I am going to build a gaming PC and was wondering what you guys thought about the specs, and had any ideas on a nice solid power supply and case.
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz - $224.99
ASUS P8P67 Pro LGA 1155 P67 - $184.99
G. Skill Ripjaw Series 4GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 - $49.99
EVGA GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) SuperClocked 1280MB 320-bit - $264.99
OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SATA II SSD - $129.99
Sony Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive - $16.99
Probably an ASUS monitor
I do plan on going with SLI, and of course more hard drives and a DVD Burner, but this will be later on. I was thinking about going with the GeForce GTX 460 768MB 192-bit graphics card, but I think the other one will be worth it. Now all I need is a solid, reliable power supply and a nice case.
Any suggestions? Also, is that G. Skill Ripjaw going to hold down the fort?
Your RAM is good. If your budget allows you may want to consider going with a GTX 570 for lower power consumption, lower heat, and better performance. If you plan on running 470s or 570s in SLI you'll need a 800W-850W PSU, I recommend the Corsair HX-850. It's modular to help with cable management and has plenty of power and a good warranty. If you go the GTX 460 route I would recommend a 1GB model, especially if your resolution is 1920 X 1080 or greater.
As far as cases are concerned, Antec is pretty well regarded, especially it's 300/600/900/1200 series, along with its Dark Fleet Models. I've got a Antec 900 and I like it, although my bottom video card sits a little bit closer to my PSU than I would like, but that's also partly my motherboard's fault as well.
Thanks a lot guys. I'll consider the GeForce GTX 570. Looks like a sweet card. The Antec cases at there sight look pretty rad, especially the Skeleton one. And as for power supplies, I looked into the HX-850. Looks solid. I'll research those specific parts. Thanks for reviewing my build!