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    So I made a thread a few weeks back saying I wanted to build a gaming PC that can play any game at full settings in 3D 1080p. I also wanted this PC to be highly overclockable and future proof with room for expansion.

    I have now chosen the best components I could come up with and ordered the graphics cards. Before I purchase the other components however, I would like to know the opinions of the tech savvy members of TSR on whether this build can work well for my aims, whether I am missing components etc. I would hate for something to go wrong when spending all this dosh. I had initially planned to spend 2k but now I have had to stretch my budget to the limit of around £2409.48+ in order to accommodate top of the line hardware and peripherals.

    Here is a list of all the components in order of price:

    Graphics Cards: 2x Inno 3D Nvidia Geforce GTX580 1.5GB GDDR5 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Nvidia...44457845490440 £590+ (Payment yet to be processed in £)

    Monitor: Asus VG278H 27inch Black 3D Monitor http://www.cclonline.com/product/695...nitor/MON0610/ £507.89

    Mice: Razer Naga Epic & Razer Mamba 2012 http://www.totallydigitalonline.co.u...8542d79d9d91b1 & http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00592HER...SIN=B00592HERQ £193.74

    Mother Board: Asus P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 http://www.pcsuppliers.co.uk/product...LUXE%2FGEN3&go £182.32

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 http://uk-gaming-pcs.co.uk/6104-inte...-i5-2500k.html £145.00

    Headset: Razer Tiamat 7.1 http://www.razerzone.com/tiamat/en £120+ (£ price yet to be announced, so estimate based off US price of $180 and typical increase for British customers)

    SSD: Corsair Force Series 3 120GB SATA 6Gb/s SSD
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/c...paign=products £113.99

    Tower Case: NZXT Phantom Special Edition Case White with Red Stripe http://www.ebuyer.com/257230-nzxt-ph...edium=products £107.44

    Keyboard: Razer Black Widow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard http://www.ebuyer.com/248672-razer-b...edium=products £107.32

    PSU: Powercool 1050W PSU 80+ Quad 12v V2.3 High Efficiency http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/...ource=googleps £83.99

    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1, 64-bit, OEM http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004Q0PT3...SIN=B004Q0PT3I £70.72

    Processor Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE http://www.ebuyer.com/290248-phantek...edium=products £67.46

    Blu Ray ROM: SAMSUNG SH-B123L Blu-ray Player/DVD Rewriter Combo http://www.vmaxx.ie/samsung-sh-b123l...?___store=base £48.62

    RAM: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz DIMM 240-pin CL9 LP White http://www.kikatek.com/product_info....source=froogle £41.00

    Mouse Mat: Mass Effect 3 Razer Vespula http://store.razerzone.com/store/raz...oryId.35208900 £29.99

    I have not selected a HDD as prices are currently double what they were preflooding and the 120GB storage space on the SSD should be adequate for my current needs.

    I have chosen two mice as I like to play a variety of genres, including MMO and FPS and these require very different mice for optimum efficiency and comfort.

    I look forward to hearing your advice!

    Edit: Why the hell do I always get negged if I make a thread about building a PC? Cause I saved up a sizable amount of money for this? Bitches, please.
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    Why not SB-E? Or at least a 2600k? Got 2 580's in there, so the CPU will surely be the bottleneck.
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    Yeah, I agree. The CPU is the weak point. However, it's not a bad computer!
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    (Original post by rorydaredking)
    Why not SB-E? Or at least a 2600k? Got 2 580's in there, so the CPU will surely be the bottleneck.
    I didn't go for an i7 2600k because it offers very little to no performance increase for gaming but is more expensive. I am aware the CPU will be my bottleneck, but I plan to OC it to 5Ghz and there has to be a bottleneck somewhere. The i5 offers the best performance out of any CPUs without going crazy and buying a £700 one.

    How good are the Silver Arrow SB-E coolers? They have just come out and I can't find any reviews or benchmarks on them. The generel consencus I got from internet research is that the Phanteks PH-TC14PE is the current king of air coolers.
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    So guys, can these components go together? Have I got enough room?
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    Consider getting the R.A.T 9 mouse instead of those two you've chosen. The R.A.T allows you to change the dpi settings as well as the weight of the mouse. Check it out
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    (Original post by EstebanK0)
    Consider getting the R.A.T 9 mouse instead of those two you've chosen. The R.A.T allows you to change the dpi settings as well as the weight of the mouse. Check it out
    Have done so already. The RAT could replace the Mamba but it doesn't have the buttons to match the Naga. Is there any point in lowering DPI?

    Oh also I have big hands and the Mamba is a bigger mouse.
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    (Original post by Some random guy)
    So I made a thread a few weeks back saying I wanted to build a gaming PC that can play any game at full settings in 3D 1080p. I also wanted this PC to be highly overclockable and future proof with room for expansion.

    I have now chosen the best components I could come up with and ordered the graphics cards. Before I purchase the other components however, I would like to know the opinions of the tech savvy members of TSR on whether this build can work well for my aims, whether I am missing components etc. I would hate for something to go wrong when spending all this dosh. I had initially planned to spend 2k but now I have had to stretch my budget to the limit of around £2409.48+ in order to accommodate top of the line hardware and peripherals.

    Here is a list of all the components in order of price:

    Graphics Cards: 2x Inno 3D Nvidia Geforce GTX580 1.5GB GDDR5 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Nvidia...44457845490440 £590+ (Payment yet to be processed in £)

    Monitor: Asus VG278H 27inch Black 3D Monitor http://www.cclonline.com/product/695...nitor/MON0610/ £507.89

    Mice: Razer Naga Epic & Razer Mamba 2012 http://www.totallydigitalonline.co.u...8542d79d9d91b1 & http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00592HER...SIN=B00592HERQ £193.74

    Mother Board: Asus P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 http://www.pcsuppliers.co.uk/product...LUXE%2FGEN3&go £182.32

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 http://uk-gaming-pcs.co.uk/6104-inte...-i5-2500k.html £145.00

    Headset: Razer Tiamat 7.1 http://www.razerzone.com/tiamat/en £120+ (£ price yet to be announced, so estimate based off US price of $180 and typical increase for British customers)

    SSD: Corsair Force Series 3 120GB SATA 6Gb/s SSD
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/c...paign=products £113.99

    Tower Case: NZXT Phantom Special Edition Case White with Red Stripe http://www.ebuyer.com/257230-nzxt-ph...edium=products £107.44

    Keyboard: Razer Black Widow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard http://www.ebuyer.com/248672-razer-b...edium=products £107.32

    PSU: Powercool 1050W PSU 80+ Quad 12v V2.3 High Efficiency http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/...ource=googleps £83.99

    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1, 64-bit, OEM http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004Q0PT3...SIN=B004Q0PT3I £70.72

    Processor Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE http://www.ebuyer.com/290248-phantek...edium=products £67.46

    Blu Ray ROM: SAMSUNG SH-B123L Blu-ray Player/DVD Rewriter Combo http://www.vmaxx.ie/samsung-sh-b123l...?___store=base £48.62

    RAM: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz DIMM 240-pin CL9 LP White http://www.kikatek.com/product_info....source=froogle £41.00

    Mouse Mat: Mass Effect 3 Razer Vespula http://store.razerzone.com/store/raz...oryId.35208900 £29.99

    I have not selected a HDD as prices are currently double what they were preflooding and the 120GB storage space on the SSD should be adequate for my current needs.

    I have chosen two mice as I like to play a variety of genres, including MMO and FPS and these require very different mice for optimum efficiency and comfort.

    I look forward to hearing your advice!
    Suggest putting this up on this forum as well
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/

    You should get more tech people commenting and giving more advice
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Suggest putting this up on this forum as well
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/

    You should get more tech people commenting and giving more advice
    Done. So far it's been no better if not worse than this thread tbh. :/
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    (Original post by Some random guy)
    Have done so already. The RAT could replace the Mamba but it doesn't have the buttons to match the Naga. Is there any point in lowering DPI?

    Oh also I have big hands and the Mamba is a bigger mouse.
    It can be useful when your sniping in a game. Press the red button to lower sensitivity for improved accuracy when you get the scope or iron sights out.
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    (Original post by EstebanK0)
    It can be useful when your sniping in a game. Press the red button to lower sensitivity for improved accuracy when you get the scope or iron sights out.
    Cool, well the Mamba doesn't come with a snipe button like the RAT but it does have increase and decrease DPI buttons which I'm guessing would serve the same function?
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    (Original post by Some random guy)
    Cool, well the Mamba doesn't come with a snipe button like the RAT but it does have increase and decrease DPI buttons which I'm guessing would serve the same function?
    The red button isn't a snipe button but changes dpi on the fly to whatever you want to set it as. I don't know the features of the Mamba in regards to DPI, but the RAT has lets you change through 5 different dpi modes that can be tailored to your games. There's neat little light on the side of the mouse which changes colour as you choose the dpi you want to use for whatever game. Plus, the RAT has weights you can adjust to your preference.

    Also, this is just personal, but I think the RAT 9 looks pretty bad-ass compared to the Mamba which seems a bit generic considering the price you pay.
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    (Original post by EstebanK0)
    The red button isn't a snipe button but changes dpi on the fly to whatever you want to set it as. I don't know the features of the Mamba in regards to DPI, but the RAT has lets you change through 5 different dpi modes that can be tailored to your games. There's neat little light on the side of the mouse which changes colour as you choose the dpi you want to use for whatever game. Plus, the RAT has weights you can adjust to your preference.

    Also, this is just personal, but I think the RAT 9 looks pretty bad-ass compared to the Mamba which seems a bit generic considering the price you pay.
    The Mamba can change through DPI modes too.

    I agree the RAT is the baddest mofo when it comes to aesthetic appeal. But funtionally, the Mamba would be more comfortable for my hands as I palm mice while the RAT is made for those who claw. The main reason I want to go for the Mamba though is cause it goes with the rest of the Razer peripherals I plan to get.

    Btw, I've heard the twin sensors that the RAT 9 and Mamba 2012 employ have trouble with black mouse pads. Is this true, and if so how significant is it really? The Vespula is black.
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    (Original post by rorydaredking)
    Why not SB-E? Or at least a 2600k? Got 2 580's in there, so the CPU will surely be the bottleneck.
    The i5-2500k won't be a bottleneck on any games.

    And OP, you should've waited for this years generation of GPUs
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    (Original post by Some random guy)
    Done. So far it's been no better if not worse than this thread tbh. :/
    Personally, I think you could do with a bit larger 3d tv
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Personally, I think you could do with a bit larger 3d tv
    And miss out on the glory of Light Booster? Hell nao!
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    (Original post by Darkphilosopher)
    The i5-2500k won't be a bottleneck on any games.

    And OP, you should've waited for this years generation of GPUs
    I've waited long enough :P And they would be too pricy for me anyway.
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    (Original post by Some random guy)
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    I would get a better psu, it is a common mistake to cheap out on your psu, but when you are running a system like this with sli 580's, you really need to get a good quality power supply. I would suggest something like the Corsair AX1200 if you can stretch, or a HX1050 or a CM silent pro gold etc.
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    (Original post by Some random guy)
    And miss out on the glory of Light Booster? Hell nao!
    Whats a light booster
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Whats a light booster
    Lightbooster is a new technology that brightens 3D displays by up to twice as much as before. A common complaint of Nvidia's 1st generation 3D technology is that it is very dark to play in 3D, and you need to get rid of all other light sources outside of your monitor for the best experience. It is also difficult to read your keyboard. Nvidia's 2nd generation glasses and technology fixes all this. The glasses come packed with the screen, whereas they would cost around £100 on their own.

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