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I have 1600MHz RAM and bios automatically tunes it to 1333MHz. So I have to manually set it to 1600MHz. From what I've read you have to manually set it to anything higher then 1333MHz. Just something to think about.
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Hey guys,

So the time has come to move to my next project. I have a buyer for my HAF rig so I am in the process of putting together a list of components to purchase for my next build.

So far I have the following in mind. Feel free to suggest changes...

Processor - Intel i7 2600k
Motherboard - Asrock P67 Professional Fatality Edition
Ram - Corsair Dominator 2000mhz Cas 8 4gb
Graphics card - SLI MSI Lightning GTX 580's
Case - Split between the 800D (getting old now) and the TJ07
PSU - Silverstone Strider 1200w Gold
HDD's - Corsair Force series 60gb x2 raid 0 + 1tb Caviar Black

Cooling will remain standard at first but then will do a full custom water build like usual at a later stage.

Thoughts.....
msi gtx580 lightning...!!!
Great choice,great card,the best gtx580 out in the market,
but I would suggest u to make some changes,
ommit that asrock mobo,
get:
asus p8p67 ws revolution (u can do tri sli with this mobo)
or
asus p8p67 deluxe,
for the psu get:
corsair ax1200
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msi gtx580 lightning...!!!
Great choice,great card,the best gtx580 out in the market,
but I would suggest u to make some changes,
ommit that asrock mobo,
get:
asus p8p67 ws revolution (u can do tri sli with this mobo)
or
asus p8p67 deluxe,
for the psu get:
corsair ax1200
Hope u like my suggestion
Ok guys, so I am moving away from the asrock board now. I will Definitely be including the 2 GTX 580's in the water cooling at a later stage.

I am trying to keep a common colour scheme too so the black and red was preferable, but the UD7 scheme is cool too. Not as much of a fan of the p8p67 deluxe however.
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also, the strider 1200w Gold is an awesome PSU!
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ASrock is no longer under ASUS and now have seriously really good boards , the ASrock fatality boards are one such example and so is the black edition series of their P67 boards but id still stick to ASUS , btw anyone know why EVGA still havent rolled out their P67 boards in full scale?


EDIT - dont you think a 1200W PSU is a bit overkill? im sure 2 GTX 580's can be easily be powered by an 850w like the AX 850...
Edited by black!ce - 4/14/11 at 9:52pm
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ASrock is no longer under ASUS and now have seriously really good boards , the ASrock fatality boards are one such example and so is the black edition series of their P67 boards but id still stick to ASUS , bte anyone know why EVGA still havent rolled out their P67 boards in full scale?
I thought I read something like that in a recent review....

Still I am happy to listen to what everyone has to say in regards to the motherboard as I dont want to be skimp on it as I plan on some serious over clocking.
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post #17 of 35
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Ok guys, so I am moving away from the asrock board now. I will Definitely be including the 2 GTX 580's in the water cooling at a later stage.

I am trying to keep a common colour scheme too so the black and red was preferable, but the UD7 scheme is cool too. Not as much of a fan of the p8p67 deluxe however.
ya,gigabyte p67a ud7 is a great mobo,
same with asus maximusIV extreme,
remember these are expensive ones,but if u can afford it'll be great,
get corsair ax1200 insted of silverstone psu
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ASrock is no longer under ASUS and now have seriously really good boards , the ASrock fatality boards are one such example and so is the black edition series of their P67 boards but id still stick to ASUS , btw anyone know why EVGA still havent rolled out their P67 boards in full scale?


EDIT - dont you think a 1200W PSU is a bit overkill? im sure 2 GTX 580's can be easily be powered by an 850w like the AX 850...
I might be getting a 3rd 580, thats all.

do you think a 1kw PSU will be fine with an overclocked 2600k and 3 gtx 580's?
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I might be getting a 3rd 580, thats all.

do you think a 1kw PSU will be fine with an overclocked 2600k and 3 gtx 580's?
better u get 1200watt psu insted of 1000watt,
get corsair ax1200
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so here is the cart so far....

still not 100% on the motherboard as I do really like the look of the fatality board. Plus the more I read about it, the more I learn that this new line of ASROCK boards are really quite good!
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