Hello again everyone. While I was searching for a build on here awhile back I also asked a few other friends for them to give me a build. So I was wondering if you guys could have a look at what they suggested.
Budget Range: The price ceiling is $1500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly Gaming (Rift, Eve Online, Starcraft 2)
Parts Not Required: I already have a mouse/keyboard
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Country of Origin: USA
SLI or Crossfire: Yes (Just the ability to upgrade it, doesnt have to be a second card yet)
just a note: Its usually a good idea to include the name of the product, not just the link to it, so I don't have to open 10 more tabs just to see what you ordered:
The mobo is fine. You might consider the same price AS Rock Extreme 4, which gets excellent reviews.
The PSU is probly overkill for a single 560, or even in SLI, You can step down to a 650W and still do fine.
Of your cases, I'd probly keep the Cooler Master, but cases are really quite a personal choice. I go for *CHEAP* (my own PC uses a plain-jane mini tower)
You're overkill on the Memory, paying double what you need. CL7 is almost a waste with sandy bridge. You're not going to need to overclock the memory, and can get by with a $79.99 CL9 8GB Kit instead. Or $89 for ripjaws.
DVD is fine
I'd suggest the same price Seagate Baracuda 7200.12 SATA 6 GB model over the Hitachi. Seagate drive is faster (uses 2 platters instead of 4) even before the marginal interface gains of SATA 3 vs SATA 2 in a mechanical drive.
Your combo is nice, but a 2600K will see almost no gaming bonus over a 2500K, owing almost entirely to its 100MHz speed advantage. Since both overclock about the same, that will vanish if you Overclock at all.
You can save $90 just getting a 2500K and the same Twin Frozr 560 GPU, If you get the 2500K with one of teh 3 8GB G.Skill combos that are $296.98, the total combined savings is $148!
you don't need the Artic Silver 5.
I'd get the Thermaltake Frio cooler ($57.99) for overclocks, its a top 5 cooler at frostytech.