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Hi Guys,

I'm building a desktop from cyberpowerpc.com and I have some questions before I buy.

Here is the specs:

CoolerMaster Elite 430 Mid-Tower Gaming Case with Side Panel Window
Intel® Core™ i7-2600K 3.40 GHz 8M Intel Smart
XtremeGear Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Dual Standard 120MM Fans (Push-Pull)
[CrossFireX/SLI] MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) Intel P67 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI [B3 Stepping
1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module
EVGA Superclocked NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB 16X PCIe
950 Watts - CyberPowerPC Gaming 80 Plus Power Supply SPEAKERS: 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers
NZXT Sentry-2 Fan Touch Screen Fan Control & Temperature Display
Zonet ZEW1642S IEEE 802.11b/g/n 300Mbps PCI Wireless Adapter Network
24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive
FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer

My question is that will I be able to OC the CPU and the GPU base on this build? The reason for the big PSU is that I will do SLI in the future.

Also, what other recommendations do you guys have?
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i7 2600K Gigabyte GA Z68 EVGA GTX 560ti 8gig Kingston Hyper X 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel G2 SSD 128gig LiteOn DL dvd burner Windows7 Ultimate 23" Dell LCD 
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i7 2600K Gigabyte GA Z68 EVGA GTX 560ti 8gig Kingston Hyper X 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel G2 SSD 128gig LiteOn DL dvd burner Windows7 Ultimate 23" Dell LCD 
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post #2 of 6
What's the total so far?
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Samsung 840 Pro Scythe Mugen 4 Windows 7 Asus 23" ML239H 
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CoolerMaster QuickFire Rapid (Blues) SeaSonic 520w Platinum Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 Logitech MX518 
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Samsung 840 Pro Scythe Mugen 4 Windows 7 Asus 23" ML239H 
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post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
according to cyberpowerpc it's $1286 shipped
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel G2 SSD 128gig LiteOn DL dvd burner Windows7 Ultimate 23" Dell LCD 
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i7 2600K Gigabyte GA Z68 EVGA GTX 560ti 8gig Kingston Hyper X 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel G2 SSD 128gig LiteOn DL dvd burner Windows7 Ultimate 23" Dell LCD 
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post #4 of 6
I highly doubt you honestly need a few of the things on that list.

Are you purely gaming?

Slice the 2600 for a 2500.
Slice the PSU, you don't need 950W for a single 560 nor even 2 560s.
Slice the 8GB RAM, you only need 4GB won't truly need 8GB for a long time to come.

Good $200 cut off there.
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Intel 2500k, 4.6GHz, 1.304v ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 2x Sapphire HD7970 OC with Boost, 1150 MHz/1550... 2x4GB DDR3 1600 Corsair Vengeance 
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Samsung 840 Pro Samsung 750GB HD753LJ Samsung F3 ASUS 24X DVD Combo Drive 
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Noctua DH14 Windows 8 Professional x64 Crossover 27Q 27" IPS LED, 2560x1440 Logitech G11 
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Corsair TX750 Cooler Master HAF932 Logitech G500 Custom 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 840 Pro Samsung 750GB HD753LJ Samsung F3 ASUS 24X DVD Combo Drive 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua DH14 Windows 8 Professional x64 Crossover 27Q 27" IPS LED, 2560x1440 Logitech G11 
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Corsair TX750 Cooler Master HAF932 Logitech G500 Custom 
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post #5 of 6
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Yes it's a gaming build.

those items are pretty much free upgrades.

2500k-2600k same price
8gig 1600mh free upgrade from 8gig 1333mhz (or i can get 4gig of kingston hyper x and get free kingston V ssd but i already have an intel 120gig ssd)
900w PSU is cheaper than the brand name 850w PSU thats why i picked it plus i'm not sure how much more power the GPU will need for SLI overclocking.

In all i wont save anything lowering the specs but maybe changing the Ram and get a free ssd.
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i7 2600K Gigabyte GA Z68 EVGA GTX 560ti 8gig Kingston Hyper X 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel G2 SSD 128gig LiteOn DL dvd burner Windows7 Ultimate 23" Dell LCD 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel G2 SSD 128gig LiteOn DL dvd burner Windows7 Ultimate 23" Dell LCD 
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post #6 of 6
I rather get a name brand PSU, then getting a cheap non brand PSU. That case is just terrible, and what makes it worse it's a mid-tower. If i were you I'd try to squeeze in some extra cash to get a nice full tower case. You'll have more options for upgrading, better air flow for cooling, great cable management, plenty of space, and best thing you wont have to worry about upgrading cases for AGES.
Edited by Rabbs - 4/7/11 at 8:33pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 - 3820  Asus Rampage IV Formula X79 Sapphire Duel X 7970 Sapphire Duel X 7970 - SOON 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL8 8-8-8-24 1TB Samsung spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung spinpoint F3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Intel X25-M SSD 120GB LITE-ON USB 2.0 External XSPC Raystorm  XSPC EX360 Rad  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC EX120 Rad  XSPC Duel bay res w/VPP655 Pump Primoflex white tubing 1/2ID, 3/4OD Swiftech Komodo 7970 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Swiftech Komodo 7970 - SOON Windows 7 Premium 64 bit Dell U3011 Corsair Vengeance K90 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX1200 w/Black carbon fiber Caselab Magnum M10 w/Custom window Cyborg R.A.T 7 Infection Cyborg G.L.I.D.E 7 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Corsair Vengeance 1500 Koolance QDC Extreme Flow No-Spill, Female ID:1... ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
OtherOtherOtherOther
120mm Black fan grill  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Monsoon CF, 1/2" x 3/4" Six Pack - Matte Black ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red DEMCiflex magnetic filter 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red   Phantek 120mm 1300RPM GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red 
OtherOtherOtherOther
120mm Black fan grill GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  120mm Black fan grill  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Koolance QDC Extreme Flow No-Spill, Male ID:1/2...  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill 
OtherOtherOtherOther
120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
OtherOtherOther
ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm Koolance QDC Extreme Flow No-Spill, Male ID:1/2... ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 - 3820  Asus Rampage IV Formula X79 Sapphire Duel X 7970 Sapphire Duel X 7970 - SOON 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL8 8-8-8-24 1TB Samsung spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung spinpoint F3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Intel X25-M SSD 120GB LITE-ON USB 2.0 External XSPC Raystorm  XSPC EX360 Rad  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC EX120 Rad  XSPC Duel bay res w/VPP655 Pump Primoflex white tubing 1/2ID, 3/4OD Swiftech Komodo 7970 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Swiftech Komodo 7970 - SOON Windows 7 Premium 64 bit Dell U3011 Corsair Vengeance K90 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX1200 w/Black carbon fiber Caselab Magnum M10 w/Custom window Cyborg R.A.T 7 Infection Cyborg G.L.I.D.E 7 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Corsair Vengeance 1500 Koolance QDC Extreme Flow No-Spill, Female ID:1... ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
OtherOtherOtherOther
120mm Black fan grill  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Monsoon CF, 1/2" x 3/4" Six Pack - Matte Black ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red DEMCiflex magnetic filter 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red   Phantek 120mm 1300RPM GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red 
OtherOtherOtherOther
120mm Black fan grill GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  120mm Black fan grill  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Koolance QDC Extreme Flow No-Spill, Male ID:1/2...  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill 
OtherOtherOtherOther
120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
OtherOtherOther
ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm Koolance QDC Extreme Flow No-Spill, Male ID:1/2... ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
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