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Why do you want to have 2 disc drives? Just get a burner and finito (only if you need one of course) - else just go with a normal disc reader. And don't use Blu-ray if you don't need it.Also unleash you're going to add more 580s you should not get more than 1k, and 850 watt should probably easy do.
Also RAMs - just get 4 GB. 8 GB is totally waste.
Else looks good, through you may could use 2 or 3 TB drive for the saved money
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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 and its on sale $30 off.
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Why do you want to have 2 disc drives? Just get a burner and finito (only if you need one of course) - else just go with a normal disc reader. And don't use Blu-ray if you don't need it.Also unleash you're going to add more 580s you should not get more than 1k, and 850 watt should probably easy do.
Also RAMs - just get 4 GB. 8 GB is totally waste.
Else looks good, through you may could use 2 or 3 TB drive for the saved money
I plan to have 580s in SLi, and probably stick with that since I'd have to upgrade the motherboard to add more graphics boards.

I use a variety of business applications and video conversion software pretty often. I've actually exceeded 4GB usage quite often, so I think it would be good to stick with 8GB.

Is it bad to have more than 1 optical drive? Mainly I'd like 2 drives for the flexibility it gives in disc switching or multitasking.

Thanks for the help!
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I can vouch for the Ripjaws X....good stuff! I went with 8GB because I noticed that with a browser open, Word open and running SC2, I was using close to 3.5 GB of RAM. Usually I minimize SC2 and start doing other stuff which I am sure will put me over the 4GB usage mark. Besides, having the 8GB gives you some more headroom for the future. For $50 extra, 8 GB is a no brainer.
Edited by Rust1d? - 3/9/11 at 5:01am
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I also have 2 (now putted one of them in my "backup system"). As I didn't find it usefull at all to have 2.
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post #26 of 66
Looks good. As others have said, 1200w is a bit overkill in your situation. As for RAM faster than 1866MHz -- don't buy into the hype (and misinformation) that it's "faster". Technically speaking, yes, it runs at a faster rate. But numerous comparos and reviews between RAM from 1066MHz up to 2000+MHz have shown their to be almost no difference in real world performance and certainly not worth the price premium.

The only other thing I'd change is the 1TB Western Digital. Unless you got a deal on it, there's no reason to pay extra for SATA III on a HDD. It won't be utitlized and is therefore a waste. Even if it's $15 saved, it's $15 that can go towards something more beneficial. That is of course again taking into account there is a similar and/or cheaper SATA II equivalent.
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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 and its on sale $30 off.
Wrong -- WD 1TB
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post #28 of 66
It's a pretty solid build. Couple of things.
1. you don't need a 1200w PSU, an 850w is fine


2. stick with the Noctua it is less expensive and out performs the H70. Sorry Track my D-14 keeps me at 5.2 24/7 just fine.

3. I would look at some of the other SSD's, the Vertex 3 is due out in the next week or 2, Intel has had a new on come out also, then there is the Corsair Perf. 3.

4. you don't need a dvd burner plus a blue-ray burner, u can get a blue ray burner with light scribe also.

5. I would suggest look at the Samsung F3 spinpoint 1TB, I picked mine up for $65

6. RAM is where the question comes into play. There have been some good reviews on RAM check Anand and others before just listening to hey 1600 is all is really needed. Depends on your situation.
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It's a pretty solid build. Couple of things.
1. you don't need a 1200w PSU, an 850w is fine


2. stick with the Noctua it is less expensive and out performs the H70. Sorry Track my D-14 keeps me at 5.2 24/7 just fine.

3. I would look at some of the other SSD's, the Vertex 3 is due out in the next week or 2, Intel has had a new on come out also, then there is the Corsair Perf. 3.

4. you don't need a dvd burner plus a blue-ray burner, u can get a blue ray burner with light scribe also.

5. I would suggest look at the Samsung F3 spinpoint 1TB, I picked mine up for $65

6. RAM is where the question comes into play. There have been some good reviews on RAM check Anand and others before just listening to hey 1600 is all is really needed. Depends on your situation.
Thanks for the tips I'll probably switch to the AX850 (I'll update the build list too). I totally agree on the Noctua. I have a respect for the cooling that water cooling can provide, but it makes me nervous as I have no experience with it and I'd rather not have to deal with the "what if" of a leaky water system. With my case water would really blow all over the place lol.

I'll take a look at some of the SSD's and try to figure out which one will be best for me. I'll probably end up getting the Samsung like you (and many others it seems) suggest. I believe 1600MHz RAM will be sufficient for my uses.
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Updated Build:

Case: SilverStone Fortress 2 FT02
Motherboard: MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 (Or equivalent)
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
Memory: 8GB (2 x 4GB) G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Ripjaws X 8-8-8-24 Dual Channel 1.5V
Graphics: 2 x EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX 580 Sli
Boot Drive: Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB SATA III 6Gb/s
Data Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM SATA II 3GB/s
Optical: LG 10x Blu-Ray SATA Writer
PSU: Corsair AX850-G 850W 80+ Gold
Display: 3 x ViewSonic 24-Inch LED Widescreen HD-1080p
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Here is the update with your recommendations. Let me know what you think!
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