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Sandy Bridge build
01-06-2011, 04:30 PM,
Sandy Bridge build

I am looking for feedback/suggestion on how to improve my Sandy Bridge build.

CPU: i7 2600k ($350 Huh)
MoBo: Asus p67 Pro ($200 Huh)
GPU: EVGA GTX 570 ($360)
RAM: G Skill Ripjaw 2x2GB (1600 Mhz - 7-8-7) ($63)
HDD: WD Caviar Black 640GB (Spinpoint not available at NCIX Confused) ($58)
Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD ($18)
PSU: XFX Black Edition 850W ($130 Before MIR)
Case: NZXT Lexa S + 1 Yate Loon D12SL-12 ($80 + $4 fan)
Cooling: Megahalem Rev. B + 2x Yate Loon D12SL-12 in push/pull config ($50 + $8 for fans)
Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow ($72)

Total: $1391 Before MIR (~$1350 after MIR)

I will be adding a SSD in the future (waiting on Intel 3rd Gen/C400/SF-2000) and GTX 570 in SLI (whenever games that I play support SLI/XFire).

Will the ram be okay for OCing (hoping to hit 4.5Ghz)? Will 850W be enough for SLI/OCing?

I chose the GTX 570 because Nvidia do better on Blizzard games benchmarks for some reason. I also went with i7 2600k because I use a few CAD/Matlab/Excel/Maple for school/work. I figure the extra L3 cache and HT is worth the extra ~$100.

Thanks in advance.

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