Do these parts look good/compatible?

Possible New Gaming System

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 to 2 weeks from January 20, 2011

Budget Range: $1,600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NewEgg or TigerDirect

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Full Tower

Overclocking: Not likely

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 x2

Below are the parts I am looking at doing this build with. Any thoughts or suggestions? This will be my first full build although I have updated things in my current computer. Any feedback would be great!

NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel

Power Supply
Corsair 750W ATX12V

ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel

Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz

Corsair Dominator DDR3 1333 (8 GB) Should I go higher with speed?

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB

G.SKILL Phoenix Series 60 GB

Video Card
GeForce GTX 470

LG 10X Blu-ray Burner

Thoughts? Thanks in advance!
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  1. Seeing how you probably won't over clock, and you aren't fond of dual vid cards....then how about a few changes to that build eh. Combo Price: $324.98
    Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500
    GIGABYTE GA-H67A-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $69.99 FREE SHIPPING $15 off with promo code HARDOCP112C, ends 1/19
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $42.99
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBXL $499.99
    EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $89.99
    SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
  2. Could you explain why you suggest the i5 2500? I would prefer to get one nice video card instead of 2 good ones.

  3. josh8587 said:
    Could you explain why you suggest the i5 2500? I would prefer to get one nice video card instead of 2 good ones.


    Simple. The i7's utilize hyper threading, and other than MS Flight Simulator, I don't know of any games that take advantage of hyper threading. But if you want it, take a look at the 2600 and not the 2600k...for the fact the 2500k and 2600k are "unlocked cpu's" and the only benefits they provide is that they can be over clocked.

    The gtx 580 is the king of the hill as far as vid cards go....sans the reason I put one gtx 580 in that post up above. Same with the mother board I has one pci-e 16x slot and not two. Now if you planned on over clocking and running dual vid cards, I wouldn't have posted that hardware. :)
  4. Thanks for the explanation!
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