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First time builder, Is this reasonable?

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February 23, 2011 12:46:12 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as sandy bride chipsets come back out

Budget Range: 1500-1700 after rebates + taxes

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, surfing the web, possibly school projects (most likely not)

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, (i have a very good headset so speakers are not completely necessary

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,

Country of Origin: United States of America

Parts Preferences: My list composes of this so far -
Monitor - LG W2486L

CPU - Sandy Bridge 2500k i5 processor [...] -_-Product

Mobo - Asus P8P67 Pro
(ATM it is recalled, newegg link for recalled item is - [...] 6813131682 )

Operating system - Win. 7 64 bit pro, single Comp [...] B002NGJO4M

RAM - G.SKILL ripjaw series 8gb (2gbx4) - getting two of these [...] -_-Product

GPU- - nVidia gtx 570 - asus model - [...] -_-Product
will possibly get second later

Hard drive - Black caviar 500gb [...] -_-Product

LITE-ON Black 4X BD-ROM 8X DVD-ROM 32X CD-ROM SATA Internal 4X Blu-ray Disc Reader Model iHOS104-08 [...] 6827106326

Case - Coolermaster haf 932 full tower [...] -_-Product

PSU - Corsair 750w CMPSU [...] -_-Product

Overclocking:Maybe - depends if i need it

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (depends if my nVidia gtx 570 alone does the trick, if not i will get a second 570

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080,

Additional Comments: this PC is my first build, and these are the parts i came up with after about a week of searching, please judge the build and give feedback on whether or not to go ahead with the parts (if not why or why not) suggestions welcome!
February 23, 2011 2:56:25 PM

Most of your links were truncated, so they don't work properly.

For the price of that monitor, you could get a better Dell U2311 IPS display. Monitors are personal tastes, but I feel for $300 you could get a better monitor.

I would only get 8GB RAM maximum, as you'll never ever use 16GB in gaming, and even in some strenuous work environments. It's literally a waste of money.

On your budget, you could probably afford 2 GTX 580s. At least get one 580; don't even think about the 570 if you're considering that budget.

As for a hard drive, you could easily afford a good Solid State and a better 1TB drive like the Samsung F3. 500GB really isn't cost effective anymore.

Note that Windows doesn't have native blu-ray playback, so you will need software if you intend to watch blu-rays on your computer.

I'd get the Corsair 850HX if you're considering 2 GPUs in the future. It's one of the best PSUs on the market right now.
February 23, 2011 5:24:56 PM

cool, thanks for the advice