Help building a Kepler based system?

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sackyhack Posted: Sat, Mar 24 2012 1:20 PM

Hi.  I was wondering if anybody has suggestions for a build appropriate for a 680.  I don't need anything absolutely amazing, but enough processing power so that the Kepler won't be bottlenecked.  I'd be using it primarily for gaming, and seems like games are more GPU-hungry than CPU-hungry these days, so don't need a top of the line one in that regard.

 

Anyway, here's what I already have and don't plan on replacing unless you think I should.

500GB HD ( I know, but I don't need more space)

60GB SSD for Windows partition

600W PSU (I don't know too many other details about it, and not sure how to find out, but it worked fine in my Q6600+GTX 470 rig if that tells you anything)

DVD drive

 

Things I have but not sure how "future-proof" they are:

i5-760

Hyper 212Plus cooling fan, i5, i7, i3 compatible

 

Things I definitely need:

GTX 680 obviously

Motherboard

Ram

Case

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eunoia replied on Sat, Mar 24 2012 7:06 PM

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sackyhack replied on Sat, Mar 24 2012 9:21 PM

Thanks!  What do you think about that i5-760?  Think it'll last me a while or should I go for something better?

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realneil replied on Sat, Mar 24 2012 11:11 PM

The i5-760 is a good little CPU. It overclocks like crazy if you decide that you want to try it out. All you'll need is a decent aftermarket cooler for it if you do. It runs great at stock speeds too.

All of eunoia's suggestions are solid and will work great.

Only thing that ~may~ be a concern is the Power Supply. Read the label on it after taking the side of the case off and post as to what it is.

PSU is important to get right. As you said, it worked good in the other system, but how old is it?

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eunoia replied on Sun, Mar 25 2012 12:51 AM

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sackyhack replied on Sun, Mar 25 2012 9:02 AM

Derp, don't know why I didn't think of just removing the case's cover.  It's an Earthwatts EA-650, so it's 650 Watts not 600.  I got it in mid-late 2009.

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eunoia replied on Sun, Mar 25 2012 1:15 PM

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