Thoughts on new system

hello all,

This is my first build and i have done my research, but i want a second opinion :D

main use is for gaming, and a bit of music creation and video editing.

My budget is $1750

CPU: i5 2500
Mobo: MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) P67
Gpu: msi gtx 570
Case: Corsair 650d
Psu: Corsair Gaming Series 800w
Ram: 4gb g.skill
Hdd: 1Tb (cheap) 7200rpm sata
OS: window 7 64bit

Speakers: Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500
Monitor: Ben Q EW2420 24IN 1080p

Other Thoughts:

I don't really care for overclocking (the CPU at least), so i dont need the i5 2500k
I'm looking to get a second gtx 570 later for sli
Ill get better Hard Drives later, just need storage for now


A few specific Questions i have:
Is a sound card worth it, IF it means sacrificing gaming performance? (as in spending less on other stuff to squeeze in a sound card?)

Is the PSU enough for sli 570s, plus room for other upgrades i might want add on later?

What are your thought on those speakers?


Any feedback or advice for the build is welcome, because this is after all my first build :na:

Thanks in advance for any help :)
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  1. I have 2 OC'd GTX 570 running on a Corsair 750HX so the Corsair gaming series 800w should be even better.

    most gamers I know use the onboard sound. I would not sacrifice for a discrete sound card. I have heard any one complain of losing any frame rates.

    I use a gaming headset, so I'll let someone else comment on the speakers.

    Monitor wise I would go with ASUS, they have a better warranty (dead/bright/stuck pixel.) here are a few good ones:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236117
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059
  2. cpu: the oc'd 2500k will help if you want to upgrade later and prevent the cpu from bottlenecking your gpus
    case: I don't see the point in spending more for a case than a cpu. it's like putting a v4 engine in a ferrari. $80 tops
    psu: should handle the two 570's easily
    hd: you could take the money saved from the case and buy an ssd
  3. Au_equus said:
    cpu: the oc'd 2500k will help if you want to upgrade later and prevent the cpu from bottlenecking your gpus
    case: I don't see the point in spending more for a case than a cpu. it's like putting a v4 engine in a ferrari. $80 tops
    psu: should handle the two 570's easily
    hd: you could take the money saved from the case and buy an ssd


    Agreed +1.

    The CM 690 II Advanced is an excellent case for the money @ ~80-90$.
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