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Old 11-06-2011, 03:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First Pc build need help

I'm building my first gaming PC and not sure about some things, specifically the power supply.
All my parts are from tigerdirect.com but don't mind any other sites.
If there are any parts that can be upgraded or taken out please tell me. But hoping to avoid SLI, Crossfire or Overclocking
Budget:$1700~1800

Current Build:
Case: Coolmaster HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower139.99
Cooler Master RC-932-KKN5-GP HAF 932 Advance Full Tower Case - ATX, Black, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 at TigerDirect.com

Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth P67 B3 TUF Edition199.99
ASUS Sabertooth P67 B3 TUF Edition Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA 1155), Intel P67 Express, 1866MHz DDR3, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, RAID, 8-Channel Audio, Gigabit LAN, SLI/CrossFireX Ready, USB 3.0 at TigerDirect.com

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4Ghz Quad-core 314.99
Intel Core i7-2600K BX80623I72600K Unlocked Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.40 GHz (3.80 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 95W, Fan, Retail at TigerDirect.com

RAM: Corsair CML16GX3M4A1600C9 Vengeance 16GB (4x4GB)122.99
Corsair CML16GX3M4A1600C9 Vengeance LP Desktop Memory Kit - 16GB (4x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency, 240-pin DIMM, 1.5V, Unbuffered, Intel XMP Ready at TigerDirect.com

Graphics card: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 (2560MB)399.99
EVGA 025-P3-1579-AR GeForce GTX 570 HD Video Card - 2560MB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Dual DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, SLI Ready at TigerDirect.com

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 6GB/s 1TB109.99
Seagate ST31000524AS Barracuda Hard Drive - 1TB, SATA 6Gbps, 7200 RPM, 32MB at TigerDirect.com

Sound Card: Creative Labs 70SB088600002 Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium Fatal1ty Pro94.99
Creative Labs 70SB088600002 SoundBlaster X-FI Titanium Fatal1ty Pro PCIe Sound Card at TigerDirect.com

Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc AD-7260S-0B 24x DVDRW Drive19.99
Sony Optiarc AD-7260S-0B 24x DVDRW Drive - 24x, S-ATA, Black, OEM at TigerDirect.com

Solid State Drive: OCZ Solid 3 Series 6GB/s (120GB)139.99
OCZ SLD3-25SAT3-120G Solid 3 Series Solid State Drive - 120GB, 2.5, SATA III, 6Gbps at TigerDirect.com

Power supply: Corsair CMPSU-800G (800 Watts)119.99
Corsair CMPSU-800G Gaming Series GS800 800W Power Supply - 800 Watts, ATX, SLI Ready, 140mm Fan, Tri-color LEDs at TigerDirect.com

CPU Cooler: Ultra U12-40602 X-Wind 120mm 39.99
Ultra U12-40602 X-Wind 120mm CPU Cooler - Intel & AMD, 120mmm, Full Copper Heatsink at TigerDirect.com

Total $1702.89

I'm looking to run most newer games such as BF3 and MW3 at high if not max settings.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There is quite a bit of fat that could be cut out of this build if you're looking to streamline it.

MB: The Sabertooth is a nice board, but seriously overpriced just for the TUF Armor. You can get a sub $200 one that does everything and more.
Z68 Generation 3 motherboard comparison, I'd personally go for one of those.
CPU: If this is purely for gaming then get the i5 2500K for ~$100 less, the 2600K has no real benefit to gamers.
RAM: 16GB is overkill, thats 4x more than BF3 recommends. You'll be fine with 8GB.
GPU: Saving money in these other areas will probably allow you to snag a GTX 580 (yay!)
Sound Card: Unless you're an audiophile you'll be fine with on-board sound from the motherboard.
CPU Cooler: If you aren't overclocking its not necessary, if you are I'd suggest the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus or Evo.
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My 1st recommendation is to shop at Newegg and then look at the combo deals. This combo deals will save you $20 on the i7 2600K and the Asus P67 Sabertooth mobo.

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That Ultra CPU Cooler is a piece of crap, the stock cooler will be just as good.
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Thanks for the advice but im not sure if the 800W power supply is enough, is it?
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800W is enough for 2 580's.
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Heres what I've been going on:
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GeForce GTX 580
On your average system the card requires you to have a 650 Watt power supply unit.

GeForce GTX 580 in SLI
A second card requires you to add another 250 Watts. You need a 900+ Watt power supply unit if you use it in a high-end system (1 KiloWatt recommended if you plan on any overclocking).
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Well nvidia only claims 600W for a system and 244W per card
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Have you checked out the Cooler Master HAF X? I like it better than the 932, perhaps you might think the same way?

I'd go with an OCZ Vertex 3 instead of a Solid. The Vertex series (which is top of the line) has a larger 4k random read/write (better for reading/writing smaller files).
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I ordered a OCZ Solid 3 120GB today.

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thanks all, after all the changes the total only went up by $20. gonna order it soon.
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