$1500-2000 Gaming Build

Approximate Purchase Date: Possibly a week


Budget Range: $1500-$2000


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming


Parts Not Required: Keyboard/Mouse/Monitor


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.newegg.com


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: Intel / Nvidia


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire:Maybe


Monitor Resolution: 1900x1200



Here is some of the parts that I have been considering. I'm not to up to date with the current parts, so any advice will be helpful.


Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211

MOBO:GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423

GPU: EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593

RAM:CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224

PSU:CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

HDD:Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148433

Optical: ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204


Total: $1,230


Any suggestions on any of the above parts would be greatly appreciated as I haven't built a computer in many years.
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  1. good build in general, but I would change a few things.

    1. wait for sandy bridge to hit the shelves and get one of their K(unlocked) CPUs. And get the accompanying 1155 mobo and 8gb of ram.

    Also I don't like the looks of the case but thats personal.
  2. 4gb or RAM is fine for gaming. Grab something like this ripjaw kit $65 ddr3 1600 7-8-7-24

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303&cm_re=ripjaw_4gb-_-20-231-303-_-Product

    Definitely wait for SB.

    Better GPU for same after MIR cost.
    XFX 650
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207002&cm_re=xfx_650-_-17-207-002-_-Product

    Also if you plan on xfire or sli you'll want a bigger PSU.
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