Please Judge My Build

Approximate Purchase Date:ASAP

Budget Range: $1000-$1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: , (Which ever has the best deal. And I am a prime member.)

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel (Nothing from XFX)

Overclocking Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe if so it will be at least a year before I do.

Monitor Resolution: Probably nothing above 1680x1050 Sometimes I have to use a lover resolution to read the text since I have low vision)

Additional Comments Would like it to be quite if possible.

Motherboard: (Undecided) ASUS P8P67 PRO or Asrock extreme 4 (leaning towards ASUS but the Asrock being ~$40 cheaper is tempting)

CPU: (Bought $225 w/ Free Shogun 2) i5 2500k

Heatsink CM Hyper 212+

Memory (Bought $75) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB 1600 (2 x 4Gb)

HDD: (Will buy) SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1 1Tb

Optical Drive ~$20 Dvd burner

Video Card: (Overclocked & Unlocked/Flashed to 6970) SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Case: (Bought $110) Fractal Design Define R3 Black ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case

PSU: (Undecided but thinking ) CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

OS (Will buy $100) Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit OEM

Monitor (Own may replace later) Gateway HD2200 Black-Silver 22" 4ms DVI HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1
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  1. What do you want to buy beside the mobo? Budget?
  2. excellent psu, more then enough power, might consider modular though since your case seems kind of tiny. The tx's have a lot of cables. Look at the hx series from corsair.
  3. Thanks for the feedback so far.
    Everything besides the i5,ram, and case. With the mobo I just thought saving some money might be nice but it's not necessary.

    @oz73942 I was leaning towards modular at first but decided not to because of price. Just now though I just took another look and the hx750 is only 126 after rebate so I think I will probably switch over.
  4. Spinpoint F3 is good, 6950 good, Asus Pro good, for the PSU I know that you don't want XFX but that particular one is Seasonic inside, XFX comes with the casing, cables and fan. Very good stuff, modular.

    Or this one, semi-modular:
    Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W
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