Just wanted to give a good news update about my new/first build. Well after a ton of trial and error, problems with my SSD, problems getting it to turn on in the first place, then problems with my HDD I finally have think I have it all good to go. I got my new HDD today that I ordered from Best Buy because of the great deal I found on it. Went ahead and installed it real fast, formatted it, and sure enough it worked perfectly. I am copying anything I want over to it and have tons of space for all my music and other multimedia files so that I can keep my SSD clean and mainly just have the OS, programs, and games on it. So I am finally feeling pretty good about the build. I definitely think I got in a little over my head with that SSD and it being in its infancy as far as the technology goes. It is very fast but I don't think after the reviews I've seen and read is really that much faster than the SATA types. At least you probably won't notice that big of a difference. I personally only have experience with the RevoDrive so I don't have anything to compare it to but the install process was a bit of a pain in the ***. But now that I finally have it going and working right it is nice and working fairly well and definitely is way faster than I've ever had before. Love SSD! Anyways I do have a couple of questions about future additions or mods I'm thinking about...
So I went ahead and got the one aftermarket CPU fan that was suggested to me obviously because I have heard the stock ones are pretty terrible. But I was wondering if with that fan that I have if it would be possible to overclock my CPU at all safely? If it would be risking frying my CPU I'll just stay on the safe side and not OC it until I get a better cooler. But I was just wondering what you all think. Here is the link to my current CPU fan... Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
Next, I wanted to ask about what I am planning on doing video card wise. I am considering going ahead and getting a second HD5870 for Christmas and run it crossfire with my current one. After doing a little reading it says that to crossfire two of them it requires a minimum of 600watts and I currently have a 650watt PSU. Now obviously I know that is more than 600w and what not but would it be fine to run the two of them? I just worry because of all the other things that the PSU has to power other than just the video cards and I'm probably wrong but leaves only 50watts to do all that. I'd really prefer to have to get a new PSU just to crossfire the two cards but if I have to I guess I would but obviously since the PSU I have is basically brand new and I've gotten rid of the box and what not so I can't return it that I'd like to make it last for a little while. So what do you all think?
Well I feel like I had another question that I wanted to ask but it seems to be eluding me at the moment for some reason. Hopefully I will remember it sometime soon and can just edit this post. But yeah if anyone could just weigh in about those two questions it'd be appreciated.
Thank you all again for all the help with this build. Had it not been for this forum and a couple of members that really helped me out I think I would have just given up but now I've got this thing running really well and am really happy with it.