Opinions and advice for my new $1600 ish hardcore gaming pc?

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Very soon

BUDGET RANGE: $1700 ish

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming on highest settings is #1! Intrnet, music, youtube, videos

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Prefer Nvidia but am flexible and 100% intel i5-i7, no amd what so ever!

OVERCLOCKING: Yes, 2.66 to 3.2

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 720p Sharp HDTV

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Prefer items with great reviews and high ratings (kind of an ocd thing) I'm also into the major/best brands

Should I be building a pc all by myself for the very first time with no experience?
Any advice on my build or anything I should change/reconsider?
Will this last me at least 3 years?
Will it be able to play games in the next 3 years on med-high settings?
Can cd/dvd burners also read discs?
Will the fan listed keep my cpu cool enough oc'ed at 3.2 ghz?
Are these good/high quality parts?

Sorry for all the questions.

Here it is, let me know what you think:

CPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225

RAM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224

Mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131614

HD- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

GPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102857&cm_re=5850-_-14-102-857-_-Product

CD/DVD Burner- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Fan/Heatsink- http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8431/cpu-cma-15/Cooler_Master_V8_PWM_Universal_CPU_Cooler_Intel_LGA775_LGA1366_LGA1156_and_AMD_940_AM2_AM2_RR-CCH-L9U1-GP.html?tl=g40c14s757

So let me know what you think and please answer my questions above! I'm going insane :ouch: :pt1cable:

Thank you!
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  1. isuckatlyfe said:
    APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Very soon

    BUDGET RANGE: $1700 ish

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming on highest settings is #1! Intrnet, music, youtube, videos

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

    PARTS PREFERENCES: Prefer Nvidia but am flexible and 100% intel i5-i7, no amd what so ever!

    OVERCLOCKING: Yes, 2.66 to 3.2

    SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Future

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: 720p Sharp HDTV

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Prefer items with great reviews and high ratings (kind of an ocd thing) I'm also into the major/best brands

    Should I be building a pc all by myself for the very first time with no experience?
    Any advice on my build or anything I should change/reconsider?
    Will this last me at least 3 years?
    Will it be able to play games in the next 3 years on med-high settings?
    Can cd/dvd burners also read discs?
    Will the fan listed keep my cpu cool enough oc'ed at 3.2 ghz?
    Are these good/high quality parts?

    Sorry for all the questions.

    Here it is, let me know what you think:

    CPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225

    RAM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224

    Mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131614

    HD- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

    Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

    PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

    GPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102857&cm_re=5850-_-14-102-857-_-Product

    CD/DVD Burner- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    Fan/Heatsink- http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8431/cpu-cma-15/Cooler_Master_V8_PWM_Universal_CPU_Cooler_Intel_LGA775_LGA1366_LGA1156_and_AMD_940_AM2_AM2_RR-CCH-L9U1-GP.html?tl=g40c14s757

    So let me know what you think and please answer my questions above! I'm going insane :ouch: :pt1cable:

    Thank you!


    2 things I would change:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=212-_-35-103-065-_-Product

    and

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129058

    Other than that I have no experience with Intel. Also, Sapphire is a good brand, they will treat you well with quality.
  2. Here ya go.

    Your Mobo + i7 930
    G. Skill 3x2gb RAM + XFX 5870 with your budget why not? lol.
    CoolerMaster HAF 922
    OCZ 60gb SSD (For a boot drive)
    Corsair 750HX (This PSU is modular)
    CoolerMaster Hyper 212 (Performs about the same as that for a less price)
    Sony CD/DVD Writer
    Samsung Spinpoint F3 1tb HDD

    It totals to about $1,705.66 before rebates and after rebates it's $1,665.66.
  3. Quote:


    Should I be building a pc all by myself for the very first time with no experience?
    Any advice on my build or anything I should change/reconsider?
    Will this last me at least 3 years?
    Will it be able to play games in the next 3 years on med-high settings?
    Can cd/dvd burners also read discs?
    Will the fan listed keep my cpu cool enough oc'ed at 3.2 ghz?
    Are these good/high quality parts?

    Sorry for all the questions.


    Thank you!


    To answer your questions:

    Yes, it helps to have some experience with changing some parts, but the step by step guides found on the internet are like "bottled experience"

    It's a solid build, I personally would change the 2 things I listed, but your base build is fine

    Yes it will last you 3 years, it wont be top dog in 3 years, but it will still function quite well.

    Depends on the games, like the most cutting edge First Person Shooter? Probably not, but maybe on medium

    Yes CD/DVD burners read discs

    No experience with the 212+, the V-8 or Intel CPUs, cant help there sorry.

    Your parts are of good quality.
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