Originally Posted by ElZilcho
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.