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how are you going to tell someone not to listen to someone when you dont point how i am wrong.
    
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i just posted a link showing the 580 using 250watts in-game. im not dead sure about this, so he should ask someone in the power supply forum.

800d sucks for air http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/c...bsidian_800d/7

2000mhz ram isnt any better than 1333mhz. you can probably find something on anandtech or toms about it, i cant be bothered searching since its as common knowledge as not hitting your forehead on a brick wall
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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
The higher speed RAM really isnt necessary, just OC the lower speed RAM and take the time to tweark it to optimum performance and save money.
Also for water cooling the 800D is superb, but on Air it is lacking greatly.
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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!
One of the best builds I've seen yet. G.Skill RAM, LG BD, C300.. nice.

However, these are my points:

Cooler: Might want to get an H70, to make sure you can get away with 5.0Ghz 24/7.
MOBO: Did you take a gander at my sticky about choosing the right P67 motherboard for you? If not, it's in my sig. Personally, I prefer Gigabyte and ASUS, but it's about the style of the UEFI interface that appeals to you.
GPU: The GTX 580, as powerful as it is, is equally over-priced. Instead, I STRONGLY advise on HD 6950 CrossFire, or GTX 480 Triple-SLi.
Data Drive: These days, it's sily not to be buy a 2TB drive, 3TB even. The 2TB can be had for only 79.95$ at Newegg.
PSU: I would DEFINITELY go with the Silverstone 1000w. It's cheaper and it's single-rail. Best purchase I ever made.
Monitor: I would opt for IPS/PVA panels, personally. But if you have to go TN, go with a Dell or Samsung, and make sure it's got the thinnest bezels.. trust me, you'll be thinking about it later.

Good luck!
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post #15 of 66
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2000mhz ram isnt any better than 1333mhz. you can probably find something on anandtech or toms about it, i cant be bothered searching since its as common knowledge as not hitting your forehead on a brick wall
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The higher speed RAM really isnt necessary, just OC the lower speed RAM and take the time to tweark it to optimum performance and save money.
Yes, there have been several benchmarks showing that faster RAM (both in terms of frequency and tighter timings) show little or no increase in gaming performance (or even application performance).

Source:
http://techreport.com/articles.x/20377/3

The only thing it appears to help much is benchmarks. So if you just love running benchmarks and seeing high numbers, then maybe it's worth it. But if you only want noticeable performance gains in applications and games, then faster RAM is not worth the extra money for what little performance gains you MIGHT see. You would be better off using that money to get a step up to the next level CPU or graphics card.

You picked a good choice for RAM in the first post. Same RAM I chose, although I stepped it down to the 1333 MHz kit to save a little extra.
Edited by TriplePlay - 3/9/11 at 12:34am
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i just posted a link showing the 580 using 250watts in-game. im not dead sure about this, so he should ask someone in the power supply forum.

800d sucks for air http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/c...bsidian_800d/7

2000mhz ram isnt any better than 1333mhz. you can probably find something on anandtech or toms about it, i cant be bothered searching since its as common knowledge as not hitting your forehead on a brick wall
as for ram its all about the timings and if the timings on a 2000mhz is better than a 1600mhz than yes 2000mhz is better specialy for gaming. it may be a small or incrementally faster but the point is it is faster
    
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>.< i told your mother not to drink when she was pregnant, WHY DIDNT SHE LISTEN TO ME?
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One of the best builds I've seen yet. G.Skill RAM, LG BD, C300.. nice.

However, these are my points:

Cooler: Might want to get an H70, to make sure you can get away with 5.0Ghz 24/7.
MOBO: Did you take a gander at my sticky about choosing the right P67 motherboard for you? If not, it's in my sig. Personally, I prefer Gigabyte and ASUS, but it's about the style of the UEFI interface that appeals to you.
GPU: The GTX 580, as powerful as it is, is equally over-priced. Instead, I STRONGLY advise on HD 6950 CrossFire, or GTX 480 Triple-SLi.
Data Drive: These days, it's sily not to be buy a 2TB drive, 3TB even. The 2TB can be had for only 79.95$ at Newegg.
PSU: I would DEFINITELY go with the Silverstone 1000w. It's cheaper and it's single-rail. Best purchase I ever made.
Monitor: I would opt for IPS/PVA panels, personally. But if you have to go TN, go with a Dell or Samsung, and make sure it's got the thinnest bezels.. trust me, you'll be thinking about it later.

Good luck!
Thanks for recommedations. I checked out your sticky, I think the MSI is ok for what I want it for (OC'ing to 4.0+, SLi setup, various drives and option for RAID) and not too expensive. If I'm missing something please let me know, I'm by no means an expert.

I actually took a good long look at some of the ATi GPUs, but my dad works for Intel, so unfortunately AMD is not an option for me.

Didn't realize 2TB had gotten that cheap, I'll probably switch to one of those. You're definently right about the bezels, but the ViewSonics are only 200 each which is the best deal I've found so far on 24" LED monitors.
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1. Lower speed ram with custom timings
2. Save money
3. ???????
4. Profit

EDIT: You cannot get a decent 2TB drive for under 150. All of the sub 150 drives are 5400, 5900, or green drives the throttle up and down but generally not to 7200RPM. The cheapest quality 7200RPM drive is $150
Edited by NameUnknown - 3/9/11 at 1:00am
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Yes, there have been several benchmarks showing that faster RAM (both in terms of frequency and tighter timings) show little or no increase in gaming performance (or even application performance).

Source:
http://techreport.com/articles.x/20377/3

The only thing it appears to help much is benchmarks. So if you just love running benchmarks and seeing high numbers, then maybe it's worth it. But if you only want noticeable performance gains in applications and games, then faster RAM is not worth the extra money for what little performance gains you MIGHT see. You would be better off using that money to get a step up to the next level CPU or graphics card.

You picked a good choice for RAM in the first post. Same RAM I chose, although I stepped it down to the 1333 MHz kit to save a little extra.
Thanks, I may step it down a little bit myself for the same reason lol.
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