Just need a quick review of my build. Plan to buy it today from a combination of places. Wanted to make sure that all the parts will work on a Win7 OS. Sorry for not using the template, but I thought the majority of questions on there would be in excess for this post.
First, your link is broken. Second, we do need some of the information from the template, like a budget and proposed purpose. You can never give someone too much information when they're trying to help you with something this important (and in some cases expensive).
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Now BUDGET RANGE: Definitely less then 2k (before and after rebates)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: 80% Gaming, 20% everything else.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: None, as I am redoing everything.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, but am flexible. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
OVERCLOCKING: Willing to give it a go, given how mainstream it has become. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, eventually. Starting with one card, upgrading later.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200
- Would like it to be relatively quiet, but doesn't have to be silent
- Play mostly FPS, some strategy FPS, and other less intense games
- Looking for a machine that will perform well, and have longevity. But would like to save where its acceptable.
- Will be running on Windows 7.
Looks great. I'd also suggest the changes techmo made, but also perhaps saving $10 and going with this G.SKILL RAM. It's CL7 so should perform faster than your previous ram, even though the clock is lower. It also has a lower voltage, so more room for overclocking/less heat created.
Try the overclocking threads here on Tom's forums. There are a few guides, and if they aren't up to your standards then you can always ask someone there for help. If not that then you could always google, "Overclocking <part> on <motherboard>" where part is what you want to overclock (cpu/ram/gpu) and motherboard is the exact model of your motherboard. To be honest, I'm not an overclocking wizard, I've never actually done it (yet), but I have read quite about here on Tom's and it doesn't look very hard at all. In some situations it's just a matter of clicking a button.
Both of those have some pretty terrible reviews on NewEgg. Would you say that most are unfounded?
On the Creative headsets, I've seen a mixed bag of reviews ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N... )but overall they are getting good reviews. It is really up to you on these, since you are the one that has to wear and listen to them, so get want you want. I was just giving an option to cut cost a little.
The Lite-On DVD won a Newegg award for best DVD from the Customers, so I would say it is okay...