Build Suggestions?

I know there are probably tons of threads like this every day, but I was hoping that some people with a bit more recent experience than I could offer some suggestions/criticisms for the following build. I haven't put a PC together in years and I'm not as familiar as I'd like to be with modern hardware. I'm trying to keep it in the area of $1,500.

Thanks in advance.

Case: Coolermaster Haf 922 - 99.98

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600k - 314.99

Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V Pro - 209.99

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8gb (2x4) - 83.99

Video: EVGA SuperClocked Geforce GTX 580 - 489.99 (Planning on adding a second eventually)

Hard Drive: Crucial m4 64gb SSD - 119.99

Storage Drive: Western Digital 500 gb 7200 rpm SATA 6gb/s - 59.99

Power: Corsair Enthusiast Series 850W - 134.99

DVD: ASUS DRW-24B1ST Sata 24x dvd burner - 19.99

Total: 1533.9
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  1. Its really helpful if you ask in the format suggested at the beginning of the forum .

    If all you are doing is answering emails and playing the 1999 version of Quake you should just give me the $1500 and I will take $800 commission and buy you a Dell .
    Or to put that another way

    without knowing what you are using your pc for its not possible to give good advice
  2. ^outlander i think he wants his 1500$ :D

    OP: the gtx 580 sli'd will be like a 750$ investment. i hope you have more than a 1080p screen or that build is wasted.
  3. Right, my apologies, I knew I left some stuff out. I'll add it now to help resolve any confusion.

    Approximate Purchase Date: By august.

    Budget Range: 1500, but it isn't set in stone.

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, image/video editing.

    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg/tiger direct, suggestions?

    Parts Preferences: None

    Overclocking: Prefer not to.

    SLI or Crossfire: Yes

    Monitor Resolution: yes. I have a dual monitor setup right now using a 1680x1050 22 inch samsung and a crap dell from 2002. I'll be upgrading to something larger as my main with the 22 inch as a secondary in the near future.

    Something around the area of this 27 inch 1920x1080 most likely:

    Additional Comments: I'd prefer a subdued case with decent cooling/space and a reasonable price-tag. The Corsair 700/800D has the look I prefer, but I can't see spending more than 150 on a case.
  4. and the monitor resolution?

    This is important because higher resolutions are far more demanding of graphics cards
  5. Fixed, I keep hitting submit too early - long day.
  6. ok 2 580's (in the future) might be a good choice since their price will go down. but you will be wanting the newer version (just look at the 480).
    2 560 ti's will probably be a better choice they give more performance than the gtx 580 for less. you will save some money and put it towards gpu's in the future.

    gtx 560 ti- 220$x2=440$: it has a good aftermarket cooler on it so you can probably get it up towards 1ghz which will give you gtx 570 performance

    i5 2500k 220$- this is the best gaming cpu on the market. most games cannot use hyperthreading and the 15 2500k always matches the 2600k's performance in gaming.

    here is a better motherboard for the money 170$-

    ram-this is cheaper and faster 75$-

    ssd- much faster and cheaper 100$-

    psu- silver rated, cheaper and from a reliable brand 90$-

    save yourself a couple bucks buy from here-

    hdd- faster bigger and the same price 60$-
  7. you can probably afford this case now: bigger and better cable management-
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