I7 2600K build Advice/Critique

Approximate Purchase Date: April 11th 2011

Budget Range: Canadian Dollars $800-$1100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video editing, Music creation, Gaming ( SC2, BF3, COD etc), Photoshop, Illustrator.

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, Case, OS, Soundcard, HDD

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca, Directcanada.ca, NCIX.com

Country of Origin: Canada

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Something that runs Quiet, cool and the cheaper the better,


PSU: Corsair TX750 V2 750W ATX 12V Single Rail 60A 24PIN ATX

Case: Thermaltake SOPRANO VB1000BWS
$ 0

Mobo: Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core

GPU: Radeon HD 5870 GIGABYTE GV-R587OC

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066

HDD: WD Cavair Black 1TB 7200RPM Cache 32MB
$ 0

Sound: Creative Labs SB0240 Audigy 2 Sound Card

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Total After Tax & Shipping $1052.05

1. If I could get the price down a bit that would be great.

2. I realize my soundcard is pretty dated, let me know if an upgrade is a must.
3. will my case be compatible with these parts/ my fans are getting crazy loud not sure if I need to lube them or just replace em.

Let me know what you guys think.

Thanks in Advance
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  1. ok: Switch to this Motherboard, which still has 16x or 8x/8x Ports for crossfire:

    Get this 8GB DDR3-1333 for the same price as your 1066, Its not RipJaws, but thats purely decorative anyway.

    Swap out your 5870 for a 6950 and drop to a 650W PSU
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