Any suggestions on my new rig?

Hi guys,

Newcomer in Tom's forum :) So, as the title says, do you have some suggestions about a new rig that I'm about to build? *EDIT: I just saw the post about the format, srry :p here it is:

Approximate Purchase Date: 3 - 5 months aprox.

Budget Range: $2000 max.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Case.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon, open to any other suggestions.

Country of Origin: US, California.

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Not much problem about the noise cuz I'll be wearing headphones most of the time. The cooler the better. I already own the case, NZXT Phantom White.

Current options:

- MOBO: Asus RoG Maximus IV Extreme
http://www.excaliberpc.com/602282/asus-maximus-iv-extreme-rev.html

- CPU: i7 2600K
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i7-2600K-Processor-Socket-LGA1155/dp/B004EBUXSA/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I3335I9ZBIWHB8&colid=2CW2GY9TK8ITW

- RAM: 8GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance @ 1600MHz CL8
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Channel-240-Pin-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8/dp/B004E0ZKOI/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1OML25UO7B7AQ&colid=2CW2GY9TK8ITW

- HDD: 600GB WD Velociraptor @ 10,000 RPM SATA 6
http://www.amazon.com/WESTERN-VELOCIRAPTOR-10000RPM-SATA6-0GB-WD6000HLHX/dp/B003FW9T0M/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I2KELKRFXQNLSK&colid=2CW2GY9TK8ITW

- SSD: 60GB OCZ Vertex Turbo SATA II (maybe wait for the new SATA III)
http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Technology-Vertex-Turbo-OCZSSD2-1VTXT60G/dp/B002H9XRW0/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=IWJG8VUX13IW5&colid=2CW2GY9TK8ITW

- PSU: Corsair Professional Series 850
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Professional-Performance-850-Watt-CMPSU-850AX/dp/B003PJ6QW4/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1TVZ8KOZPKV2U&colid=2CW2GY9TK8ITW

- OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-7-Ultimate-Upgrade/dp/B002DHLV8S/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I6V4BS2Y0LSXW&colid=2CW2GY9TK8ITW

- GPU: EVGA GTX 570 1280MB
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-PCI-Express-Graphics-Lifetime-012-P3-1570-AR/dp/B004EHZD5W/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I3JDU9OCUAN6XB&colid=2CW2GY9TK8ITW

- Cooling: Noctua 6 NH-D14
http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Heatpipe-Bearing-Cooler-NH-D14/dp/B002VKVZ1A/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I17EJREV9KFCQH&colid=2CW2GY9TK8ITW

- B-Ray Drive: Pioneer BDR-206
http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-Internal-Blu-ray-Writer-BDR-206/dp/B0046K062C/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1JEBIT40W66NL&colid=2CW2GY9TK8ITW

Thanks! :D
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  1. Nice build :)

    If I was going to do anything different with that build I might do something like this below...

    First the mobo. This one down below runs dual cards @ 16x & 16x like that Asus, but it hold the record o/c for these SB cpu's and is consistently the "King of the Hill" in o/c in regards to 1155 mobo's.

    http://www.excaliberpc.com/601478/gigabyte-ga-p67a-ud7-b3-intel-p67-lga.html $321.84
    Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3 Intel P67 LGA 1155 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Dual gtx 560's in SLI > single gtx 580. These ones down below are factory over clocked and have plenty of head room to go higher...

    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-N560GTX-Twin-Frozr-IIOC/dp/B004JLNZXU/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1300003794&sr=1-4 $249.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    MSI GeForce GTX 560 1 GB DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x 16 Graphics Card N560GTX Ti Twin Frozr IIOC

    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-N560GTX-Twin-Frozr-IIOC/dp/B004JLNZXU/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1300003794&sr=1-4 $249.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    MSI GeForce GTX 560 1 GB DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x 16 Graphics Card N560GTX Ti Twin Frozr IIOC

    Then seeing how the Raptors have been pretty much of a hose job price wise...one large yet quick storage drive....

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-Cache-Desktop-HD103SJ/dp/B001U3S5S0/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1300003569&sr=1-1 $62.34 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ

    And then size up on the SSD for your o/s and games...put the speed where it's needed so to say...

    http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Technology-RealSSD-Solid-CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1/dp/B0039SM0AS/ref=sr_1_3?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1300004575&sr=1-3 $242.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Crucial Technology 128 GB Crucial RealSSD C300 Series Solid State Drive CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1

    750w is plenty of power for dual 560's, and gives you extra for o/c, drives, fans, etc... with room to spare.

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CMPSU-750HX-Professional-Certified-compatible/dp/B0029F21LK/ref=sr_1_8?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1300003693&sr=1-8 $141.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair CMPSU-750HX 750-Watt HX Professional Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply compatible with Core i7 and Core i5

    Then the o/s...

    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Home-Premium-System-Builder/dp/B002NGJO4M/ref=pd_cp_sw_1 $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit System Builder 1pk
  2. Thanks Why_Me,

    Now I'm thinking about changing the Velociraptor for a 1TB black caviar and use the spare money for a bigger SSD as you said. Any more suggestions someone?
  3. If you're shelling out this much money for a computer, might want to consider spending an extra $20 for a DVD drive.. Depending on what it is used for you might find that having 2 drives is a HUGE benefit (if you want to rip your entire movie/music collection, for example, 2 drives is VERY convenient, especially with large collections...)
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