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Here's the build:

Case: SilverStone Fortress 2 FT02
Motherboard: MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
Memory: 8GB (2 x 4GB) G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Ripjaws X 7-8-7-24 Dual Channel 1.6V
Graphics: 2 x EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX 580 Sli
Boot Drive: Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB SATA III 6Gb/s
Data Drive: Western Digital 1TB 7200RPM SATA III 6GB/s
Optical 1: Lite-On LightScribe 24x DVD-RW Dual Layer Drive
Optical 2: LG 10x Blu-Ray SATA Writer
PSU: Corsair AX1200-G 1200W 80+ Gold <--Can I get away with AX850 here?
Display: 3 x ViewSonic 24-Inch LED Widescreen HD-1080p
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I want to build a solid performing system for a variety of uses, not just gaming. Please point out anything you think could be changed to boost performance/reduce cost. Thanks!
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post #2 of 66
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Originally Posted by ElZilcho View Post
Here's the build:
PSU: Corsair AX1200-G 1200W 80+ Gold <--Can I get away with AX850 here?
Yes an ax850 would be enough assuming you aren't pushing the gpu(s)/cpu too hard as a typical setup like that would pull close to 700-750 give or take.

Looks like a solid build, haven't had any issues with 1.6v ram but FWIR people say it can be finicky. Have since recently upgraded to 16GBs of Vengeance (1.5) which run fine oc'd to 1866 stock.
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Yes an ax850 would be enough assuming you aren't pushing the gpu(s)/cpu too hard as a typical setup like that would pull close to 700-750 give or take.

Looks like a solid build, haven't had any issues with 1.6v ram but FWIR people say it can be finicky. Have since recently upgraded to 16GBs of Vengeance (1.5) which run fine oc'd to 1866 stock.
I plan on OC'ing the CPU to 4.0+, and leaving the GPUs stock. Thanks for the warning about the RAM. Should I use 1.5v RAM instead even if the CAS is slightly higher?
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1. Case is needlessly expensive. Better cases exist for less money. But personal taste and style desires come into play.
2. Power Supply can be an HX1000 or AX850
3. No point in a DVD burner and BluRay burner unless your specific bluray burner wont do DVDs. Might want to look into a single drive solution if you really even need a bluray burner.
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post #5 of 66
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I plan on OC'ing the CPU to 4.0+, and leaving the GPUs stock.
If you're keeping it stock /w a moderate overclock then a ax850 is perfect.

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Originally Posted by ElZilcho View Post
Thanks for the warning about the RAM. Should I use 1.5v RAM instead even if the CAS is slightly higher?
I doubt you'll have issues with the ram you had already picked out. Just a few threads I've read with issues as a trend using ram stock @ 1.6. But as from my own testing 1.6 or 1.5 are fine so you can keep those.

Although if the 1.5 kit is cheaper then just go with that. No real world performance differences at 1CAS rating higher other than benchmarks.
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3. No point in a DVD burner and BluRay burner unless your specific bluray burner wont do DVDs. Might want to look into a single drive solution if you really even need a bluray burner.
Yeah, DVD burners also don't look that great in an ft02 imo
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post #7 of 66
case is fine, love my ft02.

for your 580: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/vid...0_5.html#sect0
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1. Case is needlessly expensive. Better cases exist for less money. But personal taste and style desires come into play.
2. Power Supply can be an HX1000 or AX850
3. No point in a DVD burner and BluRay burner unless your specific bluray burner wont do DVDs. Might want to look into a single drive solution if you really even need a bluray burner.
I really do like the styling of the Fortress 2. Just my own personal quirk, though you are right, it is expensive. At least I can reuse it.

I'll probably switch to the AX850 like you suggest. Mostly I like multiple optical drives to avoid CD/DVD switching. I still play some older titles...

Thanks for the comments!
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post #9 of 66
your going to need that 1200 power supply being with 2 gpu and overclocked cpu 1000 is minimum i would say i would radther have a corsair case like a 800d its just better overal since you wont see any wires in the corsair also the memory i would change to somthing faster

take some memory like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145330

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231435

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104232
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Originally Posted by andrew149 View Post
your going to need that 1200 power supply being with 2 gpu and overclocked cpu 1000 is minimum i would say i would radther have a corsair case like a 800d its just better overal since you wont see any wires in the corsair also the memory i would change to somthing faster

take some memory like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145330

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231435
dont listen to this guy
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