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Old October 26, 2011, 08:39 PM
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Hey everyone :) all i want to know is please guys is can the PSU supply enough power and is my choice of GPU good if i want to run BF3 max!? and if i should run my hard drive and ssd with OS on ssd or use ssd as cache? one last major thing it should fit in the 650D?

850W PSU, Corsair HX, Modular, 90% Eff', 80 PLUS Silver, SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V,
1.5TB Western Digital WD15EARS Caviar Green, SATA 3Gb/s, IntelliPower, 64MB Cache, 8ms
LG 10x Blu-ray Writer, 16x DVD±R, 8x +RW, 6x -RW, 12x RAM - Retail + Software
Intel Core i7 2600K Unlocked S1155, Sandy Bridge, Quad, 3.4GHz, HD3000 IGP 850Mhz, 8MB Cache 95W
Corsair Obsidian Series 650D All Black Mid Tower Case with SATA Dock & Side Window w/o PSU
Corsair H80 Hydro Series High Performance CPU cooler, S775/1155/1156/1366/2011/AM2/AM3
(x2)2GB MSI HD 6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition/OC, PCI-E 2.1, 5200MHz GDDR5, GPU 850MHz, 1408 Cores
8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black LP, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP,
60GB Corsair Nova Series 2, 2.5", MLC-Flash, Read 270Mb/s, Write 240Mb/s, 128MB Cache, Retail
ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 S1155 Motherboard

1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing. Gaming
2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread £1500
3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from. UK
7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds. Yes
8. WHEN do you plan to build it? 3-4 months
9. What resolution do you use? 1080p
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Old October 26, 2011, 09:43 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Edmonton
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Solid build. Not sure about the 650, but my 600T is HUGE inside. SSD, to me a 60G isn't worth a nickel. SSD caching does NOT run as fast as having the OS on the HD, but then you have to deal with making shortcuts to all your program files etc. if you go with a tiny one and put your OS on it. I usually recommend dumping the SSD and putting more into GPU, as that's where the real gaming performance is, but it's a matter of your priorities.

I don't have an SSD yet but when I do, it'll be big enough to handle my OS + most of my gaming files, so 240G or so (I generally don't have *that many* games loaded all at once.) In my dreams, I have 2 @ 240 in RAID0, but I'm not dumping $1000 (or $7-800) on storage.
2600K @4.6
P8Z68-V Pro Gen3
Patriot Div2 Viper Extreme PC3-15000 4GBx2 (1866 9-11-9-27-2)
Gigabyte GTX780
Caviar Black 1TB x2 RAID0
Corsair Gold 850W
Corsair H80
Corsair 600T Graphite
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Old October 27, 2011, 02:47 AM
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SSD is always nice, but at the current prices it's still a luxury toy which doesn't worth it's price. IMO, apart from guys who really work with programs which benefit from it an a daily basis.
How many times do I boot my pc? Once a day max. Game loading screens will pass a bit faster, ok. But sorry, not for the current prices. (and the not so 100% reliability that's promised).

About the CPU - If it's mainly gaming, take the 2500K, but if you plan to multitask heavily and work with a wide range of demanding programs, grab the I7.
Case - while looks good, the 650Ds are hotboxes, especially if you're going to use that H80 as an intake. A 600T / 500R / CM 690II Advanced / HAF series - would be wiser choices.
Great mobo.
GPU(s) - not a fanboism, a fact: Dual cards, current generations - go for NVIDIA. 560s/570s in your case.
Memory - the G-skill RAM is considered best for SB, but not so sure about that one.
That PSU is solid.

Good luck! :)
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Old October 27, 2011, 06:38 AM
Join Date: Oct 2011
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thanks for the help ok here are the changes then and atleast choosing a full tower case i shoudnt have to change it for a while!

i5 2500k
(x2)1GB Asus GTX 560Ti Direct CU II TOP, 40nm, 4200MHz GDDR5, GPU 900MHz, Shader 1800MHz, 384 Cores,
Coolermaster HAF X, Black, Full Gaming Tower
no SSD

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