Vengeance memory module 12GB (3x4GB) 1600MHz 9-9-9-24, CL9, 1.5V, DDR3
GPU - 2 x Gigabyte 560ti (SLI)
Case - Cooler Master HAF 932
Optical drive - Samsung blue ray and Samsung DVD burner.
HDD - Samsung "SpinPoint", 32MB Cache, 1TB SATA II HDD, 7200rpm
PSU - Amacrox Free Style 1000W PSU w/Cable Management
and do i need additional cooling system or it it fine with the build.

And i am NOT overclocking as if anything goes wrong, i cant afford to buy a new part.

So yeah,,,, if there are any compatibility issues or anything else can you guys please tell me cause it is me first time building a custom pc.

and even tell me if the build is good for games like black ops, gta 4/EFLC, crysis and nfs hot pursuit (2010).
thanks guys.
Edited by kpreet1996 - 2/26/11 at 6:48pm
post #2 of 51
That is going to be VERY tight in an Antec 300..I suggest you upgrade build to a bigger case. HAF 932 is large and cheap ($120 @ Newegg in US), not plugging it just because I have it but because it is a good quality case at the right price.

Also, 12 GB of RAM is useless for gaming. If you only plan to game, go with 6 GB.

Power supply is much more than you need as well but if the price is right that is fine. I would suggest looking into it however.

Edit for side note: Sabertooth does not have a very good PCI-E lane layout for SLI. With two dual slot graphics cards that dump heat into case (the ones you chose are not rear exhaust), you will experience unneeded heat. Granted, it won't be *too* much because you won't overclock, but you should change boards to something with a better PCI-E lane layout while you still can. Cards will basically be humping each other in that PCI-E lane layout.
Edited by BlahBlahBlah - 2/26/11 at 5:47pm
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@BlahBlahBlah Thanks man and that was quick.
can you please suggest me a good case for the build. And i am getting the ram from my mate's shop for just AUD150 and datz real cheap.... so yeah.... thanks again!!
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@BlahBlahBlah Thanks man and that was quick.
can you please suggest me a good case for the build. And i am getting the ram from my mate's shop for just AUD150 and datz real cheap.... so yeah.... thanks again!!
I mean..if you want to SLI and have a full ATX board..I recommend at least a big mid size tower, but probably a full size tower. My personal preference is for a lot of space for airflow/breathing when you are going to SLI.

HAF 932 would be my recommendation if the prices are similar to the US. It is the best full tower on a budget in my opinion, in that it offers great price : performance ratio.

As far as I wrote earlier about PCI-E lane layout, I would look at a different board for SLI. Ideally, you want at least 2 slots in between your PCI-E lanes that you will use for the graphics cards. For example, a PCI and a PCI-E x1 slot inbetween your two PCI-E x16 slots.

This board is a good example:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157163

I don't know much about Asrock so it's just an example so you get the idea.

Edit: Another highly recommended board on Newegg is this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128423

As you can see, you can space out your SLI fairly well there.
Edited by BlahBlahBlah - 2/26/11 at 6:03pm
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does the HAF 932 case have liquid cooling. If it does then it is not for me as i dun like it. if it just have fans then itz the perfect choice for me..... and i am pretty happy with the
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R MOBO. thanks again.
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does the HAF 932 case have liquid cooling. If it does then it is not for me as i dun like it. if it just have fans then itz the perfect choice for me..... and i am pretty happy with the
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R MOBO. thanks again.
It is capable of liquid cooling but it does not come with anything related to liquid cooling. It just has fans (lots of them) so it is great for your needs.
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datz cool... thanks for all the info..... a last question..... do i need additional cooling system for the build in this case??
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datz cool... thanks for all the info..... a last question..... do i need additional cooling system for the build in this case??
You don't need anything, no. If you are not comfortable with the stock heat sink that comes with the i7-950, you can use an aftermarket one like a Coolermaster Hyper 212+. Other than that, you are good to go
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post #9 of 51
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thanks for all that... any compatibility issues? if not, is the build good enough for the games mentioned?? (i dun care about high graphics,, graphics can be set to medium)
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thanks for all that... any compatibility issues? if not, is the build good enough for the games mentioned?? (i dun care about high graphics,, graphics can be set to medium)
Yes it will play those games on high to max, and there are no compatibility issues as far as I can tell
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