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Greetings everyone.

i'm about to buy my new computer, and i would like to know your point of view on this setup:

Case: Cooler Master HAF X
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5, Socket-1155
CPU: i5-2500k Sandy Bridge
CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-D14
Harddrive: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 7200rpm
SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 60gb - 285read/275write
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 700Watt
Graphic Cards: 2 x Gigabyte GeForce GTX570 "OC Version" "3xWindforce edition"
RAM: 4GB 1600Mhz CL9 Kingston Ram

Question #1: Is it worth the money to upgrade from UD5 - UD7 ?
Question #2: Is it worth it to upgrade to a i7-2600k Sandy Bridge ?
Question #3: Is there any differences between the Noctua NH-D14 and the Thermalright Silver Arrow except of the Color of the Fans ?
Question #4: Ain't 700Watt 80plus Gold enough to run dual GTX570 ?

Would appreciate any advice in which could be better, but please be realistic to approximately what i made and don't put up the price too much

The computer needs to be used for Homework, Gaming & stuff like that.

Thanks in advance.

EDIT:
I am not quiet sure if i am allowed to ask such things at this site - if i'm not, please bear with me.
Edited by frodzet - 3/23/11 at 6:03am
post #2 of 12
Your PSU Wattage is enough, I do not have any experience with those PSUs however.

Minimum Watts: 623

Recommended Watts: 673

I always like to have at least 50 extra to play with.
post #3 of 12
Ill answer to your q#2: no, it's not worth it. If you're going to only play on that PC, without looking at crazy OC, the 2500k is good enough.
post #4 of 12
@Question3 : why don`t you just google it? there are several test 1vs1 like
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/c...octua_nh-d14/3
There are many differences, what you would like to know (i guess) which is better.
And me as a Noctua fanboy am not allowed to say my opinion
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post #5 of 12
hmm...i think you should be fine in running two of those with the 700w, but if it were me id step up to maybe 800w just to be safe. im assuming your going to use win7 64bit?

that seems like a mighty fine setup you got there, but if your just gaming and homework, and want to save cash, you can probably get away with not having the SSD for now, but if you have the money and want the awesomesauce that is SSD? well then my friend, buy on

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post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by frodzet View Post
Greetings everyone.

i'm about to buy my new computer, and i would like to know your point of view on this setup:

Case: Cooler Master HAF X
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5, Socket-1155
CPU: i5-2500k Sandy Bridge
CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-D14
Harddrive: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 7200rpm
SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 60gb - 285read/275write
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 700Watt
Graphic Cards: 2 x Gigabyte GeForce GTX570 "OC Version" "3xWindforce edition"
RAM: 4GB 1600Mhz CL9 Kingston Ram

Question #1: Is it worth the money to upgrade from UD5 - UD7 ?
Question #2: Is it worth it to upgrade to a i7-2600k Sandy Bridge ?
Question #3: Is there any differences between the Noctua NH-D14 and the Thermalright Silver Arrow except of the Color of the Fans ?
Question #4: Ain't 700Watt 80plus Gold enough to run dual GTX570 ?

Would appreciate any advice in which could be better, but please be realistic to approximately what i made and don't put up the price too much

The computer needs to be used for Homework, Gaming & stuff like that.

Thanks in advance.

EDIT:
I am not quiet sure if i am allowed to ask such things at this site - if i'm not, please bear with me.
Welcome to OCN !

I'll take a shot at your questions first.

1) Are you sure the UD5 is worth it over the UD4 ? Which one's PCI/PCI-E layout will work better for you ?

2) Only if you fold, do a lot of rendering or some other process that would make good use of the extra threads.

3) Not much.

4) It probably is but if it were me I'd step up to 850 watt 80 plus gold.

Other thoughts.

2 SSD's just seems like a waste. Of course I'm too cheap to buy even one. Just seems that the money could be better spent elsewhere. And isn't Vertex 3 supposed to be out any day now ?

Are you sure you want to go dual video cards right out of the gate. I find it better to buy the best card you can to start with. Then you have the option to add another down the road. 590 comes out tommorrow I believe.

What monitor are you using? If you aren't running multiple monitors, or a 120hz monitor all of that GPU power is pretty much a waste.

Double check to make sure the "Windforce Edition" 570's have voltage control. I read something awhile back stating that they did not but I have no idea how accurate that was.

All that high end stuff but yet you have Cas9 RAM and no sound card.

Overall it looks like it's going to be a very nice build. Congrats
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post #7 of 12
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Ooh thank you everyone for the fast replies, tho sizzle i think you got me abit wrong, i don't buy 2 SSD Harddrives, its the Product name: Vertex 2

Anyways, maybe anyone could come up with an even better PC to approximately the same price og something similar cheaper ?

i know the RAM are slow, and i don't really need an Audio Card, i stick with the one already build in to the Motherboard
post #8 of 12
I agree that you would probably be better suited to bump up to a 850w PSU. Also you should wait for the Vertex 3 SSD, if not it consider at least bumping to a SATA III SSD.
If you need 4 internal SATA III ports then yes the UD7, you will not see much difference in GPU performance between the UD5 and the UD7.
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Ooh thank you everyone for the fast replies, tho sizzle i think you got me abit wrong, i don't buy 2 SSD Harddrives, its the Product name: Vertex 2

Anyways, maybe anyone could come up with an even better PC to approximately the same price og something similar cheaper ?

i know the RAM are slow, and i don't really need an Audio Card, i stick with the one already build in to the Motherboard
G. Skill 8GB

Your getting pretty close to my Sig Rig.
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post #10 of 12
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i will save the 4gb additional ram for later
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