Putting together a new rig


Found this setup at a webshop that handles everything, as this time around I wont be assembling the machine myself, but rather letting professional technicians take care of all that stuff.

Here's the system so far:

XForce - Intel® Core™ i7-2600K 4x3.40GHz (Turbo 3.80GHz)

CPU Cooler: Scythe CPU-cooler (the dealer didnt mention the model, but Scythe is a good brand, so fine by me)

Motherboard: Gigabyte P67A-UD3-B3 (I am getting them to upgrade it to the Gigabyte P67A-UD7 model instead, though).

Memory: Kingston HyperX 16 GB DDR3-1600

Sound card (for gaming, movies and music): Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional

Harddrive 1: Intel 510 250GB SSD SATA 6GB/s (500MB/s read 315MB/s write)

Harddrive 2 + 3: 2 x Seagate 1000GB SATA3 6Gb/s

Graphics card: nvidia GTX590 3GB (probably gonna go with EVGA's GTX590 model)

How does this look so far?

Should I change some components to achieve better performance, or maybe to get a lower price without really loosing out on performance?

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  1. If you can configure yourself and assuming this is a standard 1080p gaming build, here's some suggestions. 2500K, 8GB RAM, no sound card, smaller SSD, far cheaper GPU - 6970 range max. I would fill out the build advice form first though.
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    If you really want to spend that much money on the massive GPU, get the 6990, but for 1080p, it's far beyond overkill and will be a waste of money.
  3. I would advocate two SLI 570s versus 1 590, which is essentially the same chip on 1 board instead of 2. Two cards benefit from better cooling, which with overclocking leads to higher FPS's than a single 590. It might be better and cheaper just to get 1 580 instead and overclock that which will handle any game you throw at it.
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