New Build / Advice Request

My old machine has finally died and I'm needing some advice on a replacement build. I currently have a GTX 260 that I would like to keep using in this current build - as well as a 750W power supply. I also have a PATA DVD burner that I could use - otherwise I would need a new SATA drive as well. Here are the details:

Approximate Purchase Date:
Within the next two weeks.

Budget Range:
$600 - $850

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
SQL / Web Development, Gaming, Web Browsing

Parts Not Required:
Speakers, Monitor, Video Card(?), Power Supply(?), DVD Drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin:

Yes - none at first. Light / Moderate later on.

SLI or Crossfire:
No but in the future likely yes.

The parts I currently have are:

Graphics Card
EVGA 896-P3-1260-AR GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Power Supply
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

The build I am looking at: Newegg Link

OS Drive $199.99
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Case $49.99
COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case

Mother Board $169.99
ASRock X58 Extreme 3 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU $314.99
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

RAM $99.99
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

Does this look like an acceptable build for the price?
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  1. you will need a p67 mobo, not an x58. if you want to SLI/crossfire, i recommend an asrock p67 extreme4 (less expensive boards have a more limited bandwidth for dual graphics cards).
    keep in mind that those ram heatfins are on the tall side, so certain aftermarket cpu coolers will not fit properly.

    i dont know how processor intensive your particular work is. for gaming the i5-2500k is just as good as the i7-2600k and significantly cheaper. great ssd choice, theres no competition at that price.

    the case is notta bad, but the HAF 912 and Antec 300 offer superior cooling for $10 more, so at least give em a look. other than that, looks great.

    also, i wouldnt crossfire the 260 (i dont know if that was your plan), but it should hold out until the next generation of cards, and then you can turn this bad boy into a full blown gaming beast.
  2. Ah, thanks for catching that on the motherboard. Development is not too processor intensive - if it works for gaming I'm sure it would work for what I need.

    I'll give those cases a look as I do want to make sure the cooling is as good as possible in that price range.

    I figure I'll ditch the 260 when it comes time to crossfire. Do you have any good recommendations on a pair of cards now that would last me awhile? Would a 750W power a pair of cards with accessories?

    Thanks for the comments!
  3. $109.99 - $94.99 after mail-in rebate
    Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $159.99
    ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $69.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR $244.99 (Before $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) FREE SHIPPING
    MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card <--- review/benchmarks of that MSI card <--- review benchmarks of that MSI card in SLI <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios update <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios update <--- Review before the latest bios...and it still smoked the Asus and Gigabyte boards in it's class <---- Asrock two year warranty <----- ASRock P67 Extreme4 Motherboard
  4. yes, as why_me implied, the gtx 560ti (especially the MSI twin frozr that he linked) would be an excellent card to SLI, and your existing 750tx would be plenty for the task. as for the longevity of the cards, that really depends on your needs. no cards will play at max settings forever. personally, i would hold on to the 260 until battlefield 3 comes out and buy the new cards then, but i dont know if thats your thing.
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