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My New Upcoming Gaming and Benching Rig!

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Well i went around and started picking out parts for my new benching and gaming build and heres what i have come up with....

1) NZXT Phantom Full Tower Case -Color Red- 5x 5.25in bays, 7x 3.5in bays

2) ASUS Rampage III Formula-Intel X58, LGA 1366, SLI and CrossFire Ready

3) I69-1960-Intel Core i7 960-3.2Ghz, 8MB L3 Cache, 4.8GT/s QPI, Qaud Core, Bloomfield

4) Corsair Hydro Series H70 CPU Liquid Cooler

5) 6x2GB Corsair Core i7 XMS3 12GB PC12800 DDR3

6) 3x MSI N560GTX Geforce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II/OC 1GB GDDR5

7) 2x OCZSSD2-2VTX80G Vertex 2 Solid State Drives - 80Gbx2 2.5in Sata II with 3.5in Desktop Adapter

8) LG 10x Blu-Ray Combo Drive LightScribe, 4MB Cache, Sata

9) AeroCool FP-01 LCD Fan Monitor/Card Reader Fold-out

10) Thermaltake TRX-1200M TR2, 80 Plus, 6x PCI-E, 8x Sata 1200W PSU

11) Samsung 27in Widescreen LCD 1080p, 1920x1080, 16:9, 70000:1 Dynamic, 1000:1 Native, 1ms Response Time, DVI, HDMI, Audio Port, Optical Port

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Is this all sufficient? Is the PSU enough to power all of this?? Any does anyone have any suggestions? Much Appreciated!!

My budget was $2800 Everything here came out to $2700!
    
MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
GA-F2A68HM-H MSI R9 270 2G Gaming Series A-DATA OCZ ARC 100 120GB SSD sata III 6GB/s  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
stock 120mm fan plus 2 90mm fans pushing air ou... Windows10 X2GEN 19 inch widescreen stock 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
OCZ 700W ModXStream Pro 80 Plus  ULTRA MID TOWER GAMING CASE  Gigabyte laser mouse 3 speed  Cyber Sniper  
Audio
built in motherboard  
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GA-F2A68HM-H MSI R9 270 2G Gaming Series A-DATA OCZ ARC 100 120GB SSD sata III 6GB/s  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
stock 120mm fan plus 2 90mm fans pushing air ou... Windows10 X2GEN 19 inch widescreen stock 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
OCZ 700W ModXStream Pro 80 Plus  ULTRA MID TOWER GAMING CASE  Gigabyte laser mouse 3 speed  Cyber Sniper  
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post #2 of 32
but I'm not sure about the quality of that psu
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 720 @ 3.6 ASrock M3A770DE Triple Crossfired 4850's 2x4gb GSkill Sniper DDR3 1333mhz @ CL8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64gb M225 SSD + WD Caviar Black 640gb External Windows 7 Ultimate 64 28" Hanns G 1920x1200 
PowerCase
BFG EX1000w NZXT Phantom 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 720 @ 3.6 ASrock M3A770DE Triple Crossfired 4850's 2x4gb GSkill Sniper DDR3 1333mhz @ CL8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64gb M225 SSD + WD Caviar Black 640gb External Windows 7 Ultimate 64 28" Hanns G 1920x1200 
PowerCase
BFG EX1000w NZXT Phantom 
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post #3 of 32
Pretty nice, but you can't tri-sli GTX 560's, and you may want to go with another PSU, like an Antec or Corsair. You only need ~1000w to be safe with that rig.
     
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-2720QM Intel HD 3000 8GB DDR3-1333 Samsung 850 EVO 120GB 
OSMonitor
Arch Linux w/ OpenBox B156HW01 V.4 FHD Panel 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon L5639 @ 3.24-3.60GHz Asus P6X58D Premium Gigabyte HD7950 Windforce3 6x2GB G.Skill Pi 1600MHz CL7-8-7 @ 1440MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial M4 64GB + Samsung 1TB 2.5" Windows 7 x64 2x Dell U2311H Rosewill RK-9000 
PowerCase
Seasonic SS-850HT Lian Li PC-9F 
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Intel Core i7-2720QM Intel HD 3000 8GB DDR3-1333 Samsung 850 EVO 120GB 
OSMonitor
Arch Linux w/ OpenBox B156HW01 V.4 FHD Panel 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon L5639 @ 3.24-3.60GHz Asus P6X58D Premium Gigabyte HD7950 Windforce3 6x2GB G.Skill Pi 1600MHz CL7-8-7 @ 1440MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial M4 64GB + Samsung 1TB 2.5" Windows 7 x64 2x Dell U2311H Rosewill RK-9000 
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Seasonic SS-850HT Lian Li PC-9F 
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post #4 of 32
honestly, for $2700 i'd fit a Corsair AX series in there.
post #5 of 32
just what i was going to say.. (tri-sli)
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 860 @ 4.0 GHz MSI P55-GD65 Gigabyte HD6950 Windforce 1GB G.Skill DDR-16000 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
Intel X-25 M G2 80GB, Samsung F3 1TB LG LN-24 23" Corsair HX850 
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Silverstone RV02-E 
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i7 860 @ 4.0 GHz MSI P55-GD65 Gigabyte HD6950 Windforce 1GB G.Skill DDR-16000 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
Intel X-25 M G2 80GB, Samsung F3 1TB LG LN-24 23" Corsair HX850 
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Silverstone RV02-E 
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post #6 of 32
And go with maybe a 970? so you get a 50% cpu increase, due to 2 more cores...
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core I7 W3520 EVGA X58 FTW3 Sapphire HD 5970 6 GB Mushkin Red Line 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 x2 (Raid 0) Asus Blu-Ray / Sony Optiarc DVD Windows 7 / Mint Linux Yamakasi Catleap Q270 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech UltraSlim ys-x49 Corsair 850 Watt HAF 932 MX500 
Mouse PadAudio
SteelSeries IceMat (Black) HT|Omega Claro Halo 
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Core I7 W3520 EVGA X58 FTW3 Sapphire HD 5970 6 GB Mushkin Red Line 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 x2 (Raid 0) Asus Blu-Ray / Sony Optiarc DVD Windows 7 / Mint Linux Yamakasi Catleap Q270 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech UltraSlim ys-x49 Corsair 850 Watt HAF 932 MX500 
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SteelSeries IceMat (Black) HT|Omega Claro Halo 
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post #7 of 32
No love for sandybridge?
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Intel 4790K Asus Maximus VII Gene GTX970  32gb DDR3 2133Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
120gb Kingston SSD 120gb Kingston SSD 2tb WD caviar green 3tb WD caviar green 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
NH-D15 Windows 10 Samsung S24D590L X3 Nvidia surround Corsair K65 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair CX750M Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Micro ATX Logitech G502 Proteus Core Logitech G440 
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Intel 4790K Asus Maximus VII Gene GTX970  32gb DDR3 2133Mhz 
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120gb Kingston SSD 120gb Kingston SSD 2tb WD caviar green 3tb WD caviar green 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
NH-D15 Windows 10 Samsung S24D590L X3 Nvidia surround Corsair K65 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair CX750M Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Micro ATX Logitech G502 Proteus Core Logitech G440 
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post #8 of 32
Tri-sli 470s are a good option to keep the same budget.
1200P COD MACHINE
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 720 @ 3.6 ASrock M3A770DE Triple Crossfired 4850's 2x4gb GSkill Sniper DDR3 1333mhz @ CL8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64gb M225 SSD + WD Caviar Black 640gb External Windows 7 Ultimate 64 28" Hanns G 1920x1200 
PowerCase
BFG EX1000w NZXT Phantom 
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1200P COD MACHINE
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 720 @ 3.6 ASrock M3A770DE Triple Crossfired 4850's 2x4gb GSkill Sniper DDR3 1333mhz @ CL8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64gb M225 SSD + WD Caviar Black 640gb External Windows 7 Ultimate 64 28" Hanns G 1920x1200 
PowerCase
BFG EX1000w NZXT Phantom 
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post #9 of 32
I'd go with 1 high end GPU vs 3x560's
post #10 of 32
You can't Tri-SLI 560's, so drop one there. You definitely don't need 1200W for that, a good 850 will do; Corsair, or the like. Also, 12GB of RAM is pointless if you're simply benching and gaming; drop that down to 6GB.

Otherwise, looks good. You don't need any more for the processor, since you can easily get to 4GHz with that H70.
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