So I am building my second gaming rig. I have researched most the stuff and I think these components would make a killer gaming rig to last me a few years and allow for upgrades down the road. Can someone look over my build sheet in case I missed anything.
Approximate Purchase Date: two weeks
Budget Range: 1000 - 1500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video Editing, every day use
Parts Not Required: harddrive, keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon, newegg
Country of Origin: USA
Cooler Master HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Chassis Mid Tower
Intel Core i7-2600K Processor with 8 MB Cache, 3.40 GHz for Socket LGA1155
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported Intel P67 DDR3 1800 ATX Motherboard
Corsair Hydro Series H70 High Performance CPU Cooler CWCH70
Corsair Memory Vengeance 8 Dual Channel Kit DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8
Cooler Master GX Series 750W ATX Power Supply RS750-ACAAE3-US
Acer S211HLbd 21.5'' 5ms LED-Backlight LCD Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 12,000,000:1 (ACM)
Geforce GTX 580
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I would like a quiet not too loud which is why I went with liquid cooled.
I think the jury is still out on whether or not the Corsair H70 CPU cooler is going to give you a 'quiet system'.
Check the NewEgg customer Feedback comments. In any case it's going to be 'louder' than some CPU coolers that are built for low noise.
You'll notice several people chose to replace the stock fans to get a quieter system.
You might be better off with a high performance air cooler with a single fan. Corsair Hydro Series H70 CPU Cooler Review
For overall cost savings with very little difference in overall performance a few things you could consider:
Asus P8P67 Pro in place of the Sabertooth motherboard.
i5 2500K in place of the i7 2600K - especially if your video editing is only an occasional home video editing job.
GTX 570(s) in place of the GTX 580.
Wow thanks. I was just reading a great review on the 580 last night. 750W PSU would be pushing it and was thinking of getting a 1000W to cover any power consumption issues I might have when I start adding more drives and if I ever go SLI.
Ill also rethink that water cooler and go with an high end air cooler and maybe along with a 2500k.
Video editing will be weekly and gaming will be every day. I would really like the monster 590 but cant see laying down 1k.
Single GTX 580 and a 750W PSU will not be a problem.
I think this would be all you'd ever need for a single 1920x1080 monitor.
I feel that way about a GTX 570 as well.
Most people will under-estimate how well the OC'd i5 2500K will handle even demanding audio/video editing. Sure the i7 2600K does it better - but for comparison the i5 2500K is better than the AMD X6 1090T/1100T CPU.
Here is one of the extensive reviews that really impressed me on the 2600K over the 2500K. Both are great chips but for $100 more the 2600K could be considered one of the best Quad Core Chips. Im sure either of these 2500K or 2600K are great. Budget in mind go with the 2500K.
Thanks WR2 for the help. I think as far as GPU im going with the 580 in hopes that later down the road add another 580 in SLI and still be competing with the top cards. Although still me being hard headed with the 2600K you make great points where the 2500K is almost exactly the same.
The Guru website looks a lot like Toms Hardware layout.