Critique appreciated (Homebuilt)

Relatively new to building PC's, my last one was 3 years ago (which is ages ago in my terms), so I would certainly appreciate any helpful feedback on my latest wishlist. I have the budget set for just under $1100, which is a pretty big sticking point for me. Otherwise, please take a look and give me any feedback as to whether or not it will work/better alternatives/etc.

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 Intel http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131681

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

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

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

Memory: CORSAIR XMS 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145324

OS: Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

CD drive is being recycled from my last system.
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=1tb%20f3
    The F3 is larger and faster, and the same price, its hard to beat a deal like that.


    Other than that it looks pretty good, im not yet familiar with which SB boards are best.
  2. ^ +1 on the F3 over the older 640 design.
  3. Noted and changing. I really appreciate it :)
  4. Only thing I'd change in the MB. Try the ASUS P8P67 PRO instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131682

    It's currently listed on Newegg with free shipping, so it's really only $10 more than the one you picked and it sports the much better Intel 82579 LAN chipset over the cheaper boards Realtek 8111E .
  5. Okay I have more changes

    mobo- asrock extreme4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157217&cm_re=asrock_extreme4-_-13-157-217-_-Product It has same features as the Asus p8p67 pro for much cheaper and don't sweat the LAN it isn't going to make a huge difference in WoW
    PSU- ea750 currently on sale http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371026&Tpk=ea750 more power for same money plus no stupid MIR on this, it will be able to run dual 570s later on
    Memory- p67 likes 1.5v go with this kit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226095&Tpk=mushkin%20silverline%208gb if you really want 1600 bump the voltage .8 and set the timings manually
  6. joelmartinez said:
    Okay I have more changes

    mobo- asrock extreme4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157217&cm_re=asrock_extreme4-_-13-157-217-_-Product It has same features as the Asus p8p67 pro for much cheaper and don't sweat the LAN it isn't going to make a huge difference in WoW
    PSU- ea750 currently on sale http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371026&Tpk=ea750 more power for same money plus no stupid MIR on this, it will be able to run dual 570s later on
    Memory- p67 likes 1.5v go with this kit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226095&Tpk=mushkin%20silverline%208gb if you really want 1600 bump the voltage .8 and set the timings manually


    A couple things...

    1. Everybody knows that Intel LAN is superior to the Realtek solution in every way (speed, latency and stability) and no other mobo manufacturer offers it at this price point making it a compelling choice. Aside from the fact that nobody said anything about WoW, there is more to ethernet and the WWW that would benefit than on-line games.

    2. RAM wise, Low latency is much more important than frequency. CAS 6 or 7 1333MHz RAM will perform noticably better than CAS 9 1600+MHz .

    3. Also, nobody asked this fella if he knew how to or was going to overclock his CPU. If not, there is no reason to get the K version SB proc and he could save a few bucks there instead.
  7. 1. It isn't worth it The only reason it would even be considered is to play online games and since WoW is one of the most popular online games I was saying that if he did play WoW it wouldn't benefit too much
    2. I know, the only reason I suggested the v boost to 1600 was because it proves these kits are the same, personally I would keep the kit at stock maybe pump in 1.6v and go for cas 8
    3. I was assuming since he chose the K that he wants the option of overclocking available.
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