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Old 04-07-2011, 02:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there, I was just looking for components to build my first desktop and I've yet to decide on a Case/PSU. I have however decided on the;
GPU - Gainward GeForce GTX 570 Phantom 1280MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card [4260183361732]
CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor [BX80623I52500K]
HDD - Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM (WD1002FAEX) []
Motherboard - Asus P8P67 Intel P67 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard - (Sandybridge) ** B3 REVISION ** []
Keyboard -Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard [RZ03-00180100-R3U1]
Mouse - Razer DeathAdder Respawn 3500dpi Xtreme Precision Gaming Mouse and FREE Boogie Bug AimB.Pad XL Gaming Mouse Surface []
Monitor - BenQ G2222HDL 21.5" Widescreen LED Monitor - Black [9H.L3RLN.IBE]
Memory - G.Skill RipJawsX 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL) [F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL]
Fans - Akasa AK-FN059 120mm Ultra Quiet Viper Cool Fan - 3/4 Pin [AK-FN059]
Cooler - Antec Kķhler H2O 620 CPU Watercooler (Socket Intel LGA 775 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366 / AMD AM2 / AM3 / AM2+ / AM3+) []
Case - Coolermaster CM-690 II Lite Dominator Case - Black [RC-692-KKN3]
PSU - XFX 850W Black Edition Modular Power Supply [P1-850B-NLG9]
Are these all compatible with each other and what are your thoughts on the build? I am mostly going to be using this PC to game.
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Good buy on those RipJaws. They're awesome.

I'm not sure on that PSU, I'd rather get a Corsair, like my TX650.

Why not get an SSD for your OS, the 1TB for storage? The SSD will boost your game's loading time. I always used OCZ. Use a Vertex 60GB atm.

Everything else should be great.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well thanks for your feedback and I sure hope they will be good together as I've spent hours looking for which components I want and the reviews and stuff.
EDIT: You said, well typed, that I should get a SSD and I have opted for the Corsair Force 40GB F40 card(Corsair Force 40GB F40 2.5" SATA-ll Solid State Drive (CSSD-F40GB2-BRKT) [CSSD-F40GB2-BRKT]) should I also get a SATA controller(Startech 2 Port PCI Express Internal SATA II Controller Card [PEXSATA22I]) as this will make the SSD faster?
EDIT2: I have also decided to get the blue RipJawsX as they have a lower latency.(http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MY-056-GS)
EDIT3: Decided I wont be using the SSD after all as I don't really need a fast Windows bootup and I don't mind waiting for games to load.
EDIT4: Decided to get http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...-012-CS&tool=5 for my PSU
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A SATA controller does not make it any faster. The same as an onboard port.

On your SDD, just make sure you put all big programs, as games, Photoshop, MSOffice, etc, on your storage drive.

Whatever timings/latency, RipJaws are great.

If not getting a SDD, get a smaller capacity drive for Windows. 128 or 250GB

That PSU is swell.
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If I was going to buy an "all-in-one" water cooling solution I would buy the Antec 920 or the Corsair H70.

Antec Kķhler H2O 920 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (LGA775/LGA1155/LGA1156/LGA1366/AM2/AM2+/AM2+/AM3+) []

Corsair Hydro H70 High-Performance CPU WaterCooler (Socket LGA775/LGA1155/LGA1156/LGA1366/AM2/AM3) [CWCH70]

I reviewed the Corsair H70 here

And if your wanting to run SLI later I would buy a 850W power supply as a minimum. I've been running some benchmarks to load test a new power supply I just got and I've pushed my system up to 760W with a 2600K @ 5Ghz and GTX 480's in SLI (overclocked also). I could see a pair of 570's maxing out a 750W power supply in certain situations.

And if you are planning on SLI later I would recommend getting a Full Tower over a Mid-size. That's a lot of heat for the cramped space in a Mid-size case.
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Yeah I might just go for the Corsair H70. Thanks for all your recommendations. I might not do the SLI now that you've pointed this out as I simply don't have the space.
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P.S. that motherboard does not support SLi
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P.S. that motherboard does not support SLi
It does support x8/x8 SLi. It is just a bit worse in terms of performance compared with x16/x16.
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It does support x8/x8 SLi. It is just a bit worse in terms of performance compared with x16/x16.
No it doesn't, the specifications clearly say it has (1) 16X pci-e and (1) 4X pci-e, so that's 16X/4X. The 4X is for PhysX support.
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