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kengo24649

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Hi there guys, i'm nearly buying my new CPU and i want to clarify first if all would go good or is there something not good that i've chosen.

here are the specs:

GPU: EVGA GTX 580 3gb
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004YJVUBG/?tag=tec06d-20

Processor: Intel Core 5 2500k
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004EBUXHQ/?tag=tec06d-20

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004CRSM4I/?tag=tec06d-20

Disk Drive: Lite-On LightScribe
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002SIMPXM/?tag=tec06d-20

Motherboard: ASRock MB-Z68X4G3
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005FE52X6/?tag=tec06d-20

HDD: Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002MQC0P8/?tag=tec06d-20

Power Supply Unit: Corsair Enthusiast Series 750-Watt (i dont know if i will need 750w, so please suggest if you think i need to change)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004MYFODI/?tag=tec06d-20

Cooling: none..(please suggest also a good cooling / fan that could support 2 SCed gtx 570/ )(fan for the case preferred have red LED to match my desired casing xD) note: does not have to be uber mega ultra super duper. just right one. and please also state how many i need xD

Casing: Corsair Caribide 500r
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005E97ZUU/?tag=tec06d-20


if there is something missing in my cpu or have a suggestion to make it better, please do not hesitate to post, all replies will be very much appreciated

thank you.
 
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Hi there guys, i'm nearly buying my new CPU and i want to clarify first if all would go good or is there something not good that i've chosen.

here are the specs:

GPU: EVGA GTX 570 SC
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004SMUT70/?tag=tec06d-20

Processor: Intel Core 5 2500k
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004EBUXHQ/?tag=tec06d-20

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004CRSM4I/?tag=tec06d-20

Disk Drive: Lite-On LightScribe
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002SIMPXM/?tag=tec06d-20

Motherboard: none....(please suggest a good motherboard that is compatible with the parts i've chosen and would support SLI) note: "does not need to be super epic high expensive mega ultra motherboard"

HDD: Western Digital 1.5 TB Caviar Green
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002ZCXJZE/?tag=tec06d-20

Power Supply Unit: Corsair Enthusiast Series 750-Watt (i dont know if i will need 750w, so please suggest if you think i need to change)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004MYFODI/?tag=tec06d-20

Cooling: none..(please suggest also a good cooling that could support 2 SCed gtx 570 and fan for the case, pref have red LED to match my desired casing xD) note: does not have to be uber mega ultra super duper. just right one. and please also state how many i need xD

Casing: Cooler Master HAF ATX Mid Tower Case (i am not sure if all parts would fit in,(2 gtx 570 etc) or if airflow is good, i have no idea...so please also suggest if you think i need to change)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0026FCI2U/?tag=tec06d-20


if there is something missing in my cpu or have a suggestion to make it better, please do not hesitate to post, all replies will be very much appreciated

thank you.
are you in the US?
 

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you want aftermarket cooling for the CPU and both GPUs? You prefer both have red LEDs?
 

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you want aftermarket cooling for the CPU and both GPUs? You prefer both have red LEDs?
for the case fans i prefer having red lights on it but, it is not really important to me aslong as the fan is good has nice airflow

for GPU to be honest i have no idea..
 

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I guess I misread something...

You want a HAF, it has all the fans you need already in it, and they have red LEDs. I read after you mentioned GPU cooling, that the fans should match, but now that I read it again I assume you meant extra case fans.

Depending on the motherboard you choose, it will greatly change the limitations of the aftermarket cooling. Off the top of my head, the only GPU cooler I can think that has red LEDs is a Zalman, but I think its built for ATI cards. With most good aftermarket GPU coolers today, you have to realize that most will take up 3 slots each! This is why I mention the mobo, before I say what GPU coolers you can get;)
 

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I guess I misread something...

You want a HAF, it has all the fans you need already in it, and they have red LEDs. I read after you mentioned GPU cooling, that the fans should match, but now that I read it again I assume you meant extra case fans.

Depending on the motherboard you choose, it will greatly change the limitations of the aftermarket cooling. Off the top of my head, the only GPU cooler I can think that has red LEDs is a Zalman, but I think its built for ATI cards. With most good aftermarket GPU coolers today, you have to realize that most will take up 3 slots each! This is why I mention the mobo, before I say what GPU coolers you can get;)
ohh so the haf have already complete fans, but would the parts fit in?, i heard that a bigger case is needed for big GPUs. As for the motherboard i had chosen somthing awhile ago,but there were many negative feedbacks on it so i changed my mind + i dont know a good motherboard brand since i am new to this and sees all of them same xD but i've read more positive feedback on asus & gigabyte but still i would like to have a advice from pros and people who have experince
 
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Only complaint is the Caviar Green, get something faster, or add an SSD. Black, Spinpoint F3, etc
 

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Only complaint is the Caviar Green, get something faster, or add an SSD. Black, Spinpoint F3, etc
ah yes, i chose awhile ago samsung spinpoint f3 but since i have low knowledge on HDD and only know them as file storage i changed it to a lot cheaper one.

changed HDD to samsung spinpoint f3
 
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Optic Disc, Hard Drive, and even RAM are non issues if you get first 2 with SATA connectors (todays standard), and last one (RAM) of a mobo matching sort. Your choices seem ok.

Then the mobo is the most critical element, it needs to fit SLI. Normally, those mobos that announce their SLI feature have enough space in between slots, etc.
Then, a mobo that let's you overclock your K Intel. Just make sure you get Revision 3 chipset P67 mobos. Personally I am 100% happy with the one in my specs.

Your PSU also need to have 2 GPU connectors (6 or 8 pin)
 

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Optic Disc, Hard Drive, and even RAM are non issues if you get first 2 with SATA connectors (todays standard), and last one (RAM) of a mobo matching sort. Your choices seem ok.

Then the mobo is the most critical element, it needs to fit SLI. Normally, those mobos that announce their SLI feature have enough space in between slots, etc.
Then, a mobo that let's you overclock your K Intel. Just make sure you get Revision 3 chipset P67 mobos. Personally I am 100% happy with the one in my specs.

Your PSU also need to have 2 GPU connectors (6 or 8 pin)
i chose the PSU because it had "tech power up recommended" labeled on top of it and seems pretty nice too and i thinking of SLI Gtx 570 which is SCed i thought having 750w will be enough
 

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No need GPU cooler, motherboard you can start with AsRock Extreme 4 Gen3 and go up or down according to your budget/needs.
 
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but will this motherbaord fit into my casing?

GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD4 and ASRock MB-P67E4G3 have big difference on them?
Yes it will fit and look like a charm also....!
 

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Yes it will fit and look like a charm also....!
oh ok, so i wouldnt need a much bigger case then, but if i would like to use the case for the future (2 - 3 years from now) i should choose a new one? cause i am noticing components gets bigger and bigger.
 
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hey guys i updated my comp parts. will it be compatible? no problem on cooling etc?

or should i wait for nvidia 6xx kepler? and then upgrade?
 
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The 3GB 580 is at the same pricepoint as the new Radeon 7970 which will be available in a couple of weeks. If you have 550$ to spend on a card then get the 7970, it's on average 15-20% faster than the 580 especially in new games.
 
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Suggestions for CPU cooler (without fan) : Prolimatech Armageddon, or Megahalems Rev. B. Prolimatech Panther is equipped with 120mm red LED fan. Some really cheap and effective CPU coolers are Thermalright True Spirit 140 and HR-02 Macho. My choice will be True Spirit 140 with additional red LED fan.