Proposal for 1700$ gaming rig, what do you think?

This is what I had in mind:


1 x Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB
1 x Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM
1 x MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) P67 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E 2PCI SLI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3 Motherboard
1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory
1 x ASUS GeForce GTX 580 DirectCU II Fermi 782MHZ 1536MB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DX11 *IR-$38.74*
1 x Cooler Master Haf 932 Full Tower EATX Case 6X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PSU USB eSATA 1394 Audio - Black
1 x Corsair Professional HX750W 750W ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PF *IR-$9.00*
1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM
Please note that Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit only supports up to 16GB of RAM.
1 x Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
1 x LG GH22NS50 Black 22X SATA DVD Writer OEM
1 x Creative Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Audio 24BIT Sound Card 7.1 PCI OEM
1 x Intel PRO/1000 CT Desktop Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter PCI Express NIC OEM
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  1. All looks pretty good but do you really need a sound card and an Ethernet card when the motherboard has the equivalent built in already.

    I would get the Samsung f3 from amazon over the W.D. black but the performance should be similar anyways.
  2. I would switch to the MSI GTX 580 Lightning. It's the fastest and most overclockable version of the GTX 580 and is only about $25 more than the ASUS. Also, it won't take up 3 slots like the ASUS.
  3. Also if it were me.. i would slap another 4 gig on memory on there..4 gigs should be enough.. BUT a friend of mine just recently got into the beta for SW:TOR and running the same amount of memory (actually the exact same memory brand/speed/ect) hes running at ~95% memory usage with virtual memory turned off.. and is looking at adding another 8 gigs to his setup.. and when your talking ~$1700 whats another $50 to double that 4 gigs to 8gig?
  4. I bought a sound card thinking it'd do wonders but it doesn't really do much unless you have the extra money and want everything perfect. I noticed the difference in sound performance, music sounds better but that's about it. I don't have shitty speakers either, mine were: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121122

    My sound card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102024&Tpk=Creative%2070SB088000004%207.1%20Channels%20PCI%20Express%201x

    Yeah, I don't recommend it unless you're rich or some kind of music pro who needs crystal clarity.
  5. ya I realized I didn't need those extra cards. I've revised things quite a bit:

    1 x Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB
    1 x Zalman CNPS9900A LED CPU Cooler 120MM Blue LED Fan LGA1366 1156 1155 775 AM3 AM2 754 *IR-$10.99*
    1 x ASRock P67 EXTREME4 B3 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 SATA3 USB3.0 CrossFireX SLI Motherboard
    1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory
    1 x EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Fermi 732MHZ 1280MB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E Video Card *IR-$15.00*
    1 x Cooler Master Haf 932 Full Tower EATX Case 6X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PSU USB eSATA 1394 Audio - Black
    1 x Seasonic M12D 850W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS 8PIN PCI-E 120MM Fan
    1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM
    Please note that Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit only supports up to 16GB of RAM.
    1 x Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 Retail Box 1 Year Subscription for 3 PCs
    1 x Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
    1 x LG GH22NS50 Black 22X SATA DVD Writer OEM
    1 x Addesso AKB-131UB 104 QUIET-KEY Wired Keyboard USB Black *IR-$5.00*
    1 x Steelseries Kinzu Optical 3 Button Gaming Mouse USB
    1 x Please Use The Onboard Sound Card Integrated On My Motherboard
    1 x Please Use The Onboard Network Ethernet Card Integrated On My Motherboard

    Decided I didn't quite need the 580, maybe down the road ill go sli with 570...
  6. Well newegg just put the 24x LG burner on sale for 19.99. I've always used free anti-virus without any issue. All looks good, only thing left to consider is a z68 M/B if you haven't already.
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