Is this a good build for gaming

Hi I am not good at selcting the best.
I want to built a pc for hardcore gaming the config I have come up with is

MotherBoard:-Asus Rampage III Extreme
Processor:-Core i7 bloomfield 3.2 ghz
RAM:- 24GB 1600 Mhz Gskill Ripjaws (6x4GB)
Graphic Card:- GTX 570 or HD 6970 2 GB
CPU Case: need help here
PSU:- 1000Watt Cooler Master
Monitor:-Dell 20"LED
Keyboard Mouse:-Logitech Gaming keyboard Mouse

Approximate Purchase Date: In a week probably on 3rd May 2011

Budget Range: 2250$

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, Watching movies and a little web development

Country of Origin: India

Parts Preferences: by brand or typeWhichever the best there is at a given price

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Single Card Nvidia GTX 570 or ATI hd 6970

Monitor Resolution: 20" dell resolution may be 1600x900

I dont know much about configs please suggest or tell what I should change and what not
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    It is a good build but no need for all that ram for gaming 12GB max. Better build for gaming would be I5 2500K with a P67 motherboard and 8 GB ram with either of the cards you mention. Single card setup would run fine on a 600watt PSU!
  2. ^Agreed. Both of those gpu's are tremendous overkill for that resolution, unless you plan on upgrading to a 1080p+ monitor soon.
  3. whats the diff bet X58 1366 and 1156 sockets regarding gaming I havent found any major difference the only reason I opted for 1366 is it supports hexa cores hence I wont have to go for a total mobo+processor upgrade a processor upgrade might suffice
  4. So what resolution monitors should I take could you suggest some, I am buying 20" Dell coz GTX 570 gives nearly 45-60 fps on this resolution ,at 1900's its a little better than 6970 and higher it goes down the hill while 6970 maintains itself


    Could you suggest a better GPU for this resolution monitors which might stay a year before I upgrade my GPU
  5. I would go with a 1920x1080 resolution, they are much more affordable these days.
  6. Best answer selected by Abhishek_86.
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