First time builder, Is this reasonable?

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!
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  1. 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.
  2. cool, thanks for the advice
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