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    Looking to build my first gaming PC want advice

    Looking to get a new gaming PC, budget is fairly high possibly would upgrade gfx card to gtx570 if other parts are all compatible. Would like it to last quite a long time and be overclock capable. How is this build? I don't have an SSD added at the moment but i would like one if you have any advice on that. Have heard they can be kind of unreliable and that intel are the ones lasting the longest.

    -Intel Core i5 2500K
    -ASUS P8Z68-V PRO
    -G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
    -Western Digital 1TB, Caviar Blue, SATA-III, 7200RPM, 32MB Cache,NCQ
    -Cooler Master HAF 932, Black/Silver, mATX/ATX/eATX , No PSU, 2 x USB2.0, 1x IEEE 1394, 1x eSATA
    -Gigabyte Geforce GTX560 Ti Overclocked (900Mhz), 1GB DDR5 (4000Mhz)
    -Antec 750W High Current Pro Power Supply, 80 PLUS Gold
    -Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
    -Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1, 64bit

    Would also like to be using a dual monitor setup and am currently using one with max res of 1680x1050 would like another monitor for 1080p, any suggestions?

    Will be buying parts from Australian suppliers scorptec, msy and pccasegear.

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by Herbo4; 2011-12-19 at 12:45 PM.

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    1. No need to get a full tower with that build. 70% of the case would be empty and look rather silly.
    2. Absolute overkill on the PSU. You can do well with something for a third of the price. Just make sure it is 80+ rated and has at least 25 amps on the 12v rail.
    3. AMD's 7xxx series is releasing in a little over 2 weeks. I'd wait until then and see what your options are. They're surely going to beat out Nvidia's 5xx line.
    i7-4770k - GTX 780 Ti - 16GB DDR3 Ripjaws - (2) HyperX 120s / Vertex 3 120
    ASRock Extreme3 - Sennheiser Momentums - Xonar DG - EVGA Supernova 650G - Corsair H80i

    build pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by glo View Post
    2. Absolute overkill on the PSU. You can do well with something for a third of the price. Just make sure it is 80+ rated and has at least 25 amps on the 12v rail.
    Antec 650W TruePower ATX Power Supply, 120mm fan, DUAL PCI-E Graphics Card Connector, 4 SATA Connectors More suitable? it is around $60 less, i just want the build to be capable of overclocking obviously with the 2500k.

    3. AMD's 7xxx series is releasing in a little over 2 weeks. I'd wait until then and see what your options are. They're surely going to beat out Nvidia's 5xx line.
    Never been much of a fan of AMD, would prefer to stick with Nvidia, will there be a price drop on the 5xx series soon then to coincide with the release of AMDs new line?
    Last edited by Herbo4; 2011-12-19 at 01:40 PM.

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    I'd steer clear of that PSU since it's running 4 low amp 12v rails instead of a single or double. The gtx570 wouldn't get enough juice.

    Take a look at this if you're a fan of Antec:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=13456

    That has a single rail at 38 amps, good enough for 2 high end cards (minus dual gpu cards like the 6990 or 590)

    Or if you want something more effecient:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=17085

    2 rails @ 38 amps



    The 5xx line may dip a tiny bit, but not much. The 4xx line is still priced almost as much as it was when it was current.
    i7-4770k - GTX 780 Ti - 16GB DDR3 Ripjaws - (2) HyperX 120s / Vertex 3 120
    ASRock Extreme3 - Sennheiser Momentums - Xonar DG - EVGA Supernova 650G - Corsair H80i

    build pics


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