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Opinions on First Build & Questions
11-25-2011, 01:21 AM,
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Opinions on First Build & Questions
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K

Motherboard: ASRock Extreme 4 P67 Gen3

RAM: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333MHz

Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 570 SuperClocked

Storage: Corsair Force 3 60 GB SATA III (SSD)
& Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1 TB (HDD)

Optical Drive: LG Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE SATA

Power Supply: PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 650W 80 PLUS Silver

Case: NZXT WHISPER 2x80mm 2x120mm

Cooling: NZXT HAVIK-140 CPU Cooler Dual 140mm fans

Sound: (Integrated on Motherboard)

Network: TRENDnet TEW-684UB Dual Band 802.11b/g/n 450Mbps USB2.0

*Peripherals undecided

Questions:
1. Since this build will be using the NZXT Whisper, I'll be hoping for relative silence. Will the parts make too much noise, even with the case?

2. How many hard drives will I need? In this, I only have the 1TB (HDD) and 60GB (SSD). Should I get more?

Thanks for the help. I'm really new to all this. (:
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11-25-2011, 11:57 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-25-2011, 11:57 AM by ichigeki.)
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RE: Opinions on First Build & Questions
I heard the GTX 570 is pretty loud.

You will be fine with 1 ssd and 1 hdd, unless you like to archive a crap load of stuff.

If it were me, I'd spend the extra $40 and get the 950W just in case you want to SLi your gtx 570 in the future without having to buy a new PSU.
Desktop: CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 3.30GHz RAM: G.Skill 8GB MOBO: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Video Card: SLI MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768 SSD: Corsair Force 3 60GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Mouse: Storm Sentinal Z3RO-G Keyboard: Das Keyboard Silent/Filco Majestouch 2 Speakers: Behringer MS-16 Headphones: Alessandro MS-1/Shure SRH440 modded Router: D-Link Xtreme DIR-655 Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM De-anti-glared Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X120e/Thinkpad T430
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11-25-2011, 02:45 PM,
#3
RE: Opinions on First Build & Questions
That GTX 570 can be noisy indeed. I'd go with this one instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6814127582

The rest should be fine noise wise.

As for storage, 1TB HDD + 60GB SSD should be fine, although I'd perhaps consider a larger SSD, since after installing Windows, you'll only have 35GiB left or so. Considering how much capacity games take these days, it wouldn't hurt to go with a 90 or 120GB SSD.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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11-25-2011, 10:00 PM,
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RE: Opinions on First Build & Questions
Thanks for the help! I'll be sure to post the full build, with peripherals soon! You've all answered the questions really well~ ^^
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