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Old 01-29-2011, 03:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Finally decided on my build components - advice, and issues i might encounter?

hey everyone, ive been spending a lot of time recently trying to get my build set and i think i have finally decided on all the components. they are as follows:

PSU
Antec 750W EarthWatts ATX Power Supply, 80 PLUS Certified , 135mm Low Noise Cooling Fan, 4x +12V Outputs, 4 X PCI-Express, 9 X SATA [EA-750] - $185.01 : AlphaCity.co.nz, NZ Super Online Store, Laptop, Computer Parts, Netbook, Graphic Card, Case, Ram,

Case
Antec Two Hundred V2 Mid Tower Gaming Case (no PSU) [Two Hundred V2] - $71.93 : AlphaCity.co.nz, NZ Super Online Store, Laptop, Computer Parts, Netbook, Graphic Card, Case, Ram, Harddisk, Monitor, MotherBoard... At AlphaCity.co.nz

MOBO
Asus P8P67 EVO Intel P67 ATX Socket 1155 4x DDR3-2200 RAID CrossFireX SLI 1394 USB3.0 SATA3 Dual GigaLAN Bluetooth [P8P67 EVO] - $339.93 : AlphaCity.co.nz, NZ Super Online Store, Laptop, Computer Parts, Netbook, Graphic Card, Case, Ram, Harddisk, Mon

GPU
HIS ATI HD 6870 PCI-E 2.1 1GB 256-bit GDDR5, 900/4200MHz, Dual DVI/ HDMI/ Display Port, DX11, Fan [H687F1G2M] - $304.69 : AlphaCity.co.nz, NZ Super Online Store, Laptop, Computer Parts, Netbook, Graphic Card, Case, Ram, Harddisk, Monitor, MotherBoard

CPU
Intel Core I5 2500K 3.3GHz 6M LGA1155 No Fan [BX80623I52500K] - $327.16 : AlphaCity.co.nz, NZ Super Online Store, Laptop, Computer Parts, Netbook, Graphic Card, Case, Ram, Harddisk, Monitor, MotherBoard... At AlphaCity.co.nz

Monitor
January Deals: LG E2050T-PN Premium 20 LED 1600x900 16:9 5ms 50000:1, DVI & VGA, Piano Black, Perfect Panel 3 Years On Site Pick Up Warranty [E2050T-PN.AAU] - $182.32 : AlphaCity.co.nz, NZ Super Online Store, Laptop, Computer Parts, Netbook, Graphic

RAM
Kingston Hyper X 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM (Kit Of 2) XMP [KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX] - $217.93 : AlphaCity.co.nz, NZ Super Online Store, Laptop, Computer Parts, Netbook, Graphic Card, Case, Ram, Harddisk, Monitor, MotherBoard... At AlphaCity.co.nz

HDD
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache, 7200 RPM Desktop Hard Drives [WD1002FAEX] - $113.84 : AlphaCity.co.nz, NZ Super Online Store, Laptop, Computer Parts, Netbook, Graphic Card, Case, Ram, Harddisk, Monitor, MotherBoard... At

So any advice will be appreciated, do you think the PSU is all good for this system? Will i need to purchase a better cooling system if i decide to do a little overclocking of the CPU? nothing major though, and ill probably end up sourcing myself some G Skill RAM its just they dont sell it on this particular site.

Thanks a lot guys.

Oh, yes, and would this PSU be fine if at some point i decided to go Crossfire with my GPU?
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Default Re: Finally decided on my build components - advice, and issues i might encounter?

don't double post, just edit your first post

first off everything's gonna work nicely together, but if you're gonna add a second 6870 in the future I'd recommend getting like a better model 800w PSU to be safe. It says on newegg that crossfire uses 600w which is a generous amount, but with an overclocked 2500k it wouldn't hurt to have a bit more power.

with the PSU the earthwatt brand is entry level for antec so it isn't the best for a powerful build, it'll do fine with a single card, but I wouldn't trust over $1000 of hardware and a crossfire setup to it. Corsair TX-850 850W ATX Power Supply, 140mm Fan, Dual PCI-E Graphics Card Connector, 8x SATA Connectors, Universal AC Input 90~264V [CMPSU-850TXAU] - $213.06 : AlphaCity.co.nz, NZ Super Online Store, Laptop, Computer Parts, Netbook, Graphic Card, Cas something like that is a bit more expensive, but would be a lot more solid in the long run, especially if you wanna add new components, or feel like upgrading the mobo/proc down the line.
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