Need Help with $1600-1700 Gaming Build

Hello I would like some advice or input on the new gaming build I put together I want to get the best performance I can out of this computer that I can for the price so I would appreciate any advice from you guys and thank you in advance :)

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2-3 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: $1600-1700

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, School, Internet, Programming in the future

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: None

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

Heres the build i have so far:

CPU: Intel Core i7-930
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X56A-UD3R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423&cm_re=ud3r-_-13-128-423-_-Product

RAM: G.SKILL PIS Series 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231322

GPU: 2X EVGA 768-P3-1362-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130563

Boot/application Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

DVD Drive: Lite-On
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106335

PSU: KINGWIN Lazer LZ-1000 1000W Modular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121068

Case: COOLER MASTER Elite NV-334-KWN1-GP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119199

Monitor: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236052

Speakers: Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121006

Mouse: Logitech MX 518 8 Buttons
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104178

Keyboard: SIIG JK-US0212-S1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823191004

I have gotten everything from newegg because this is the only website i have gone through but i would get it from any site if prices are better
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  1. Quote:

    CPU: Intel Core i7-930
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115225

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X56A-UD3R
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

    No problem. Great choice.


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    RAM: G.SKILL PIS Series 4GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231322

    That RAM is useless if you don't intend to overclock. A 6 GB kit will be much more sensible.

    G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231225

    Quote:


    GPU: 2X EVGA 768-P3-1362-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130563

    Boot/application Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152185

    DVD Drive: Lite-On
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827106335

    No problems there. Like the gpu & HDD.

    Quote:

    PSU: KINGWIN Lazer LZ-1000 1000W Modular
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817121068

    Case: COOLER MASTER Elite NV-334-KWN1-GP
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119199


    1000W is overkill. Even if you add a 3rd 460, 850W will be all you need.
    Corsair 850TX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009

    If you don't plan on getting a third 460, even 750W would be more than enough.
    Corsair 750TX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

    CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX (modular)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

    You could get much better cases than that for the price, like Antec 300
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066&cm_re=Antec_300-_-11-129-066-_-Product
  2. Cool thanks ksampanna the only concern I have is the RAM

    Is the DDR3 1600 compatible with that motherboard? I just didn't see it on the specs
  3. Aslong as the RAM runs slower than the maximum speed specified in the motherboard's specs, then it'll run and you won't have 'wasted' money. However you probably will have to go into the BIOS to set it up correctly (at the settings you paid for) which is really simple to do.

    There are a ton of PSUs choices available that are just as high quality as the ones ksampanna suggest which will also be at least a bit cheaper.
  4. Oh alright that's great that's what I was worried about I just wanted it to work haha

    So is the configuration good? or can I improve it a little more?
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