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First Gaming build just shy of $1600

Let me start by saying that this will be not only my first Pc build, but also my entry in to PC gaming all together. I have always enjoyed my xbox and have never had the expendable funds to buy a PC that could stand up to the current games. I used to love playing video games in my spare time but lately I have found the 360 to be...well....boring, its like a switch just turned off in my head and I cant get in to or play a game aside from the sims (lol) for more than a half hour. Anyways, I digress, I am hoping to breathe new life in to gaming for myself with a shiny new gaming PC. My tab at Newegg is at $1604 and change and thats after I scrapped the SSD. I can afford this price but its gonna be a tough one to convince the wife, that being said I am looking for any suggestions to possibly shave this price by a bit. The price mentioned above is for everything that one would need to build a PC , monitor, OS, Mouse n keyboard, etc. I should mention that I know the monitor is kinda big, but it is going to double as the bedroom TV so that is as small as I can go with that. so here goes any advice or comments on the current build or advice on how to possibly shave a few bucks off of it would be much oblidged....

Oh, I forgot to mention that I am looking to future proof, mainly with the video card, I would like to go SLI in the future, any thoughts on the case, PSU, or motherboard regarding this would also be helpful

CPU
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

MOBO
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157229

RAM
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311

GPU
EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130595

PSU
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

CASE
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (will this be big enough for possible SLI?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

HDD
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3R HE103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152238

DVD
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

MONITOR
SAMSUNG P2770FH ToC Rose Black 27" 1ms Full HD HDMI LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001431

OS
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

KEYBOARD
RAZER Arctosa Silver USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823114010

MOUSE
RAZER DeathAdder Black 5 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Precision Optical Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared Sensor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153055

Throw in some Arctic Silver for 12 bucks and we have a grand total of $1604.86

I was hung up on the video card for a while, it was between twin 560s in SLI or the 570, While I realize the 560s would have been faster I chose the 570, because I am under the impression that the 560 can only SLI with 2 cards so that would be a dead end, is this correct? Thanks in advance for any info you guys can give me...it is much oblidged....
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  1. ^ When have you planned your purchase ??
    Some places to shave off some money
    - Monitor -> You get very good 23-24" for $100 less, which are very good,...
    - Graphics card -> If not a loyal Nvidia fan and just want best price/performance, then HD 6950 would be a better option...
  2. Looks solid. The only thing I would switch is the PSU to a 700-750watt. In case you want to SLI those 570s in the future. Other then that, grab a aftermarket CPU cooler if you want to overclock that 2500k (which you should).

    Also look for combo deals to shave a little off (or get better parts for same price).
  3. If it's just for gaming then you don't really need more than 4GB. So that would be one way to save money.

    You probably know this, but just to make sure, if you aren't overclocking then you don't need a K variant. That won't save much money, but its still a saving...

    I agree with gkay about the graphics cards; a single 6950/GTX 560 Ti will be plenty for 1080 gaming and with a sufficient power supply will still have the option to add another or change it later on.

    I agree with ikyunG about looking for combos.

    Don't get the old Corsair TX series, they have been replaced by newer, better performing units which are the same price. If you end up going with a 650W unit then the rebate on this makes it cheaper, it also has the advantage of being modular.
    XFX 650W XXX Edition 80Plus Bronze Modular $89 ($20 rebate, $4 shipping)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207007
  4. Best answer
    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Enforcer-Interior-SGC-1000-KWN1/dp/B004WK3KKQ/ref=sr_1_10?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1308136089&sr=1-10 $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Storm Enforcer USB 3.0 Mid Tower ATX Case with Window and Black Interior (SGC-1000-KWN1)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.668399 $154.98 + $10.00 Mail In Rebate FREE SHIPPING $10 off w/ promo code EMCKDJF27, ends 6/20
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-P67-Extreme4-B3-Motherboard/dp/B004QTHYZK/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1308136035&sr=1-1 $159.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    ASRock P67 Extreme4 B3 Intel P67 ATX DDR3 2133 Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.662487 $458.98 - $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $438.98 FREE SHIPPING
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    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

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER $29.51 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428 $83.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289 $20.99 FREE SHIPPING
    LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

    Total: $1,078.42 *not including mail in rebates and promo codes
  5. Best answer selected by bugzy3188.
  6. I don't think a Storm Enforcer would fit a large 6950 or a TFII 560 Ti. Or was it the Storm Trooper that wouldn't... I don't really remember I get those cases mixed up all the time lol. I would check out if I were you, though...
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