Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Finalizing build... Any recommendations?

Last response: in Systems
Share
April 28, 2011 7:09:36 PM

Hey everyone, so I'm looking to finalize a computer build since I've saved up some money and want to get your opinion on it. I've already decided to go with a 2600k, seeing as it's the most powerful of the Sandy Bridge chip sets and I can overclock it. I'm also thinking about putting two EVGA GTX 570s in SLI. Anyways, here's what I've got so far:

CPU:
Intel 2600k
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Mobo:
One of the two:
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0)
( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME (REV 3.0)
( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

GPU:
EVGA SuperClocked GTX 570
( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

PSU:
OCZ ZX Series OCZ-ZX1000W
( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Memory:
G.Skill 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 1600
( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )



Approximate Purchase Date: (Soon... Within the week)


Budget Range: $1800-$2200


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, more power intensive tasks


Parts Not Required: Peripherals & HDD


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

HDD's I've got covered, as well as cooling (in my case a Corsair H70) and for a case, I really like the NZXT Phantom (I really like the newegg exclusive black and orange color scheme) but I am open to suggestions.

Anyways, tell me what you think! Haven't spent any money on it yet and would love to get a few gold nuggets of advice.

Thanks in advance!! :D 

(P.S. not my first build... It's just been awhile)

(P.P.S. I've got a max budge of ~$2,000 I can give or take about $100 or so. I've already got some of the hardware so don't worry about exact cost.)
(P.P.S. I've
April 28, 2011 7:32:35 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $259.98
ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $654.98 $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Card Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $634.98
EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $209.98 - $10.00 Mail In Rebates(
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
!