<1000 Gaming PC new build

New to this site discovered it browsing around for some questions. But I am Looking to build a relatively good gaming PC that'll hold off well in the future. As of now my list consists of:

CPU: i7-2600k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

Mobo: Asus P8P67 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131681

GPU: GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130591

RAM: G Skill Ripjaw 8gb (2x4gb) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

UPS: ANtec 750W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371026

Then a case whenever I need one. I'm also planning on buying 2x 40gb SSD from best buy and Raid-0 them to install OS and games, and currently have a 2TB WD external HDD.

My main question is, is it worth it to go for the i7-2600k over the i5-2500k? Much more expensive for a little bit better? Also if anyone has any suggestions on substitutes please let me know, I haven't built a PC in quite a few years so I'm not up to date especially on the GPU's.

Thanks in advance!!
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  1. overall,. it looks pretty good, except the 460 SE (which is a crippled 460, and plays out more like a 455. Its *barely* adequate for 1920x1080, but you're better off paying the extra $30 for a HD 6850 or a real GTX 460
  2. Do you recommend any certain one? I see so many different makers.
  3. akromam90 said:
    Do you recommend any certain one? I see so many different makers.

    They are all about the same. Ive had numerous different brand cards, and rarely have had problems. Ive had lots of Sapphire(ATI) branded cards, and never had a problem.
    Just read up on the cooler designs (reviews), some brands are better than others. Noise, cooling etc...
  4. For gaming...the 2600k is not needed. Other than MS flight simulator I can't think of any other games that utilize hyper threading. As for that mobo you chose...it's a good one, but not for dual vid cards for the fact it won't run two cards @ 8x & 8x. For a two vid card set up you want a board that has two pci-e slots @ 16x. Take a look at this set up down below.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371026 $79.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.585737 Combo Price: $434.99 FREE SHIPPING $40.00 Mail-In Rebate Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $394.99
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157217 $152.99
    ASRock P67 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    or this board down below....

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130551 $149.99
    MSI P67A-GD53 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311 $84.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 $16.99 FREE SHIPPING
    ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

    and if you plan on o/c...

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-G1-Universal-Heat-Pipe/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1295457196&sr=1-1 $27.96 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 Hyper 212 Plus

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154003 $6.99
    Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound
  5. Excellent! That's what I was leaning towards going with the 2500k over the 2600k. And as far as the combo goes with the cpu/gpu that's a heck of a deal! I was gonna end up going with a 6870 over a 6850 for only $20 more!

    I don't plan on OC'ing right off the bat but I might a little ways down the road.

    Question, should I go with an extra heatsink over the CPU stock if I don't plan on overclocking?
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