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$1200-$1500 gaming PC help

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This is my first complete build. I've changed graphics cards, RAM, etc. but never actually built a whole computer myself. I don't want any unforeseen problems when I am assembling it... any feedback would be awesome! I've read a lot of the guides on the forum and have learned quite a bit, I just want to make sure everything will work before ordering! Thanks in advance!

Approximate Purchase Date: A week to a month

Budget Range: $1200-$1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: I need everything except the mouse since I am moving from a laptop to a desktop. So a keyboard and monitor need to be included in the budget.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: Intel & Nvidia

Overclocking: Maybe in the future when I learn how to do it but not initially

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe SLI in the future to keep up with games

Monitor Resolution: The monitor I am looking at is 1920x1080

Additional Comments: It needs to light up like a Christmas tree

Parts:

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129097

I love the look of the hundred series but I'm not sure which one to get exactly.

CPU Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
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 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

VGA EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130622

PSU ENERMAX NAXN 82+ ENM750AWT 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194086

DVD SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118031

HD SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

Monitor ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049

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

Keyboard
Saitek Eclipse II Illuminated Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823175001

Total: $1,493.56 shipped

Also, are there any big hardware releases coming up soon that I should wait for? Or is now as good as any time to build a new rig, I'm hoping it will hold up pretty well for at least 3 years.

Any help would be great, thanks!
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  1. looks good bro.
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.670100 $194.98 - $159.98 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
    Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
    Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-P67X4B3&title=ASRock-P67-EXTREME4-B3-LGA1155-Intel-P67-B3-DDR3-Quad-SLI-Quad-CrossFireX-SATA3-USB3-0-A-GbE-ATX-Motherboard $154.99 Free Shipping
    ASRock P67 EXTREME4 B3 LGA1155/ Intel P67 B3/ DDR3/ Quad SLI & Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=I5-2500KBX&title=Intel-Core-i5-Processor-i5-2500K-3-3GHz-6MB-LGA1155-CPU-Retail $214.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Intel Core i5 Processor i5-2500K 3.3GHz 6MB LGA1155 CPU, Retail - BX80623I52500K

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1308689647&sr=1-1 $33.28 & 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=N82E16820231314&cm_sp=Cat_Memory-_-Daily_Deal-_-20-231-314 $64.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Internal-HD103SJ/dp/B002MQC0P8/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1308689606&sr=1-1 $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-OEM Drives, HD103SJ

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289&cm_sp=Cat_CD_%26%2347%3b_DVD_Burners_%26%2338%3b_Media-_-Hot_Deals-_-27-106-289 $18.99 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.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MSI-560TWN&title=MSI-nVidia-GeForce-GTX560-Ti-Twin-Frozr-II-OC-1GB-DDR5-2DVI-Mini-HDMI-PCI-Express-Video-Card $241.99
    MSI nVidia GeForce GTX560 Ti Twin Frozr II OC 1GB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card - N560GTX TI TWIN FROZR II OC

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 $99.99 - FREE SHIPPING
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
  3. how about this psu- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152043&cm_re=850w_power_supply-_-17-152-043-_-Product
    looks to have great reviews and gold rated and you will be able to sli that 570

    the rest looks good
  4. Thanks for the quick responses!

    I think I'll stick with newegg just so I have all the parts coming in from them, the prices were really close maybe just a $15 or $20 difference total.

    I've never heard of Raidmax....are they reliable and well built? I only picked the enermax because one of the guides on here suggested it...
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    i would get a corsair tx 850w psu for 570 sli.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139022&Tpk=corsair%20tx%20850

    otherwise, everything looks good.

    personally im waiting til october to build my pc, ati 7000series is coming between october-december hopefully
  6. When are the next nvidia cards coming out? Is now a good time to get the 570gtx or is there about to be a new series of cards?
  7. lonemedic007 said:
    Thanks for the quick responses!

    I think I'll stick with newegg just so I have all the parts coming in from them, the prices were really close maybe just a $15 or $20 difference total.

    I've never heard of Raidmax....are they reliable and well built? I only picked the enermax because one of the guides on here suggested it...

    i read a article on here stating all of the psu brands tomshardware trusts raidmax was one of them but only certain units. im pretty sure this would be one of the units since on newegg no one has had problems with it and it is gold rated
  8. also amazon and superbiiz are really reliable. amazon takes back products no questions asked
  9. Best answer selected by lonemedic007.
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