1500$ gaming system build

looking to build myself a really nice gaming computer and want to hear what you guys think about this layout and if all parts are compatable and any inputs you have would be much appreciated

Approximate Purchase Date:within 30 days

Budget Range:1500-1800$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming,downloading,movies,homework

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse,

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: none really

Overclocking: within near future

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: if know of any good places to find decent price LCS systems that would be awesome as well, and if possible get as many parts red as possible ( not a deal breraker however)



COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition RC-942-KKN3 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Model #:RC-942-KKN3
Item #:N82E16811119239
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy

MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:P67A-GD65 (B3)
Item #:N82E16813130574

ZOTAC ZT-50701-10M GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card x2
Model #:ZT-50701-10M
Item #:N82E16814500206

Thermaltake TPG-650M Toughpower Grand GOLD 650W ATX 12V V2.3 / EPS 12V 2.92 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS GOLD ...
Model #:TPG-650M
Item #:N82E16817153131

Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600
Model #:BX80623I72600
Item #:N82E16819115071

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
Model #:F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
Item #:N82E16820231428

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:WD1002FAEX
Item #:N82E16822136533

ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor w/Speakers & HDMI
Model #:VH232H
Item #:N82E16824236079

LG Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model UH12LS28 OEM LightScribe Support - OEM
Model #:UH12LS28 OEM
Item #:N82E16827136232
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  1. WD black is a waste of money, go for a Samsung spinpoint F3, it is the same performance for half the price. the i7 is overkill for your needs, drop down to i5-2500k if OCing and i5-2400 if not OCing. with this extra money you could get a better PSU and SSD. DON'T GET A CHEAP PSU, YOU WILL REGRET IT.
  2. the PSU seemed good on the specs and reviews, u have any adivce on one that would be better? and thanks for the info this will be nice to save some more money to get some LCS systems in and so on
  3. here is my build:

    CPU: intel core i5-2500k @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072&cm_re=intel_core_i5-2500k-_-19-115-072-_-Product

    MoBo: AsRock Extreme 4 @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157250

    GPU: PNY GTX 580 OC edition @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133395&cm_re=GTX_580-_-14-133-395-_-Product

    PSU: Lepa B850 @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194093&cm_re=LEPA-_-17-194-093-_-Product

    OR: XFX PRO-850 @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207011

    CASE: What ever you like, keep under $150

    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=Samsung%20Spinpoint%20F3

    DVD: Liteon DVD burner @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    OS: windows 7 HP get for under $100, anywhere will do

    Screen: Acer 21.5' 1920x1080 @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009299

    Total: about $1462 before rebates and postage

    you can get a better screen, just look at how much you want to pay... price done with XFX psu (rebranded seasonic) so IMO that is a great deal. if you can get this GPU, GET IT @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121467&cm_re=GTX_580_ASUS-_-14-121-467-_-Product anything i have missed?

    EDIT: do you have a screen or not? just realized the monitor res. thing but you do not say if you need a screen or not... also do you need an OS? if not that will save you about $220, that might give you enough to bump up to the GTX 590, which IMO will be GREAT
  4. oops, NO SSD, i knew i was missing something... if you need an SSD, an entry level one will suffice, use the money you saved from not getting that screen (if you already have one)
  5. i will be upgrading my screen, the link for the one i was looking at is above
  6. and the reason i chose the 2 GPU's is i was told that combined they would outpreform the 580 and 90's
  7. but bear in mind, two 580s/ 590s down the line will beat the dual 6870, sure they'll give the 580 a run for its money, but you can't upgrade it later. anyways, it is personal pref, are you going to get a new computer when this one starts lagging or will you upgrade?
  8. Wenqi, pretty spot on advice. However, I would say go dual 6950's. Why? They will smoke a single 580 and cost just a bit more.

    Granted you lose the upgrade path, but I bet 80% of the people on here never end up adding another. Plus, dual 6950's are a pretty damn good deal IMO.

    And I would suggest a Gigabyte Z68X before the Extreme4, simply price/features.

    For a case, I LOVE how the Silverstone RV-03 looks. Check it out! http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Extended-90-Degree-Motherboard-RV03B-W/dp/B004X19B02/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310955720&sr=8-1
  9. yea i was hoping to be able to upgrade down the line
  10. if you are than go with my original build, that doesn't have a SSD in it so add this if you can, @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233188 entry level SSD but IMO it is enough, if you have the extra money go for sand force SSD, even entry level of those will be enough (IMO). the z68x is a nice board, even the cheapest one gives you nice features, IMO get this, supper cheap and offers SLI and SSD @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128500&cm_re=gigabyte_z68x-_-13-128-500-_-Product
  11. ^^ No lucid or onboard, though. Still excellent board.
  12. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131700R
    what do you think of this board? i only ask because my friend just got one and said it was well worth his money and was wondering if you think its a good choice for a card or would just be as good as ones you mentioned above
  13. Not for your budget. NO way. The features it offers (mainly the NF200 chip) won't help with your rig. For an uber powerful tri SLI rig, maybe. Stick with under $180 or so boards. More than that doesnt make sense.
  14. aww, but thats a nice red... and you can get like fifty cards in there, imagine that quad SLI GTX 590!!! or quad Xfire 6990s!! how many years will that see you through? (BTW i want to be around when people start saying "1 tb, thats nothing!) but enough of the "joking around" that mobo is open box, so i would stay away from it.

    NOTE: can you get quad SLI? on my card (GTX 560ti) it only says dual SLI support
  15. Yes, quad SLI can be done. However, it's totally not practical, it's like getting 4 spare tires instead of one "just in case".
  16. so are you saying that you dual SLI twice?? or do nvidia offer quad SLI on there "better" cards?
  17. Yeah, it's quad SLI. Probably a bad analogy. I was trying to say the extra 2 cards in the config would be left to flounder, with virtually no workload.
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