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Looking to see if this is a decent gaming rig build, it's my very first from scratch and I'd appreciate opinions and suggest!

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May 27, 2013 7:59:13 PM

I'm going to be putting together my first completely from scratch gaming rig.
I've done a little bit of research on the best budget and price to performance ratio from parts.
I'm looking for suggestions as in, parts that perform better for less or only slighter more money.
Also, it will take me approx 3 months to put this together and I don't want it horribly outdated.
My PC games include Skyrim, the Witcher 2, Crysis 3, Metro Last Light, demanding titles like those.
So keep that in mind.
I'm eager to hear suggestions on how you would improve this rig and why so I can learn constructively.

ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

EVGA 03G-P4-2664-KR GeForce GTX 660 3GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card (x2 for SLI.)

Thermaltake TR2 TR-700 700W ATX 12V V2.3 & EPS 12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9

Thermaltake Armor Reveo VO800M1W2N Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Western Digital Red WD20EFRX 2TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Zx Sound Card
CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Water Cooler

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

It would be about 1,975$.
Let me know.
I say about three months because I wanna spend around 200 to 400$ each bi-week for separate parts and it would take about 3-4 months.
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I meant Windows 8 sorry, for 188$.
and ALL prices are based on
Just to let you know.

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May 27, 2013 8:13:39 PM

You should wait for the new nvidia 700 series to come out. It comes out really soon the high end cards are already out. For the processor I would go with the i7-3770k.
May 27, 2013 10:41:50 PM

A few problems.

You have a 1155 pin motherboard and a 2011 pin processor. They have to match.

You don't need an audio board, modern motherboards are great for sound.

You don't want water cooling. They leak, which can destroy your computer and in a year or so you can lose a water pump etc. Use a quality air cooler.

Haswell is coming out in about a week. It will overclock like crazy and is a must have.

Do not start with two 660's You can get a 680 for about $450 nowdays.